Radon Frequently Asked Questions
Radon Questions Answered. Our biggest challenge at Utah Radon Services is educating the public about Radon. We hope this page answers some of your questions about radon and how it can affect your health.
What Is Radon?
Radon is an odorless gas that comes from uranium in the ground. You can’t see it, smell it, or detect that it is there. The only way to be sure is to have a radon test. For more information on what is radon, Click Here
How Prevalent Is Radon In Utah?
- 1 in 3 homes has unsafe levels of radon.
- Utah’s radon level is 5 times higher than the national average
- Having an unsafe level of 4.0 pCi/L is equal to the risk of lung cancer as smoking 8 cigarettes a day
How Dangerous is Radon?
- Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers
- The EPA estimates that 21,000 people each year die from the effects of radon.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in Utah even though Utah has the lowest rate of smoking in the country.
What Radon Level Is Considered High?
There is no safe level of radon. If your home is above 2.0, you should consider getting your home mitigated for radon. 70% of radon deaths from lung cancer lived in homes that measured between 2.0 and 3.9. The World Health Organization encourages radon mitigation if the radon levels are 2.7 or higher.
How Much Does Radon Mitigation Cost?
The average system usually is under $1,400. Click here to find out what would change the price.
What Is Involved With Getting A Free Radon Test?
What Is A Safe Radon Level?
There is no “safe” level and any exposure will pose some risk. Radon in the air is measured in picoCuries per liter, or “pCi/L.” The EPA recommends that you take action with radon mitigation if the radon level in your home is 4.0 pCi/L or higher. With past tests showing 1 in 3 homes in Utah having high levels of radon, and the state average of 5.3 pCi/L, every home in Utah should be tested.
What Makes Systems From Utah Radon Services Different From Other Comapnies?
- We are the largest radon company in Utah and we install 60% of the radon systems in the state.
- We provide sound condensers with each installation so our customers can sleep well at night.
- We provide fan alarms that will alert our customers if the radon fan stops working.
- Our installers are certified radon professionals and we take pride in our installations.
What Guarantees Do You Provide?
Since every home and building is different, Utah Radon Services will give a custom quote for every system that will have a custom radon level guarantee for that home or building.
Do You Have Reviews Of Your Work?
We have over 600 5-Star reviews on Google. Click Here to read our reviews.
Radon removal is an important part of a healthy home.
This is why we provide FREE radon test kits and FREE radon mitigation bids.