How to Measure Indoor Air Pollution

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It is important to note that the air inside our houses maybe five times more polluted when compared to the air that is outside. This is key to realize so that awareness can be spread not only on outdoor pollution that has been widely advocated but also in matters concerning indoor air quality and the … Read more

What is a Radon Mitigation System?

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Radon is a very harmful, potentially deadly, colorless, odorless gas that is located in approximately 50% (or closer to 75%, according to the EPA) of Colorado homes. There‚Äôs nothing anyone can do about that – Colorado is a state that sprang up over a wide and diverse area, however, geologically, the entire state shares one … Read more

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?

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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