Radon Mitigation Beaver Dam WI
Radon mitigation systems in Beaver Dam are becoming a lot more common as more and more homeowners are having their homes tested for radon gas. A study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 showed that 70.1% of homes evaluated in Beaver Dam had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Radon is a cancer causing soil gas that can get into the home through cracks in the concrete, floor joints, the sump crock, or even the pores of the concrete, and once it has entered the home it gets trapped inside and slowly builds up to elevated levels as it decays slowly. Radon gas is a solvable issue in every home with the installation of a radon mitigation system. Radon mitigation works by creating negative pressure underneath the slab of the home to draw the rising radon gas into the systems piping to vent above the roofline. Radon mitigation systems consist of 3” or 4” PVC piping and specially designed in-line radon mitigation fan. Per code, the radon mitigation fan cannot be placed in a possible living area and the piping must extend 6-12” above the roofline to vent safely into the air. This leaves a few different options depending on the construction of the home. The most common styles of radon mitigation systems in Beaver Dam are exterior systems and garage systems. Garage style radon mitigation systems are the most popular style of system if possible on the home because of the limited visibility on the exterior, and the potential to have a longer lifespan of the fan. However, garage systems are not always possible for every home, and in that case an exterior system is always a possibility. Exterior systems are typically installed on the back or sides of the home in the most inconspicuous area. To learn what style of system will fit your home in Beaver Dam and to get an estimate, give us a call today!
Radon Testing Beaver Dam WI
Radon testing is the important first step in finding out if your home has a radon gas issue. Radon gas is undetectable to the human senses, so it must be tested for with either a charcoal testing kit or a certified professional. We offer a variety of radon testing options at Lifetime Radon, but the most popular options are the charcoal testing kit, and the digital testing monitor. Charcoal testing is the most cost effective and simple way to test your property for radon gas, because for $25 you can get an average of your radon levels in a 3 to 7 day period. The kits are DIY, but only require you to open them, leave them out in the basement for a set period and then seal them back up to mail into the lab. All the postage and lab fees are included in the $25 price and results can usually get back to you in a week to a week and a half. We would recommend this testing option for homeowners who have never tested before, and not in the process of a home sale. Another great option for initial testing is the digital testing monitor. For this test we would come to the property and set up the Corentium Pro digital radon testing monitor. After the 48 hour testing period, we return to the property and send you over a detailed report instantly. This style of test is usually required for real estate transactions because of how quickly it produces results and how accurate the digital monitor is compared to all other testing options. We do offer other radon testing options such as long term tests, personal radon detectors, and radon in water tests as well. To find out more about our radon testing options in Beaver Dam, or to schedule a test, give us a call.
What Are The Effects of Radon?
Radon gas is a class A carcinogen, which means it has the potential to cause cancer in humans. Radon as of now is only linked to lung cancer and is the only noble gas that poses this threat. The decay chain of radon is what makes radon gas dangerous, and over years of exposure can cause lung cancer even in non-smokers. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US and the leading cause in non-smokers. Dodge county is in a radon zone 1 (red zone), which means every home is predicted to have levels above 4.0pCi/L. This means the chances of your home in Beaver Dam testing above the EPA action level of 4.0pCi/l are high. As mentioned before, radon gas is a solvable issue, so there is no need to panic if your home has this issue. The best thing to do after a high radon test is contact a company like Lifetime Radon and get a free quote to have it mitigated. Our motto at Lifetime Radon is “Why Risk It” and what we mean by that is, why risk you and your families lung health by not taking action on this carcinogenic gas? Testing is affordable and easy, and radon mitigation can be done for usually around $850-$1500. For a free quote, or to set up a radon test, give us a call now!
Radon Companies Near Beaver Dam
There exist a lot of fly by night companies in the state of Wisconsin, because at the moment, it is not required by law in the state to hold a license for radon mitigation. However, there are plenty of options like Lifetime Radon, that do hold certifications and sport years of experience in the industry. Make sure that when you are gathering estimates for your home, you ask the company about their certifications and their experience in the field. Going with an uncertified and inexperienced contractor can lead to false promises, damages to your sump crock and drain tile, fines from the city for doing un-permitted electrical work, and bad customer service. Lifetime Radon has been in business for 22 years and holds certifications through AARST and the NRPP. For a free estimate from a certified and experienced radon mitigation contractor, give us a call! We are happy to help!