About AZ Radon Pros

Arizona Radon Professionals

AZ Radon Pros is a team of professionals located in Arizona, with more than 20 years of experience in mitigation services. We specialize in mitigation; this is all we do!

We are NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) Certified. The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) is recognized as the nation’s leading certification program for radon professionals. NRPP Certification is an ongoing effort that requires bi-annual documentation of competence, expertise and performance to demonstrate skill, knowledge and professionalism.

We are an Arizona licensed contractor, bonded and insured.

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What is Radon?

Radon is a gas that is created in soil where uranium and radium are found. These elements can be found everywhere in the world, but at different concentrations. Buildings in contact with the soil are subject to radon entry, as radon can enter into buildings through any opening or crack.  Any building, in Arizona, has the potential for elevated levels of radon. The more uranium found in the soil, the higher the potential for elevated radon levels.

The real question is not, “Is there radon?” but rather, “How much radon is there, and does it present a health risk to me?”

Uranium breaks down to radium, which in turn decays into radon gas. Radon is an inert gas, it does not react or combine with the elements in the ground and it is colorless and odorless. Because of this, radon can move up through the soil into the atmosphere, where radon is easily diluted and presents little concern. However, when radon enters a building from the soil below, it can accumulate and become a health concern.

You cannot see or smell radon. There is no way that your body can sense the presence of radon, yet long-term exposure to elevated levels of naturally-occurring gas can increase a person's chances of developing lung cancer.  Currently there are no known safe levels of radon.

Arizona and Radon Gas

Radon presence in Arizona is similar to the national average.

A state indoor radon sampling survey conducted in 1987-89 by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency suggest that about 1 out of 15 Arizona homes may contain radon concentrations in excess of the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (4.0pCi/L).  

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