Radon Mitigation Grafton WI
Radon is a serious issue in countless Wisconsin homes, including homes in Grafton. Many homeowners are unaware of how radon get into their homes and how harmful it can be. Radon is known to cause bronchogenic carcinoma (lung cancer) after long long term exposure, so it’s very important to have your home tested. Fortunately, radon is a solvable problem. Radon mitigation in Grafton is on the rise, and what radon mitigation systems do is pull the radon coming up from the soil out from underneath the home to vent the gas into the air so it can dissipate safely. In our 21+ years of installing radon mitigation systems in Grafton, we have never run into a home that couldn’t be fixed. Radon mitigation is a calculated process that also has specific codes and regulations to adhere to, so it’s not a project that should be done by anyone other than a certified radon contractor. There are a few options available in regards to placement of a radon mitigation system that we can work to give multiple options to each homeowner. Garage style radon mitigation systems are one of our specialties, and many homeowners love this option if it’s possible with their home. Trust Wisconsin's premier radon mitigation company to help you with your radon testing and radon mitigation needs. To receive a free estimate for a radon mitigation system in Grafton, give us a call! Our certified and friendly office staff is standing by eager to take you call!
Radon Testing Grafton WI
Radon testing is the crucial first step in order to determine whether or not your home has a radon problem. There is no way to detect radon without a proper radon test. In Grafton we see a lot of test results come back above 4.0 picocuries per liter which is the action level set by the EPA where a radon mitigation system should be installed.
There are different types of radon tests that we offer here at Lifetime Radon Solutions to fit your needs. Each test has its own benefits and all of them are accurate. Every radon testing option we offer can also be used to determine whether or not your home needs a radon system in order to complete a home sale. We recommend the digital testing monitor the most for homeowners in the process of selling their homes because of the quick timing. With the digital testing monitor one of our certified technicians come out comes out of the house to set up the test and after 48 hours we come back to pick it up. As soon as we pick up the monitor we can send you over a report that will show you your radon levels hour by hour and an overall average that can be used for proof that the home is below the EPA action level. For homes that test above 4.0Ci/L after we pick up the monitor, we can do an in person estimate right away for a radon mitigation system. For homeowners not selling their homes, there are more cost-effective options such as the DIY charcoal testing kit which we offer for $25. With the testing kit, we send that to you by mail and then you can set up the test at your own discretion. Once the test has been set, it can run for 3 to 7 days. After the testing period, the kit is sent into a third-party radon lab who will then send us the results after they have tested the charcoal. For homeowners who have already done a radon test that is on the fringe of 4.0, we recommend doing a long-term test to make sure you get the most data possible before making the decision to install a radon mitigation system,. The long-term tester is something that we would come out and help you set up. This test can run from 90 days to a full year, and then is sent into a third-party lab that will analyze the canister and send you over the results of the test. All of these options are available in Grafton and we can usually get them out to you within a few days. To set up a test time or to learn more about our radon testing options here at Lifetime Radon, give us a call or send us over an email!
Radon in Homes
Radon is naturally occuring in the soil, and usually it comes up and dissipates in the outside air, but when a home blocks it’s path to vent in the air, it takes the path of least resistance to continues traveling upward. This can be through cracks in the foundation, crawlspaces, floor-wall joints, open blocks, or even the pores of the concrete. Once inside of the home, radon tends to build up in the lower levels of the home and takes a while to dissipate. Once it does dissipate after about 3 days inside of the home, that doesn't mean you won't have any more radon. Radon is constantly coming up from the soil, so without a radon mitigation system drawing it out, it will continue to come into the home at a consistent pace. Due to its location, radon levels in Grafton have tested consistently high in many homes, so it’s important to have you home tested and mitigated if you live in the Grafton area.
Radon in Schools
Unfortunately the awareness by the community about radon in schools is severely lacking. In Wisconsin, schools are not required by law to install radon mitigation systems. Some schools do testing for radon, but are not required to release the results of the test to the public. Just like residential homes, radon can build up in the lower levels of a school and get to an unsafe level. Radon mitigation can be performed on large structures such as schools and commercial buildings to solve this issue similarly to residential homes. Since radon levels in Grafton tend to skew a bit higher, it helps to be proactive and ask your local schools or work buildings to at least do radon testing and to look into radon mitigation if deemed necessary.