Radon Mitigation Oconomowoc WI
Radon mitigation in Oconomowoc is a much needed home repair for many in the area because of the presence of higher than average radon gas levels in Waukesha county. Typically in the state of Wisconsin, 1 in 10 homes have elevated radon levels in their home, however in Oconomowoc and its surrounding cities, that number is much higher. In a study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 they found that 59.8% of homes evaluated in Oconomowoc had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Waukesha county has some of the highest radon levels in the state, so if you have not tested your home yet, it’s important that you do. Radon is a known cause of lung cancer in humans and animals, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths every year. For non smokers it’s the leading cause of lung cancer, and for people who smoke, it significantly increases the probability that they will get lung cancer. The EPA’s action level for radon gas is 4.0pCi/L, which means that if your home tests at or below that level, it is strongly recommended that you take action and have a radon mitigation system installed. Real estate transactions typically also use this number for the home sale and most times the buyer or the bank will require a mitigation system installation and retest results before closing. Testing your home for radon gas is the only way to know if your home in Oconomowoc has an issue. Radon testing is a simple and inexpensive process that should be completed in every home no matter the location. At Lifetime Radon, we provide both radon testing and radon mitigation for everyone living in Wisconsin or Minnesota and have proudly been in the business for over 21 years. If you would like to set up a radon test at your home in Oconomowoc, or would like a free estimate for a radon mitigation system, give us a call today! Our testing prices are affordable, and all of our estimates are free of charge.
Radon Testing Oconomowoc WI
Radon testing is the only proven way to determine whether or not your home has a radon gas issue. The human senses cannot detect radon because it is a noble gas, so proper equipment is needed to evaluate the current levels in the home. There are multiple testing options available to you in Oconomowoc depending on your needs. The least expensive option, and the most popular among homeowners who have never tested before, and are not selling their home, is the charcoal test kit. The charcoal test kit is a DIY radon test and can be had for as little as $25 which includes the kit, the lab fees, and the postage. The charcoal kit will be able to give you an average of your radon levels in a 3 to 7 day period and we have found it to be very close in accuracy to other options. The most popular testing option for home sales is the digital testing monitor. The digital radon test is the most accurate testing option out there, and has the quickest turnaround time. Digital testing can be done in as little as 48 hours with a full report, and this option is fully done by our certified technicians. If a longer test is preferable we offer long term testing canisters than can give you an average for up to a full year, or a continuous monitor that you can own and check your levels on your smartphone. If you would like to learn more about our radon testing options in Oconomowoc, or want to get on the schedule to have your home tested give us a call!
Radon Abatement Oconomowoc WI
After it’s been determined that a radon mitigation system is needed at your home, it’s time to start the process of installation. We give free estimates either over the phone, through email, or in-person. With radon mitigation there doesn’t exist a one size fits all type of system, so we custom build all of our radon systems to properly fit your home. There are multiple factors when it comes to finding the right system for your home including, but not not limited to, how large the home is, when the home was built, whether or not the home has a sump crock with drain tile, if the basement is finished or not, and if there is an attached garage or not. The technique used to properly create the negative pressure needed from underneath the home to draw the gas into our piping to vent above the roofline is entirely dependent on whether the home has drain tile or not, and if there is a dirt or gravel crawlspace or not. The actual placement of the system on the home is dependent on the existence or nonexistence of an attached garage,, where the unfinished portions of the basement are, window placement on the home, and personal preference. In Oconomowoc, the most popular style of system placement wise is the garage system. The garage system involves running the piping up the basement wall, through the joist and into the garage where the fan and piping continue up the garage wall and through the roof. This is the most ideal system for aesthetics of the home and for the life of the fan, however garage systems are obviously not always possible for every home. If the garage system is not possible, an exterior system is always possible. Exterior radon systems have the piping and fan run to the exterior of the home either on the back or sides to be vented above the roofline. To get a free estimate for radon mitigation at your Oconomowoc home, give us a call today!
Radon Mitigation Price Oconomowoc WI
The price for radon mitigation in Oconomowoc depends on the type of system that is needed to properly rid the home of its radon gas. However the general price range for a radon mitigation system is $800 to $1400. Homes that have sump crocks with drain-tile which are common in homes built past the 60’s generally fall into the lower end of that range. Older homes that do not have drain-tile, or homes that have open to the soil crawl spaces will be on the higher end of that range. Do not trust a one price fits all quote when looking around for the right company to fix your home. Most of the time, if you aren’t being asked many questions about the property before getting a price, you will end up paying a lot of hidden costs the day of install. We have a very specific set of questions that we ask to determine how much your system will cost, so that allows us to give accurate phone and email estimates, but if you aren’t comfortable with that we also offer free in-person consultations. To get your free estimate today, give us a call or fill out the form on this page to have our knowledgeable support team reach out to you.