Radon Mitigation Pleasant Prairie WI
Radon mitigation in Pleasant Prairie should be performed on any home that tests above the EPA action level of 4.0pCi/L. However, no level of radon is considered “safe”, so we recommend doing longer term testing and looking into mitigation on any home that tests at 2.5 or above. Pleasant Prairie, situated in between Milwaukee and Chicago, is in a radon zone that predicts possible high levels for many homeowners. High concentrations of radon are found throughout the entire midwest, so it is very important to have your home tested. Radon gas is known to cause lung cancer when inhaled over a moderate period of time, so when it sits in a home, that brings the possibility of being exposed to this cancer causing gas for 8+ hours a day. There is a known and reliable solution to radon gas in residential and commercial properties and that is through the installation of a radon mitigation system. Lifetime Radon has been installing radon mitigation systems in Pleasant Prairie and all of Kenosha county since 1998 and through our two decades of experience have made the process as easy and painless as possible. Radon mitigation works by drawing air from underneath the home to create a negative pressure that will draw the gas into our piping to then vent above the roof. Once in the outside air, radon gas will dissipate safely. The system consists of 3 or 4 inch PVC piping that runs from either the sump crock, or directly out of the basement floor by tapping into the drain tile or a suction pit. A specially designed radon mitigation fan is then placed on the piping, either on the exterior of the home or in the garage to follow code. The fan will then indefinitely pull air from underneath the home to keep the radon levels low. To learn more about radon mitigation systems, and to find out what type of system will fit your home in Pleasant Prairie, give us a call! All of our estimates are free, and our knowledgeable office staff will be able to answer any questions you have.
Radon Testing Pleasant Prairie WI
A study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 showed that 52% of homes evaluated in Pleasant Prairie had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Radon testing in Pleasant Prairie is the only possible way to know if your home has a radon gas issue. Radon testing is inexpensive and can be performed in as little at 48 hours. For $25, you can get a fast and accurate average of the radon levels in your home. For a more detailed report and to have a certified technician perform the test, the digital monitor test can be had for as little at $110 and can be completed in 48 hours. Radon testing not only will help you sell your home when it comes time for that, but it will also help you rest easy knowing that you and your family’s health won’t be left to chance.
Radon In Water Pleasant Prairie WI
Radon is much more of a health hazard in the air than it is in drinking water, however if your home has a private well, there is a chance that radon has seeped into it. Testing for radon in water is as simple as taking a sample and having it analyzed in our lab. The dangers of radon in water is not as much from drinking the radon as it is from the radon releasing into the air once the water has come up from the well. Radon in water tests in Pleasant Prairie somewhat rarely come back at the high levels required to make the air levels come above 4.0pCi/L. This is because radon in water has to test at 40,000pCi/L or above to generate 4.0pCi/L in the air. However, this is not to say we don’t recommend having at least one test done. Our recommendation is to have your homes air tested first, and then if that comes back high, also having the water tested. The biggest release points for radon coming from the water source are the shower and the washer. If you would like to have a radon in water test done at your home in Pleasant Prairie, give us a call!
Garage Style Radon Mitigation Systems
One of the many things that sets us apart from other companies is how we do garage style radon mitigation systems. If possible, the garage option is the most preferred option by most homeowners. For a garage system to be possible, we need an attached garage with no living space directly above, and an unfinished portion of the basement on the same side as where the garage is attached to the home. This allows us to run the pipe straight out of the floor, up the wall, through the rim joist and into the garage. Once in the garage we run the pipe up that common wall and through the roof. There are three main benefits of garage systems:
Aesthetics: The only visible portion of the garage style radon mitigation system from the exterior will be a vent stack on the roof. This vent stack looks similar to most other vents on the roof, and most people will have no idea you even have a system in place.
Price: Most homes have electrical outlets in their garage that are readily available. In this case, garage systems can actually be more affordable than exterior systems because a master electrician would not be needed to install new outlets.
Life of the fan: When housed inside of the garage, the radon fan usually lasts a lot longer than if it were on the outside of the home. This is because the garage does not usually reach extreme temperatures. All of our fans are built for any weather, and hold a 5 year warranty, but past that the fans can last 15-20 years when inside a garage.
If you want to find out if a garage style radon mitigation system may be possible for your home, give us a call for a free over the phone or in person estimate today!