Radon Testing and Mitigation
Testing your home for radon is simple and essential for safeguarding your family’s health. Maryland residents can take advantage of subsidized radon test kits available through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Radon Program. These kits allow you to test your home’s radon levels at a reduced cost, making it easier for everyone to prioritize their health and safety. To order these subsidized radon test kits, visit the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Radon page.
Radon Mitigation Systems
There are several proven methods for reducing radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pull radon from beneath the house and vent it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. Radon contractors can use other methods that might also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors.
EPA’s Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction provides information on how to select the right contractor to install a radon reduction system, what to look for in a contract, different types of reduction systems, and other information to ensure the system you install meets your needs.