Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed when uranium breaks down. It can seep into buildings through cracks and holes in the foundation, making it impossible to see or smell. Colorado Springs, CO, is a hot spot for radon gas, and many businesses are at risk.

Offices, warehouses, and other commercial buildings are all susceptible.
Here are the steps you can take to keep your business radon-free:

1) Randon Testing

The radon monitoring process is key to keeping your business safe. By frequently testing the air in your office or warehouse, you can identify potential problems early on. Regular testing can also help you track the effectiveness of your mitigation efforts. Testing involves placing a sensor in the building for a set period. The sensor helps identify the radon gas level in the air.

2) Mitigation

If your business is found to have high levels of radon, you’ll need to take action to mitigate the problem. There are several options for mitigating radon:

  • Sealing cracks and gaps in the foundation of your building
  • Installing a radon venting system
  • Encapsulating crawl spaces
  • Installing a positive-pressure ventilation system
  • Replacing or sealing windows and doors
  • Applying a waterproofing sealant to the exterior of your building
  • Taking other measures to improve ventilation in your building

3) Radon Removal

A) Install a Radon Removal System

Radon removal systems work by drawing air from your building and releasing it outside. The most common type of system is a Passive Radon Removal System, which uses a vent pipe to draw air out of your building. Active Radon Removal Systems use a fan to draw air from your building.

B) Install a Vapor Barrier

A vapor barrier is a material layer preventing radon gas from passing through it. Vapor barriers are typically installed in the foundation, walls, or floors.

C) Reduce Air Pressure in Your Building

One way to reduce the amount of radon in your building is to reduce the amount of air pressure inside it. This can be done by decreasing the number of air vents in your building or by installing an airtight seal around your building.

Contact Centennial Radon Solutions in Colorado Springs, CO. We offer several services to help you keep your business radon-free and safe for your employees, customers, and clients. We can help you test, install a radon mitigation system, and provide ongoing maintenance to ensure your business remains radon-free.