Radon Mitigation Wauwatosa WI
Radon gas is a very much overlooked hazard in many Wauwatosa homes. Radon has the potential to cause lung cancer when homeowners are exposed to elevated levels, so radon testing and radon mitigation should be on the top of everyone's to do list. A study done by the Wisconsin DHS from 1995-2016 found that 50.4% of homes evaluated in Wauwatosa had radon levels at or above 4.0pCi/L. Lifetime Radon has been in the testing and mitigation business for over two decades with the main goal being keeping families in Wisconsin safe from this Class A carcinogen. Elevated radon levels can be fixed in every home with the installation of a proper radon mitigation system. The cost for a radon mitigation system usually comes out to be between $800 and $1500 depending on the home, which is nothing compared to being diagnosed with lung cancer from radon exposure. At Lifetime Radon we are committed to the highest level of service and have the staff to handle any and all questions and inquiries that come in. You won’t find a company with more experience, better materials, and friendlier customer service in the entire Midwest. To get a free estimate for a radon mitigation system at your home in Wauwatosa, give us a call today!
Radon Testing Wauwatosa WI
Radon can be detected in any home through the usage of a proper testing device. There are multiple devices that can be used to generate a testing report for your home. Each radon testing option has its own benefits, and choosing the right test for your needs is dependent on how quickly you need the results, how detailed you would like the report to be, and how much you would like to spend. Radon testing costs between $25 and $200, with the charcoal testing kit being on the low end, and the AirThings Wave bluetooth continuous monitor being on the high end. The most popular test that we offer is the Corentium Pro digital testing monitor which is $110. The digital test can be completed in as little as 48 hours, and also gives the most detailed report our of all the testing options. For real estate transactions, the digital test is optimal because of the timing and accuracy of results.
Many people ask us how often they should test, and how many tests should be completed before taking action and installing a radon mitigation system. The answer largely depends on what you're comfortable with, but the EPA recommends testing every two years and if the home tests above 4.0 pCi/L they recommend installing a radon mitigation system. If your home tests close to 4.0 pCi/L, we would recommend doing another test and averaging the two together, or conducting a long term test to get a better understanding of where your home is at year round. For questions about radon testing, or to set one up at your home in Wauwatosa, call now!
Radon Gas Removal
After you have determined that your home in Wauwatosa is in need of a radon mitigation system, it’s time to start the process of restoring your homes air quality to safe levels. The way radon mitigation systems work is by continuously drawing air from underneath the slab of the home. The goal is to create a negative pressure under the home, to pull the radon gas coming up from the soil into our piping. The radon system’s main objective is to reduce the radon levels in the home to the lowest possible reading. There is no 0.0 radon level that is achievable, however most of our systems get the home’s radon levels below 1.0. Every home is different, so there exists no “one size fits all” type of radon system, however the most popular styles of systems are exterior and garage. The radon fan cannot be placed in a livable area of the property so that leaves the option of placing the fan on the exterior, inside of the garage, or in the attic of the home. The piping in the basement can start either directly out of the sump crock, out of the floor though the drain tile, or out of the floor above a dug out suction pit (for homes that don’t have a sump). At Lifetime Radon we understand the need to maintain the beautiful aesthetic of your home, so if a garage system is possible we don’t charge any extra even though it is tougher to install. Additionally if an exterior system is the only option, we do everything we can to make it as inconspicuous as possible. To find out what style of radon mitigation system will best suit your home, give us a call!
Radon in Water Wauwatosa
In addition to seeping into the lower levels of the home from the soil, radon can also seep into a private well contaminating the water inside. Most homeowners in Wauwatosa have city water which is largely unaffected by radon gas, but if you do have a private well, there is a small chance that radon can get in. In our 21 years of experience, we have only see a few radon in water tests come back elevated enough to cause a radon level above 4.0pCi/L in the home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Our radon in water test is done by taking a small sample of your well water and shipping it into a radon testing lab to be analyzed. To produce 1 pCi/L in the air, the water would have to test at 10,000 pCi/L. So in order for your water to generate enough radon gas to bring your levels above the EPA action level of 4.0pCi/L it would have to test above 40,000 pCi/L which is pretty rare in the area. Our recommendation is to test your air levels first, install a radon mitigation system if needed, and then if your levels are still unsatisfactory or you believe your water may be contaminated, then have the water addressed. To set up a radon in water test give us a call, or fill out the contact form on this page to have a representative reach out to you directly.