mit·i·gate /ˈmidəˌɡāt / verb
make less severe, serious, or painful.
No matter how high your radon level is, your home can be mitigated and your radon can be reduced.

How can radon be reduced?

Radon mitigation can take different forms, depending on a variety of factors. That’s why it’s so important to consult a certified* radon mitigation professional to help. These professionals have the training and experience required to ensure that your home is mitigated safely and effectively. It is important to understand that not everyone can install a system, and it is important to always consult a certified radon professional.

Typically a certified* radon mitigation professional will be able to install a mitigation system in one day.

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An ASD (active soil depressurization)
system being installed in a basement.

What are the steps involved in reducing my radon?

The most common type of mitigation system is called Active Soil Depressurization (ASD). This system works by sucking air (and therefore the radon) from beneath the foundation of a home and exhausting it outside. Installation of an ASD system generally consists of drilling a hole through the concrete basement floor, and then attaching a pipe so that air can be moved from the gravel and soil beneath the home. This air is pulled by a fan, and ducted out of the home through more pipe. The entire system is sealed, so that there is no communication between the system and the inside of the home.

What are the costs involved in the system?

A Radon Mitigation system can be compared to installing a heating system into your home and the cost can vary depending on the installation requirements of a house. Typically an install can range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Data from our Radon Reduction Sweepstakes Reports has shown that, for hundreds of mitigation systems installed from 2013 through 2021, the average cost is approximately $2,700.

* Certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP), a Canadian radon certification program operated by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (CARST) with oversight by Health Canada.

Are there any funding supports for RADON MITIGATION?

Tarion Home Warranty in Ontario

  • Covers the cost of radon mitigation in new homes in Ontario that are 7 years old or less

Ontario Renovates:

  • The Ontario Renovates Program provides homeowners with forgivable loan assistance to low- and moderate-income households to assist them in performing eligible major repairs, renovations and accessibility modifications to their homes. This program is run by each region and the amount of funding, eligibility requirements and application process are different in each region.  You can contact the program in your region to determine if you qualify for funding and if radon mitigation would be considered an eligible project.

The Lung Association, Manitoba

  • Provides $1500 grant for Manitoba homeowners who are low income or who have lung cancer.

Lung Saskatchewan’s Caring Breaths Financial Assistance program

  • Provides $1000 reimbursement for Saskatchewan homeowners who have mitigated their home

Various Quebec Municipalities – Vaudreille-Dorion  and Victoriaville Habitation Durable

  • Provide $500 grant for residents in their environmental grant programs

Manitoba Hydro 

  • Provide an loan for radon mitigation; Manitoba homeowners can pay off the loan on their hydro bill

Saskatchewan Home Renovation Grant

  • 2 year tax rebate available until December 2022 – includes radon mitigation

Radon Reduction Sweepstakes 

  • Take Action on Radon have a contest to give 10 prizes of $500 away to homeowners across Canada