Archive for August, 2012
Why Radon Testing is needed in Your Milwaukee Home
Milwaukee, WI is often known for its beer manufacturing, but something else it is getting more recognition for is radon gas. Radon gas is a naturally occurring element, but has been proven to cause lung cancer, and claim the lives of over 20,000 per year in the united states alone. Radon may enter your home in a variety of ways, seeping up through the soil into your water supply, through your foundation, through your basement, or a variety of other ways.
Colorless, and odorless, there is no detecting it without radon testing. Radon testing is the only way determine whether or not your Milwaukee home has safe gas levels. Many general contractors may offer you radon testing, but it is important to choose a specialist that has the experience and knowledge to design the best testing program for you. Ninety day testing programs are considered long term, and generally speaking are much more accurate than short term testing. If you desire an immediate estimate of your radon levels, short term radon testing should be able to suffice. No matter what type of radon testing you choose, it is important to remember that your home should be tested for radon every two to five years, no matter what your previous readings were.
Commercial and Real Estate Radon Testing
Spending over eight hours a day at work, it is just as important to administer radon testing for your place of work. Many business owners spend nearly a hundred hours at work each week. If your business has been infested with radon, your health could be diminishing without testing or a mitigation system. Just as residential testing goes, it is important to hire a specialist who is aware of all the proper radon testing methods and procedures for your Milwaukee business.
We are often approached by real estate agents for radon testing as it can help increase the value of a home or sell a Milwaukee home much quicker. When you think about it, we require mold inspections, termite inspections, and inspections for nearly every other thing that could cause harm to our home or family. Providing a potential homebuyer with a clean slate of radon helps ensure that you are selling a safe Milwaukee home, and gives you a leg up on your competition.
Handling Radon Testing Results in Milwaukee
It can be devastating news to find out that you have been inhaling a cancer causing gas, but luckily there is no need to panic. The nation’s largest radon mitigation company is S.W.A.T. Environmental, and they have the experience, certifications, and knowledge to properly provide mitigation. As specialists, they can read your radon testing results, and develop a custom air purification system solution that best fits your Milwaukee home’s needs. A new mitigation system may be a lot cheaper than you think. Peace of mind is only a phone call away, so call now, and safeguard you and your family’s health.
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