Radon is A Real Problem

Senate Radon Bill

 

The Senate has introduced an Act relating to radon control by requiring the state building code commissioner to adopt statewide radon control standards in residential construction, requiring that radon testing, mitigation or abatement be conducted in schoolhouses and certain residential buildings, requiring certain notifications, and providing and income tax credit, and including retroactive applicability provisions.

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How Radon Enters Your Home

 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.  Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home’s foundation.  Because of this difference in pressure, your house acts like a vacuum, dragging radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.  Radon may also be present in well water and small amounts can be released into the air in your home when water is used for showering and household uses.

 

Radon Reduction Techniques Work

 

Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%.  The cost of fixing a home generally ranges from $1200.00 and up, depending on the size of fan that is required, the amount of piping required and soil conditions around your home.