New data provided by the Colorado Department of Health, shows that over 50% of Colorado homes that are tested have elevated radon levels.
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Broomfield, CO (Vocus) September 16, 2010
Radon Testing, Radon Remediation, Radon Mitigation systems should be installed in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Lafayette, Louisville, Northglenn, Superior, Thornton, Denver Metro Colorado Homes where elevated radon levels are found.
RDS Environmental, Inc, recommends radon gas testing for homes in the Metro Denver area. Historical radon data shows that 95% of Colorado is located in Zone 1 of the EPA's radon map, meaning there is the potential to have a level greater than the EPA's recommended guideline of 4.0. pCi/L.(measured in Pico Curies per Liter or pCi/L). Radon Mitigation systems can be installed to correct the problem and lower the radon levels in all homes across Colorado.
RDS Environmental in addition to the EPA and Surgeon General recommends radon gas testing be conducted during every real estate transaction,for all homes in the Denver Metro area. Should elevated radon levels be found, installing a radon mitigation system or radon reduction systems as they are commonly called is recommended.
RDS Environmental is Colorado's oldest [radon testing] and abatement company. RDS is proud to be a Colorado native company. Our office has been located in Colorado for over 40 years, and our qualified testing and remediation staff know Colorado's geology. Our company began testing the affects of radon gas on uranium minors back in the early 60's. We are able to provide our clients not just with excellent testing and remediation services, but knowledge of the different areas across Colorado.
According to RDS Environmental, “New data provided by the Colorado Department of Health, shows that over 50% of Colorado homes that are tested have elevated radon levels.” You cannot see, smell or taste radon but it could be a problem in any home, old or new.
All homes should be tested. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, with cigarette smoking being number one.
Elevated radon levels have been found throughout Colorado, in the following cities: Denver, Littleton, Boulder, Broomfield, Aurora, Golden, Louisville, Superior, Erie, Westminster, Evergreen, Colorado Springs, Thornton, Northglenn, Nederland, Aspen, Morrison, Elizabeth, Monument, Castle Rock and many others.
Radon testing is easy and inexpensive. You can obtain a radon test kit from local hardware stores or from the local Health Department. RDS provides do-it-yourself testing kits, in addition to electronic radon monitors for real estate transactions.
If you find you have elevated radon levels after conducting a test, you should consider installing a radon mitigation system. These systems consist of PVC piping that extend from the lowest floor of your home, usually the basement slab, to the exterior of your home. A radon fan is installed to the piping, which allows for a suction to be created drawing up the radon gas and expelling it into the air where it will naturally dissipate. The systems provide a path of least resistance for the radon, preventing it from building up to unsafe levels in your home.
The cost of a radon mitigation system is about the same as purchasing a new appliance. Installing a system does not have to be costly and certainly does not have prevent a closing on a real estate transaction. as the radon levels can be corrected with the installation of a radon reduction system.
During our years in the radon industry, RDS has tested over one million homes throughout Colorado and across the country.
Colorado's oldest Radon Company
RDS Environmental provides radon testing and mitigation services for both residential and commercial properties throughout Colorado. Our experienced staff is here to assist you in making your home a safe place for you and your family. Colorado is our home too! Contact us today at 303-444-5253 or at 1-800-627-2366 (62-RADON).