Friday, June 17, 2016

Big Three: Well plugging, Radon and Mold

Q: I read a past article about plugging wells and really needed to talk with someone to better understand his available options.
R.W., Miller, Mo.

A: After talking on the phone I now understand that you have several concerns including radon testing, mold under the house AND well plugging. We talked by phone and I hope these additional links will help you resolve these problems.

Well Plugging Instructions

Cost-share assistance that may be available through your county SWCD Office

Affidavit that is filed with MoDNR after the well is filled

Mold control

Curtain drain (if subsurface water from uphill or flat slopes is pooling water under the building, a curtain drain located upslope of the building can divert it)

Radon test kit (DHSS) or call 573-751-6102 and

Radon: An Indoor Health Hazard?

Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home

Bob Schultheis
Natural Resource Engineering Specialist / CPD
University of Missouri Extension Center - Webster County
800 S. Marshall St., Marshfield, MO 65706
Phone:  417-859-2044


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