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Dedicated to protecting you from radon gas.

Contractor YYC offers a wide range of services that will protect your home and life against radon.

This unstable and radioactive gas is classified as carcinogenetic; it can alter your DNA and vastly increase the risk of cancer. While Western Canada is at particularly high risk of this occurring, everyone has a responsibility to become more knowledgeable on how to deal with exposure to unsafe levels of radon.

We offer you solutions that are simple and efficient.

Radon Testing and Property Assessment

Your first priority is to get your property assessed and tested for radon. The Canadian Cancer Society has stated that:

96 % of Canadians have not tested their homes for radon (source)

This is an alarmingly high rate, considering that getting your home tested can be quick and easy.

Contractor YYC can provide you with a radon detector unit, which you place in your home to measure your air quality. It’s important that this device is placed in a spot where the natural gas most often collects, such as in your basement. The longer you leave it, the more accurate the data that you collect will be.

For best results 180+ days of testing. Short term readings maybe inaccurate. Winter months typicaly bring higher radon readings.

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This isn’t a time in your life that you want to gamble with your success. Based on the results that you receive, and whether or not you are at risk of chronic radon inhalation, you will need to take action.

Radon Mitigation

If your radon detector testing indicates that the air quality in your home exceeds the 200 Bq/m3, you will need to mitigate the problem. In other words, it’s time for Contractor YYC  to provide you with the most efficient solutions that will eliminate the radon levels within your home.

These processes can make the difference between life or death, and should not be taken lightly.

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Each team member has been carefully selected to ensure that we offer you the best possible services. In fact, we can set up a proper mitigation system in your home in just a few hours in order to get the air quality in your environment below 100 Bq/m3 .

Signs and symptoms of living with radon in your home

If you think that you are safe and don’t need to make any changes within your home, consider whether or not you have been experiencing any of the signs or symptoms that come along with radon.

You can’t see, smell or taste the gas. You could be breathing it everyday and would never know. Inhaling radon is the equivalent of you being a chronic smoker, yet you may have never smoked a cigarette in your life. If you do smoke, and you are subjecting yourself to hazardous radon levels, you are putting yourself at even higher risk.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is incredibly important that you see a health care professional as soon as possible:

The symptoms can aggravate with time, and it’s important that you visit a doctor sooner rather than later. Younger kids are more at risk of radon, as well as those that are over the age of 65. Ask yourself how much time you spend at home, and whether or not it would not be in your best interest to protect your family’s health both in the short and long-term. You are always a quick phone call away from protecting your loved ones.

Installing The Right Equipment

Once your air quality is noted as being above the standard Health Guidelines, it’s time to take action.

Mitigating your home from radon will always benefit you, but you need assistance from trained professionals. Only those with the technical experience and knowledge will be able to protect your home adequately.

Did you know that you could even prevent radon from entering your property?

Here is what the professionals from Contractor YYC can do in order to protect your home:

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Radon Fan and Ventilation

A fan will draw out any of the existing radon within your home. It will keep the radon levels from increasing, whereas the fan will also pull the gas from underneath your home and re-direct it outside, where it is no longer trapped in a small living space, causing damage to your lungs.

This is essential equipment that will control the gas in your property and help keep it from coming back.

Yes, you can really vent out radon from inside your home. However, opening up windows or setting up a roof vent will not work. Similarly, a regular fan won’t get the job done.

Remember that the specialized fan will be placed in a spot where radon easily accumulates, such as in your basement. The fan that is installed, then, must be durable enough to withstand high levels of moisture that are found in these types of spaces.

You need a controlled ventilation system and fan, rather than relying on nature to help you fix the problem.

Low-Pressure System Under The Basement Slab

The low-pressure system that is placed underneath the basement slab is essentially a pipe. It is a PVC tube that certified professionals can connect to a ventilation unit, making it easier to direct the gas found inside your home to the outside. This is known as sub-slab depressurisation.

Knowing that radon is a very real problem, it is important that homeowners understand the importance of setting this up as soon as they move into a new dwelling.

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Sealing Openings And Cracks

Sealing Openings And Cracks

Sealing openings and cracks within your home should never be your only solution towards radon-reduction.

Sealing cracks in your basement floor, loose fitted pipes and drains may help reduce radon, but it will not eliminate what is already in your home.

Sealing Openings And Cracks

Sealing openings and cracks within your home should never be your only solution towards radon-reduction.

Sealing cracks in your basement floor, loose fitted pipes and drains may help reduce radon, but it will not eliminate what is already in your home.

Sealing Openings And Cracks

Protect yourself

The biggest takeaway is that you have to do everything you can to protect yourself. Protect yourself against health risks, protect your family, and protect your friends by letting them know about the risks associated with radon.

Getting one home test done is not enough to last you for all of your life. Once you have installed all of the necessary equipment, it’s time for the professionals to perform yet another round of tests on your home, to see how much your radon levels have reduced thus far. If the numbers have not reached well below 100 Bq/m3, you may require additional mitigation.

Remember, you can’t tackle this problem by yourself, and that is why the certified experts at Contract YYC are here for you.

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Suite 316 224-5149 Country Hills Blvd NW
Calgary, AB
T3A 5K8

Suite 316 224-5149 Country Hills Blvd NW
Calgary, AB
T3A 5K8