Firm offers radon tests, mitigation

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado provides radon testing for homeowners as well as ways to mitigate high levels of radon.

“Fall and winter are the ideal times to test for radon in the home, since windows are typically closed and any radon in the home will not be diluted with fresh air from outdoors,” said Ted Munkres, owner of the Grand Junction business.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas caused by the decay of uranium in the earth. As radon gas rises through the soil, it can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation, walls, crawl spaces, sump pumps and wells. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 cases of lung cancer in the United States each year.

The only way to determine if high levels of radon exist in a home is to test for them. Testing is best conducted in the fall or winter months, when the home is usually closed to outdoor air. Foundation Repair of Western Colorado has trained radon mitigation specialists available to help homeowners test for radon in their homes. If elevated radon levels are found in the home, Foundation Repair can install mitigation systems.

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado operates offices at 121 Chipeta Ave. For more information, call 243-2022 or log on to