Debunking Radon Myths
As the National Radon Action Month approaches, we will like to share with you some radon facts by debunking misconceptions about this toxic gas.
Radon Myths and Facts
Myth 1: Radon testing is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.
Fact: Radon testing is very easy. You can either hire a qualified radon test company or test it yourself. Both approaches take only a small amount of effort and time.
Myth 2: Homes with radon problems can’t be fixed.
Fact: There are well-known and simple solutions to radon problems in homes. Many homeowners in Colorado have already fixed radon problems. All you need is to contact a qualified mitigation contractor like Absolute Radon Safety.
Myth 3: Radon affects only certain kinds of homes.
Fact: Radon can be a problem in homes of all types: drafty homes, old homes, new homes, insulated homes, homes with basements or without basements. Construction materials, local geology, and how it was built are among others can affect radon levels in buildings or homes.
Myth 4: Radon gas is only a problem in certain parts of the country.
Fact: Elevated radon levels have been found in every state. Radon issues do vary from area to area, but the only way to know your radon level to perform a radon test.
Myth 5: My neighbor’s test result is a good indication of whether you have a problem.
Fact: It is not. Radon levels can differ considerably from home to home. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test it.
Myth 6: It ‘s hard to sell homes where radon problems have been identified.
Fact: Once the radon problem has been fixed, home sales have not been frustrated or blocked. The extra protection is sometimes a good selling point.
The winter season is a good time for testing radon levels and fixing any problems that are found. Once you have your results, contact Absolute Radon Safety to help you install a radon mitigation system in Colorado.