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Every 5280 HomeCheck Inspection Includes a Radon Measurement!

What is Radon?

Basically Radon is a colorless, odorless soil gas that comes from the natural disintegration of radioactive heavy metals uranium and thorium below the earth's surface. As you can see by the below map much of Colorado is in the highest risk for elevated radon levels.

How does it get into our homes?

The majority of homes, whether a slab or a basement, are built on concrete. Although extremely hard, concrete is actually porous. The naturally rising Radon gas is pulled into the house by the negative vacuum and in through openings or cracks and through the pores in concrete. Modern houses tend to build up radon, because the building envelope is almost airtight while the foundation is "leaky" to soil gas. The soil gas infiltration ranges from less than 1% to over 20% of the total "fresh air" infiltration into homes.

The heavy radon gas will usually accumulate in basements and on lower floors. Heating and air-conditioning, natural air movement, and diffusion of radon atoms through the floors and walls distribute radon throughout the house.

Health Effects

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non smokers

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.

How does 5280 HomeCheck Inspections test for Radon in my home?

5280 HomeCheck Inspections is pleased to announce that we use Sun Nuclear digital Radon testing machines to test for Radon. The NEW model 1028 continuous radon monitor is a patented electronic detection device used for the measurement of radon gas. The new model 1028 is intelligently designed to be fully programmable by the inspector however, the results are tamper proof and any movement of the machine will documented by the equipment. The testing device is programmed to shut down after 48-60 hours of testing and results can be obtained immediately from the equipment. A report can be provided on site otherwise results will be emailed within hours of the test. In addition, we can text the results the instant we know.

Let Us Test Your Home!

It’s impossible to know if this dangerous substance is in your home without the right equipment. That’s where we come in. You can rely on 5280 Homecheck Inspections to test your home in Westminster, CO and surrounding Metro Denver areas for radon.

Contact us at 720-999-5410 to schedule a radon test for your home.

The above information was provided by the EPA. More information about radon can be found by visiting the EPA's radon site at http://www.epa.gov/radon/