– According to the EPA, every county in Wisconsin is at moderate to high risk of household radon exposure.
Radon is colorless, odorless and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Without radon testing, you will not know if you and your family are exposed to elevated levels.
More and more real estate transactions now include radon testing as a contingency in the purchase agreement. Sellers should consider testing before listing their home to make it more attractive by letting potential buyers know that there is not a major radon risk.
Getting your home, school or business tested for radon is a simple process. Truer Inspections is a Certified Radon and Analytical Measurement Provider using calibrated Continuous Radon Measurement (CRM) instrumentation. We provide immediate results on-site. A CRM measurement provides the most accurate result possible in a 48-hour period with little to no disruption to your daily life. If radon levels are above EPA recommendations, mitigation is necessary to reduce radon levels.
Immediately after test completion we will review the findings, discuss the results and a detailed report will be emailed to you for your records.
Homeowners can test for radon themselves using passive charcoal canisters but the process requires using two canisters with an additional 2 – 3 days required beyond the 48-hour testing period for shipping and lab evaluation. Charcoal canisters are also sensitive to humidity, temperature and airflow which can affect accuracy. In addition radon decays at various levels throughout the day. Since charcoal canister measurments are biased toward the end of the sampling period, the result may not be truly representative if radon peaks and valleys are dramatic.