Indoor Air Quality
Radon is a naturally occurring, chemically inert gas produced from the radioactive decay of Uranium 238.
Radon enters homes from the soils directly beneath and around a home. While some radon exits
homes from windows and doors, radon becomes a concern when it accumulates in a home. Since you
cannot see or smell radon, the only way to know the amount of radon in a home is to test for radon. Why
is radon a health concern? Radon is a Group A carcinogen and is the second leading cause of lung
cancer behind smoking. Therefore, the US EPA recommends testing all homes for radon below the
third floor. According to the EPA, the majority of the State of Colorado is classified as Zone 1, which are
areas with a predicted average indoor radon level greater than 4 pCi/L (the EPA action level for radon).
We use a continuous radon monitor (CRM) for all radon tests, which allows us to provide the test results
at the conclusion of the radon test.
Jonathan is a Radon Measurement Professional who conducts all radon testing in adherence to EPA
protocols. The EPA recommends testing for radon inside homes below the third floor. We conduct both
short-term and long-term indoor air radon testing and radon in water sampling. We specialize in
real-estate transaction radon testing. We also perform radon testing if you want to know what the radon
concentration of the air is inside your home. We also perform post mitigation radon testing. We will
provide a detailed report summarizing the testing with our recommendations within 24 hours of receiving
the lab analysis.
January is National Radon Action Month!! Call me to schedule a radon test!!
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