Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after cigarette smoke.
Radon is a gas that escapes from the soil under our homes. It seeps into our homes from cracks in basements slabs and crawlspaces.
Testing for radon is common place in the Denver/Boulder metro area. The EPA recommends testing for radon in all homes except 3rd floor and above condos or apartments.
If high levels of radon are found (4.0pC/l or higher) in the home over a 48 hour period mitigation is recommended. In most cases mitigation is simple and easy to do. The typical cost for mitigation is between $800 and $1200.
For more information on radon visit the EPA’s website at: epa.gov/radon.
Radon (self-test) Test Kit
In addition to our regular radon testing we we offer a do-it-yourself radon test kit. These kits are advantageous in the following circumstances:
- The home is in foreclosure
- There is a radon mitigation system in place
- The cost of the test is more than you want to spend right now