Kenosha Radon Mitigation, Why Is It Important?
When people decide to make their home in Kenosha, radon gas is usually not the first thing that comes to their mind. However, when the statistics are brought to their attention, the need for testing becomes increasingly important. The EPA has determined that Radon is the 2nd cause of lung cancer in the U.S..
What are the chances I will find RADON IS IN MY KENOSHA AREA HOME?
Speaking generally, businesses and homes located in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties seem to show a somewhat moderate high radon level throughout the areas. To be specific, there is an estimated 42 to 58% of dwellings (including residential business) that have been measured at radon levels of 4 pCi/L or even greater).
Statistics show the lower levels have been sampled in Kenosha County where residents near Lake Michigan coast 53140 and 53143 zip codes and to also include 53170 zip code area near the western tip of the Kenosha county. The test results performed in these particular zip codes indicates 0 to 23% of buildings have radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L or greater. Just keep in mind, even if radon levels show statistically low in these areas, doesn't mean all homes in the indicated zip codes have lower radon levels, giving a safe feeling sense of falsehood.
Since radon levels between one home and another home next door can be high and low, it really just means that every home needs radon testing to determine the need for mitigation. Not to test and live with the not-knowing and always wondering aspect just does not make sense when it comes to your health and the health of your family. .
SHOULD I GET RADON TESTING BEFORE I BUY REAL ESTATE IN KENOSHA COUNTY?
If you are buying a home in Kenosha, Racine or Walworth county, you owe it to yourself and the health of your family to absolutely hire a professional company to get the house measured for radon testing. This can be done through a contingency in your real estate offer to purchase. Protecting a a home investment by knowing what radon levels are will mean you know what you're dealing with and what to expect if you purchase the real estate transaction.
If the home is occupied or non-occupied the same rules are in place when testing for radon. radon testing. EPA states all windows and doors must stay and remain closed as the house is tested for 48 hours.. If doors and windows are opened, the gas of radon escapes out of the interior of the house. This will not give a true reading of the levels that exist in the home during the radon test. It is absolutely imperative that the interior of the home stayed at closed conditions during testing.
Racine Radon adheres to all EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommendations when measuring radon levels regarding real estate transactions and as indicated in EPA "Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon". Here are the Racine Radon EPA Testing protocols as follows:
- Use two passive radon detectors Testing Radon simultaneously, four inches apart, or two sequentially, or one electronic Radon Monitor recording fresh data every hour.
- Minimum measurement duration should be 48 hours Testing Radon in air samples.
- Maintain closed-house conditions on all floors during the Radon Test. Prior to Test, keep home closed-up for 12 hours. Radon Test will sample and take air samples hourly. The Radon Test can give results in less than four days.
- Do not conduct Radon Tests lasting less than four days during severe storms or periods of high winds.
CAN RADON MITIGATION BE DONE IN KENOSHA COUNTY?
The answer is absolutely it can! The whole purpose in Testing for Radon is to determine the need for Radon Mitigation. In fact the EPA also insists that it would be smart to take an air sample of the home every two years in checking for Radon. For instance, if the home has a borderline Test TO come back at a reading just below the 4 pCi/L EPA action level, that home could Test higher in a few years as the earth moves or other conditions change. Unfortunately, a home that reads at 3.3 pCi/L today might easily register 4.5 pCi/L a few years down the road and you will be thinking you have no Elevated Radon issue, according to previous Radon Test Sampled Measurements. There are other factors involved also. As our EPA indicates 4.0 pCi/L as the action level to perform Radon Abatement, the World Health Organization’s recommendation for action are Radon levels that Measure 2.7 pCi/L and higher.
Unfortunately, there is no “safe” Radon level. Radon Mitigation is the corrective tool to use, in order to get the Radon in the air decreased and safer. Radon Mitigation by Racine Radon will lower any elevated Radon levels to below "acceptable" EPA recommended levels in Kenosha, Walworth as well as Racine counties. Racine Radon usually guarantees all Radon Mitigation performed throughout Kenosha and Walworth counties. Contact Racine Radon today. We can usually estimate the Radon Mitigation cost over the phone. Racine Radon is your local Radon Testing and Mitigation services.
Radon Mitigation Systems in general, installed into homes with drain tiles, achieve lower readings in comparison to a dwelling which has little or no drain tiles at all. However, it usually does not effect pricing. A Kenosha Remediation System installed by Racine Radon is more often than not the best priced abatement system in Kenosha. Our customers tell us frequently how our competitors charge more money if a home does not have drain tiles, here in the county of Kenosha.
The next step will be to gather more information to analyze in or not the determined mitigation system will be lined parallels with the wall and go up through and into the attic and/or the garage. The next option is to erect and line-up the PVC pipe on the outside of the house.
Why we live breathe in Kenosha:
Kenosha has that small town feel. It's filled with good people who want to live in a town with a big city vibe. But, it is a big city, right? In a way it is, but its now. Hard to explain right, but it is what appeals to us and causes us to bring our families up in this community.
Kenosha is growing because it is a place for individuals and families who prefer little towns, but get that factor of being nearby to two larger metropolitan areas. The Kenosha county areas which are west of the Interstate 94 are attractive and inviting. Lakes are in abundance, with plenty of space for areas, hiking trails, parks, etc.
For the outdoors enthusiast, the activities list is off the charts. Many people need to rent and there the options are plentiful west of the Interstate 94 in Kenosha or Racine counties. Currently, there are many choices of rentals available for rent, making your way into the community very possible. If you need to commute to Milwaukee, the freeway system is fantastic. And, of course if you are into the nightlife, Milwaukee is not far. It's nice place to visit, but an even greater place to enjoy your life and bring up a family. Just remember, test your home for radon. No matter if you own or rent. Call Racine Radon for the best radon mitigation.