Colorado Radon Gas Testing Information

Denver, Boulder, Thornton, Arvada, Wheatridge & Surrounding Areas in Colorado

Radon Gas TestingTo make sure your home is as safe as possible for you and your family, it’s important to have it tested for radon gas. The radon gas testing performed by Colorado Pro Inspect is easy and will be completed in a relatively short amount of time.

Colorado Radon Gas Testing Steps

Colorado Pro Inspect will be able determine how much, if any radon gas is present within your home by:

  • Placing harmless charcoal canisters, out of the way, on the lowest habitable floors within your home for a minimum of 48 hours
  • The windows and doors of your home should remain closed, except for normal use; crawlspace ventilation systems and attic fans will be turned off; and air ducts will be sealed so the radon gas testing canisters can test the air in your home accurately
  • During the testing process you will still be able run your forced air furnace and/or your air conditioning unit
  • Once the canisters have tested the air in your home for radon gas, they will be sealed and taken to our laboratory to complete the radon gas testing
  • Within one day of the end of the radon gas test the radon gas test result will be ready and they can be mailed, faxed, or emailed directly to you or your realtor

Facts About Radon Gas

Radon gas is an incredibly dangerous, radioactive gas. Not only is radon gas both colorless and odorless, but it is also toxic and can cause serious health problems. Other important facts about radon gas and radon gas testing include:

  • Radon is used in cancer treatment, as a tracer in leak detection, as well as in radiography
  • Radon comes from a variety of different sources, including well water, building materials, earth, and rock
  • Different homes all have different levels of radon gas, which means your neighbors home may have a much lower level of radon gas than yours
  • If the radon gas test results determine that the radon gas levels within your home are at or above 4.0 pCi/L, the EPA recommends installing a radon gas mitigation system
  • The EPA estimates that lung cancer deaths caused by radon gas exposure in the United States run upwards of 21,000 per year and that there are no symptoms of radon gas exposure that can be immediately detected
  • Radon gas is a carcinogen, which means in can cause cancer, and smokers are more at risk to the long-term health effects than non-smokers are
  • If your home is determined to have levels of radon gas that are too high, then a radon gas mitigation system can be installed from anywhere between $750.00 - $1500.00

Depending on the level of radon gas within your home, if you smoke, there are different risks that you are exposing yourself to, luckily, once we have performed radon gas testing, if the radon levels are high, you can install a radon gas mitigation system to reduce the risks you face.

Take a look at our chart to see what risk you might be at for radon gas exposure if you smoke:


Radon Level

Who would be effected if 1000 people were exposed to this level of radon gas over a lifetime:

This level of cancer risk from radon exposure compares to:

What you should to reduce your risks:

20 pCi/L

Around 135 people could end up with lung cancer

Almost 100 times the risk of drowning

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

10 pCi/L

Nearly 71 people could develop lung cancer

Almost 100 times the risk of dying in a home fire accident

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

8 pCi/L

Around 57 could develop lung cancer

 

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

4 pCi/L

Around 29 people could develop lung cancer

Almost 100 times the risk of dying in an airplane accident

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

2 pCi/L

Around 15 people could develop lung cancer

Twice the risk of dying in a car accident

If your radon gas levels are between two and four pCi/L, you should consider a radon gas mitigation system

1.3 pCi/L

Around nine people could develop lung cancer

This is an average level for radon gas within a home

It is difficult to lower radon gas levels below 2 pCi/L

0.4 pCi/L

Around 3 people could develop lung cancer

This level of radon gas is below average

It is difficult to lower radon gas levels below 2 pCi/L

If you’ve never smoked before, your risk of radon gas exposure is less, but still dangerous:


Radon Level

Who would be effected if 1000 people were exposed to this level of radon gas over a lifetime:

This level of cancer risk from radon exposure compares to:

What you should to reduce your risks:

20 pCi/L

Around eight people could end up with lung cancer

About the same as being killed in a violent crime

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

10 pCi/L

Nearly 4 people could develop lung cancer

 

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

8 pCi/L

Around 3 could develop lung cancer

Almost ten times the risk of dying in a plane accident

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

4 pCi/L

Around 2 people could develop lung cancer

The same risk you face as drowning to death

Stop smoking and install a radon gas mitigation system

2 pCi/L

About 1 person could develop lung cancer

The same as the risk of dying in a home fire accident

If your radon gas levels are between two and four pCi/L, you should consider a radon gas mitigation system

1.3 pCi/L

 

This is an average level for radon gas within a home

It is difficult to lower radon gas levels below 2 pCi/L

0.4 pCi/L

 

This level of radon gas is below average

It is difficult to lower radon gas levels below 2 pCi/L

We perform radon gas testing for the low price of $140.00. To make sure you and your family is safe from radon gas exposure, we suggest you contact Colorado Pro Inspect immediately so that we can conduct radon gas testing. In less than a week, you will know if you need to take steps to reduce the amount of radon gas in your home.

To speak to a certified Colorado Home Inspector or to schedule a Home Inspection for your home, please contact Colorado Pro Inspect today. Evan J. Hughes is an InterNACHI Certified Colorado Home Inspector and will help you make an informed and educated decision on the purchase or sale of your new home.

InterNACHI Certified, IAC2 Certified - Radon Certified - Mold Certified, Green Certified, Move In Certified, Member US Chamber of Commerce, Pro-Lab, ESA Environmental Solutions, Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business ESA Environmental Solutions Pro-Lab US Chamber of Commerce Member Move In Certified Green Certified IAC2 Certified - Radon Certified - Mold Certified InterNACHI Certified

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