Radon At-A-Glance

Ground Floor Home Inspection, Inc. is a qualified radon testing service, having completed the Radon Measurement Operator Proficiency course through the Radon Testing Corporation of America. We use a variety of measuring devices that are placed in the lowest level of the residence for a minimum period of 48 hours.


Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. 


Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the EPA's2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes.  (EPA 402-R-03-003)


The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon. 


You should test for radon and take action if your recorded radon level is greater than 4.0 pCi/L (pico-curies per liter). If your radon level is above 4.0 pCi/L radon mitigation systems can reduce the level of radon to a safe level in your home.


To learn more about radon and view a citizens guide to radon, go to www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.htmlor view the Home Buyer or Seller's Guide at www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html


Here is an excellent video that describes basic information on the dangers of radon: The Facts about Radon - Its Deadly



Health department: New data shows all of Colorado at high risk for radon. DENVER — All 64 counties in Colorado are now considered “high-risk” areas for radon.


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment made the announcement Monday. The health department added the final 12 counties to the list. They were considered at moderate risk before.


Radon is a dangerous, radioactive gas that is present throughout the state. The alert comes with recommendations to test your home for the colorless and odorless gas.


Experts say radon occurs naturally in the soil, but it can seep into your home without you even noticing it. Radon has potential to put anyone living in the house at risk to develop lung cancer.


The EPA suggests homeowners test every two years because of changing conditions in and around your home. “There’s settling in the foundation, cracks in the foundation,” says Nate Nowicki of S.W.A.T. Environmental Colorado. “There’s a lot of ways that can create radon entry points that can now cause that home to test high with radon.”


The 12 affected counties added to the high-risk list are: Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Eagle, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache and San Juan.

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