How’s your home’s radon level? If you don’t know, it’s time for a checkup.
Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that is released from the earth and into the air. In the open air or low concentrations, this gas is harmless. But when released into your home, it can reach dangerous concentrations that are harmful to you and your family.
Despite being entirely preventable, exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Health Canada recommends all homes be tested and recommends corrective actions for homes determined as over 200 Bq/m^3.
Luckily, a radon problem can be corrected. All it takes is a visit from the friendly radon pros at Rümi! Mitigation systems installed by certified and experienced technicians offer peace of mind, easy breathing and safety all backed by our money-back guarantee.
Radon services are currently available in Calgary, Edmonton and their surrounding areas.
Since every project is unique, our pricing is all estimate-based. Don’t worry about receiving a surprise bill though. We’ll go over the cost of the entire project with you before the work begins. Rest assured: All homes can be protected from radon exposure, and the cost lower than you might expect.
What to Expect
- Test your home to see if radon mitigation is needed. Home radon test kits are available on Rümi! Check out radon testers to get started!
- Once you've tested your home, get the ball rolling by requesting a free quote or schedule a radon mitigation service with a Rümi happiness advisor.
- Book your radon mitigation appointment. Give our home happiness advisors a call to book this service or request a quote through the website. You can also request through the Rümi app available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.
- Our friendly technicians will arrive on time with the equipment to get the job done. They’ll walk you through the mitigation process and answer any questions you may have.
- Our mitigation systems use the best available parts and materials to create the most effective and efficient mitigations systems on the market, all backed by a 5-year performance warranty.
- Our technicians explain how your system and follow-up tests work and leave your home clean and with safer indoor air.
Why Choose Rümi for Radon Mitigation?
Rümi pros have the experience and skills to help you safeguard your home from radon. Our technicians are experts in mitigating levels of radon in homes, and a few simple fixes can protect you and your family. While your home may not need radon mitigation today, it absolutely should be equipped with a radon tester (available in the Rümi store) so you can monitor your home’s safety and call in the pros when needed.
Think of us as a trusted concierge for your home. We partner with local service experts who share our values and meet our rigorous safety, skill and happiness standards. We've done the legwork, groundwork and straight-up work-work so you don't have to.
Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time.
What is radon?
Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that exists everywhere. It escapes from the ground and disperses into the air at safe levels. However, radon that gets trapped indoors poses a risk to people who breathe that contaminated air.
Radioactive gas existing beneath and inside of your home may sound a bit farfetched. This isn't a science fiction after all, this is Alberta. Radon is just one of many natural gases that exist in our environment, and a very common occurrence.
How can I ensure my home is safe from radon?
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, following smoking. It is undetectable by sight or smell and causes between 10,000–40,000 cases of lung cancer per decade in Canada alone. It is a serious health risk and it is entirely preventable.
You can reduce your chances of developing lung cancer by testing your home for radon gas. If you radon levels are too high, a radon mitigation expert can help. They'll develop a system to address the elevated radon levels within the home which may include a depressurization system, modifications to the home's ventilation systems and sealing areas determined to have a problem. They may also install better ventilation systems that prevent radon gas from becoming dangerous.
What levels of radon call for mitigation?
Current Health Canada guidelines suggest mitigation action for homes determined as over 200 Bq/m3 within 2 years. For homes determined as in excess of 600 Bq/m3 that timeline increases to 1 year.
The goal of radon mitigation is to reduce the indoor levels to outdoor levels (10-40 Bq/m^3). While all homes are different, your home will be covered by a 100% money-back performance guarantee.
How do I test for radon?
Radon testing is simple! Just like testing for carbon monoxide, you should have your own radon testing kit to monitor your home’s air safety. Rumi offers Radon Tester kits so you can monitor your home’s safety.
My neighbour’s home was tested and the radon levels were low. Will mine be low too?
Not necessarily. Studies do show certain regions and neighbourhoods have higher prevalence of radon than others. However, radon levels can vary widely over short distances and with small variations in building structure. The only way to know if your home is safe is to have it tested.
How long does the mitigation process take?
Most mitigation installations can be completed in a day. If your home needs more time, we'll let you know before beginning the work. We know how important your time and space are!
Can my home be fixed?
Yes, when it comes to radon, all homes can be mitigated. Our certified and experienced technicians are happy to discuss your home's needs with you.