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Racine Radon Air Test

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Racine County is the 5th most populous county in the state of Wisconsin with a population of approximately 195,041 people. It covers a large area of 792 square miles bordering the southern part of Milwaukee County and Lake Michigan to the east.

Racine County encompasses many cities , villages and towns include:

  • Burlington
  • Caledonia
  • Dover
  • Elmbrook Park
  • Mount Pleasant
  • North Bay
  • Norway
  • Racine
  • Racine
  • Raymond
  • Rochester
  • Sturtevant
  • Union Grove
  • Waterford
  • Wind Point
  • Yorkville

47% of Racine has High Radon Gas Levels

While Racine is a great place to live located near downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, homeowners should be aware it has high levels of radon in certain parts. Nearly 50% of homes in Racine have levels 4 pCi/L or above. 

  • 31% of homes have radon levels under 2 pCi/L
  • 22% of homes have a radon level between 2 and 3.9 pCi/L
  • 47% of home have radon air levels 4 pCi/L or higher

If your home has radon levels above 4 pCi/L you should be concerned. Radon is an invisible gas which forms in the ground underneath your house. It occurs from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It arises from the ground and finds it's way into home through the cracks and air porous material of the foundation.

Health Dangers of Radon Gas

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking has a higher incidence of lung cancer. Smoking actually increases the damage caused by radon itself so if you smoke and have high radon levels your chance of lung cancer is even greater. Lung cancer does not happen overnight. It takes years of continual exposure to high radon levels for it to develop. During these years though the functioning capacity within the cells of the lungs become diminished which eventually leads to cancer. You may not notice the degradation in your lungs capacity as it happens slowly over time. However your lungs are what bring a fresh supply of oxygen to your cell at every breath. An impairment in this ability could lead to less energy, getting sick more often and other ailments. Waking up feeling more tired than usual and don't have the energy to tackle the day you should definitely consider your radon levels.

When you call our radon company we will setup an appointment to come out and test your house. The radon testing kit is left in your basement for a couple days which will be constantly measuring the fluctuations of the radon levels in your home. 

If your gas levels are high we install a radon mitigation system which removes radon and other gases from underneath your house. Instead of going into your basement these gases are funneled through PVC piping out of the top of your house while the inside of your house remains safe. Not only does it remove radon and other gases but it also removes access water. It has been estimated it is capable of removing up to a gallon of water every two hours. This means your dehumidifier will run less and there will be less moisture and potential mold in your basement.

Contact our radon mitigation company today to remove dangerous and harmful radon from your home.