January is National Radon Action Month

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Invisible, odorless, and tasteless: radon is a radioactive gas and a silent intruder in about half of Colorado homes, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health. Produced from uranium and radium in the soil, it can leak into home through the foundation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that levels above 4 picocuries per Liter of air (pCi/L) should be mitigated, according to. According to “A Review of Residential Radon Case – Control Epidemiologic Studies Performed in The United States” by William Field, states that the average indoors radon level is 6.4 pCi/L a number that could induce cancer with prolonged exposure.

Adaptive Solutions, owned and run by Jason Meininger here in Durango, CO, set out to reduce radon exposure in homes by providing information, testing radon levels, and mitigating as unobtrusively as possible. Nationally Certified, Adaptive Solutions follows EPA protocols and National Radon Proficiency Programs’ best management practices. Using the industry’s best Continuous Radon Monitor which runs a 48 hour test, you will receive results and next step recommendations in about three days. Then, their team will design a custom, cost effective mitigation solution for your home.

When buying real estate, part of your due diligence is to have the home inspected including radon testing. If sellers are aware of the issue, it must be reported in the Seller’s Property Disclosure. Adaptive Solutions quickly works with buyers and Realtors to test and create a mitigation plan to remove hazardous radon levels.

Because radon is a manageable hazard, it shouldn’t deter you from our market or a specific home. With assistance from local radon mitigation companies and real estate professionals, there are proven ways to protect your health against naturally occurring radon. Whether you are a homeowner with radon concerns or a homebuyer making sure you are not buying into a potentially hazardous home, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions about radon in our community.

Read more about Adaptive Solutions along with many resource links on their site here: https://www.asradon.com/