Free Radon Testing
Boulder County Residents are eligible for free radon testing by enrolling in EnergySmart. Enroll for free by calling (303)-544-1000 and simply answer a few questions. Next, call the day you plan to stop by to pick up the test from 8am-5pm at 1722 14th St, Boulder, CO #210. Your radon testing kit comes with instructions, pre-paid postage, and envelope. You will place the kit at the lowest living level's inner wall, 3 feet away from a window or door to the outside, and let it sit out for 3-7 days. Once mailed in you will receive your results via email or mail.
What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium, also known as radioactive decay. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, gas that can enter buildings through cracks, holes, pipes, and or water.
Human exposure to radon can come from inhalation or ingestion. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Furthermore, studies indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon and radiation damage.
Why you should Test
Elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state. It is estimated that as many as 1 out of every 5 homes in the US has elevated radon levels. Testing is the only way to know your home's radon levels, and symptoms typically take years of exposure before any problems surface. If you find that your home has elevated levels of radon, a mitigation system should cost no more than other common home repairs ranging from $800 to $1,200.
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