Eradicating Radon in Commercial Buildings
In Utah the levels of radon are higher than average1 (1 out of 3 homes tested with higher than recommended levels compared to the 1 out of 15 United States average).2 We know the dangerous consequences of radon gas and its effects on developing lung cancer,3 so we take radon testing very seriously. It’s important to know that while there are many resources for DIY test kits, there is a likely possibility between inaccurate testing results and poor testing practices. Radon is an elusive gas because levels can be impacted by the fluctuation of air flow. Due to the serious nature of elevated radon levels and the testing variabilities, there are two agencies, NNRP4 and NRSB5 that license and certify radon specialists. At Utah Radon Defense, a Certified Radon Inspection Specialist, would be conducting a radon test in your home or office.
As a business owner or property manager, we understand your responsibility to keep children, residents, and employees safe. The Utah Health and Safety Department1 and EPA recommend testing structures where long periods of time are spent indoors.2 If a mitigation system has been installed the recommended frequency of testing is every two years. Schools and daycares are especially important to defend against the harmful effects of radon because studies have shown that children are two times more likely to develop lung cancer when exposed to the same level of radon as adults.6
Let us help defend you against radon in commercial buildings by hiring our certified, skilled technicians to conduct commercial radon testing. At Utah Radon Defense, we make the process of commercial radon testing simple and fast to put your mind at ease. Our experienced specialist will come to your business, multi-unit property, school, industrial facility, or school building and investigate grade, number of rooms, doors, and openings. Then, he or she will set up a highly accurate, radon testing system. Upon completion of testing, our technician can discuss your results with you. The radon level will inform our team on whether or not to recommend commercial radon mitigation. When necessary, we will use remediation techniques like mitigation. Our advanced mitigation services assist in reducing the radon levels that exist in your indoor space ensuring your breathing air is safe.
- “What You Need to Know About Radon.” University of Utah Health, healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/news/2018/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-radon.php.
- A Citizen’s Guide to Radon The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon. United States Environmental Protection Agency , Dec. 2016, www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-12/documents/2016_a_citizens_guide_to_radon.pd
- “American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Statistics.” American Cancer Society | Cancer Facts & Statistics, cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org/
- “Types of Certification.” NRPP, 16 Jan. 2020, nrpp.info/certification/types-of-certification/.
- “Consumer Protection.” National Radon Safety Board, 28 Aug. 2018, www.nrsb.org/for-consumers/consumer-protection/
- “Environmental Health and Medicine Education.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=8&po=7#:~:text=Children and Radon Exposure Risk,faster than those of adults