Do you have elevated radon levels in your home? You won’t know until you get a radon testing home inspection. Absolute Radon Safety, a top radon mitigation system installer in Thornton and the surrounding area, offers radon testing at your home or business. We’re here to make Colorado homes safer.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can cause cancer in high concentrations. The Environmental Protection Agency has divided the U.S. into three zones based on radon levels, and Colorado is in the highest zone.
Radon gas leaches out of the earth and into homes through tiny cracks in the walls and foundation. Sometimes it becomes trapped in the house and builds up. But because it is colorless, odorless and tasteless, homeowners don’t realize it. It takes many years for the radon in your lungs to produce symptoms of cancerous tumors.
Colorado does not require radon inspections, despite the fact the Colorado Department of Public Health found the entire state to have a high radon risk and estimates at least half of all homes here have unacceptably high levels of radon. In fact, not only does Colorado not require testing, but it also does not require landlords to get a radon mitigation system even if they are aware of excess levels of radon on their property. You must protect yourself and your family.
Our radon mitigation company offers short-term and long-term radon testing for Thornton residents. If the results come back showing elevated radon levels (higher than 4 pCi/L), we can talk to you about your options for radon mitigation system installation. We once tested a Thornton home that came back with a reading of 19 pCi/L!
We install effective systems that use radon mitigation fans to draw the radon gas out of the earth. A system of PVC pipes then carries the gas and emits it at roof level, where it can safely dissipate into the atmosphere.
Some Thornton homeowners opt to have their radon mitigation systems installed next to their downspouts, where they will be less conspicuous. We can also match the color of the pipes to your home. However, we also install radon mitigation systems inside homes, running the pipes through closets or garages.
We use thick, heavy-duty PVC that resists cracking, so you won’t have to worry about radon gas leaking into your home.
While some homeowners opt to perform a home radon test on their own, if you find elevated radon levels, it’s best to use a professional radon mitigation system installer in Thornton. It’s not a DIY job, and if it’s done incorrectly, can actually increase radon in homes.
To keep yourself and your family safe from radon poisoning in your Colorado home, arrange for radon testing with Absolute Radon Safety. Getting a radon mitigation system in your Thornton home will bring you the peace of mind you need.