There are various methods of radon mitigation being used today in Iowa and are customized for each unique situation. Some of those radon mitigation methods include, but not limited to the following: Exterior installed radon mitigation systems, attic installed mitigation systems, passive radon mitigation systems (ventilation) for "crawlspaces", and active soil depressurization (ASD) radon mitigation systems for concrete-constructed foundations. All of these configurations are commonly used in Iowa. If the question before the house of common sense is: "What are the benefits of radon mitigation?", the answer is quite simple - radon reduction systems work!
Although elevated radon levels are fairly common in Iowa; red zones have the highest potential, orange zones moderate potential and yellow zones the lowest potential. Methods that a licensed radon mitigation contractor in Iowa can use to lower radon levels in your home will vary depending on the seriousness of the situation and the makeup of the home. In fact, some radon mitigation techniques prevent radon from entering your home while others reduce levels after it has entered. Another caution regarding radon and radon mitigation is that Iowa homeowners should strongly consider correcting any radon problems prior to making preparations to sell their property.
In many new homes in Iowa and throughout this country, the use of radon-resistant features can keep radon levels somewhat reduced, but “active” (fan assisted) apparatuses are much more consistently effective.
Some radon mitigation systems can reduce levels in your Iowa home by up to 98.9 percent. It should also be noted here that some areas of the country, such as Iowa are more prone to radon contamination than others. To check the areas you can visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) colored map online to locate where the low and highest potential zones of radon are located.