Radon Mitigation Waupun WI
Elevated levels of radon gas have been found throughout all of Dodge and Fond Du Lac county including Waupun. Homes in Waupun are predicted to test above the EPA action level for radon gas of 4.0pCi/L. Radon gas is a known cause for lung cancer and causes approximately 21,000 deaths a year in the US. For non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. Radon gas an be removed effectively from any home with the installation of a radon mitigation system. Radon mitigation systems use negative pressure to draw out the rising radon gas from underneath the home. This is achieved by using 3” or 4” PVC piping and an inline radon mitigation fan that constantly draws air from under the slab. For homes that have drain-tile, the radon system pulls airflow through that, but for homes that do not have drain-tile, the air is drawn through a dug out suction pit. Lifetime Radon has been serving Waupun and all of its surrounding cities for over two decades and has quickly become the premier radon mitigation company throughout the midwest. For a free, no obligation estimate to have your home in Waupun mitigated from radon gas, give us a call now! Our experienced and knowledgeable office staff can get you a quote in less than 15 minutes!
Radon Testing Waupun WI
Radon testing in Waupun is not limited to just one option. Depending on your needs, we offer many different types of radon tests each with their own set of benefits. The most cost effective radon testing option is the charcoal testing kit. Charcoal testing is a DIY radon testing method and works by exposing activated charcoal for a set period to then be analyzed by a lab. We offer the charcoal kits for $25 and that includes lab fees and postage. We would recommend the charcoal test to anyone who has never tested for radon before and is not in a big time crunch. Charcoal testing typically takes about a week to a week and a half to get results from. The most popular testing option we offer is the digital test. Digital testing with the Corentium Pro monitor involves a certified radon testing professional setting the monitor at your home and then retrieving the monitor after the set 48 hour period. This is the fastest way to get radon testing results, and is the only method recommended for homeowners in the process of a home sale. Digital testing is also the most accurate method of radon testing. From those who are looking to get a long term average in their home, we offer Alpha Track long term testing canisters and personal radon detectors. The Alpha Track tests can be set in the home for up to a full year, and we include the drop off and pickup of that test as well for $180. The personal radon detector that we offer is the AirThings Wave, and that is a device that you would own. The Wave can track your radon levels, humidity levels, and temperature levels in your home indefinitely and can be tracked with your smartphone. We offer the AirThings Wave for $200. If you have questions about any of these radon testing options that we offer, or if you would like to schedule a test for your home in Waupun, give us a call now!
Radon Mitigation Installation Waupun WI
Every home in Waupun is different, so every radon mitigation system must be custom built to fit the needs of the home. Per code, the radon fan cannot be placed in a livable area of the home, so this leaves 3 options for placement which are the exterior, the garage, or the attic. The most popular style of radon mitigation in Waupun (if it’s possible on the home) is the garage style system. Garage style radon mitigation systems have three major benefits. Those benefits include, aesthetics, life of the system, and affordability. For the most part, garage style radon systems are the most aesthetically pleasing because the only part of the system visible from the outside of the home is the vent stack on the roof. As for the life of the system, the fan unit typically lasts a bit longer when sheltered from the brutal elements that we get here in Wisconsin, so in the garage, the fan can sometimes last up to 15-20 years. Lastly, we usually can save homeowners money by using existing outlets in the garage to plug the fan into. Even though garage systems are more labor intensive, we many times can save you more money simply because a master electrician isn’t needed for a brand new outlet. Obviously garage systems are not always possible and actually the most common style of system that is installed in Wisconsin is the exterior system. With exterior systems, the piping extends up the basement wall, through the joist to the exterior where the fan is placed and then the piping extends above the roofline to vent safely. We always have your homes aesthetics in mind so we carefully choose the best placement for this style of system, and we would never install this style on the front of the house. Most people don’t even notice exterior systems unless they really look. The last option for fan placement is the attic. For some homes it is possible to run the piping through the home and into the attic and then through the roof. This is considered a custom run and would require an in-person consultation. Although not as common, custom systems can be a great choice for aesthetic purposes. To find out the best style of radon mitigation system for your home in Waupun, give us a call now! We do free estimates over the phone, through email, or in person!
Radon Mitigation Companies Near Waupun WI
Radon testing and mitigation are largely unregulated in the state of Wisconsin. What this means is, anyone can technically start installing radon mitigation systems without any training or certifications. This has resulted in many fly by night companies popping up around the state looking to make a quick buck while there still aren't any regulations in place. Going with a cheap, uncertified and inexperienced contractor for radon mitigation more times than not ends up being much more costly than simply going with a company that will get the job done right the first time. Code issues, damage to the homes drain-tile and exterior, and unsatisfactory retest results are the risks with going the cheap route. Lifetime Radon is certified in radon mitigation and testing with AARST and the NRPP and have been in the business for over 21 years. Don't waste your time with a "chuck in a truck" type company, always ask about certifications and experience and research reviews online before making a decision. For a free radon mitigation quote, call now!