Crawl space encapsulation can help mitigate the exposure to radon found in the crawl space. Radon occurs naturally and has no color, odor or taste, and moves into soil and home crawl space foundations. The gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
According to the Surgeon General’s National Health Advisory, millions of homes have an elevated radon level and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. On top of this is that there are no obvious radon symptoms. You would never know that you have elevated radon levels in your home unless you tested for it.
In Oregon, especially in Portland and surrounding areas, approximately 276 radon-related lung cancer deaths happen each year. The Oregon Public Health Division recommends that ALL residences be tested for radon regardless of the risk level assigned to the home’s geographic location.
The EPA’s Consumer Guide to Radon Reduction provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to identifying a potential radon problem, and how to properly mitigate it if you have high levels of the gas. If you have high levels, it’s important to read this document and use the advice to find a professional installer for a radon inspection and reduction plan.
That’s. where Crawl Pros comes in. Crawl Pros are experts at encapsulating the crawl space with a high-quality vapor barrier and encapsulation system will seal the crawl space to help improve air quality, prevent moisture migration into the interior of the home, as well as help regulate the overall temperature of your home.
How does crawl space encapsulation work to mitigate radon exposure?
Here at Crawl Pros, we follow a precise, thorough encapsulation process that eliminates ground vapor, drafts, and temperature fluctuations.
Our encapsulation professionals ensure that your crawl space is sealed using industry leading vapor barrier and other materials, which prevents contaminants, cold air, and even mold from reaching you in the upper floors of your home.
Further, because those conditions are eliminated, you’ll notice that you can breathe easier and that you aren’t as likely to catch colds. If you or your children have asthma or allergies, you’ll probably see dramatic improvements in your symptoms. And of course, removing moisture conditions will prevent mold from growing, which prevents exposure to toxic airborne particles.
In addition to the benefits of the crawl space encapsulation system can can provide for your air quality it can also help provide:
- Moisture reduction
- Reduced heating and cooling costs
- Protective barrier against insects
- A clean, bright, dry space for storage
One of Crawl Pros main goals is to improve the overall quality of the air in your home, starting from the ground up (literally).