Radon systems in new Utah homes

Radon, a prevalent radioactive gas in Utah, is a serious health threat, causing lung cancer. Shockingly, one in three Utah homes harbors high radon levels. This risk is not limited to old homes; even new ones can be infiltrated by radon through the foundation, posing health hazards to occupants. That's why it is important to consider radon systems in new Utah homes.

The silver lining is that new homes offer a unique opportunity to combat radon. By installing a radon mitigation system during construction, you can significantly reduce the risk of indoor radon exposure, safeguarding your family's health.

Radon systems during new construction

Radon is created when uranium in the ground decays, and Utah soil is full of uranium. No matter how old a home is, radon can rise and get trapped inside if uranium is beneath it. Even more, new homes are more energy-efficient and airtight, which means more radon can be concentrated indoors.

To proactively protect yourself and loved ones from radon, you can install a radon system during construction to stop radon from concentrating indoors. These systems consist of a series of pipes connected to a fan that pulls radon from the soil to the air above the home.

Radon systems are simple to install during the construction process and can save you time, money, and heartache from lung disease. The average cost of a radon mitigation system is $1,800 - $2,300, and it’s worth every penny to ensure your family’s health and safety.

Home builders in Utah with a focus on radon

Unfortunately, Utah’s laws are still behind when it comes to proactive radon mitigation efforts. However, some builders have taken matters into their own hands and include radon mitigation systems in their construction to protect clients from radon-induced lung cancer. Richmond American, Symphony Homes, Toll Brothers, and Woodside Homes are builders who include radon protection in their plans. Still, no matter who you go with, you should always talk to your contractor about the steps you can take to reduce radon in your home. (Installing Radon systems in new Utah homes)