Radon reduction – Healthy indoor air for new and renovated buildings
Radon is an odourless, flavourless and colourless radioactive noble gas, which is created as a by-product of the continuous breakdown of uranium in soil. Radon is hazardous in indoor air, as it increases the risk of lung cancer. Radon enters homes from the soil beneath houses, seeping through gaps in the foundations. Uponor has a solution to the problem of radon in homes, and in other buildings.
Radon gas measurement
Radon cannot be picked up by the senses – measurement is the only way of clarifying the concentration. Measurements should be taken in all areas with a high radon risk. The radon concentration in residential premises is measured between November and April, when temperatures are, on average, at their lowest.
If the measured radon concentration exceeds the target level on new build sites, a roof fan is installed at the end of the extraction channel in a new location, and the radon pipeline installed under the base plate is taken into use. On renovation sites, an effective way of combating radon is to install a radon well outside the building.
The Uponor radon system is suitable for all types of house
Uponor radon systems are suitable for new buildings or renovations, and systems are available for single-family houses, as well as larger sites. The easiest and most inexpensive option, is to implement radon protection as soon as the foundations are made. This is done by installing radon pipelines under the base plate. On renovation sites, Uponor offers ready-to-use radon renovation packages that are installed into the ground outside buildings without breaking any of the building's structures.