Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-01-04T01:14:50-06:00

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring cancer-causing radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless.

How does radon get inside my house or business?

Most indoor radon comes into the building from the soil or rock beneath it. Radon gas rises through the soil and enters your home. Once inside, the radon can become trapped and concentrated.

How much does mitigation cost?

This varies depending on the design of the house and what will be needed to lower the radon to a healthy level. We are happy to come out and look at your home to give you a Free Estimate!

Does the age of my home/building matter?

No. Radon has been in homes that are 100+ years old, brand new homes and every age in between.

I have Radon, what now?

Radon mitigation! This is a system or steps designed to reduce radon concentrations in the indoor air of a building.

What areas do you service?

Southwest Radon Eliminators provides radon services to areas of New Mexico (including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, and Farmington), Colorado (including Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pagosa Springs), and Texas.

Should I get my home/business tested for Radon?

Yes! Radon is widely believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer.

How did I get Radon?

Radon is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. Once produced, radon moves through the ground to the air above, either outside or inside homes and businesses.

How often is Radon an issue?

Nearly one out of every 15 homes has a radon level the EPA considers to be elevated. Because most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor exposure to radon is an important concern.

How does radon mitigation work?

We design a system that draws the radon from below your home or business to the outside air where it is quickly diluted.

What next?

After the mitigation system is installed we do a free post-installation test to ensure the system is getting the level down to where it should be!



Had home radon evaluation and remediation conducted. Owner Lynn was very professional and thorough with the process. Answered all our questions and found most effective and convenient location for remediation system install. Successfully got our high radon levels under the recommended levels. Highly recommend for this and any other services.

John S, Google Review

He responded immediately and set an appointment that was convenient for me. He arrived early for the appointment and started work immediately. I found his report to be very thorough and efficient with extra resource information attached.

Nichole B., Google Review

I would highly recommend them… incredibly thorough & professional. Their communication throughout the entire process was timely, effective & accurate. Completely happy with their overall service & would use them again in a heartbeat!

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