Radon is a very dangerous radioactive gas that is naturally occurring in the ground due to the natural process of uranium breakdown. It gets into buildings in several manners as it is a gas that can seep into many things. For example, it can get into your commercial building through any cracks in the foundation or through your basement or underground offices. It can also enter through pipes that are loose fitting as well as drains. It can enter through any types of well water systems that are underneath or link to the building. It can even enter through construction materials that were used to build or remodel the building.
With this said, it is imperative that you have your building tested for radon. You may even want to install a radon reduction system right away so that you can be assured that everyone in your building is safe and sound. There are many things that you will want to look for in the right commercial radon mitigation contractor when dealing with a radon problem in your building. First, you will want to find one that is certified and is a certified technician with experience installing radon mitigation systems. You will also want to find one that can stay in accordance with state laws. Most states recognize the severity of radon in the ground and how it enters buildings. They have very strict laws regarding radon compliance and it is important that you hire a technician during your building or remodeling process to help install a system that will stay within compliance. You may also want to consider that these steps need to be done if you own the building and are not remodeling it!
You will also want to research the various types of radon abatement services that are used for commercial buildings and find a technician that has experience with the one that you are interested in. The best and most useful system is the Active Soil Depressurization method. This method is used to mitigate radon problems in commercial buildings through the stabilization and equalization of the pressure of the soil and the air inside the building. Only a certified radon technician with a lot of experience with these these types of systems can help you install this type of system in your commercial building.
If you are looking for the best certified technicians, then you will want to be sure to reach out to the experts over at SWAT Environmental.