Radon is a radioactive gas that can be harmful to your health, especially when present in high concentrations within your home or business. At Centennial Radon Solutions, we specialize in radon testing, inspections, and removal for residential and commercial properties in Colorado Springs, CO.
Read along as we debunk some common myths about radon to ensure you have accurate information about this hazardous gas.
Myth 1: Radon is not a serious health risk
Fact: Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Long-term exposure to elevated radon levels increases your risk of developing lung cancer, making it essential to test your property for radon and take appropriate action if necessary.
Myth 2: Only certain types of homes are at risk for radon
Fact: All homes and buildings, regardless of age, construction type, or location, can have radon issues. Radon gas is produced by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and it can enter buildings through cracks and openings in the foundation. It’s vital to test every property for radon, as levels can vary significantly even between neighboring homes.
Myth 3: You can’t fix a radon problem
Fact: There are effective solutions for reducing radon levels in your home or business. Professional radon mitigation systems, such as sub-slab depressurization or ventilation systems, can significantly lower radon concentrations and protect your health. It’s crucial to work with a certified radon professional like Centennial Radon Solutions to design and install an appropriate mitigation system for your property.
Myth 4: Short-term radon tests are unreliable
Fact: While long-term radon tests provide a more accurate representation of your property’s average radon levels, short-term tests can still be a valuable tool in assessing radon risks. Short-term tests, typically lasting 2-7 days, can give you a quick snapshot of your radon levels and help you determine if further testing or mitigation is necessary.
Myth 5: Radon problems only affect the basement
Fact: While radon levels are usually highest in basements and crawl spaces due to their proximity to the ground, the gas can still enter and accumulate in other areas of your property. It’s essential to test all levels of your home or business for radon to ensure the safety of occupants throughout the building.
Centennial Radon Solutions: Your Trusted Partner in Radon Testing, Inspections, and Removal
At Centennial Radon Solutions, we’re committed to helping Colorado Springs residents protect their health and safety by providing comprehensive radon services, including testing, inspections, and removal.
Our team of certified professionals has the knowledge and expertise to identify and address radon issues in both residential and commercial properties. Schedule a Radon inspection and take the first step toward a healthier indoor environment.