Radon Mitigation Menomonee Falls
The Dangers of Radon & How Testing Could Save Your Family
Colorless, tasteless and odorless, radon is impossible to detect without the use of specialized equipment. Radon is found in all homes, in all states, but only deadly in large quantities. Radon enters the home through the soil, and at times through the water supply. Homes that sit on more permeable soil, or have cracks in the foundation, are more likely to have higher radon levels. Radon is the leading factor in background radiation, which is harmless, but can be fatal in large quantities.
What is Radon & How Does it Affect My Area?
Radon is a radioactive noble gas which occurs naturally as radium in the soil decays. Proven to be a clear link to lung cancer, Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States. According the EPA, radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer. If testing shows less than four picocuries (a measurement of radioactive particles) per liter of air, no action is necessary. The average national radon measurement is 1.3 picocuries per liter of air, the average for Waukesha County is 6 picocuries per liter of air. 47% of radon tests in Waukesha County were higher than 4 picocuries per liter of air. Measurements of 20 picocuries per liter of air are considered dangerous, but prolonged exposure to lower levels of radon can be just as risky.
What is Radon Testing & How can a Mitigation System Help?
Radon testing allows a certified professional determine if your home has a safe level of radon in the air. Your home will have radon, as it is a naturally occurring element, but your home could be sitting on soil that is permeable, your water could have radon, and the air you breathe could be slowly making you sick. The radon levels of Waukesha County are well above the national average, you might not have a lethal amount in the air, but it could still be dangerous. By installing a radon mitigation system you could protect your family from serious illness.
A radon mitigation system works by pulling radon from beneath your home, and expelling it into the air above with a fan and vent pipe. This process mitigates indoor radon and significantly reduces the levels of radon in your home. Radon mitigation systems protect your family, and add value to your home by eliminating the worry of future radon problems. Homes from County Line Rd to Hampton or Town Line Rd East to 124th St, especially older homes, are at a serious risk for high radon levels. If you live in Menomonee Falls or live in an older home, now is the perfect time to consider radon testing. If you are building a new home, consider adding a radon mitigation system. You can eliminate a problem before it occurs, add value to your home, and keep your family healthy and safe.
Contact our radon mitigation company today to get your Menomonee Falls home tested.