WHAT IS RADON AND WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED?
Radon is a odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. Breathing radon gas for prolonged periods of time presents a significant health risk for you and your family. This threat is completely preventable; radon can be detected with a simple test.
COLORADO IS A ZONE 1 STATE FOR RADON:
The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey have raised the radon potential in Colorado and have established Colorado is a Zone 1 state. Zone 1 states have the HIGHEST RISK for elevated radon and should consider radon mitigation of the upmost importance. Test your home today before it’s too late!
What Can Be Done?
Fortunately, there are effective ways to significantly reduce the amount of radon in your home, townhome, or commercial building. The first step is testing the property. While no amount of radon is harmless, the EPA has established the livable guideline of 4.0 Picocuries per liter. At Allco, we utilize a third-party tester who calibrates machines regularly and performs testing in accordance with the NRPP & EPA. Our tests help ensure your peace of mind, understanding that we have an unbiased tester and are here to help make your home safe.
Finding out you have elevated levels of radon in your home is bad news. As the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, radon is dangerous to you and your family. Colorado’s terrain makes it ranked the 7th highest state in regards to finding high levels of radon. Nearly 7 out of 15 homes are subject to unhealthy concentrations. Now more than ever, home buyers are demanding radon mitigation testing to be performed and systems to be installed in purchase agreements.
The good news is that radon mitigation systems are quick to install, energy-efficient, and effective in mitigating all radon problems as well as having additional positive impacts on your home’s indoor air quality.
Radon testing and mitigation in Colorado is imperative to perform as you and your household could be at risk.
*Statistics compiled from EPA.gov/radon and other resources there.