Radon Mitigation System in Louisville, KY



    Does Your Home Have High Radon Levels?

    Radon Mitigation

    Radon, an odorless, invisible gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second most common cause of lung cancer among the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for Radon and decreasing Radon levels in homes with levels above 4.0 Picocuries per Liter of air (pCi/L). Even moderately elevated levels of Radon pose a risk because there is no safe level of radon. If your homes radon levels are confirmed to be at or above 4.0 pCi/L ACT NOW! Click this link to see what the EPA says about Radon on their website.

    Fixing a Radon problem is a very straight forward process. Our Radon Mitigation system redirects deadly Radon gas out of your home allowing your family a safe breathing environment. Aqua Lock’s Radon specialists use only Continuous Air Monitors to accurately test Radon Levels in your home and are qualified to install an effective Radon Mitigation System if necessary. Aqua Lock is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). We stand behind our work and include a 5 Year Warranty on all Radon Mitigation Systems and guarantee indoor Radon levels at or below 2.7 pCi/L. Call us now for radon testing in Louisville, KY.

    Radon Mitigation

    Signs of Radon in Your House

    Since radon is colorless and has no smell, how can you tell if it’s in your home? The most obvious signs will be how you feel. Radon can cause respiratory problems, such as:

    • Coughing
    • Wheezing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Bronchitis and pn
    • Chest pain
    • Hoarseness

    You may also experience unexplained weight loss, coughing up blood, loss of appetite, and ongoing fatigue.

    The physical effects of radon exposure can be life-threatening, so it is important to contact Aqua Lock ASAP if you suspect radon poisoning in your home.

    What To Do If You Suspect Radon Poisoning

    Radon testing is the only way to find out if you have unsafe levels of radon in your home. If you can, leave your house until you get the results. Temporarily relocating is a vital step toward protecting your lungs and well-being. 

    However, not everyone can afford to relocate, so getting a test kit or calling in a professional like our team to perform an evaluation ASAP is crucial. 

    Call a Radon Contractor

    Aqua Lock is a certified radon contractor in Louisville, KY. We can perform an urgent radon test using the highest quality equipment available. If you have unsafe levels of radon at home, or any radon present, we will recommend the next steps toward securing your property and limiting your exposure. 

    We urge you to contact us for a radon test rather than waiting for an at-home kit to arrive by mail. 

    See a Doctor

    See a medical professional if you have any symptoms and suspect radon exposure or poisoning. Your doctor can prescribe treatments to mitigate your systems. However, there is no cure for radon poisoning, so limiting your exposure as much as possible is critical to preventing lung cancer. 

    Install a Radon Mitigation System 

    Radon mitigation systems are specifically designed to safely disperse and divert radon away from your home. A radon vent fan continuously draws air from the ground, then vents it through outdoor pipes to stop it from entering your home. 

    Types of Radon Mitigation Systems

    There are three types of radon mitigation systems, each one marked by how it uses suction to draw radon up and away from your home.

    • Sub-slab suction system — This radon mitigation system pulls radon directly from your home’s foundation.
    • Sub-membrane system — In homes with crawl spaces, a sub-membrane radon mitigation system is paired with plastic covering on the walls and floors. It pulls radon from the soil underneath the plastic, then vents it outside, completely bypassing your home. 
    • Drain tile suction system —  A vent is installed in your home’s drain tile system to move the radon outside and away from the property. 

    Our team will recommend the right radon mitigation system for your home based on your needs and the structure of your home. 

    Is There a Radon Hotline?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency runs several radon hotlines that can help if you suspect an issue in your home. Call 1-800-SOSRADON (1-800-767-7236) to purchase a radon test kit on the phone. You can also call 1-800-55RADON (1-800-557-2366) to get live help and answers to any radon questions you may have.

    Finally, you can call 1-800-644-6999 if you need information about radon or have questions about lowering radon levels in your home. 

    The radon hotlines are operated by Kansas State University in partnership with EPA.

    Does a Radon Mitigation System Really Work?

    Yes, when installed by a certified radon contractor, radon mitigation systems successfully remove radon from your home and lower levels to a safe range. The best systems will reduce radon exposure by 99%.

    The cost of radon mitigation is lower than most home upgrades, and they are a worthwhile investment that will last for around five years. Our team is always here to answer your questions and help you find the best radon mitigation system for your needs. We will ensure that your home is safely protected from radon with the right equipment and let you know when to replace yours.

    Contact Aqua Lock for Radon Testing Today

    We are certified radon contractors in Louisville and Lexington, KY. You can contact us anytime to schedule a professional radon test in your home. Please call us at (502) 495-9450 (Louisville) or (859) 353-0415 (Lexington) for assistance.

    If you have any questions, you can always reach us by phone or through our contact page

    Radon Mitigation Questions

    What Is Radon?

    You can’t see, smell, or taste radon. However, it still might be an issue inside your house. Radon is a gas atom, and it features a half-life of only about 4 days. Radon gas is completely natural and it forms during the decay of uranium-238, an element that is naturally present in our soil.

    Can Radon Cause Lung Cancer?

    Long-term exposure to Radon can cause lung cancer.  The long-term impact from Radon exposure is lung cancer. When you inhale a radon atom, it will disintegrate while inside your lungs and become polonium-218 which is a metal. This metal atom can give off alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays and eventually turns into lead-210. It’s this process that results in the transformation of healthy lung tissue and can cause cancer. Smoking combined with Radon exposure enormously increases the risk of lung cancer.

    How Does Radon Get into a House?

    There are many ways Radon can get into your house including drains, sump pumps, basement floor cracks, basement wall cracks construction joints, loose pipe fittings and exposed soil. Radon might also enter the air of a home from well water. Because radon is a gas, it can easily spread from the ground into the air in a home. The main method in which radon enters a home is through the basement walls and floor including crawl spaces.

    Is Aqua Lock a Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor?

    Yes, Aqua Lock is a Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor. Aqua Lock is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Aqua Lock’s Radon specialists use only Continuous Air Monitors to accurately test Radon Levels in your home. We stand behind our work and include a 5 Year Warranty on all Radon Mitigation Systems. We guarantee indoor Radon levels at or below 2.7 pCi/L. Our Radon mitigation systems can decrease radon levels in your house by as much as 99 percent.

    Can Radon Levels Decrease Over Time?

    With a properly installed system, yes, radon levels will dissipate and lower to safe or undetectable levels. Without intervention, radon will not disappear, but it will fluctuate with the seasons.

    Does Radon Go Away?

    Radon has a short half-life of four days, but if your home is repeatedly being exposed to it, it will not go away on its own. A radon mitigation system is the only way to effectively lower radon levels and divert the gas away from your property.

    We are a Professional Radon Mitigation Company in Louisville, Kentucky

    Aqua Lock is located on 10470 Bluegrass Pkwy, Louisville, KY. From Louisville International Airport (SDF) take I-264 E to Bluegrass Pkwy, and take exit 15 from I-64 E. Then head southwest on Terminal Dr, and take the ramp onto I-264 E. Next take exit 19A to merge onto I-64 E toward Lexington, and take exit 15 for KY-1747 S/Hurstbourne Pkwy. After that keep left at the fork, follow signs for Industrial Pk, and follow Bluegrass Pkwy to your destination in Jeffersontown. At this point continue onto Bluegrass Pkwy, and turn right. Finally, turn right, and Aqua Lock will be on the right.

    We’re open Monday-Friday: 08:00 – 17:00

    For additional questions, you can call us at (502) 495-9450 or find us on Yelp.