Safe radon levels / Guides

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...Radon gas symptoms? Radon is an odorless, colourless, radioactive and carcinogenic gas. There are no immediate symptoms of exposure to radon and no way to sense if you are in an environment with unsafe levels of radon - except by Radon testing for existing homes, with Radon remediation for homes with high Radon level...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...levels are too high. Radon Tester for Canadians Testing Radon in Homes in Canada - Order Online Here Below are links to help you have your air tested for radon gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels....

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...Radon gas builds up in homes and has serious health effects . Reducing radon gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home. Rado...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...radon levels in your home, or you've looked at a radon map that shows your state or region as being at risk of high radon levels , don’t panic; there is virtually always a way to fix radon gas levels in a home - I should know, my house was tested to have high radon levels, and after radon mitigation was installed and w...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...radon gas showed up on my radar. I recently had my air tested and discovered that the radon levels in the basement were significantly higher than Health Canada’s recommended safe levels. Despite having an air exchanger for the upper living areas, the natural stack effect of warm air rising means that air from the basem...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...radon gas is the cause of 10% of all lung cancer deaths , for a total of 2000 Canadian fatalities annually. Some of the highest levels in Canada are found in Ontario and West Quebec. The EPA in the USA also has a lot of information regarding the detrimental health effects of Radon Gas. How radon gas enters a home ©...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested for radon, and if it is above Health Canada’s recommended safe levels ( 200 Bq /m³), please see our pages on radon gas mitigation in crawlspaces . Fixing a dirt floor crawlspace: All too often a crawlspace will have nothing but a dirt floor, and probably some un...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...safe cleaners . Avoid adding scents; read here about the impact of fragrances on indoor air quality . Have air-handling units regularly maintained, and keep your HRV operating clean and efficiently . Test systematically for radon , and if initial tests prove positive take radon mitigation measures and install a S...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. Radon gas prevention and remedial insulation in basements © Ecohome Note: the ab...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. Radon gas prevention and remedial insulation in basements © Ecohome Note: the ab...