A Closer Look
Why Should You Test for Radon?
At Professional Advantage we provide a complete radon testing and mitigation service for residential and commercial application. Radon is the second leading cause for lung cancer today following cigarettes as the number one for lung cancer. Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium/radium in the soils, which enters the home/building and is breathed into our lungs. The decay products from Radon cause damage to our lungs through alpha rays, which are emitted as radon breaks down through natural process.
Upon testing for radon, Professional Advantage will provide you with the results and our recommendation. If the radon levels are at or above the acceptable levels, which the EPA/NEHA have established to be 4.0 pCi/l for corrective action, an appointment can be made in order to provide you with the best options for mitigating the Radon from your home or building.
EPA says that 1 in every 15 homes has a high level of Radon above the take action amount of 4 picas curies per liter. (4 pCi/L) It is unfortunate but most of the Colorado area is in a high level zone according to the EPA map of high level zones in the United States.
A quick summary of radon information clearly states that no matter how high the radon levels are your home, they can become Hazardous to your Health or cause lung Cancer, if you are exposed to radon gas for long periods of time. The higher the Radon Level is in your home and the more time you spend in your home the more likely you could develop lung cancer. If you smoke or have smoked in the past your chances of developing Lung Cancer are 17 times greater.
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Two Different Systems
How is Radon Removed from a Building or Home?
For some examples of what Professional Advantage has found during inspections of Radon Mitigation systems that were improperly installed click here to view the radon slide show gallery.
Is There Any Guarantee?
Yes we offer a 25-year guarantee for our system. Typically manufactures will offer a five-year warranty on their fans and we cannot extend that part of the system. Our guarantee is that the system will continue to function as designed and the Radon will be reduced to below 3.0 Pci/L. Which is a measurement used for determining how much Radon is present.
How We Install
How Long Does it Take to Install?
Usually a system can be completed within one working day.
How Can I Pay for the System?
We accept major credit cards and will take checks or cash.
How Will I know the radon level has been reduced?
EPA recommends a third party test be completed after work is done. This is usually completed after waiting 7 days, since radon has a half-life of 3.8 days. However we do provide a test for you to check our work without having to spend additional fees.
What to Expect
Will there be any mess to clean up afterwards?
We use floor coverings and do the entire cleanup when work is done leaving the place of work as clean or cleaner than it was when we arrived.
Give us a call
How do I go about scheduling?
All it takes is a phone call to 303-503-8764.
Short vs. Long Term
What happens when we test?
Short Term Tests vs. Long Term Testing: Normally performed for most Real Estate transactions, the 48 Hours Short Term test is provided with instant results. A Long Term test remains in your home for more than 90 days, is more accurate and can compensate for seasonal changes. This includes using different type testing devices designed for a longer period of time. If time permits a long term test can be used to confirm the accuracy of short term test results.
Different testing devices can be available that are of a passive nature (do not need electricity or batteries) they include alpha track detectors, charcoal canisters, charcoal liquid scintillation detectors and electret ion chambers. The active device is a continuous monitor. They are safe to use and require the least amount of time to be in your home, which means less interruption to your daily home life when a test is under way.