Radon Mitigation & Testing
Radon Testing Services in Wisconsin
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it.
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that seeps into our homes and buildings from the soil. Your home traps the radon, allowing it to build up and potentially cause serious health issues for you and your loved ones.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking. It is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths every year.
The safest way to know if your home has high radon levels is to schedule a test. Even if your neighbors tested their home, you cannot assume that the radon level in your home would be similar.
Professional Radon Testing
Our Gross Heating & Air Conditioning technicians are certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) to test for radon in your home. NRPP certification ensures that your Radon Measurement Specialist follows all the latest rules and guidelines.
Gross Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor, serving homes and businesses in Brookfield, WI, and all the surrounding areas.
Radon Testing in Your Home
Radon testing is a quick and inexpensive way to know if your house needs attention because of high radon levels.
The average indoor radon level in the U.S. is 1.3pCi/L. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends taking action to get indoor radon levels reduced if the result comes back higher than 4.0pCi/L. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the “action level” at 2.7pCI/L.
Multifamily Housing Radon Testing
Approximately 30 percent of families nationwide live in apartments, condos, mixed-use buildings, and other types of multifamily housing—and this number continues to grow. Radon in multifamily housing is just as dangerous as in single-family, especially for the tenants on the lower levels.
Radon testing protocols recommend testing for any multifamily units in contact with the soil. In many cases, radon testing is required during the construction of multifamily buildings.
Gross Heating & Air Conditioning is NRPP Certified for Multifamily Radon Measurement.
Our certified specialists are trained to design the test per state standards. Properly designed tests help ensure accurate results and make decisions about mitigation.
Radon Mitigation in Wisconsin
Radon mitigation should only be performed based on the test results for your house. The most common mitigation technique in Wisconsin is Active Soil Depressurization (ASD).
Most of the radon gets into a house from the soil with soil gases. They seep through cracks in the concrete slabs and even through the concrete pores. This effect is more pronounced during the heating season due to the stack effect.
The stack effect creates negative pressure in the lower level of the house and intensifies the seepage of soil gases inside. A properly installed ASD system creates negative pressure below your home’s slab and prevents soil gases (including radon) from entering your home.
Gross Heating & Air Conditioning is NRPP certified in radon mitigation. As certified specialists in radon testing and mitigation, we ensure the installation follows codes, rules, and regulations.
Our trained technicians will discuss the details and layout to ensure that you, as a homeowner, are satisfied with it before we begin any work.
Per regulations, we provide post-installation testing to ensure the installation is successful and resolves the problem.
We include all necessary indicators and signaling devices if your radon mitigation system needs attention to keep you informed and your loved ones safe.
Call Your Radon Testing Experts Today
Gross Heating & Air Conditioning has certified technicians to measure the radon levels in your Brookfield, WI, home or business. A professional assessment of the radon levels in your household will give you peace of mind. Call us today at 262-783-6000 or request service online.