Wisconsin Radon Testing
Keep your Waukesha Home Safe from Deadly Radon Gas
Wall to Wall's Radon Testing Cost
With Home Inspection: $125
Without Home Inspection: $150
Southeast Wisconsin is a hot spot for deadly radon gas — Waukesha County in particular. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas which occurs naturally as a product of decaying uranium found in the earth's crust. As it turns into gas, radon escapes up through the ground where it can be safely released into the air. However, Wisconsin homes and other buildings can trap these gases which can cause health problems for the people inside.
Radon causes approximately 21,000 deaths per year--more than drunk driving accidents. Long term exposure can result in lung cancer and other health issues. Since radon is a gas, it can get into your home through even the smallest cracks or gaps in your walls, floors, or foundation. If there is a high amount of radon detected in your home, the problem can be easily solved by filling in cracks and increasing or adjusting the ventilation in your home. Consistent testing can determine if your home is at risk due to high radon levels.
Wall to Wall Home Inspections offers radon testing for homes across southeastern Wisconsin. We perform a simple test and have results in 48 hours. Knowing radon levels is the crucial first step toward mitigation. We can provide radon testing as an add-on during new home inspections and pre-sale inspections at a discounted rate. Additionally, we recommend twice annual inspections for homes with a history of high radon levels.
Radon Levels and Home Sales in Wisconsin
The EPA has a helpful home buyers and sellers guide to radon, which answers many common questions regarding Radon testing during a home transaction. Waukesha, Washington and Milwaukee Counties have high levels of Radon gas present, due to the high amount of naturally occurring radioactive materials decomposing in the soil. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends radon testing for all homes sold in these counties.
Waukesha County has compiled a useful map of radon concentrations based on zip codes for the state of Wisconsin. The EPA has determined if your home has over 4 pCi/L of radon gas present in your home, it needs to be immediately fixed.
Buying and Selling a Home with High Levels of Radon
If a home is for sale, the sellers should be looking into every possible avenue to make their home more marketable. No matter if the real estate market is up or down, the home should appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. More and more Wisconsin buyers are conscious of the health concerns surrounding exposure to high levels of radon. In some cases, potential buyers treat radon testing as a requisite before they even consider a property. Wall to Wall Home Inspections will assist anyone looking to make their home more attractive to all buyers with our accurate radon testing.
Likewise, buyers will want to have radon testing performed before closing on a house and moving in. Both sides of the real estate market need to be aware of radon testing in the home inspection phase of buying and selling. A home with minimized radon levels is most beneficial to everyone in the real estate business.
Radon testing is an easy step toward creating a healthy environment in your home and is performed in Wisconsin by the professional home inspectors of Wall to Wall. Full home inspections cover:
- Exterior areas: siding, gutters, chimneys, porches, and decks
- Interior areas: light switches and outlets, plumbing fixtures, accessible doors and windows
- Attics and basements
- Building material damage
How Often Does My House Need Radon Testing?
There are a number of factors our Wall to Wall radon experts recommend to determine the frequency of radon testing in your home. Changes in temperature and changes in home structure from remodeling are a few of the major ways radon can seep into parts of your home and affect its gas levels. Our experts believe two tests a year will keep any home safe, but any change in temperature or in the home’s construction should motivate owners to check for radon.
January is Radon Action Month and the time of year most families arrange their annual tests. Most radon testing performed in Wisconsin and throughout the United States is performed by professional home inspectors like Wall to Wall. Combine our home inspection and radon testing for great savings at the start of the year.
Don't put your family at risk of this dangerous gas. Contact the residential radon measurement providers at Wall to Wall Home Inspections and have your home tested today. We have top of the line radon testing equipment and provide prompt, accurate and reliable service. We provide residential radon testing all year, whether you’ve just moved to a new home or need biannual checkups.