What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless gas released during the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. Once it has broken down, it follows natural crevices and seeps into home basements.
Our Radon Testing Process
We place a continuous radon monitor in your basement. The monitor records measurements once every hour for at least 48 hours. We then review how levels change over the course of testing and determine the average radon level in your house. We will advise you of our findings, and can refer you to a reputable provider If your house requires remediation services.
Why Is Radon Testing Important?
Radon is considered a carcinogen and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon can be controlled with a professional mitigation system if your home is found to have unsafe levels on testing. Radon is present in Wisconsin, so radon testing is recommended for all homes.
What Does Radon Testing Cost?
If performed without a home inspection, the cost of testing is $150. When bundled with a home inspection it is $100.
Helpful Information About Radon
From the EPA:
The Map of Radon Zones should not be used to determine if individual homes need to be tested. No matter where you live, test your home for radon—it’s easy and inexpensive. Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Consider fixing if your level is between 2 and 4 pCi/L.