What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, highly radioactive and naturally occurring gas. Produced by the decay of uranium 238, the particles of the gas attach themselves to other particles in the air such as dust. This makes traveling radon particles easy to inhale, causing problems in the lungs. Once inside your lungs, radon particles can start to cause various problems, including cancer. A small amount of radon is normal. It becomes dangerous when high amounts are present.
Hire us — your local radon professionals — to mitigate the dangerous radon levels in your home.
How Does Radon Get into My Home?
In most cases, radon is drawn into homes through the foundation. It can enter through open sump pumps, cracks and other openings in your home. If your home inspection detected high levels of gas, it is imperative that it is reduced or mitigated as soon as possible.
What Are the Risks of Living With Radon?
Rаdоn саn damage lung tіѕѕuе and lead tо lung cancer over time. While nоt еvеrуоnе exposed tо еlеvаtеd lеvеlѕ оf radon wіll dеvеlор lung cancer, it can cause a variety of health problems. Children hаvе bееn reported tо have grеаtеr rіѕk thаn аdultѕ оf сеrtаіn tуреѕ оf саnсеr frоm rаdіаtіоn, but thеrе аrе currently nо соnсluѕіvе data on whеthеr children are аt grеаtеr rіѕk than аdultѕ frоm radon.
Additionally, smоkіng combined with rаdоn іѕ аn еѕресіаllу ѕеrіоuѕ hеаlth rіѕk. In fact, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) radon causes more than 20,000 deaths each year.
Can Radon Problems in my Home be Mitigated?
An estimated half of Colorado homes have issues with radon. The good news, however, is our professional team can easily mitigate high levels of radon.
Radon reduction systems are reliable, dependable and cost-effective.
The Radon Gone team installs radon mitigation systems, greatly reducing dangerous amounts of the gas. We also seal cracks, holes and other openings for additional long-term mitigation and prevention. Call us today to find out more about radon mitigation measures or to schedule an appointment.