Look for these five things in a radon reduction company.
When you live in the western United States, there are a few things that you have to worry about that people in other parts of the country don't. Avalanches are much more common in this part of the country, as are attacks by bears and mountain lions (albeit less of a direct threat on most days). People also have to worry about their water use much more than the rest of the country, as many of the country's crops are grown there yet water is becoming more and more scarce. The point here is that this part of the country is much different than the rest of it, and so people need to be aware of that before they move out.
One other thing that people out West have to worry about is radon. This odorless gas that you can't taste or see can be incredibly harmful to people if they breathe it in. Small amounts aren't too bad for you, but if you have too much or you're exposed to it for years at a time, you can develop lung cancer and other health issues. In order to make sure there home doesn't have radon in it or if it does to get rid of it people have to hire a radon reduction company. Of course, since there's lots of radon out West there are also lots of radon reduction companies. When you begin your search for the right company, make sure you look for these five things.
1. Experience. As with most things, it's always smart to find a company with experience. In general, companies that have been doing radon abatement for years are more likely to have a strong understanding of how the job needs to be done.
2. Good rates. Second, compare the rates of various companies before you go ahead and hire one. There are plenty of companies out there that are just trying to make a buck, so make sure you're not paying more money than you need to be.
3. Expertise. Third, only work with companies who bring a degree of expertise. Look through their website to make sure they really know what they're talking about.
4. Free quotes. The best companies are confident enough in their service to offer free quotes to customers. Make sure the company you're looking at is willing to let you know how much the project should cost before you hire them.
5. Accuracy. Lastly, do your best to make sure that the radon company you hire is assessing the radon levels in your home accurately. Since you're likely not an expert, you're not going to be able to tell for sure, but you can read through reviews and ask them to explain how they're testing the levels. Just do your best to make sure what they're telling you is accurate, and work with companies that seem trustworthy, honest, and transparent.
In Colorado, it's hard to do better than SWAT Environmental for radon reduction. They really know their stuff and they're committed to reducing the radon levels in your home no matter what has to be done.