Colorado is known as the “big red box” when it comes to radon. The Rocky Mountains have lot of granite near the surface, which contains more uranium than any other type of rock. The whole state is considered hot, and is categorized as Zone 1, which means that most homes in the state will test above the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/L.
Remind your clients that radon is colorless, odorless, and the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths, affecting even non-smokers.
Many homebuilders factor in radon mitigation systems in their new construction, but all older homes should be tested, too. If you’re not offering radon testing yet, consider taking InterNACHI’s free and accredited Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider course, and join IAC2 to become an IAC2-Certified Radon Tester. Both are free benefits of your InterNACHI membership!