Radon Testing Services in Utah
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it.
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that seeps into our Utah County homes and buildings from the soil. Your home traps the radon, allowing it to build up and potentially cause serious health issues for you and your loved ones.
On average, 1 in 3 homes tested in Utah has dangerous levels of radon, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The only way to know if you have high radon levels in your home is to test.
Even if your neighbors tested their home, you cannot assume that the radon level in your Orem home would be similar.
Radon testing takes an average of up to seven days to test for radon and receive the results. Testing is done under closed-house conditions, so winter is the ideal time to schedule one.
Professional Radon Testing in Utah County
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking. It is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths every year.
A simple test lets you know the radon levels in your home.
Radon Testing in Your Orem Home
Radon testing is a quick and inexpensive way to know if your house needs attention because of high radon levels.
Radon is measured in units called picocuries. Anything higher than 4 picocuries is considered unsafe. The average radon level in tested Utah homes was 5.3 picocuries.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every 10 picocuries is the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Radon Mitigation in Utah
Radon mitigation should only be performed based on the test results for your house. The most common mitigation technique in Utah is Active Soil Depressurization (ASD).
Most of the radon gets into a house from the soil with soil gases. They seep through cracks in the concrete slabs and even through the concrete pores. This effect is more pronounced during the heating season due to the stack effect.
The stack effect creates negative pressure in the lower level of the house and intensifies the seepage of soil gases inside. A properly installed ASD system creates negative pressure below your home’s slab and prevents soil gases (including radon) from entering your home.
As certified specialists in radon mitigation, we make sure the installation follows codes, rules, and regulations.
To ensure that the installation of the system is successful and resolves the problem, we provide post-installation testing, which is required per regulations. Prior to the installation, our trained technicians will discuss the details and layout to make sure that you, as a homeowner, are satisfied with it before the system is installed.
We include all necessary indicators and signaling devices to alert you if your radon mitigation system needs attention and keep you and your loved ones safe.
Have A Question About Radon Testing or Mitigation? Contact Us Today
ABT Heating & Cooling can provide a professional assessment of the radon levels in your household which can offer you peace of mind. Call us today at 801-695-4626 or request service online.