Radon Testing

Radon Testing

We offer radon testing services throughout Western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities metro area. Radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and according to the EPA, radon gas kills around 21,00 Americans every single year (more than drunk drivers). Radon gas isn’t something to mess around with, testing your home and mitigating if necessary can save you and your families lives. Ryan Stewart with Straight Answer Home Inspection is certified in Wisconsin and Minnesota for both radon testing and radon mitigation by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). It is important to conduct radon testing on your home no matter where you live, and choosing a certified inspector is the best place to start. You can be sure that all of our radon testing procedures will follow EPA and AARST standards, and that your results will be pinpoint accurate. Give us a call today to schedule a professional radon test!

Continuous Digital Radon Testing

At Straight Answer Home Inspections, we only use the top of the line radon testing devices to make sure we are getting you the best information possible in as short of a time as possible. Our digital radon testing monitors are calibrated yearly for accuracy, and can generate readings in as little as 48 hours. Once the monitor has been retrieved from your home, you will receive an hour by hour report of your radon levels almost instantly. Digital testing is by far the most common radon testing method used for real estate transactions due to the accuracy and timeliness of the reports. We are proud to offer this option to all of our clients looking to improve their air quality. Don’t mess around with uncertified inspectors who do not know the proper radon testing procedures and use outdated devices, go with the best! Call us now!

Radon Testing Companies

Not every radon testing company or home inspector has the proper qualifications to test your home for radon, especially not in situations where it is required for a home sale. In the State of Minnesota, radon testing must be performed by a certified radon testing professional like Straight Answer Home Inspections. In Wisconsin, it is not required by law for radon testing to be done by certified contractors, which has resulted in many homeowners unfortunately getting scammed by unlicensed and uncertified companies. Radon testing isn’t something to cut corners on, hire someone that does things right the first time and give us a call!

Radon Mitigation

If your home tests at or above 4.0 pCi/L, (The EPA Action Level) it is strongly recommended that you have a radon mitigation system installed to bring those levels back to a safe and livable range. This can be done by having a radon mitigation system installed into the home. Radon mitigation works by creating a negative pressure underneath the slab of the home to draw the rising radon gas out before it ever has a chance to enter the home. Radon mitigation is becoming commonplace in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and will generally be requested during real estate transactions before the home can close. Whether you are buying or selling, we can help you with all of your mitigation needs. Visit our radon mitigation website HERE to learn more!

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Yes, every home should be tested for radon no matter what. Any home can harbor dangerous levels of radon. Radon testing is an affordable and simple way to potentially save you or your family’s life.

Yes, the radon testing devices we use for all of our clients is calibrated for precise measurements and are trusted for all real estate transactions. Radon levels can fluctuate throughout the year, but you can be sure that the measurements taken during the testing period are pinpoint accurate.

The EPA suggests testing your home for radon every two years, even if you already have a radon mitigation system installed. The reason for this is that new gaps and cracks can form in your foundation during that time that can provide new entryways from rising radon gasses.

Test your Home For Radon!