Have you ever done radon testing at your home? The Environmental Protection Agency has grouped states into three categories based on their radon levels, and Colorado is in the top category. Absolute Radon Safety provides radon testing, radon inspections and radon mitigation systems to clients in Lakewood and across the Front Range.
Radon is a gas that occurs naturally in the earth. Most often, it leaches out into the environment in small amounts that are not harmful. However, problems arise when it seeps into homes through tiny cracks in foundations and basement walls.
When this happens, radon in homes can build up. The EPA says levels above 4 pCi/L are unsafe. Some homes in Lakewood we have tested have had readings of 22.5 pCi/L!
Although many states have regulations mandating that home radon tests be done with any real estate transfer, Colorado has no such law. This is in spite of the fact that the Colorado Department of Public Health has found elevated levels of radon in all 64 of Colorado’s counties, and it warns that likely half of homes in Lakewood and the entire state contain elevated levels of radon.
Radon poisoning is insidious, because it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas and symptoms of disease usually do not show up for many years. More than 20,000 people die every year of lung cancer that is directly related to radon poisoning. That’s why radon testing is so important.
You can order your own radon test online, or you can have a professional radon mitigation company administer it. Absolute Radon Safety offers short-term and long-term radon testing in Lakewood. Testing is done on the lowest occupied level of the home, which is often the basement, where concentrations of radon are highest.
If the test results come back showing elevated levels of radon, our experts can talk to you about radon mitigation system installation. Our systems are virtually maintenance-free, and the radon mitigation fans come with a 10-year warranty.
We install systems with radon mitigation fans that draw radon gas from the earth and release it harmlessly into the environment. The radon mitigation fans are connected to PVC pipes that carry the gas to roof level.
Lakewood homeowners often choose to have their radon mitigation systems installed on their home’s exterior, where we work to match the PVC to their home’s color. Others prefer we install the piping inside the home, routing it through closets or the garage. We use thick, durable PVC that is resistant to cracking and damage of any kind.
Now more than ever, we must protect our health, and especially the health of our lungs. We can’t get complacent in our own homes.
Contact Absolute Radon Safety today to schedule radon testing, radon inspections or radon mitigation system installation in Lakewood.