Little Bear Engineering is C-NRPP approved for radon mitigation. We offer radon mitigation solutions for all types of buildings.
In addition to the geologic conditions under a building, there are many factors that can influence radon levels in a building such as the building structure, shape, heating system, ventilation etc. Conventional radon mitigation techniques, such as sub-slab depressurization, address the majority of high radon situations. However, in some cases, these techniques alone do not completely fix a high radon problem.
Our mechanical engineering experience gives us the ability to analyze how mechanical and HVAC systems may be contributing to a high radon problem and can provide us with more radon mitigation options. Looking at all of the systems and conditions which may be contributing to high radon levels will help ensure that you get the best radon mitigation system for your building. You can feel confident in a radon mitigation system designed by Little Bear Engineering knowing that it has been designed by a professional mechanical engineer and tailored to your specific building or home conditions.
University of Calgary cancer researcher Aaron Goodarzi is considered one of Canada’s leading experts on radon. Goodarzi pointed out that of all the cancer-causing agents people are exposed to, radon is one of the easiest to tackle. Nobody’s addicted to it, he noted, and there’s no lobby supporting it. “It’s possibly the lowest-hanging fruit for a citizen to reduce potentially a lethal source of cancer for them,” Goodarzi said. “I know people with a Smart TV that costs double what it would take to prevent your family from getting a lethal lung cancer.” https://globalnews.ca/news/3573495/is-there-too-much-radon-in-your-home-only-6-per-cent-of-canadians-test-for-dangerous-gas/
Reducing the radon level in your home is easy. Techniques to lower radon levels are effective and can save lives. Radon levels in most homes can be reduced by more than 80% for about the same cost as other common home repairs such as replacing the furnace or air conditioner.
The most common residential mitigation system is an active sub-slab depressurization system. For more information on these systems watch the YouTube video on our Radon Information Page
Our residential active sub-slab depressurization systems typically cost between $1990 and $3500 for complete systems. For homes with usable radon rough-ins, the cost is even less. We often achieve greater than 90% reduction in radon levels with our radon mitigation systems. As a C-NRPP radon mitigation professional, we bring specialized radon mitigation training, proper insurance and knowledge of current standards to every job.
Commercial Radon Mitigation
Commercial spaces and other buildings such as schools and health care facilities have more complex Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC). If a building has high radon levels, HVAC systems can cause radon problems to be worse in certain areas of the building. In many cases making slight changes to way a HVAC system operates can be used to lower radon levels.
As a mechanical engineering firm with extensive experience designing commercial HVAC systems, we have the ability to assess and modify HVAC systems as part of a radon mitigation project. We can determine if it will be best to use a conventional radon mitigation method such as active sub-slab depressurization, modifications to the HVAC system or both to lower the radon levels in a building. Our unique skill set allows us to offer you the most effective radon mitigation solution.