As a Colorado custom home builder and remodeler we have the privilege of working with clients to create beautiful homes. From the foundation to the roof top, and everything in between, each aspect of the construction process is carefully addressed, thoroughly designed and implemented with the ultimate goal of creating that perfect place our client will call home…Their safe haven. Creating such a place not only requires that we pay attention to what is taking place above the foundation, but address what is taking place below it as well…The emission of radon gas.
As a builder and remodeler we are educated on what radon gas is and how to prepare a home during the construction phase for any future radon mitigation needed, however, we look to the professionals to provide the facts regarding radon, its health hazards, as well as instruction on how to test for and resolve any radon problems a home may have. Becoming educated about Radon gas is the first step in preventing radon problems in your home.
Learn the Facts About Radon Gas –
Did you know that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon gas levels, and here in Colorado, 1 in every 3 homes have elevated levels of radon gas.
What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from uranium, which is a naturally occurring mineral in rocks and soil. Normally, radon rises up through the soil and dissipates in the air outside. Radon becomes a concern, however, when it seeps through openings such as cracks, loose fitting pipes, slab joints or block walls and accumulates in your home.
The experts at Colorado State University Extension prepared a very educational download on preventing and testing for radon gas. We hope you’ll take the time to read it here, it could literally save your life and the lives of those you love. It is estimated that radon is associated with about 21,100 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States, second only to smoking.
Testing for radon gas in your home is inexpensive and can be done by a home owner for as little as $15. The American Lung Association also has great information about radon testing and a link to download a coupon for a home-test.
As always, our goal is to help you bring family and friends together in your home, and that includes keeping you and your family safe from radon. Please take a few minutes educate yourself on this topic, you’ll be glad you did.
Solid Rock Custom Homes
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