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Radon in Colorado: 2019 Statistics

By |2019-08-28T16:19:31-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Radon Info|

Radon is linked to over 20,000 deaths across the country each year. In fact, radon in Colorado is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. For an element that is odorless, colorless and tasteless, these are significant statistics. Almost 50% of homes in Colorado are above the EPA’s “safe levels” of radon in [...]

What Is Radon Gas? Explanation of Harmful Radon Levels

By |2019-02-22T10:03:16-07:00May 2nd, 2018|Radon Info|

What is radon gas? What is radon gas? Radon gas is toxic and is derived from naturally decaying uranium in the soil. In a home, it can only be detected with radon testing equipment. Considered to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a leading cause of lung cancer, it is advisable to test for [...]

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

By |2019-06-28T09:32:47-06:00November 1st, 2017|Radon Info|

A question we often get as home inspectors in Colorado is what items are needed for radon mitigation system maintenance.  In this post we'll cover general visual inspection and maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner to check and maintain your radon system.  Before we get to the maintenance steps, let's first take a [...]

Radon – The 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions

By |2019-02-22T10:04:49-07:00August 11th, 2015|Radon Info|

Having performed over 5000+ radon tests on homes over the years, we have heard every possible radon frequently asked questions from home buyers and home owners.  Testing for radon in Colorado is extremely important, whether buying a home or as a home owner.  With radon gas being the #2 cause of lung cancer, and the [...]

The Importance of Radon Testing

By |2019-02-22T10:08:04-07:00April 26th, 2015|Radon Info|

Scott Home Inspection also offers Radon Testing, in addition to general home inspections. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from uranium, a naturally occurring mineral in rocks and soil. Normally, radon rises up through the soil and dissipates in the air outside. Radon becomes a concern, however, when it seeps through openings such as [...]