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The Silent Threat Under Your Feet: Radon Gas in your Crawl Space

We’ve all seen this horror movie plot: there’s a danger lurking in the house, but the protagonist doesn’t realize it…until it’s too late. The problem with Radon gas is a lot like that, but this isn’t a movie- it’s your life.

If your home is built on a crawl space, invisible danger might be lurking beneath your floorboards: Radon gas is odorless, colorless and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because crawl spaces pose a particular risk, Live Green Inc.offers radon testing for triangle residents, and radon mitigation if the gas is found under your home. Here’s why testing your crawl space for radon is crucial for protecting your health and the health of your loved ones.

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Crawl Spaces: Prime Breeding Grounds for Radon

Crawl spaces are prime entry points for radon gas into your home because of their location below your house and because so many have dirt floors. Here’s why: Radon gas originates from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, so it naturally seeps up into crawl spaces. These spaces can act like a reservoir, trapping the gas and allowing it to accumulate to dangerous levels.

Here’s why crawl spaces are especially vulnerable:

  • Exposed Earth: Unlike basements that might have concrete floors, crawl spaces with exposed dirt allow radon gas to enter and accumulate in the space.
  • Negative Pressure: Crawl spaces can create a negative pressure space, which means air is sucked in from the surrounding environment, including the radon-laden soil.
  • Cracks and Openings: Crawl spaces can have numerous cracks in the foundation walls and around pipes, creating easy pathways for radon to enter your home.

The Silent Threat: Why You Can’t Detect Radon Without Testing

Because Radon is a colorless, odorless gas it is impossible to detect with your senses. The only way to know for sure if your crawl space has dangerous levels of radon is through testing. Triangle residents trust the Live Green team to test for radon, and tackle the problem if it exists.

First, our qualified Radon professionals eradicate this dangerous gas using a system that draws the radon out of your crawl space. We can then encapsulate your crawl space to prevent it from re-entering your home and causing further health risks to your family.

An encapsulated crawl space not only mitigates radon risks, but also provides moisture prevention and a vapor barrier. That helps prevent problems like mold and mildew, pest infestations, dirty ductwork, and other hazards of an unprotected crawl space. Crawl space encapsulation from Live Green provides a wealth of benefits for your health, and the health of your home!

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Secure your happy ending with Live Green Radon services:

Don’t turn your back on the silent threat in your home- be the hero and call Live Green today! In this real-life scenario, you’ll be fully informed and able to protect yourself from unseen danger when you hire our team to come to your home and conduct radon testing. Contact us today to schedule your radon testing, or to learn more about our services!

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