Radon Mitigation Fort Atkinson WI
Radon mitigation in Fort Atkinson is ultra important for many homeowners wanting to stay safe from the dangers of radon gas present in the area. Jefferson county, much like most of the Midwest, is known for elevated radon levels in residential homes and businesses. The decay of radon gas is known to cause lung cancer in both humans and animals, and since it cannot be detected by the human senses, it is unfortunately overlooked. Many homeowners find out their homes have elevated radon gas levels when they go to sell their home, or during a purchase when the home inspector performs a proper radon test. In this situation, the sellers will need to install a radon mitigation system as a condition of the sale. However, radon testing and radon mitigation should be performed whether the home is for sale or not. Radon gas isn’t something to ignore until you sell. There is hard evidence that radon causes lung cancer, as it is the second leading cause only to smoking. If you are already a smoker, your chances of lung cancer are significantly increased if you have elevated radon levels present in your home. Radon mitigation in Fort Atkinson typically costs between $800-$1500 depending on the home, and radon testing ranges from $25-$180 depending on what type of test you want to perform. Lifetime Radon has been serving Fort Atkinson, and all of Jefferson county for over two decades, and we strive to ensure every homeowner in Wisconsin is aware of the dangers of radon, and to make sure everyone takes the proper steps to remove this hazard from their home permanently. For a free, no obligation estimate on a radon mitigation system for your home in Fort Atkinson, or to set up a radon test, give us a call now!
Radon Testing Fort Atkinson WI
Radon gas cannot be detected without testing for it. There are multiple options available to find out what your homes radon gas levels are, and we offer all of them at Lifetime Radon. The most cost effective and basic way to test for radon is through the use of a charcoal testing kit. Many people have heard of charcoal testing kits, because they are widely available at home improvement stores, and online. Essentially they work by exposing activated charcoal to the home for a set period of time (3-7 days). After that period of time, the kit is sealed up and sent to a 3rd party testing lab to be analyzed. The lab will then generate an average by testing the charcoal and will send you a report via email. We offer charcoal testing kits for $25 and that includes the kit, the postage and the lab fees. We recommend this test as a first step, and to homeowners not in the midst of a real estate transaction. Another great option for radon testing is the digital testing monitor. Digital testing is the fastest way to detect the radon levels present in your home, and is most popular in real estate transactions because of how fast the report can be generated and how accurate it is. We use Corentium Pro radon testing monitors, which are widely regarded as the best digital radon testing monitors in the industry, With digital testing, we come you your home and set the device up for you, and after it is completed (48 hours), we come back and pick it up. After pickup, a full report of your radon levels, hour by hour can be sent to you instantly. Digital radon testing is $125 in Fort Atkinson. Our other radon testing options that we offer in Fort Atkinson are long term canisters, and personal radon detection monitors. Long term canister testing is recommended for homeowners who have done radon testing in the past and had borderline results. Long term tests can give a true average because they can test for up to a full year in the home. The long term canister tests also included drop off and pickup by Lifetime Radon, and are offered for $180 in Fort Atkinson. Personal radon detection monitors can be purchased through us, and are a cool way to always be able to track your own radon levels on your phone. We sell the AirThings Wave for $200 and it is a device that you can use to not only track your radon levels year round, but also track humidity and temperature. To learn more about radon testing in Fort Atkinson, or to set up a test at your home, give us a call today!
Radon Abatement Fort Atkinson WI
Radon abatement, also known as radon mitigation is a process of creating a negative pressure underneath a structure to draw the rising radon gas from the soil into a piping system to be vented safely above the roofline. Radon mitigation systems typically use 3” or 4” PVC piping and a specially designed in-line fan that runs continuously pulling airflow through the homes drain-tile, or a dug out collection point underneath the slab. Radon mitigation systems are guaranteed to bring your homes levels below the EPA action level of 4.0 and many times will bring the homes levels even below 1.0pCi/L. Radon mitigation systems must follow state codes and EPA codes for installation which limit the options of installation on each home. Since the fan cannot be placed in a livable area of the home, typically most radon systems will be run to the exterior or in through the garage of the home. The piping for the system also must vent 6-12” above the roofline per code, so typically exterior system are run to the back or sides to keep the system hidden from heavily trafficked areas. Garage systems are the most ideal style for most homeowners if they are possible, because the system has very little visibility on exterior of the home, and many times the fan for the system lasts a bit longer when shielded from the winters we get here in Wisconsin. To find out what type of radon mitigation system will fit your home in Fort Atkinson, or to learn more about the radon mitigation process, give us a call! We are always here to help, and we offer free estimates!