Understanding Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems for Commercial Radon Mitigation
Are you considering installing a commercial radon mitigation system?
You may have already tested for your commercial radon levels and have gotten a recommendation to install a mitigation system. It is essential to know what works best to keep yourself, and those around you secure, and in this blog, we will discuss sub-slab depressurization systems for your commercial radon mitigation and how it impacts you.
Radon mitigation refers to reducing the radon levels within a structure to below the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. The most effective method used for radon mitigation in commercial buildings is active soil depressurization, aka sub-slab depressurization. Considering that a professional and licensed mitigation expert has tested and ascertained sub-slab depressurization as the best method to alleviate the radon levels, we can design the perfect radon system for your property.
Overview of Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems
Many factors will help to determine the best type of radon system for your commercial property. Some factors include construction and foundation type, soil consistency under the building, HVAC systems and the current radon levels present. The main goal is to reduce the radon levels so that those inside the structure are safe by removing the radon gas from under the building before it leaks indoors.
A significant collection point is a dugout underneath the structure during sub-slab depressurization. A hole is made into the slab manually to hollow out to remove the soil underneath to get a clean suction pit to work with. The size of the suction pit depends on the footprint of the infrastructure. More prominent buildings may require multiple points to achieve maximum depressurization. Suction points are attached with proper piping and run to the exterior - a commercial radon fan on the exterior vents it above the roofline in conformity with EPA regulations.
Advantages of Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems
Sub-slab depressurization systems can lessen indoor radon levels by 80 to 99+%. Here are some advantages of sub-slab depressurization systems -
Installation and Maintenance Considerations
Installing and properly maintaining a sub-slab depressurization system is an essential factor in protecting the air quality of your home or business. This system helps reduce the amount of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, and other contamination gasses and is an excellent way to manage indoor air quality. While installing a sub-slab depressurization system is relatively simple, there are specific considerations to consider when setting one up.
Finding the perfect radon mitigation company for your commercial property can be overwhelming if you need help knowing where to start. To make the search easier, there are five key elements to consider when selecting your radon company. These include:
Lifetime Radon has been specializing in commercial radon mitigation and vapor intrusion for businesses for over two decades. Our dedicated commercial division is fully certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST).
Establishing Safe Radon Levels Through Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems for Commercial Applications
We understand that every commercial mitigation system is unique and requires custom building for maximum efficiency and attractive design. That's why we don't have a single standard price. But rest assured, our prices are competitive, and you'll get the highest quality system!
At Lifetime Radon, our commercial radon team is proud to have served businesses, schools, apartments, warehouses, and hospitals nationwide with our radon mitigation services. We understand that the complexities of commercial radon mitigation may be more challenging than residential mitigation. Still, our experienced team is here to lend a helping hand and provide you with the best possible solution for your property. Let us show you how our team can make all the difference.
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