What Is Radon?
Colorado Springs Radon Mitigation offers a wide range of radon services for every situation, from barely detectable levels to extremely high ones.
You don’t have to understand everything about radon in order to restore these levels to safe, but it will give you an added layer of security knowing that you’ve done everything in your power to keep your loved ones safe.
At Colorado Springs Radon Mitigation, we are prepared to give our clients as much information as they want concerning radon, the specific levels found in their homes, and the ways to combat excess amounts of radon gas.
What is Radon
This is a question we are asked a lot. To understand what radon is, you need a basic understanding of chemistry.
Radon is an element (found on the periodical table) that is comprised of only one atom, so although it is heavy, it is also very small. It only has a half-life (reactive period) of about 4 days, but a radon leak can put you and your family in constant danger.
Being a heavy element, radon is found in its highest concentrations in the lowest levels of a structure. This means that when teams like Colorado Springs Radon Mitigation conduct testing, we do it at the ground floor or in the basement. this is where the highest levels of radon will be.
And because it is small, radon can penetrate most any material, so there doesn’t necessarily need to be a crack or a hole in a home or business for radon to get in. These small particles can affect your health, which is the primary reason for testing.
Radon causes approximately 20,000 cases of lung cancer every year – second only to smoking – not to mention a long list of associated health problems. Therefore, if it’s a problem in your home, it needs to be taken care of ASAP.