Radon Mitigation, Radon Testing, System Installation, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Radon system installation and radon testing services are generally needed at very inconvenient times for Wisconsin homeowners. In fact, the majority of Wisconsin residents are in the process of a real estate transaction when they find out by a home inspector or real estate agent that they may need a mitigation system installed or a radon analysis. We pride ourselves on providing unrivaled customer care and time sensitive radon analysis and radon install dates that help to alleviate the added stress radon complications bring to the home buying or selling process. This is why our team of certified, licensed and fully insured radon installers is among the most trusted radon professionals in the state of Wisconsin. Our team of radon installers has over 40 years of combined experience in radon remission system installation, radon analysis, and commercial vapor intrusion solutions. We are the trusted radon reduction contractor of countless real estate professionals, home inspectors, and environmental companies throughout the state to help provide clean air and radon safe environments in Wisconsin homes and commercial properties. Furthermore, our experience, our timeliness and our job frequency allow us to be the most affordable radon moderation option available in this region among fully licensed and insured vendors.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been linked to cancer in countless controlled, scientific studies. In fact, the EPA and Surgeon General have stated and confirmed that radon gas is currently the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. One reason radon is so dangerous is that you cannot see, taste or smell radon vapor. Therefore, one may be breathing in toxic, radioactive gas and not even know it. It is also important for homeowners to note that studies have shown children are more sensitive to radon exposure because of their higher respiratory rate and the fact that their cells divide more rapidly than adults.
Another fundamental reason radon is so dangerous in residential and commercial enclosures is because radon is a single atom gas. This is fundamental because it allows radon to easily penetrate most common building materials, unlike Oxygen (O2), which is obviously comprised of two atoms. Furthermore, radon is not a completely inert gas. Radon and radon decay products (radioisotopes of heavy metals) can essentially link to other airborne matter like dust or mold and ultimately facilitate in the inhalation of the radioactive gas.
How Do You Determine If You Have A Radon Issue?
There are three main ways you can test your home or commercial property to find out if you have a radon issue. The first is an at home radon inspection kit. These are radon tests that can be purchased at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menard's, or other big box retailers. These radon experiments have simple instructions on placement and testing time frame requirements and once your radon check is complete, you simply follow the instructions and send it to the appropriate radon assessment lab. The negative consequence of these at home radon assessments is they are not as accurate as radon tests you can have done by radon professionals.
The last two radon evaluation methods both fall under the professional radon inquiry category. The first professional radon confirmation is what is known as the short-term radon analysis or radon potential test. This radon experiment method is the method that is generally used during most real estate transactions. A professional radon company or home inspection company will come to your home, place the professional radon testing equipment in the lowest level of your home, generally a basement or crawlspace, and allow the radon test equipment to properly operate for around 2-5 days. It is important to note that this radon trial is conducted under closed conditions. This means that generally, no one should be in the property from 12 hours before the radon test begins all the way through the time period when the radon inspection is completed. If the test reads at or above 4 pCi/L, the EPA recommends you take the proper measures to remove or mitigate the radon fumes from your home. This process of removing the radon gas from your home is called radon relief or radon abatement.
The second professional radon test is known as the long-term radon inquiry or the occupant exposure radon analysis. This test generally lasts longer than 90 days, and can sometimes take up to one year. Because this radon test takes longer to properly implement, this verification is generally conducted under normal living conditions. Therefore, the home owner or commercial property owner may be present in the property while the radon check is being completed. Similar to the radon potential test, the testing equipment for the occupant exposure radon test is also deployed at the lowest level of the home.
How Do You Fix A Home That Tests High For Radon?
This is a great question and actually our expertise. The way you reduce high levels of radon gas in a home is through what is known as a radon mitigation system. Radon reduction systems use a serious of pipes and fans to pull or suction the radon effluvium from beneath the foundation of the home and properly blow the radon fumes outside of the structure. This method of removal is also known as sub-slab depressurization, soil suction, or active soil depressurization. It is also important to note that properly mitigating the gas is of the utmost importance since the radon gas could theoretically gain reentry to the home. Therefore, hiring a team of fully licensed and insured professionals is extremely important because they will properly mitigate the radon vapor so it doesn’t renter the home through vents or windows. Furthermore, experienced radon professionals will also know how to properly mitigate radon gas in less common situations. Some properties that don’t have traditional basements or properties that are built on different soil consistencies will need special materials, tools, and potentially more complex systems to reduce radon levels in the home or property. Our expert radon testing and radon moderation professionals will ensure your system is done properly and efficiently!
Radon In Waukesha
Waukesha County has some of the highest concentrations of radon gas in all of Wisconsin. Radon inspection and of course radon curing is extremely important if you own a home or commercial property in the Waukesha area. Our team of experienced radon mitigation and radon analysis personnel are firmly committed to protecting the families and workers of Waukesha County by dedicating specific resources as well as the most experienced radon contractors in our organization to this area of Wisconsin. Our team will work diligently, day and night, to ensure anyone seeking our radon services is properly taken care of. Please do not hesitate to call or to reach out regarding our radon related services or to have any radon related questions answered by licensed and insured radon moderation professional!
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