J & D Inspections Inc.
Inspector: John Thurmond CRI NAHI
Cell: 303-514-7253 Office: 303-369-7161
J & D Inspections Inc.
Inspector: John Thurmond CRI NAHI
Cell: 303-514-7253 Office: 303-369-7161
J & D Inspections Inc.
Inspector: John Thurmond CRI NAHI
Cell: 303-514-7253 Office: 303-369-7161

I have heard of Radon before. Is it a concern in Colorado?

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How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils especially volcanically formed areas such as the Rocky Mountains. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation by means of least resistance. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.

Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. Sometimes radon enters the home through well water. In a small number of homes, the building materials such as granite can give off radon, too. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves.

The Risk of Living With Radon
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As these particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer. And the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years.

Like other environmental pollutants, there is some uncertainty about the magnitude of radon health risks. However, we know more about radon risks than risks from most other cancer-causing substances. This is because estimates of radon risks are based on studies of cancer in humans (underground miners).

Smoking combined with radon is an especially serious health risk. Stop smoking and lower your radon levels to reduce your lung cancer risk.

With a home inspection, we discount Radon Testing

We can set our Radon Monitors 2 days prior to your inspection and you'll have results at your scheduled inspection. We can also set monitors at the inspection and you'll have results 48 hours later. Be sure to schedule your Radon test with your inspection to get the discount.

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J & D Inspections Inc.
Inspector: John Thurmond CRI NAHI
Cell: 303-514-7253 Office: 303-369-7161

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