It’s pretty easy to detect a foul smell in your home. But what about the dangers of an odorless, naturally occurring poisonous gas like radon? Identifying the radon levels in your home is essential to maintaining a healthy living space, especially in the Nashville climate! Fortunately, E3 INNOVATE specializes in solutions for both your radon and unwanted odor issues.
What is radon gas?
Did you know that radon kills approximately 22,000 people each year? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is prevalent in Middle Tennessee and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. A typical home is exposed to radon gases through exposed soil in the crawlspace, which then enters the indoor air through cracks and leaks in the home, including leaks in any existing ductwork. The only way to know if your home contains dangerous levels of radon gas is to carefully and accurately measure it using specialized equipment.
Radon testing and mitigation
E3 INNOVATE includes radon testing in all of our home assessment services, and can implement a radon mitigation system to prevent future radon exposure if necessary. At E3, we take careful steps to properly measure radon levels in your home in order to provide the necessary data to develop an effective mitigation strategy. Radon levels can fluctuate from season to season and even from day to day, which can make finding an average exposure level tricky with short-term monitoring. When you trust E3 INNOVATE with testing your radon levels, we will take long-term readings before and after the mitigation process to ensure your home is protected.
Proper air sealing of ductwork can often help with excess radon levels, but we also find that many homes require a radon mitigation system. The mitigation systems we design will lower your home’s radon count to a safe level, ensuring the air you and your loved ones breathe is healthy. Plus, a proper radon mitigation system will prevent other unwanted odors—like the musty smell of mildew—from infiltrating your living space!
Stopping Unwanted Odors
Tennessee is humid—that’s no secret. But all that outside humidity can wreak havoc on your indoor air quality, and create a musty smell that is common in so many crawlspaces and basements here in Nashville. If you are noticing that the rest of your home has been smelling more like a dark and damp basement, it is likely that your home is not being properly ventilated. E3 INNOVATE solves unwanted odor problems by installing energy recovery ventilators and whole-house ventilation systems, which provide a number of added benefits, such as:
Increased indoor air quality
More comfortable indoor temperatures
Greater heating and cooling system efficiency
No more odors!
Breathe easier, starting today
Whether high levels of the gas were found in your home after radon testing was performed or you would like to implement a radon mitigation system as a preventative measure, we make sure your home will be healthy and safe for years to come. Plus, our team can address any of the odors that have you and your family plugging your nose! Whatever your indoor air quality issues are, the E3 INNOVATE team is here to help.