Radon Mitigation Colorado Springs

Axios Home Inspections Offers full service radon & mitigation testing.

We can test, recommend, and mitigate your radon challenges in an economical manner. Protect your family’s health and your property investment, and get inexpensive radon mitigation done today.

Is Radon mitigation Colorado Springs Necessary?

Colorado Springs and El Paso and surrounding counties are “Zone 1” test results for the likelihood of radon gas levels above 4 pCi/L (picoCuries/Liter), the federal standard safety threshold for human radiation exposure. That means that yes, radon mitigation is necessary and is smart for the long term health of your family and potential resale of your property. The Environmental Protection Agency strongly suggests mitigation for any building testing at levels above 2 pCi/L for health reasons.  Radon mitigation Colorado Springs CO knows is necessary, and as long as done in an effective manner it can significantly reduce the likelihood of exposure to radon, a colorless, tasteless gas that breaks down into particles in the human lungs and exposes you to radiation. That radioactivity over a period of time increases your chances of developing lung cancer, and becomes a worse risk factor if you or anyone in the home smokes. 

Colorado Springs radon mitigation done correctly does not send red flags to potential home buyers, on the contrary, test results and the form of mitigation on the property are now standard questions during a real estate transaction. Since radon occurs due to subterranean breakdown of uranium and radium, and much of Colorado soil contains those naturally, it literally is everywhere. While being proactive in advance can help diminish the problem in new home construction, it is myth that radon only occurs in new, older, homes with a basement, or those with concrete pads. Radon can test at levels requiring mitigation in any type of building construction of any age. Each individual property stands independent as to its potential for having a radon challenge, and should be tested and mitigated regardless of how your neighbor’s home did on a test. 

To truly know the potential hazard to your family, you need a qualified radon professional to test for the levels on your property. Depending on your needs, a short term (no time to wait) or long term test (90 days of exposure) needs conducted, as well as generally a second test to verify the results. Retesting should happen after mitigation, and on a periodic basis. If you decide to utilize different areas of your property, testing the newly occupied space is a good investment. 

Controlling Radon Mitigation Colorado Springs Cost

Sometimes homeowners are tempted to try and build their own mitigation system, or someone has told them that if they just leave the windows open, the air exchange will alleviate the radon problem. The former is challenging and often only partially effective, and while opening the windows to exchange air can help in that moment, it is not a long-term solution.  Radon testing by a qualified, trained radon professional can provide accurate data about the need to mitigate in your home. There are a number of different mitigation methods that can be used, and the construction of your property and the level your radon tests at determine what will be most effective.

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