Radon is a radioactive element that results from the breakdown of organic material. When levels are high, it enters your lungs and can cause lung cancer. Because it's odorless and colorless, testing is the only way to know if radon is in your home.
The EPA recommends testing homes for radon if you are buying or selling. Radon is found in homes across the country, but is especially prevalent in southeastern Wisconsin. If you're buying or selling, it's important to seek radon testing.
Behind smoking, radon in homes is the second leading cause of lung cancer. More information and relevant research can be found on the EPA's website.
We test for radon using EPA approved and calibrated electronic monitors as well as passive testing. If you're a homeowner, you can obtain a free test for your home. Please note that these free test are not valid for real-estate transactions.
Buying or selling? HomeWorx radon tests are valid for real-estate transactions.
HomeWorx radon solutions will work with you to determine which mitigation system and installation process is right for you. Mitigation systems lower the amount of radon in your home to a safe and livable level.
Mitigation system installations typically take a day to install. Each system is different, and the details of yours will be discussed during your Homeworx consultation.
In addition to lowering the level of radon in your home to a safe level, radon mitigation systems also lower the humidity levels in your basement, reducing the need for dehumidifiers.