Radon Mitigation Muskego WI
Radon gas is a significant issue in Muskego WI because Waukesha County was determined to be a Zone 1 county by the EPA. This means that homes in this zone are predicted to have levels that exceed the EPA’s radon action level of 4.0pCi/L. To put that number in perspective, the EPA compares living in 4.0pCi/L to smoking 8 cigarettes a day in terms of risk to your lungs. In a study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 they found that 64.8% of the 541 homes they tested in Muskego showed levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. This is an understandably frightening statistic, however radon removal in Muskego through the use of radon mitigation is now easily achievable.
Radon in residential homes was discovered in 1984 when a nuclear power plant worker named Stanley Watras set off a radiation detector in the plant. The kicker was, there wasn’t any radioactive materials active in the plant yet, as it was just being built. After testing that the detectors were in working order, they tested his home and found an extraordinary amount of radiation from radon gas. The levels in Stanley's home were so high that it caused him to be radioactive. After this discovery, researchers started to focus on studying radon and its effects on humans. Radon causes around 20,000 deaths a year from lung cancer so it’s extremely important to test and mitigate your home in Muskego. Lifetime Radon has been in business since 1998 helping homeowners in Muskego and it’s surrounding cities stay safe from radon gas by testing and installing radon mitigation systems. Radon testing is extremely affordable and estimates for mitigation are completely free of charge.
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Radon Testing Muskego WI
There are multiple options for radon testing in Muskego depending on your needs. By far the most popular testing option is the short term digital monitor which requires a professional from Lifetime Radon to come out to your home, set up the test monitor for 48 hours, and then come back to pick up the test to send you a report. Short term digital radon testing is the fastest and most accurate way to test for radon gas and can be used in real estate transactions. The other popular radon testing option in Muskego is the DIY charcoal testing kit. Charcoal test kits are mailed to homeowners to be set up whenever they choose. After opened the test kit sits for 3-7 days and then is sent into a 3rd party lab in North Carolina. The lab analyzes the charcoal and then sends a report with the average radon level about a week after the test kit is sent in. Charcoal testing is not recommended for homeowners in the midst of a home sale, but is a good option for homeowners who have never tested before and have some time on their hands. Long term testers are also available for homeowners in Muskego and work similarly to the charcoal kits. The difference is, long term testers can be set up to a full year, and we offer set up and pickup of long term radon testers. The last option for radon testing in Muskego is the AirThings Wave. The Wave is a continuous monitor that sits in your basement indefinitely and can generate reports on radon, moisture, and temperature daily, weekly, monthly and yearly all on your smartphone. This is a really neat device for homeowners worried about their radon levels. To set up a radon test on for your home in Muskego give us a call now, or fill out the contact form on this page!
Radon Abatement Muskego
Radon abatement, radon removal or radon mitigation depending on what you call it, is a permanent solution to radon gas issues in the home. Essentially what radon systems do is pull the radon gas out from underneath the home before it ever has the chance to get in. This is done by utilizing either the sump crock and drain tile to pull airflow from underneath the slab or by digging a collection point and drawing air from that. Radon systems use 3 or 4 inch PVC piping and a specially designed inline fan built to remove radon gas and moisture from under the slab. Radon mitigation fans are also fully weatherproof and are designed to take in water as well.
Per EPA standards the piping for a radon mitigation system in Muskego has to extend 6-12 inches above the roofline to allow the gas to dissipate safely in the air and prevent it from reentering the living space. The radon fan itself also needs to be located either in the garage, the attic, or the exterior of the home to comply with the codes set for radon mitigation. This gives homeowners in Muskego two main options to run the piping and fan on their home, which is through the garage or to the exterior.
Lifetime Radon gives estimates either over the phone, through email, or in person, all free of charge. To find out what type of radon mitigation system is right for your home in Muskego give us a call today!
Commercial Radon Mitigation and VOC Mitigation
Commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, stores and office buildings are all at risk for high radon levels and volatile organic compounds as well. The process for testing and mitigating commercial buildings is a bit different that residential homes and does require an in-person consultation to determine the scope of work and pricing. Lifetime Radon has a full commercial division that not only covers Muskego and it’s surrounding cities, but also the entire Midwest. Our commercial team is easily one of the most knowledgeable and experienced teams in the state and our customer service and response time is second to none. Radon gas is a serious issue and mitigation can increase the value of the property. Any building can be tested and mitigated no matter how large the structure is. If you believe that the building you own or spend time in for work or school may have a radon gas issue or another hazardous gas issue, call the professionals at Lifetime Radon to get a free consultation.