Testing for Radon Is Easy
Testing for radon is a simple and inexpensive. Any home in any area can have a radon problem—even apartments, if they are below the third floor. Millions of people have tested their homes for radon.
Selecting a Test Kit
Do-it-yourself kits allow you to test your home radon levels yourself. Test kits can be purchased, at most local hardware stores or from online retailers.
These Boulder County locations sell short-term test kits:
Center for ReSource Conservation
The ReSource Tool Library
6400 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, Colorado 80303
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Boulder County Extension
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Free Radon Test Kits for EnergySmart Participants
Radon test kits are provided at no charge to residents enrolled in the EnergySmart program, which helps residents increase their homes’ energy efficiency. To participate, contact the EnergySmart program at 303-544-1000.
If test results show that your home does have a high level of radon, don’t worry, high levels of radon are easily remedied. Needed repairs often cost no more than many other common home repairs (ranging from $800 – $1,200) and will not change the appearance of your home. For information about reducing your home’s radon level, go to our section on radon mitigation or Understanding Your Test Results in the Citizen’s Guide to Radon.