Radon Guard Insulation
Toronto Tapers offers radon resistant insulation and radon mitigation services in Toronto and the GTA. Radon is a harmful gas that must be prevented from entering your property at all cost. After smoking, it is the most common cause of lung cancer and respiratory illness.
Having this in mind, we take radon mitigation very seriously, staying true to the responsibility of protecting your home from various health hazardous situations. If you have questions about radon and how we use insulation to prevent it from entering your property, feel free to contact us or schedule a free and nonobligatory quote. Toronto Tapers is always here to answer questions and help improve your property, especially in such dangerous situations like radon contamination.
WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is the most feared gas not only in Toronto, but across the entire globe. Caused by the breakdown of uranium in the soil, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It gets into the house through drains, cracks, and crevices in the foundation. It can also enter through weeping tiles, mortar joists, exposed soil or crawl space, and open tops of block walls.
This radioactive gas escapes detection because it is both colorless and odorless. Radon doesn’t distinguish old homes from new ones and it can enter unannounced in any kind of property. The key to stopping it from entering is to properly insulate and protect your walls and floors.
Toronto Tapers’s qualified and experienced team of craftsmen, along with the technologically advanced insulation services we provide such as radon-resistant spray foam are a perfect match for starting the radon mitigation process in your home.
THE SIGNS OF RADON POSIONING
Since radon cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, professional testing is necessary. Radon testing serves an important role: to calculate the level of radon in your home. According to experts and strict building codes, anything above 100 Bq/m3 is a sign that you need to start the radon mitigation process.
Additionally, you should look out for any of the signs of radon poisoning such as chest pain, coughing up blood, hoarseness, frequent respiratory infections (bronchitis, pneumonia), shortness of breath, and persistent coughing.
RADON MITIGATION PROCESS
The Ontario government has updated the building code so that radon protection is now legislated in all new builds. There are several precautions that you can take against radon poisoning. You can always schedule a consultation and get a free test from Toronto Tapers, after which, if necessary, we will insulate your basement with our radon resistant spray foam – the key for radon mitigation.
It is an efficient technique used by many insulation contractors in Toronto and across the entire globe. With creating a strong and durable air barrier, spray foam acts as the first line of defense against radon and other harmful gases. Soundproofing and mold-resistance aren’t the only benefits of this technologically advanced insulator since spray foam may truly save your life and home from a toxic disaster.
Learn more about how Toronto Tapers can protect you and your family from radon exposure and for your next radon mitigation project, choose Toronto Tapers.