Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas created when uranium breaks down in soil and rocks. It enters homes through cracks and pores in the foundation and construction joints, and long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer. In fact, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States! With such a significant risk to your health, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself from radon.
How To Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Radon Gas
In Utah, one in three homes have high levels of radon inside. Because radon comes from the soil, it can be found in any home, no matter if it’s new, old, small, big, or somewhere in between. We recommend the following steps to every homeowner in Utah:
- Test your home. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Because of this, it can only be detected with specialized testing. This can be done quickly and easily by ordering a free radon test through this form.
- Understand radon action levels. Groups like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) have radon action levels that help you determine if you need to take steps to remove radon from your home. You can learn more about them here.
- Get a quote. If your home comes back with a high concentration of radon, we offer a free quote for a mitigation (or removal) system.
- Mitigate your home. Radon mitigation systems can be installed in a few hours and are guaranteed to lower your home’s radon levels. You can learn more about radon mitigation systems here.
- Retest your home. The EPA recommends that you retest your home for radon every two years. Additionally, you should alternate testing between the summer and winter seasons.
Utah Radon Services has a team of certified specialists to take you through the testing phase and, if needed, through the mitigation phase. To order your free test, fill out the form on this page or call our specialists at 801-871-0715.