The Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department is offering Free Radon Test Kits. During the winter months when homes are closed up more there is more danger from trapping radon gases which are the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Certain low levels of radon can be like smoking 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day. Certainly you wouldn’t want you or your family exposed to this.
Radon is a gas that naturally releases into the air from the soil. Most of our homes here in Colorado in the mountains or towns, especially the older homes in town built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s, are built on a crawl space or unfinished basement. This crawl space now captures and concentrates any radon gases released from the soil and especially during the winter when your windows are shut and the heat is on. So by all means get your free radon test kit, we highly recommend it.
A while back we posted some information about Radon and you can find that on this link http://www.trinidadco.com/Main/Radon.asp and we think if you have not read this you will find this helpful. If you are building a new home here you will find that you can protect your family with some simple inexpensive mitigation installed while you are doing the construction. So if you are not aware of Radon we hope you take a few minutes to get better educated.
Thanks to the Local Health Department for offering this free test kit!
You can contact John or Tony in Trinidad at 719-846-2213 or Matt in Walsenburg at 719-738-2650.
Trinidad Location is at 412 Benedicta Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082
Walsenburg Location is 119 East Fifth Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089