• Certified Radon Mitigation and Testing serving Colorado Springs, Pueblo West, Pueblo, Canon City, Fremont County and Southern Colorado
  • NEHA Certified
  • EPA Certified
  • Licensed General Contractor with over 25 years experience
Certified NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) Residential Mitigation Provider NEHA NHRP ID 106052RMT
Certified NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) Residential Measurement Provider NEHA NRPP ID 106051RT

Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.
Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels. While there may be some areas that have more or less radon issues than others, every home is at risk . The only way to know if your home has unsafe radon levels is to test it. Radon is not limited to just residential homes, radon can be found in schools, commercial buildings, mobile homes, modular homes and any other structure. Radon can also come in through water supplies in some areas as well.
You can not smell, taste or see radon gas!
RADON GETS IN THROUGH:

  1. Cracks in solid floors
  2. Construction joints
  3. Cracks in walls
  4. Gaps in suspended floors
  5. Gaps around service pipes
  6. Cavities inside walls
  7. The water supply

Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. Sometimes radon enters the home through well water. In a small number of homes, the building materials can give off radon, too. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves.
The only way to know if you have unsafe levels of radon in your home is to test for it.  You can call me to test your property, or you can purchase a home test kit at most hardware stores. Once you have the results of your radon levels, I can then consult with you on the best options to lower your radon levels in your home or business.

January is Colorado Radon Action Month

January 4th, 2012

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation declaring January as Colorado Radon Action Month.  This is a great month to test for Radon Gas because windows are usually closed and the gas is able to... Read the rest of this entry »

Radon Awareness Week

October 18th, 2011

October 17 – 21st is Radon Awareness Week and Pueblo CARES has teamed up to offer FREE radon testing kits to all Pueblo County Residents.   The radon testing kits are available at all of the Pueblo... Read the rest of this entry »