Why Consider Radon Testing?

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What Is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that is found in Wisconsin homes. While radon has been found to be present in all areas, concentrations are much higher in certain areas of Southeastern Wisconsin. For more information on tested radon levels in your area, please go to the link below:

Why Test?

While testing for radon is not required by law, there are compelling reasons to seriously consider it:

 The U.S. Surgeon General’s Office has warned that behind smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States 

 Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women.  

Luckily, testing a home for radon is easy and can put both the buyer’s and seller’s mind at ease. Fixing or mitigating a radon problem usually isn’t hard! 

Who Does The Testing and How?

Short-term tests are usually the primary test - the minimum measurement duration is 48 hours with the house being under closed conditions 12 hours prior to the test (i.e., windows and doors remain closed), with the test location in the lowest liveable area of the home.

Triad Home Inspection is certified by Spruce Enviromental Technologies, having passed their rigorous training progam and successfully passed the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRRP) exam. We use Sun Nuclear 1028 continuous monitoring units to provide the most accurate test results.

The US EPA recommends mitigating (fixing) radon at levels of 4 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/L) or greater. 

What To Do If Mitigation Is Recommended

If tested levels of radon is 4.0 pCi/L or greater, mitigation by a certified radon contractor is recommended. A list of certified mitigators is available at www.lowradon.org