Doing a renovation or restoration job? Make sure to test for radon before and after the job is completed to be safe. Here is why.
The building envelope of a house includes the foundation, roof and exterior walls. During a restoration or renovation, at least one, if not all, building envelope components are likely to be changed. These changes result in changes in air flow and air pressure, potentially allowing more radon gas to enter your home from the ground below. The change in air pressure can also disrupt the performance of an existing radon system, making it less effective.
If you don’t currently have a radon system in your home, consider installing one during renovation, as it is easier to perform an interior system when walls are open and the system pipes can easily be installed. For a newly installed system or one that is already in place, test the radon after the restoration/renovation is completed to obtain the most accurate results.
Protect your family: Test for radon after a home restoration or renovation.