West Allis, WI, Do You Need To Test Your Home For Radon?
Radon Testing will determine the need for Mitigation in West Allis homes. Testing homes in the greater Milwaukee area, often exceed the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L of radon. The data shows unusually high levels of radon gas. Since we spend so much time indoors, we breathe indoor air that could be toxic to our lungs, as radon has proven to be when tested at high levels. NTP has classified radon as “known to be a human carcinogen.” . The EPA lists radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer, when testing at elevated levels and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. This would estimate that elevated radon levels are responsible for about 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
Have you asked yourself, “Is radon testing necessary?”
If you live in Milwaukee metro area, including West Allis, chances are you could be buying or living in a home with cancer-causing radon with levels reaching even higher than federal U.S. health officials recommend, which are more than 4.0 purccurries. Click here to find out more about the cost of radon testing
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwiide, national health officials said, and Now New Group staff at Milwaukee Jouhas looked at readings in the Milwaukee suburbs
Perhaps an estimated 20,000 non-smokers would not have died every year of lung cancer caused by radon exposure, according to reports by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General, had they tested their enviorment for radon gas. The director of the health department in Greenfield, Darren Rausch told JSonline, that where 70 percent of homes tested were in the unsafe zone above 4 pCi/L (picocurries per liter)
Radon is an odorless, radioactive gas that is naturally present in the ground. Rausch said it enters homes through small cracks in the foundation, openings around joints and pipes, and through dirt floors, he said. Both old and newer homes can and should be be tested for radon.
Many homes in West Allis test for elevated radon
If a radon mitigation system has been properly installed, sub-slab radon mitigation will consecutively remove radon gas from the home, condo, apartment or commercial area. Often a home with a radon mitigation system can be more safe then a home which has never been tested for radon. When a home is found elevated and mitigation has occurred, it can give a homeowner or tenant peace of mind, knowing the problem has been solved through remediation. A radon mitigation system can give peace of mind knowing the elevated radon was found and now mitigated.
Make sure that your hire a WI certified radon measurement testing technician. These technicians are trained to be able to instruct homeowners what to do and what not to do during a radon test. For more details on the do's and do not's during radon testing click here.
Milwaukee Radon Mitigation Mitigators have been testing West Allis Homes for 30 years. We are the oldest and most experienced radon company in Milwaukee /West Allis area. We are also family owned. We care about this community.