Can a detached basement have a radon problem?

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Radon is an invisible and odorless gas that is commonly found in the soil and rock beneath your home. Basements and crawlspaces are susceptible to radon problems because they are below ground level or have more contact with the soil. It is important to be concerned about the presence of radon in your home since … Read more

Does Opening a Window Reduce Radon?

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We get asked a lot if simply opening windows in the home can lower the radon levels to a safe and livable level. The answer to this question is a bit complicated, because yes, in some cases the home’s levels can be lowered temporarily by opening windows, but not only is this not a sustainable … Read more

Can You Make Your Home Radon Resistant?

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Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, all radioactive metals, break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. People are typically exposed to radon when it gets in the air and comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind … Read more

Home Buying and Radon

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Buying a new house can be stressful and exciting at the same time. When picking out your new home, you have to check a lot of boxes, and you have to be sure the house you choose is in good shape structurally and that it doesn’t harbor any hazards, like radon gas. You might not … Read more

3 Most Asked Questions After Radon Is Detected

Doubts, questions and uncertainties about Radon Gas in buildings

One of the most common questions about radon mitigation we get from our clients at Pine Breeze Radon Mitigation after they see elevated radon levels and learn they need a radon mitigation system is if it’s going to require a lot of maintenance. Fortunately, properly installed radon mitigation systems only require occasional maintenance and can … Read more

Why Does Colorado Have A Radon Problem In Residential Homes?

The danger of radon gas in our homes.

The recent surveys show that most homes in Colorado counties may have radon levels that go beyond the recommended action level of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). People who are exposed to radon over a long-time risk developing serious health conditions such as lung cancer. Although radon problems can be caused by several factors, … Read more

Do Ceiling Fans Reduce Radon?

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Radon can be extremely dangerous if present in your home since it cannot be detected without performing tests. It is important to take necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe from the health effects caused by radon gas. Using ceiling fans is one of the most inexpensive ways to expel radon gas from … Read more