Reducing radon in your well water or in your home is a job for an expert. Dan Cote & Wayne Bates are registered Maine contractors (mitigators) who install radon treatment systems. In order to be registered with the state of Maine Dan & Wayne have had in-depth training, passed an exam, and must continually perform work according to State standards.
Living in a home with high radon levels is a major risk for lung cancer. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. High levels of radon gas occur naturally in Maine soil and water, and can move up into a house from the ground. The house then traps the radon in the air inside. Radon gas can also dissolve into well water, which is then released into the air when you use the water. Simple air and well water tests can show whether home radon levels meet state and national safety guidelines.
Water Radon Mitigation
If you’ve tested your private well and have a radon in water problem, it can be fixed. Point-of-entry treatment can effectively remove radon from the water before it enters your home. Point-of-use treatment devices remove radon from your water at the tap, but only treat a small portion of the water you use and are not effective in reducing the risk from breathing radon released into the air from all water used in the home.
Air Radon Mitigation
There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient.
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