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    Maine Radon Mitigation

    Maine Air & Water Radon Mitigation Registration # ME02802P

    WHAT IS RADON?
    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas being created by the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock beneath the earth’s surface. It is odorless and colorless and present at low levels even in the outside air we breathe. As radon-gas moves toward the surface it can enter through the cracks and openings within the foundations of homes and other structures and become trapped. Radon may also be contained in well water, and released into the air by everyday usage such as showering, laundry, etc., particularly if the source is a private well. Think of a well as an easy underground pathway for the gas to follow.

    SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
    As a radioactive gas, radon has been identified as a human health hazard by the (EPA) United States Environmental Protection Agency. Inhalation of radon gas leads to an increased risk of lung cancer, and in fact the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.

    HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
    As indicated, radon occurs naturally in the air both inside and outside your home. It is the concentration level present in your home that will determine if action should be taken to reduce the level to the EPA guidelines. Testing is the only way to accurately measure the radon level in the water and air. Radon testing is relatively inexpensive and can be done quickly.

    WHAT CAN I DO?
    Radon is a fixable problem. Even very high levels in the water and air can be reduced to acceptable levels through a variety of methods.

    MITIGATION METHODS
    Although the technology does not exist to consistency reduce air radon levels inside a home to that of outside air, most homes can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or below. Radon exposure at any level is potentially harmful; therefore the goal of the professional mitigator is to achieve the lowest level possible using the best available technology.

    AIR RADON
    In most cases, systems using vent pipes and fans have proven to be the most effective in reducing air radon levels. These systems are called “sub slab” depressurization. These systems pull radon gas from beneath the concrete basement floor before it enters the home and exhaust it to the outside away from living areas. A mitigator will adapt the system to specific features of each home.

    WATER RADON
    Aeration systems are the most effective at removing water radon before it enters the home through the supply lines to various plumbing fixtures. This is called point-of entry treatment. This system involves mixing the water with air to cause release of the radon gas, which is then vented to the outside. These systems can work in conjunction with the removal of other contaminants in water, which should be explained by the mitigator. Your registered mitigator is responsible for the proper design and installation of your radon reduction system. This will include adherence to building codes and a complete explanation of the operation, maintenance and warranties that apply.
    A post-mitigation test will be conducted to insure the effectiveness of the system.

    We Treat Radon Seriously

    Water Radon Units

      COMPACT SIZE:

    • Smaller than your standard clothes washer, saving valuable floor space
    • Uses half the space of other brands

    EXTREMELY QUIET:

    • Extra insulated blower
    • A quiet submersible pump

    SAFETY FEATURES:

    • Overflow relief valve protection
      if pump runs dry

    SIMPLE INSTALLATION:

    • Pipe in & out and plug it in

    MODULAR CONSTRUCTION:

    • Assembly of components is simple
    • Allows for easy maintenance and service
    • NSF approved poly
    • Nickel plated fittings
      Maine Radon Mitigation
    Bubble-Up and Bubble-Up Jr.
    The Radon air unit will flow through the home in one of two ways depending on if it is vented through the roof or through the side of the house as shown in the diagrams and photos below.     radon unit being vented thru the home and up thru the roofradon air being vented out and thru the home on the side of the house                               

                   

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Radon Air Installation – Vented Through Roof                            An Example of the Radon Air Tube Running thru the house

    Radon Air Installation – Vented Through Side of House

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Radon Air Tube running through the houseAn Example of the inside installation



    Maine Radon MitigationMaine Culligan © Water Treatment Equipment, Inc.
    915 US Route One, Yarmouth, Maine 04096
    1-800-328-7328 | 1-207-846-5061

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