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APEX Radon has been providing radon mitigation system installation and radon testing for Denver Metro area residents for nearly 15 years. As a locally owned and operated radon mitigation company, we offer solutions for every radon concern our customers have. We strive to make the radon mitigation system process as easy as possible and install our systems efficiently, so they stand the test of time. Below, our experts have answered frequently asked questions we get about our services and processes. If you have more questions, please reach out to us directly.
What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing gas that could be in your home. This radioactive gas, which is colorless and odorless, comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and gets into the air you breathe. It is estimated to cause thousands of deaths each year when present at elevated levels.
How Does Radon Get Into a Home?
Acting as a trap for radon gas, your home’s structure allows it build up and prevents it from dissipating into the air naturally. Radon can enter through crawl spaces, cracks in your floors and foundation, as well as the water supply.
I Have a New House. Can I Still Have Elevated Radon Levels?
High radon levels can happen in any home, no matter the age. Well-sealed homes, drafty homes, or homes that are with or without basements are all at risk for elevated radon levels.
Is Radon Really That Serious of an Issue?
Radon exposure is estimated to be responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. As the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, breathing it for long periods of time can present a significant health risk to families all over the country.
Are My Children at Risk?
There isn’t conclusive data on the effects of radon on children, but it’s widely known that children are more susceptible to certain types of cancer. Testing the radon levels in your home can greatly reduce that risk for your children.
What are My Chances of Getting Lung Cancer?
The chances of you getting lung cancer from radon exposure increase depending on what the levels in your house are, how often you’re home, and whether you’re a smoker or non-smoker.
How Do I Know if My Radon Levels are High?
The only way to know what the radon levels are in your home is to have them tested by professionals. The experts at APEX Radon recommend radon testing every two years.
What Does A Radon Mitigation System Do?
Radon mitigation systems are vent pipe systems with a fan. This type of ventilation system sucks the radon from underneath your home and releases it outside. If you have a crawl space, it must be sealed with a vapor-barrier to ensure that radon levels are decreased as much as possible.
Do I Need Both the Fan System & Vapor Barrier?
We recommend you install both parts of the system to ensure reducing radon levels as much as possible, but we will do a two-phase install first if you prefer.
What is a Manometer?
A manometer is a U-shaped tube filled with either mercury or liquid used to measure the pressure difference between radon and the atmosphere. When a gas line is connected to one side of the manometer, it shifts. The difference in the height of the liquid in each side is used to calculate the gas line’s pressure. If the liquid levels are at a slant, the radon fan is working efficiently.
How Much Does a Radon Testing Kit Cost in Colorado?
We know it is crucial to make the right decision about radon testing and radon mitigation according to your needs and budget. We can give you more accurate information about pricing and quotes if you reach out to us directly.
How Common is Radon in Denver?
Radon is present in all 50 states. In Colorado, about half the homes have radon levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended action level of 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L).
What are the Symptoms of Radon?
If you believe you have been exposed to elevated levels of radon, it’s important to check with your primary healthcare provider to talk about potential contact and its effects. Some of the symptoms of radon exposure include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, a new or worsening cough, pain or tightness in the chest, hoarseness, or trouble swallowing.
How Do You Eliminate Radon?
Getting rid of radon is a necessary investment if you have elevated levels in your home. APEX Radon installs radon mitigation systems and technology to allow it to break down and disperse safely and effectively.
Why Choose APEX Radon?
Our customers have been trusting our radon testing kits and mitigation system installation for nearly 15 years. Elevated radon levels in your home is something that should be taken seriously as it poses possible health risks for everyone living inside the home. We are here to help you feel safe and secure when it comes to radon exposure and offer a solution for every radon concern you may have in your home. Please contact us today to learn more about our services!