Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? Unfortunately, many Marathon County, Wisconsin homes have elevated radon levels in their homes. The best way to determine if your Wisconsin home has problematic levels of radon is with Inspect it Right Home Inspections' radon testing service.
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and radioactive gas that can leak into your home. Radon is naturally-occurring and a common issue throughout the state of Wisconsin.
A Home Safety Threat
Radon gas is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. It is important to determine if your Wisconsin home has unhealthy radon levels to ensure high indoor air quality.
Accurate Radon Testing
Between five and ten percent of the homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the US EPA guideline of 4 pCi/L (a measure of potency of radon in the air) for the year average on the main floor. Radon measurement should be made for a few days (two days, minimum) in the lowest lived-in level of your home, with the windows kept closed, as recommended in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) A Citizen's Guide to Radon.
A basement can be considered lived-in (for radon testing purposes) if it is occupied at least 7 hours per week. Otherwise, the main floor is the best place to test or do a follow-up test.*
*Note: The testing recommendations for real estate transactions or home sales can be somewhat different. Consult the EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon.
Your Home Inspection Experts
Inspect It Right Home Inspections is proud to serve homeowners across Marathon County. Our owner, Mike Carson, is an active community member that believes in giving back. We are a veteran owned company that has earned a reputation for high-quality radon inspections and home energy audits in Central Wisconsin, including Wausau, Rothschild, Mosinee, Kronenwetter, Stevens Point, Merrill, and Weston.