The Importance of Commercial Radon Testing & Mitigation
Radon is a colorless, odorless, deadly gas that is invisible to the naked eye. It’s one of the leading causes of lung cancer. As such, it’s incredibly important to make sure your commercial property has proper radon mitigation systems in place to keep everyone safe. APEX Radon provides commercial radon mitigation solutions and radon testing services for businesses throughout Denver, CO. Learn about the importance of hiring our team to help you keep your commercial property safe. When you’re ready, contact us to schedule an appointment.
We’ll start with an in-depth inspection and assessment of your radon mitigation system, radon levels, and more. From there, we’ll form a customized solution that meets your needs and budget.
Commercial Radon Testing
Workplaces throughout Denver can poise a risk of significant radon exposure for employees. Denver’s rich soil is particularly subject to radon gasses. When a commercial property is constructed on soil with high radon levels, the negative air pressure can cause the radon to seep into the building, putting everyone at risk.
The first component of radon mitigation is testing for radon levels. Radon testing is done in both short-term and long-term intervals. The short-term radon test is done in a single room or space in 48-96 hours to measure radon levels. A long-term test is put into place to measure radon levels and changes for months. As seasons and temperatures change, they affect the soil, and in turn, the level of radon gasses that permeate into commercial buildings. We will conduct both testing methods on your property to accurately achieve a proper diagnosis. From there, we will create a solution that meets your needs, budget, and property.
Commercial Radon Mitigation
Most of the time, commercial radon mitigation includes sealing cracks in your property’s foundation, walls, and other spaces where radon may enter. This prevents the lower air pressure from causing the vacuum that intakes radon. We will also construct and set up outside ventilation, allowing your property to be properly and continuously circulated.
We will also install a radon mitigation system or upgrade your current system to work properly. Radon fans need to be replaced and exhaust pipes need maintenance to run optimally and safely. We work with diagnostic tools and name-brand resources to make sure your system is running as safely and efficiently as possible.
Side Effects of Radon Exposure
Behind smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA states that anything 4.0 picocuries per liter or higher of radon requires mitigation. Our high-quality radon mitigation systems and solutions are guaranteed to help keep your facility safe. High radon level exposure can cause the inhabitants of your commercial property to have the following effects:
- Tightening of the chest
- Trouble swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Hoarse voice