Radon Mitigation South Milwaukee
Radon gas is not something to ignore at your home in South Milwaukee. Radon Mitigation in South Milwaukee is on an uptick as more and more homeowners are starting to realize the dangers of this carcinogen and having their homes tested. All of Milwaukee county including South Milwaukee is a hot bed for elevated radon levels. In a study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 they found that 54.9% of homes evaluated in South Milwaukee had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Once radon gets into your home, it doesn’t get out without the help of a proper radon system. At Lifetime Radon, we take pride in helping homeowners and their families stay safe from this invisible killer. With over two decades of radon mitigation experience, Lifetime Radon has become the premier radon company in Wisconsin. Our services include radon testing, radon mitigation, crawlspace encapsulation, and sump pump installations. If you live in South Milwaukee and spend any time at all in your basement, you need to have your home tested for radon. We make the process fast and easy for all of our customers, and once we are finished, you won’t have to worry about radon for a long time. Radon mitigation systems are designed to not only lower the radon levels currently in the home, but also to keep them low indefinitely. To receive a free estimate, or to setup a radon test at your home in South Milwaukee, give us a call now!
Radon Testing South Milwaukee
Discovering the presence of radon gas in your home can be scary, especially because many homeowners have never heard of radon before. Radon gas is invisible and does not have a smell, so to discover the radon levels in a home, a radon test must be performed. There are different types of radon tests used for all kinds of scenarios. There’s short term testing, long term testing, digital testing, and continuous monitoring.
What type of radon test should you choose? It really depends on how soon you need results and what type of data you want to see. So, whether you are trying to sell your home and need to test for the inspection, or a current homeowner doing a first test to gauge what your levels are currently at, we can help! To learn about our testing options give us a call!
Radon Mitigation Installation South Milwaukee
Once radon mitigation is deemed necessary, it’s time to start the mitigation process. The first step you should take if your home has a high radon level is to do exactly what you're doing right now which is researching. Learning more about radon mitigation and its benefits will help you as you call around to radon mitigation companies like us. Once you call in, we will give you as much information as you would like regarding radon and radon mitigation, and then we can either give you an estimate over the phone, or set up a time for one of our certified technicians to give you an in-person bid. After the estimate is generated, we will send you a detailed proposal. If you choose to proceed, we usually can get anyone in South Milwaukee on the schedule within a week. Installations take approximately 2-4 hours to complete, and retest results can be had in 3 days after install if needed. If possible on the home, garage style radon mitigation systems are the most popular for homeowners because of the limited visibility of the system. There are two main ways to run a radon mitigation system that follow all EPA and state regulations, these options are exterior, or through the garage. The mitigation fan cannot be placed in a livable area of the home, so the options for fan placement are in the garage, on the exterior, or in the attic. Radon systems are designed to constantly pull air through the soil underneath the home to generate negative pressure that allows the piping and fan to draw out all of the gases from under the home, preventing entry of radon and also moisture. One question that we get a lot is “Does the radon mitigation system have to start out of my sump crock?”, and while that is a common method for mitigation, it’s not the only option. The systems piping can either start out of the sump crock, or can attach directly to the drain tile underneath the home, which is a piping system that runs under the home along the entire basement near the wall. This allows for a lot of flexibility to where the system can run to. This is done by coring a hole about 9 ½ inches from the wall into the basement floor and sealing the pipe to the drain tile piping. If the home does not have a sump crock or drain tile which is common in older homes, there exists a different method for creating the negative pressure needed to extract the radon out. Sub-slab depressurization or SSD is the method used in homes that don’t have drain tile, and basically it requires digging out a collection point from under our drilled out hole in the basement. Typically we dig out around 5-10 gallons of material from underneath the slab. SSD also requires a radon fan that pulls a lot harder than the standard mitigation fan. A higher suction fan is needed because it is typically more difficult to pull air directly from the soil through a pit compared to a much larger drain tile system. To find out style of radon mitigation system is right for your home in South Milwaukee give us a call for a free quote!
Radon Companies Near South Milwaukee
Radon mitigation is not something to take lightly and choose the cheapest option on. In the radon industry you get what you pay for. Since radon mitigation isn’t fully regulated in Wisconsin, there are a lot of uncertified contractors looking to make a quick buck. This can result in shoddy workmanship, collapsed drain-tile, dangerous electrical work, or major liability due to most of these “companies” being uninsured. Always ask if the company is certified by the NRPP and AARST which are the biggest radon certification programs in the country. Additionally check the companies reviews online, and ensure that if electrical work is to be done on the home, that it will be done by a master electrician that will pull the right permits for you. At Lifetime Radon, we sport over 20 years of experience in radon mitigation, and we are fully certified and insured. Don’t settle! Go with the pros!