Commercial Radon Mitigation is the process of removing radon from a commercial building. Radon is a radioactive gas that is a significant contributor to lung cancer. Radon is present in almost all regions of the country, and it can vary greatly between two buildings. It is primarily produced by the breakdown of rocks beneath a building’s foundation and can enter a building through cracks in the foundation. Radon is most common in areas with a rich geology. It is also found in water and in many building materials.
How important is a Radon mitigation?
Radon mitigation is vital to any commercial building. Radon can enter a building through a crack in the foundation, water sources, or windows, and it can be deadly to the health of employees and customers. Thousands of people die each year because of radon exposure, and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon-affected commercial buildings put stakeholders at risk and can affect the bottom line. Radon mitigation companies can help businesses reduce the risk of lung cancer and improve the quality of life in a building.
Unlike residential buildings, commercial buildings have more structural features and ventilation systems. Because of this, commercial radon mitigation requires a special kind of engineering knowledge. Moreover, it requires a deep understanding of differential pressure measurements. The professionals at ALTA Environmental can assist in designing a commercial radon mitigation system that will meet the needs of the building’s owners.