There are many things that Colorado residents don’t know about radon, even though we have some of the highest concentrations of radon gas in the U.S. We get calls all the time from people asking us whether this or that could be a sign of radon gas in their home. To be honest, we often get customers asking us if radon gas smells like rotten eggs or sulfur or burning or any number of other things. We’re here to answer that question once and for all.
Radon Has No Smell
We hate to break it to you, but radon gas does not smell like rotten eggs. In truth, radon doesn’t smell like anything at all. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, which is what makes it all the more dangerous for you and your home. Only tests designed especially for radon can give you an accurate reading on the level of radon gas in your home.
What Could Be Causing the Rotten Egg Odor?
If you are one of the unlucky ones who has a home smelly awfully eggy, there could be any number of reasons why. A clogged drain or main sewer line can introduce foul odors into the home, and so can debris or dead animals caught in your air ducts. If your home smells bad, make sure to call a service professional in your area to pinpoint the source of the smell and get it resolved. Even if it’s not radon, you still don’t want to let the problem go unfixed.
Why you should still Test for Radon
Okay, so your rotten egg smell isn’t from radon – you’re off the hook, right? Wrong. Because radon gas is so elusive, and because it’s the number two leading cause of lung cancer, and because Colorado has a super high concentration of radon gas, we think you should still go ahead and test for radon. If you don’t currently have a mitigation system in place, then there is no better time than now to ensure that your home is safe from the dangers of radon. Call your nearest professional radon mitigation specialist today and ask about radon testing in your area.