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Healthy Homes

Is the air in your home clean and healthy? Do you or your children have breathing problems like asthma? Could radon be infiltrating your indoor air? Healthy Homes wants to help you answer these questions and confront these potential problems by offering a free, comprehensive in-home assessment to evaluate your home's indoor air quality.

Winter Months Best Time to Test for Radon Gas

You are at the highest exposure to radon when your doors and windows are all closed up during winter. Winter months are the perfect time to test for radon – a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of Uranium in the soil. Radon is the leading cause of non-smoker lung cancer in the United States.

Radon gas is drawn into homes and other buildings through cracks and openings in basements, crawl spaces and slabs. Radon levels vary from house to house and have nothing to do with age, quality or upkeep of the home.

The Healthy Homes program offers free, home health assessments to Fort Collins residents that evaluate your home’s indoor air quality, including a free radon test kit.

The City also sells radon testing kits year-round at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, and the Development Review Center, 281 N. College Ave. Short-term kits are $5 (including taxes); long-term kits are $18. Residents can also go to for instructional tools on how to test for radon and a list of certified radon mitigators.

Homes with a test-result higher than 4.0 pCi/L need to mitigate the radon, according to the EPA. 

Get a Free Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Brought to you by the Environmental Services Department of the City of Fort Collins, Healthy Homes is a free program designed to help families within the City limits improve the indoor air quality in their homes.

Assessments are performed by our Master Home Educators and typically take less than two hours. We work hard to find a time that works with your busy schedule, and there are absolutely no hidden costs or fees. Included with each assessment is a free radon test kit, we’ll check your home for potential mold and moisture problems, and we’ll leave you with a wealth of information and resources about your indoor air quality and steps you can take to mitigate many of the most common problems.

The resources found here are intended to help you learn more about what will take place during your home health assessment

  • Healthy Homes brochure “Unlocking the Mysteries of Your Home’s Health” (Download PDF)       
  • Healthy Homes fast facts sheet (Download PDF)

Start making your home healthier today with the Healthy Homes recipe book!

To learn how you yourself can become a Master Home Educator, receive training, and become certified as a Master Home Educator, please call 970-416-2832 today!

Questions? If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, drop us an email at , or call 970-416-2832.


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Become A Master Home Educator

Master Home Educators are a fundamental and vital element in our Healthy  Homes program. They help citizens learn about common pollutants found in their homes, which could be making them ill.  Master Home Educators  will recieve certification upon successful completion of the training. 

See the full training schedule.

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Doctor knows best!

Meet Dr. Doug Whitman, from the Salud Family Health Center, and hear why he refers his patients to the Healthy  Homes Program. Watch Video.     

If you know of anyone who could benefit from a home health assessment, have them sign-up today at 970-416-2832/

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Zero Interest Loans Available for Indoor Air Quality Home Improvements

The City of Fort Collins is offering zero interest loans for home improvement projects that remove mold, radon and wood smoke from inside your home. Residents can apply for a loan to install a radon mitigation system, replace or upgrade a fireplace or wood stove, or remove mold and moisture from the home. Loan amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the type of project.

Community CheckUp Interview with the Healthy Homes Program Coordinator

’s Community CheckUp Host Kim Sharpe interviews Program Coordinator Mary Pat Aardup about the City of Fort Collins Healthy Homes program. Learn how you can become a Master Home Educator by participating in the 2016 April Healthy Homes Master Home Educator Training as well as simple ways to make your home healthier. For more information, call 970-416-2832.