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Because Utah Radon Services installs over 60% of the radon mitigation systems in Utah, we have a vast experience where there are hot spots of radon and what areas do not have an abundance of radon.
The average home in the U.S. has a 1.3 PCi/L level of radon and the EPA recommends that you take action with radon mitigation if the radon level in your home is 4.0 PCi/L or higher. 1 in 3 homes in Utah has unsafe levels of radon and the Utah state average is 5.3. This is why every home in Utah should be tested for radon.
The main reason why getting your home tested for radon is so important is that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) and the EPA estimates that over 21,000 die from the effects of radon in the U.S. each year. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
One of the surprising things we have found about radon testing is that a home can have a very high level of radon, and the next-door neighbor doesn’t. This is because radon is caused by uranium and it comes up through the foundation of homes and causes radon to enter the home. When a new homeowner is buying a home, getting a radon test is the only way of knowing if your new home is going to have unsafe levels of radon.
Radon hot spots can be in new areas such as Daybreak or older established areas such as Draper, Highland, Alpine, and other parts of Utah County. Salt Lake County has many cities with high levels. Strangely, parts of Davis County have low levels while some cities have moderate to high levels.
Get your home tested for radon for free by filling out this form. We will mail you a free radon test with instructions and we will get you the results so you know whether your home needs action.