The Risk of Radon in Colorado – What You Need to Know

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According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment all 64 counties in Colorado are at high risk for radon, including our very own Routt and Grand Counties.

What is radon?

Radon is an element that is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. It’s a gas and pretty hard to detect without the proper equipment. Naturally occurring, it isn’t a pollutant caused by humans. Instead, it “lives” in the ground and can get into homes. It naturally lives in the earth’s soil, and sometimes slowly seeps from the ground into your home through cracks, pipes, and other weak spots.

So why is radon bad for you and your family?

Well, to start radon is radioactive. Radon has been found to cause cancer and other health problems with long-term exposure. As radon naturally emanates from the earth’s soil, it can get trapped inside your home or property. Large enough amounts can cause health problems.

Can you protect yourself and your family from radon?

That’s where Rocky Mountain Catastrophe and Restoration can help. Our crew are trained professionals when it comes to radon. We can go through your home and test specific areas for the radioactive material. If found, we can use our professional equipment and experience to remove and mitigate radon from your home, without disrupting your life.

When hiring a radon remediation professional, be sure to ask about the EPA recommendations. Without the right equipment and training, you could be at risk for more radon entering your home. (That’s right…the contractor could actually make your problem worse!) No one wants more of a headache than necessary. That can become a very costly problem.

Stop waiting. If your home hasn’t been tested for radon in the last couple of years, it is important to get it done sooner than later. Contact Rocky Mountain Catastrophe for the best most professional radon testing and remediation in the area. Our team will quickly and efficiently identify if radon is an issue, and fix it correctly the first time so you can rest easy knowing you and your family are safe. Contact us today – we are happy to to help!

To contact Rocky Mountain Catastrophe, call (970) 722-7744 or email info@rkymtncat.com