Easy 6 Step Process for Radon Testing
Radon Certifications & Licenses
What is Radon?
Because radon is odorless and tasteless, it can only be detected by an appropriate testing device. At Utah Radon Defense, we use the latest and most accurate, continuous monitoring equipment installed by our Certified Radon Inspection Specialists. Our specialists will perform your radon testing with the most precise radon tests in the industry. Our capabilities include grab sampling where we can find specific areas of high radon concentration. This testing is affordable and reliable, making it accessible to all our clients who are concerned about the safety of the air where they live and work.
Why Should I Test for Radon?
Radon is a dangerous, naturally occurring gas caused by the radioactive decay of uranium in soil, rocks, and water.1 It’s the number two leading cause of lung cancer only surpassed in the United States by smoking.2 Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer, causing 1.8 million cases per year and 1.6 million deaths globally. Because of the high mortality rate of lung cancer, radon is considered a leading health hazard. Almost all homes in Utah have been found to have some level of radon. The EPA and our state health department have recommended radon testing for all homes and living spaces in Utah.4
Radon is stored in basements and crawl spaces and seeps in through cracks and holes in the foundation. It can be found at high levels especially in warm months when the levels can be 3 to 10 times higher than found in winter. There are many different factors that affect radon levels which is why we recommending using our expert technicians to do your test monitoring for the most accurate results.
Because children are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of radon for a number of reasons,3 we recommend regular radon testing at daycare and school facilities. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that damage lung tissue when breathed in. This is especially true of children under the age of 12 to 14. Studies have shown that children are also more vulnerable to the effects of radiation exposure.
Additionally, many homeowners choose to ensure their radon levels are low to protect their pets as they are at a higher risk.
Where Should I Test for Radon?
Although it is advised that every home be tested because of the amount of time we stay there, radon testing is also highly recommended in commercial facilities such as office buildings. While basements often experience higher levels of radon, this carcinogenic gas can exist in any structure and becomes more dangerous the longer exposure lasts. Make sure to keep your business and home safe by hiring Utah Radon Defense to carry out your radon testing.
What Comes After the Radon Test?
After our test monitoring is completed, we’ll send you a copy of a detailed report. If your radon levels come back close to but below 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air), we will work with your specific situation to make recommendations to lower the level and retest. If your levels are above 4pCi/L, our experienced technician will recommend the appropriate mitigation system to remediate the radon gas and maintain safe levels.
Every situation is unique, which is why we recommend using radon testingprofessionals to get the most accurate results. Likewise, every mitigation system is customized taking into account the specific factors that influence your radon levels. In most cases, after we complete the mitigation system installation, we're able to guarantee that your radon levels will be below 2.7pCi/L.
"Utah Radon Defense tested the radon levels in our home and they were very high and unsafe. They installed the mitigation system quickly and left our home in better shape than they found it. We couldn’t be happier with the results! We highly recommend Utah Radon Defense!"
- Steve & Jana Webber
Talk To Our Radon Testing and Mitigation Specialists
Our radon testing and radon mitigation specialists are certified by multiple national agencies to ensure you receive highly accurate results and peace of mind.