What is Radon
Radon starts out deep inside the earth’s crust. As a radioactive material, it begins its life as Uranium. As Uranium decays, it turns into another element known as Radium. From there, the Radium continues to break down until it turns into the gas we know as Radon.
In its gaseous state, it is able to penetrate through cracks and holes in our basements or foundations and fill the air supply or penetrate water supplies which we then inhale or drink.
Testing is the only way to find out what your home’s radon level is. Radon levels are high in Colorado
The Surgeon General and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses.
Radon is a known cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking.
Although still under investigation, it has also been linked to a higher instance of childhood leukemia.
The good news is that if your home has high Radon levels, there are ways to fix it. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable and healthier levels. I can help you explore your options for radon mitigation systems and explain how they work.
I am trained and certified to measure Radon gas in residential and commercial settings. I have over 100 hours of additional continuing education for Radon gas measurement and mitigation. I lease a continuous monitoring, state-of-the-art Radon testing device. My device is routinely third party calibrated to ensure the most accurate results. Although slightly more expensive, testing with a continuous monitor is far superior to cheaper charcoal canisters and other methods because of it’s tamper resistance, accuracy, routine third-party calibration, and credible lab reporting.
Upon completion of a 48 hour test that measures temperature, humidity, and radon levels every hour, a report is uploaded and sent to you the same day. The detailed and understandable report also includes links and lots of information to help you understand if and how you can proceed should radon levels test high.
*I offer a package discount when you order more than one ancillary service with your home inspection.
Protect your investment and your family’s health and let me test your home for Radon.
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