You can't see it. You can't smell it.
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that seeps into our Grafton 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 .
More than 48 percent of all homes in Wisconsin tested for radon had a high radon level. The only way to know if you have high radon levels in your home is to 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 K Komfort Heating & Cooling 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.
K Komfort is a full-service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor, serving homes and businesses in Grafton, Milwaukee, and all the surrounding areas. Our ultimate goal is to make our customers comfortable no matter if it is freezing outdoors or 100 degrees!
Radon Testing in Your Grafton 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 the 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
More than 30 percent of families 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.
K Komfort is NRPP Certified for Multifamily Radon Measurement.
Our certified specialists are trained to properly 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.
K Komfort is NRPP certified in radon mitigation. As certified specialists in radon testing and mitigation, we make sure the installation follows code, rules, and regulations.
To ensure that the installation of the system is successful and resolves the problem, we provide post-installation testing, which is required per regulations. Prior to the installation, our trained technicians will discuss the details and layout to make sure that you, as a homeowner, are satisfied with it before the system is installed.
We include all necessary indicators and signaling devices to make sure you are informed if your radon mitigation system needs attention and keep you and your loved ones safe.
Call Your Radon Testing Experts Today
K Komfort Heating & Cooling has certified technicians to measure the radon levels in your Grafton, WI, home or business. A professional assessment of the radon levels in your household will give you peace of mind. Call us today at 262-375-0075 or request service online.