Radon mitigation is a concern for everyone in Colorado, including those who live or work in
the mountain towns of Summit County. No matter where you are, from Breckenridge to
Silverthorne, you need to consider radon mitigation services to keep you and your family safe from the health risks this naturally-occurring gas brings with it, including lung cancer. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
We’ll walk you through the need for radon mitigation in Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco,
Keystone, Silverthorne and Copper Mountain.
Breckenridge is part of Summit County, which the EPA lists as a Zone 1 risk for radon exposure. This means that average households will have a radon level above 4 pCi/L. At 4 pCi/L or above, the EPA strongly recommends homeowners install a radon mitigation system. In fact, Summit County Environmental Health has conducted its own research and found that indoor radon levels in the area have, on average, a radon level of 10 pCi/L. This level of radon exposure is hazardous. In fact, if your home has 10 pCi/L of radon, you are two hundred more times likely to get lung cancer from it than you are to die in a house fire.
The risk of radon is even more serious in Breckenridge than any other parts of Colorado. So, choose American Radon for radon mitigation in Breckenridge.
Dillon has a similarly high level of average indoor radon levels. You may be wondering; how does such a dangerous gas get into homes in the first place? Dillon and much of Colorado have natural uranium deposits in the soil. Uranium is a radioactive material that breaks down over time. As it does, it releases radon gas into the soil. As a gas, radon tries to make its way to the surface whenever it can. Through cracks in your home’s foundation, service pipes, or other pathways, radon comes into your home.
In Dillon and the rest of Summit County, this problem is worse because our soil is rocky and porous which makes it easier for the gas to come up out of the ground. We offer a variety of fans for different soil conditions and situations and have years of experience working with homes built in the mountains. American Radon is the company you should turn to in order to protect your family and get radon mitigation in Dillon.
If you’ve recently moved to or from Frisco, you have probably at least heard about radon in homes there. When you buy a new home, you have to worry about whether the last owner tested for radon or installed a radon mitigation system. More often then not, these days a radon test is performed prior to or during the inspection process. Although not a state requirement (yet), radon mitigation is quickly becoming one of the absolutes during the inspection negotiation.
You may find it challenging to sell any home in Summit County unless you have tested for radon in the past year or installed a quality radon mitigation system. Home buyers are more aware of the risks of radon than ever before, and may not consider a home if it has not been tested. In fact, some will ask buyers to install a radon mitigation system even before they move in.
At American Radon, we can work with you to make the real estate process as smooth as possible, whether you’re selling or buying a home. Our excellent customer service and flexibility make us the best choice for radon mitigation in Frisco, and our experience working with realtors and title companies can help ease the entire process.
Radon is a concern in Keystone as well. You can’t know what the radon levels in your home really are unless you get a radon test. It’s a simple process: After opening the charcoal test kit you simply place it in the lowest part of your home for 48-72 hours. After, you send it to a lab where professionals test the kit and determine how much radon is in your home.
As certified professionals, we are trustworthy with our recommendations and follow all EPA guidelines. If your radon level comes in below 4.0 pCi/L then you don’t need us! However, we also recommend you test your levels once every other year, as radon levels can slowly increase in your home. For radon mitigation in Keystone, reach out to us at American Radon.
We’ve installed radon mitigation systems in Silverthorne where radon is as much of a concern as it is in the rest of Summit County. These systems work by allowing the radon a quick new path of least resistance out of your home from the soil underneath your home. We offer a variety of systems/fans to successfully mitigate any type of home, whether you have an unfinished basement, drain tile system, builder installed passive. We use diagnostic techniques that most radon mitigation companies don’t bother with, in order to determine which fan motor is best for your home’s radon mitigation system. Other companies will simply give you their most powerful fan, but that may not be in your best interest. The fan will cost you in utilities so it’s best to choose the smallest one that will safely remove radon from your home. At American Radon we also have Energy Star rated fans to save you more money. We always put you first, which is why you should choose American Radon for radon mitigation in Silverthorne.
Copper Mountain, like all of Summit County, has high average levels of radon in homes making radon mitigation an important service to reduce you and your family’s risk of lung cancer. If you’ve decided that you need radon mitigation services, you may be wondering: can you get a quality, customer service-oriented radon mitigation company to come out to your little town? Yes! Will, it cost you hundreds of dollars more than what people in the city are paying? No!
American Radon LLC believes in offering excellent customer service to our entire service area—and Copper Mountain is in it. Our radon mitigation systems are of high quality yet affordable. We don’t upsell you on features that you don’t need. After we’ve installed your system, we’ll also perform a post-mitigation test to be sure your radon levels are at the recommended level of 4.0 pCi/L or below. If you have questions, we offer weekend phone calls and support because we understand that you’re busy, especially when it’s skiing season or rafting season! For radon mitigation in Copper Mountain and nearby areas, choose American Radon.