- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. While cigarette smoke is by far the largest leading cause of lung cancer, radon comes in at number two. This is disturbing because many individuals have never heard of radon, or if they have, they don’t understand its risks.
- Colorado has some of the highest radon levels in the United States. Check this map for proof. Because Colorado has large amounts of naturally-occurring radon in the soil, it is especially important that those living here are aware of radon and its risks. Anything above 4.0 pCi/L is considered unsafe, yet many counties in Colorado have averages well above that number.
- Radon testing isn’t required by law – but it should be. Home and property owners aren’t required by law to test for radon. This means that you could be going to a school or purchasing a home that has dangerous levels of radon. Even if you already own a home, it’s important to get tested at least every other year to ensure that your radon levels are at a safe level – and stay that way. Make sure to always request a radon test before buying a home, and keep a record of previous test results for when you sell your home in the future.
- Radon mitigation equipment is easy to maintain. Radon mitigation might sound like a scary and expensive term. However, once installed, radon mitigation equipment is very easy to maintain. All of the parts (except for the fan) we install at American Radon come with a lifetime warranty. As long as you hear the fan humming, then you know that your mitigation equipment is working. If it ever fails, call us immediately to get a technician to the site to inspect and repair the equipment as needed. It’s that easy.
- Already have a radon mitigation system? You still need to test. Even if you have had your home tested in the past, have installed mitigation equipment, and have consistently obtained safe radon level scores (below 4.0 pCi/L), you still need to keep testing. By obtaining yearly or bi-annual test scores, you are ensuring that your home is safe to live in – and you are creating a record to show future homebuyers.
Remember – it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You should routinely test your home or commercial building for dangerous levels of radon. The peace of mind you receive will be well worth it. Give American Radon, LLC a call today for all your radon mitigation in Colorado Springs needs.