Radon Testing Aspen Colorado! Call ECOS 970-925-3267
ECOS Safely Tests Radon Levels In Your Home For Danger. Our short-term Radon Testing will focus on Radon Levels above 4 pCi/L which is the EPA action level to do Radon Mitigation. The EPA rates Pitkin County as “Zone 1″ which means that many homes have radon levels above 4. In fact, 1 out of every 2 Pitkin residence has dangerous radon levels above 4 pCi/L. The average national indoor radon level is 1.3 pCi/L while the average indoor radon level of Pitkin County is 7.7 pCi/L. Pitkin County is nearly 6 times the national Radon level and thus the reason to do Radon Testing!!! Given these statistics and health risks posed by Radon, Radon Testing will be cheap for homeowners and the smart thing to do! These are the reasons why ECOS does Radon Testing for Pitkin County. ECOS has been serving Pitkin County residents for over 11 years.
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Radon Testing Aspen Colorado! AGAIN CALL 970-925-3267
ECOS has invested thousand of dollars to grow its radon business in order to help local clients lower the radon levels in their homes. Radon is a serious problem that goes undetected in many homes in the State of Colorado in general and Pitkin Count in particular. Radon is invisible to the human eye which is why Radon Testing is important. Radon CAN NOT be smelled by human beings which is another reason why Radon Testing is important. Radon is a silent threat lingering in many homes that needs to be detected by special Radon Testing equipment.
RADON TESTING ASPEN COLORADO FACTS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS:
- Radon is a radioactive, tasteless, odorless gas resulting from the decay of Uranium
- Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States
- Radon is only second to Smoking which is the #1 leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
- Smoking leads to 160,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
- Radon is responsible for over 21,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
- Second hand smoke is the 3rd leading cause of lung cancer leading to 3,000 U.S. deaths per yr
- Smokers living in homes with Radon are extremely vulnerable to lung cancer
- EPA Radon map of Colorado highlights that Radon is a serious issue in Pitkin County
- EPA action level is 4 pCi/L and labeled as “Zone 1” on the Radon Map below
- EPA classified the majority of counties in Colorado as “Zone 1”
- EPA “Zone 2” shows counties with levels between 2 – 4 pCi/L
- EPA also supports fixing your home for radon levels between 2 – 4 pCi/L
- ECOS can test for Radon in Pitkin County
ECOS radon experts respond from 401 Aspen Airport Business Center:
RADON TESTING ASPEN COLORADO – PITKIN COUNTY FACTS:
- The average national indoor radon level is 1.3 pCi/L
- The average indoor radon levels of Pitkin County is 7.7 pCi/L or nearly 6 times the national level!!!
- The EPA has ranked Pitkin County as “Zone 1” which means the average house will likely exceed the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/L!
- FACT: 1 out of every 2 Homes in Pitkin County have radon levels > 4pCi / L
- 48% of Pitkin County homes > 4 pCi / Liter
- 22% of Pitkin County homes are between 2 & 4 pCi / Liter
- 30% of Pitkin County homes < 2 pCi/ Liter
According to the EPA, “Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer. The amount of radon in your home’s air is measure in pCi / Liter. The United States Congress has a set a long-term goal that indoor radon levels be no more than outdoor levels” of radon which are approximately 0.4 pCi / Liter. EPA strongly recommends fixing your home if the results are greater than 4 pCi/Liter. The EPA also says you, “may want to consider fixing if the level is between 2 and 4 pCi/L.”
You can order a radon test kit that will not cost much but you get what you pay for meaning that you will only get a yes or no reading and that reading will not tell you the level of radon in your residence. When you are ready to test your commercial property and/or home for radon, then the EPA strongly recommends hiring a qualified radon testing and mitigation company.
To the right, the EPA Radon map of Colorado highlights that radon should be a concern for ALL Colorado citizens. ECOS wants to raise the awareness of radon as a health risk for the State of Colorado in general and the local communities we serve in particular. The map shows that most counties in Colorado or labeled Zone 1 meaning that many homes have an elevated level of radon above the recommended threshold of 4 pCi/L.
Zone 1 = Highlighted Red (home likely have radon levels above 4 pCi/L)
Zone 2 = Highlighted Orange (homes likely have radon levels between 2 – 4 pCi/L)
Zone 3 = Not Applicable in the State of Colorado
Compare Colorado to other states using the following link below:
As a company, we would like to refer to what the EPA states to avoid any conflicts of interest regarding Radon testing
“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smoker and the second leading cause of lung cancer for the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picocuries per liter, pCi/L, or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.”
ECOS responds to your Radon Testing & Mitigation needs from our Aspen Airport Business Center office location:
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Why Hire Aspen Based Contractor?
EPA recommends that you have a qualified local radon mitigation contractor fix your home because lowering high radon levels requires specific technical knowledge and special skills. Without the proper equipment or technical knowledge, you could actually increase your radon level or create other potential hazards and additional costs. However, if you decide to do the work yourself, get information on appropriate training courses and training courses from your state.
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