Radon Mitigation Watertown WI
Homes in Watertown are all at risk of having elevated levels of radon gas, along with most of the state. Radon unlike all other noble gases, can actually cause lung cancer when inhaled over time. Unfortunately it shares many other properties of noble gases in that it cannot be seen by the human eye, it cannot be smelled, and it cannot be felt. So how do we know it’s harmful? The EPA estimates that around 21,000 Americans die from lung cancer every year not caused by smoking but actually from radon poisoning. The decay chain of radon and radon daughters are what makes radon in residential homes so dangerous. Semi recently, radon in homes has become a solvable problem through radon mitigation. Radon mitigation has been proven to reduce levels by over 90% in the home when done properly, and is backed by warranties to ensure it stays there, Our company's motto is “Why Risk It?” and that is because we believe that radon gas is not something to mess with. If your home in Watertown is at 4.0pCi/L or above, we strongly recommend having a radon mitigation system be put in place for you and your families health. Radon mitigation systems cost usually between $800 and $1500 depending on the type of home you have and the way the home is built. All of our mitigation systems are custom built to fit the needs of every home, and follow all state and EPA regulations for installation. Don’t waste time deciding whether or not you should remove the radon from your home, give us a call for a free no obligation estimate today! We can generate quotes either over the phone, through email, or in person.
Radon Testing Watertown WI
Radon testing has become increasingly popular in the Watertown area because of what radon zone this city lies in. Jefferson county is a radon zone 1, which means that homes in that area are all have predicted screening levels above 4.0pCi/L.
A study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 showed that 48.9% of homes evaluated in Watertown had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Proper radon testing is the only way of knowing what your radon levels are at, as there is no way for humans to sense it. We offer radon testing for multiple needs and are fully certified for radon testing by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). For a cost effective option that you would set up on your own and ship into our lab after completion, we offer charcoal testing kits for as little as $25 which includes shipping and lab fees. For real estate transactions and for homeowners looking to have all the testing done by a professional, we offer a digital monitor test. With the digital monitor, one of our certified radon technicians would come to your home, set the test, and then after 48 hours come back to pick it up and send you a detailed report of your radon levels. This radon testing option is $110 and we can even do a walk-through after pickup to give you an in person estimate for a radon mitigation system. There are also options to test for radon longer term with our Alpha TraCk Canisters and also the AirThings Wave. The Alpha Track canister is set similarly to the charcoal kit, but can take in data for up to a full year. We also offer drop off and pickup of that test. The Alpha TraCk long term canister is $180. The Airthings Wave is a continuous monitor that constantly tracks radon levels and runs indefinitely and can be accessed through an app on your phone. We sell the AirThings Wave for $200. If you would like to have any of these radon testing options done at your home in Watertown or have any questions regarding radon testing, give us a call!
Crawlspace Encapsulation Watertown WI
Crawlspaces in the basement that are open to the gravel or dirt can be a major source of radon not to mention moisture which causes mold. Many homeowners with dirt or gravel crawl spaces put down plastic loosely to store items but never achieve a proper seal. We offer crawl space sealing and mitigation in Watertown no matter how tough the job. The pricing is largely dependent on how large or small and how accessible the crawlspace is. We will clear any large pieces of debris and then create an airtight seal to keep your basement safe from radon, moisture, mold, and unsettling smells. This is done by utilizing a vapor mat adhered to the wall by a non toxic adhesive caulk and nailed in with furring strips along the entire perimeter of the space. The plastic mat has to overlap by at least 12 inches at every seam to ensure an airtight seal. Depending on a few different factors including current radon levels, soil type, and basement layout, there are a few different options as a next step in radon removal. Most homes just need the crawlspace sealed and a standard radon mitigation system, but we can also lay drain tile underneath the vapor mat to get max depressurization. Other options include laying a PVC pipe the length of the crawlspace with holes in the pipe to get air flow through there, and also we can put a drop point off of the mitigation system into the crawlspace. In order to determine what type of system is best for you home, we would need to do an in person estimate. All of our estimates are free of charge, so if you were thinking about having your dirt or gravel crawlspace sealed down for good, give us a call!
Radon Abatement Watertown WI
Many people do not know how radon systems actually remove radon from the home. What radon systems are designed to do is draw the radon gas coming up from the soil into our piping with the use of a specialized inline fan. When the system is not in place, radon comes up from the soil and then slowly seeps into the home through a multitude of ways. Once installed the system will constantly pull air from underneath the slab and should prevent most of the radon gas and moisture coming up from the soil from ever getting into the home. Radon mitigation in Watertown is extremely important not only for your own health, but the health of everyone living in the home including pets. To learn more about the radon mitigation process and to get pricing give us a call today! Why risk it?