Odorless, tasteless and invisible, radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into you home through cracks and pores in the foundation. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. just behind smoking. For non-smokers, it is the leading cause of lung cancer. Radon also accounts for up to 70% of the radiation we are exposed to in Utah. So yes, high radon levels in Utah are a concern for us all.
Past testing shows that the average level of radon is above the recommended EPA action levels in at least 14 zip codes scattered throughout Salt Lake and the surrounding areas. In fact, on average, 1 in 3 homes have high radon levels in Utah. Search for your specific zip code average here.
That means that homes in these areas average over 4 pCi/L (picocuries per Liter) of radon in their home. This is the level that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends radon mitigation.
Whether your home falls in an area with a high average or not, there is only one way to know if your home has high radon levels. Radon levels vary greatly from one home to the next. They vary because of soil, home, concrete used, etc.
Fill out the form on this page to request a radon test kit. Or call and speak to our radon experts at 801-871-0715.