Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced by the natural decay of Uranium in our rocks, soil and water. Radon exists in all regions of the United States, including Northern Colorado. The EPA estimates that Radon is responsible for 21,000 deaths per year, due to lung cancer caused by long-term exposure. Radon is a gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless--it therefore cannot be detected by our human senses. Professional, detailed Inspection and Laboratory analysis is necessary for Radon Detection.
How it works in a Real Estate Transaction:
The detection device(s) is typically placed in the home 48-72 hours before the General Home Inspection and retrieved by the Inspector during the General Home Inspection. The Inspector will perform a visual Inspection of the home, noting specifically any areas of possible Radon entry and the presence and operation of any Radon Mitigation Systems. The Inspector will ensure that all parties involved understand and agree to following the protocol for proper home conditions and non-interference with these sensitive devices. The device(s) will be analyzed and a complete report will be sent immediately to you, our Client, with any necessary recommendations.
How it works for a concerned Homeowner outside of a Real Estate Transaction:
The process is the same as outlined above, only without the General Home Inspection, and we are free to schedule the testing at our leisure!