Commercial Radon Mitigation
Our Certified Radon Technicians are professionally trained to quickly and effectively remove radon in your commercial location. Installation of a Commercial Radon Mitigation System can typically be completed in one day, depending on the structure. We will work with you to schedule and complete the install with minimal disruption to your organization.
Exposure Isn't Just at Home
Due to the amount of time spent in living spaces, there is a significantly higher amount of emphasis and information on residential mitigation systems. What is often overlooked is that many commercial buildings hold the same people for at least 8 hours a day 5 days a week. That is a significant amount of time to be exposed to radon. The most noteworthy buildings are those that are used specifically for children and the elderly, the most susceptible groups to radon’s dangers. We partner with building owners all around the KC metro to ensure peace of mind for them and their tenants. Employers and building owners have an obligation to ensure a safe and healthy and environment, and Radon awareness and action should be thoughtfully considered as part of that responsibility. It's not too late to get started.
What to Expect in a Commercial Mitigation:
- Initial Test:
We will do an initial test on your building typically lasting 48 hrs. We will use short-term test kits and will be as thorough as possible concerning placement and consideration of all factors. After the test window is completed, we will present testing results to you. If levels are below 4.0 pCi/L, your numbers are in the safer range. At that point, you document the test and move on with a clear mind. If levels are at or above 4.0 pCi/L, we work together to discuss your needs and begin planning your mitigation system. If you desire to run a second test, we can arrange to do that as well. We always adhere to the best practices for testing.
- System Design:
It is very important at this stage that a professional and licensed Radon Mitigator steps in to design a plan to mitigate radon in your building. As stated before, this is the trickiest portion, as every building is different. Installation factors in necessary piping, fans, potential removal of radon-producing materials, and even potential modifications to the existing HVAC system. The solution will be custom based on the needs of your specific building.
- Design Implementation:
At this point, the actual installation of the system happens. Our Professional Solution Specialists are trained to leave the workspace cleaner than they found it. They are also trained to be mindful of your unique situation regarding tenants and occupants. Keep in mind that this is a construction-related service, so some mess and noise is unavoidable, but we always strive to go above and beyond to offset any of those issues as much as possible.
- Post Mitigation Testing:
After the installation of the system, we will post-test to ensure that levels are below action levels and the system is working as anticipated. We will provide documentation and walk you through the components of the system to ensure you are properly aware of how to monitor the system. You can rest easy knowing your building is safe from radon.
The Most Common Building types are:
- Retail or Offices
- Foster homes and other residential care facilities for children
- Assisted living facilities
- Memory care for the elderly
- Long term care facilities
The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Radon Mitigation:
When you look at it in terms of the basic elements of a radon mitigation system, single-family residential mitigation systems and commercial radon mitigation systems are similar. Commercial, however, comes with a variety of different factors that are not usually prevalent in residential system design. The design can be significantly trickier because of immensely more complicated HVAC systems, figuring out diagnostics, building variables and floor plans with unusual structural features and radon entry points, more prominent indoor airflow and increased “stack effect” and customer needs (retail needing work in the evening hours, noise restrictions, not disturbing occupants or tenants, etc.)
In other words, commercial radon mitigation is a different ball game. You want a specific set of skills and experience.
At Certified Radon, we have this experience and understand that each commercial build is going to be different and each will have different customer needs. We will work with you to determine how to proceed in the most effective and efficient manner.
The EPA does not have published mitigation standards for commercial buildings, but it is generally accepted that residential standards should be used. In essence, the same 4.0 pCi/L “action level” applies and will be used as the minimum to get radon levels below. If you need testing to determine if levels are at the action level, Certified Radon can handle that. If you have already tested and your building is at or above those levels, it is a good idea to get started on mitigation as soon as possible. As you may have guessed, Certified Radon is capable of handling that as well.