It is no coincidence that January is National Radon Action month. During the cold winters that are common in Colorado, levels of radon are intensified even more in well-sealed homes. But what is so dangerous about radon? And what can be done about it? Elevated Home Inspections explains important things to know so that you can protect your family from the dangers of radon.
What are the Dangers of Radon?
Because it is invisible with no odor, radon may seem benign–but it is actually the opposite. Among people who don’t smoke cigarettes, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. Since radon is undetectable without a professional test, you could be living in a home with unsafe levels of radon for years and never know there is a problem. The dangers of radon are not worth the risk of your family getting sick.
Some Places Have More Radon Than Others
While there are many perks to living in Colorado, it is, unfortunately, a high radon state. All of our areas in Northeastern Colorado are labeled Zone 1 by the EPA, which is the highest category of radon levels. Every time you purchase a home you should have a radon test performed along with the home inspection. Even if you have lived in the home for years and haven’t had it tested, it is better late than never.
Mitigation is a Realistic Solution
Once you have your home tested for radon, discuss the results with your home inspector. Radon does not have to be a deal breaker for your dream home. Radon mitigation companies can lower your radon levels so that you and your family are no longer threatened by the dangers of radon.
Offering Radon Testing to Northeast Colorado
Elevated Home Inspections is an NRPP certified radon measurement professional and uses cutting-edge radon monitoring devices to provide the most thorough radon test results possible. Add a radon test to your home inspection to avoid the dangers of radon. Contact us to schedule your appointment!