Why You Need Radon Mitigation if You Live in Denver, Colorado
You could be at risk from exposure to radon gas and never even know it. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally due to the breakdown of uranium in the soil; it is well documented as a carcinogen and has been linked in particular to lung cancer. Since radon cannot be seen and has no smell, the presence of this gas must be detected by professionals. Therefore, you should have SWAT Environmental radon mitigation specialists test your home regularly to make sure that it is safe, and if necessary perform a complete radon mitigation.
It is important to understand that there is no specific region of the country to which radon is limited, even though it is particularly common in the Denver region. Regardless of where you live, you need to be cautious. Radon gas can be found anywhere, not only in the soil, but also in the rocks and water. Homeowners without basements often think that they are at a lower risk of radon, but there is no evidence that this is true. Houses without basements are just as likely to have a radon problem as those with basements.
It is also a mistake to believe that your home does not have a radon problem because a neighbor has had their house tested successfully. Radon problems can be confined to one house and not be present in any of the surrounding houses. Regardless of what other homeowners in your area have found through testing, you should have your own home tested too.
There are acceptable levels of radon, so even if it is found, your may not be in any danger. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the safe level is less than four picocuries per liter. Above this level, and you need to have your radon levels reduced through a process called mitigation. This is accomplished through the installation of a custom designed solution for your home.
SWAT Environmental Denver Radon Mitigation & Radon Testing Denver
The experts at SWAT Environmental can choose and install the necessary system to reduce the radon levels in your home. Specific systems and techniques used in radon mitigation can vary widely depending on your house and your radon problem. Some are designed to address the radon before it enters the home, while others reduce radon after it has already entered. In many cases, some combination of multiple systems will be necessary to complete the radon mitigation.
For example, methods to prevent radon from entering the house can include sealing cracks and fissures in the foundation as well as the installation of a fan to distribute pressure more evenly in the structure. A suction system for the soil outside of the house can also be used to keep the gas from entering. Ventilation systems can remove any gas already in your house. Since the potential health impact of radon gas in Denver is so serious, call SWAT Environmental radon mitigation to set up your appointment immediately.
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