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Radon Mitigation

Radon mitigation services in Ottawa and Montreal
Ottawa & Montreal

 
We’ve all heard horror stories about the link between smoking and lung cancer. However, there is another major cause of lung cancer—one that often goes unchecked: radon.

In order to effectively mitigate radon, it is essential to understand what radon is, how it forms and why it’s present in so many Canadian homes.

Radon—a radioactive, carcinogenic gas—is the byproduct of the natural decomposition of uranium in soil and rocks. It makes its way into our homes and basements through missing, inadequate or damaged building materials and foundation cracks.

The worst part? Because radon is colourless, tasteless and odourless, we often don’t even know it’s there!

The only way to be sure is with a radon test, which measures radon concentrations inside your home and lets you know if you need professional radon mitigation.

Mold Busters is one of the only companies in Ottawa and Montreal that offers safe and effective radon mitigation through the use of advanced ventilation systems. Learn more about our solutions for radon removal today!

What Is Radon?
What Is Radon?

Reducing radon levels in your home

While there’s not much we can do to stop the natural decomposition of uranium in soil, there are ways to reduce radon levels inside our homes. These strategies are collectively referred to as radon mitigation.

Radon mitigation services in Ottawa & Montreal

The first step in the process is to test indoor radon levels. Should concentrations in your home exceed Health Canada’s limit of 200 Bq/m3, you need radon mitigation—immediately. In fact, the higher the radon concentration, the sooner remediation should be started.

If you’re building a new home, make sure that your contractor uses techniques that will minimize the entry of radon into the building.

At Mold Busters, we know that one of the surest and most affordable ways to lower radon levels in indoor spaces is through proper ventilation. Upon inspecting your home, our radon removal expert will be able to tell you what kind of ventilation system will work best for you.

Contact us today to get an estimate for radon removal.

How dangerous is radon?

The short answer? Very dangerous. According to Health Canada, as much as 16% of lung cancer deaths can be linked to radon exposure. In fact, this dangerous gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking).

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radon as a confirmed carcinogen, and the scientific community has thoroughly researched its hazardous properties.

In humans and animals alike, the respiratory system and lungs are most affected by radon, since inhalation is the primary means of exposure. But, as radon decays, its toxic byproducts can move around the body, causing damage to other organs and DNA.

In addition, studies have found that most of the background radiation to which the average person is exposed during their lifetime is radon, making it all the more important to eliminate it from our indoor environments.

Contact us today to find out which radon mitigation solution will work best for you.