Testing Day Care Facilities for Radon in Colorado

Testing Day Care Facilities for Radon in Colorado

Test Your Facility for Radon

Test Your Facility for RadonThe Rules and Regulations Governing the Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities in the States of Colorado now requires radon testing to be completed. Facilities in operation before January 14, 2016, have until May 1, 2017, to test.

Understanding How to Do It Yourself

  • All child facilities must conduct radon tests before May 1, 2017.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) recommends performing the test during normal operating hours between October and April.
  • The facility should be tested for radon within six months of occupancy.

Testing Directions

1- Determine how many test kits you need.

  • You need to test every frequently occupied space in contact with the ground or above the crawl space.
  • For long rooms, you need a test kit for every 2,000 square feet.
  • Do not test bathrooms, kitchens, closets, and hallways, as well as laundry/utility rooms.

2- Follow the testing instructions on the kit you purchase.

3- Finally, keep results on file at the facility.

Test Your Facility for Radon
Image by CDPHE/State of Colorado

Understanding the Radon Results

In rooms with results between 4 to 8 pCi/L, radon levels can often be decreased in schools and commercial buildings with minor adjustments to the heating and ventilation systems, as well as air conditioning systems, by increasing air flow to these rooms. These rooms should be tested again after adjustments are made.

Radon Mitigation

Mitigation systems can also be installed that will ventilate the radon gas into the atmosphere. Radon mitigation system should only be installed by a certified contractor, and additionally, radon tests should always be done post-mitigation to ensure the lever has been reduced to below 4pCi/L.

Should you need Radon Mitigation System in Colorado, do not hesitate to contact Absolute Radon Safety. We specialize in radon mitigation. We install the highest quality radon mitigation systems across the Front Range,  from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Experienced installers with years of radon experience as well as a background in home construction will help you with all your radon needs.