Radon Testing & Mitigation
The Ihn Company offers radon and testing mitigation services in Waukesha & Milwaukee counties. We do two main types of radon testing: short-term & long-term. Our work is performed as per EPA standards. Keep your Southeast Wisconsin home safe for your family and test for radon.
Pewaukee Radon Company
Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless radioactive element that is a gas at room temperature and pressure. Radon is produced by the decay of Uranium deposits that occur naturally in rocks and soil.
We offer ongoing electrical service with all our radon mitigation systems.
How Radon Enters Your Home
Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of uranium, a common element in soil and rocks. Radon gas is considered harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but can be a serious health hazard when trapped in buildings.
- Radon enters the home through the following areas:
- Cracks in the foundation & walls
- Floor drains
- Sump pump crocks
How does radon mitigation work?
Radon mitigation is an exhaust system where we draw air from the ground under your basement and discharge it in a safe area away from the home.
We install a suction point in the sump crock or at any point within the drain tile system. We install a pit privy and create a suction point If you home does not have a drain tile system. The suction piping runs up the basement wall and connects to the radon fan. The discharge piping connects to the radon fan and terminates 2 feet above the roofline.
Types of radon testing
There are two main types of radon testing: short-term and long-term. The short-term test to test should be done in your house twice each year.
Short-term testing can help you determine if a more extensive test is needed. Leave the test kit in a low-activity room in your home for two to six days. Then the test kit gets mailed to a lab for analysis.
Long term and continuous radon testing is done when people have symptoms or the short term test has results that need to be further examined.
Does radon smell?
One of the scariest facts about radon is that it doesn’t make itself known. Radon is naturally odorless and colorless, so you can’t rely on your smell or your sight to know if there’s a problem.
Why is radon dangerous?
The primary danger of radon is that over time it can cause lung cancer by damaging the cells in your lungs. In fact, while smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the US, radon exposure is number two.
What are the symptoms of radon exposure?
Unfortunately, there are no symptoms of radon exposure, so you shouldn’t assume you aren’t being exposed just because you’re feeling fine.
How does radon get into my home?
Because radon is released from rocks and soil, there are many ways it can get into your home. It typically enters through cracks in the structure or through building materials. Worse yet, once it’s inside your home, the insulation keeps it in so it becomes concentrated in a small space.
How much radon is safe?
If you have your home tested for radon, it will be measured in “picocuries per liter” of air. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers dangerous radon levels to be anything above four picocuries per liter.
How do I get rid of radon?
Radon should be handled by a professional. If you have high radon levels (or you think you may), you should call a radon mitigation expert. Radon specialists like us are able to install technology to remove the radon from your home and keep it out.
Selling your house? Call our expert contractors
Selling a house is hard work and if there are foundation or plumbing problems it can be even more of a headache. The Ihn Company specializes in inspecting & fixing foundation and plumbing. We also offer a 20 year transferable warranty on all foundations and a 1 year warranty on our plumbing. You can sell your home without worrying about a potential lawsuit.