Madison Radon Testing – Protect Your Home and Family
Radon Testing in Madison Is Important
Dane County, and most of southern Wisconsin have some of the highest radon levels in homes.
Radon – What is it and Why Test for it
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. It comes from the ground and is everywhere in our atmosphere. While radon can be found in every home to some extent, its concentration can vary widely in buildings where it can build up in the interior air. Homes in Madison with high levels of radon should be mitigated to bring down the levels of radon inside the building envelope.
According to the EPA, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the first leading cause among non-smokers. According to the numbers that the EPA provides, radon kills more people every year than drunk drivers or house fires.
A comprehensive radon test performed by us can tell you if your home has safe levels or elevated levels that you should worry about and mitigate. This is critical information to know before buying a home. We believe every home should be tested for radon to ensure your family’s safety.
Our Methods and Equipment
Radon is detected using silicon photodiodes to both count and measure the energy of alpha particles resulting from the decay chain of radon gas. The instrument is calibrated to reference instruments in accredited laboratories and is C-NRPP certified.
The unit is placed in your residence for 48 – 72 hours. After that time we come back and gather the info and a report is generated immediately. No waiting for results. We want you to have peace of mind in knowing that your home is safe for your family to occupy.
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