Why Does Colorado Have High Levels of Radon?

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Radon is a natural byproduct of the decaying of uranium that is found in approximately 50% of homes in Colorado. Radon is mostly found in gaseous form and is given off when uranium reaches a certain level of decomposition and becomes another element – radium – radium then further decays and gives off radon gas. … Read more

How to Survive Radon Testing in the Spring

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Plan Ahead  Just like with any other project, lack of a plan means you are planning for the failure of the project. Being aware of the fact that there will be minimal circulation during the testing period, planning can help you prepare with ways of coping. Among the many ways you can adequately prepare for … Read more

What is a Radon Test?

The danger of radon gas in our homes - Radon Testing concept image with an outline of a small house with radon text against an old cracked brick wall

Radon is a gas that when exposed to high levels may lead to harmful effects such as lung cancer. The gas is colorless and odorless therefore detecting its presence is difficult. Radon is radioactive and is a result of the decaying process of uranium. Exposure is inevitable in low levels because it is present in … Read more

Does Opening Windows Reduce Radon?

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This is the most asked question as to whether opening windows can help reduce radon in the house. The answer to that is vague. It is yes and no. Yes, because in some cases opening the window will temporarily lower the radon levels. It can also be a no because opening your window might be … Read more

What Is Radon Testing & Is It Necessary?

The danger of radon gas in our homes - concept illustration

Radon is the byproduct of decaying uranium and can be found in large quantities under almost 50% of Colorado homes. Unfortunately for its residents, Colorado sits on a large number of uranium deposits in the soils, stemming from its geological formation. Radon is a gas that is colorless and odorless, which is what makes it … Read more

Will a Dehumidifier Help With Radon?

How radon gas enters into our homes due to the temperature difference - concept illustration with a cross section of a building

Radon gas poses serious health issues, regardless whether you will be living in the house or want to sell it to another family. Since radon can be hard and expensive to get rid of, some homeowners try to look for less expensive and easier methods to eliminate it. One idea that people think of is … Read more