Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
If you live in Utah you’ve probably heard of radon gas. But why is it so important that you understand the facts about Radon in Utah.
Health Risks Associated With Radon
Prolonged exposure to high radon levels is a major risk for lung cancer. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. High levels of radon gas occur naturally in Utah soil and rocks, and can move up into a house from the ground. The house then traps the radon in the air inside – which we then breathe in. Most of us, spend the majority of our time at home… breathing in that air. It is important to know that it is safe for you and your loved ones.
So how do you determine if your house has high radon levels?
What homes have high radon?
Simple yet specialized testing can show whether home radon levels need to be addressed. Unfortunately, any home can have high radon levels. It doesn’t matter the age, layout, or neighborhood of the house. In fact, your neighbor may test low while your house comes up with high levels. Each home is unique and the ONLY way to determine radon levels is through testing.
Testing can be done quickly and FREE by simply filling out the form on this page. The next question, is what to do when high radon levels are found.
How to lower radon levels in your home
Don’t be alarmed if your home comes back with high levels. Radon levels can be lowered simply with a radon mitigation system. These systems are a series of pipes that pull the air from below the house and vent it out above the roof. This helps prevent radon from ever entering the home. Radon systems can be installed quickly (usually within one day) and affordably.
How do you begin your radon journey?
The first step is testing your home for radon gas. Those results will determine what the next steps are. If your radon levels are low, then you can retest your home in about 18 months. It is recommended at least every 2 years and in a different season. High radon levels, means you may need to install a mitigation system. You can request a bid by calling 801-871-0715 and speaking with the radon experts.
We are available to answer your questions or help you get started on your radon journey.