A radioactive gas that forms through the decomposition (or breakdown) of the Earth’s crust—meaning this is a worldwide problem. As the odorless, colorless gas rises, it gets trapped in contained spaces—like your basement.
Milwaukee homes are especially at risk for radon contamination.
Is radon dangerous?
Short answer: YES.
Long answer: Radon is a radioactive gas. And not the kind that gives you super powers...
Studies indicate that homes afflicted with radon contamination have higher risk of developing cancer and breathing problems than homes that get regular radon testing and mitigation, especially from a reputable company like Good Land.
Radon side effects & risks
- Due to lung shape and size, children face the highest risk of radiation from radon.
- Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the United States.
- Radon poisoning kills over 15,000 people each year — making it more fatal than drunk driving.
- Radon is completely invisible, tasteless and odorless, making it difficult to detect without a radon mitigation company (like Good Land).
Radon poisoning symptoms
There are no immediate symptoms with radon poisoning—but symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Chest pain
- Suddenly losing weight
If you’re experiencing out of the ordinary symptoms, immediately check with your doctor.
You’d rather be 100% safe with Good Land’s stamp of approval, than let you/your family suffer the consequences of maybe.
Preventing radon poisoning in your Wisconsin home
1 in 15 homes in the U.S are at risk of radon poisoning—elevated radon levels could be plaguing your Wisconsin home and you wouldn’t even know it.
SE Wisconsin Radon Prevention Service
Good Land Inspections provides thorough radon testing and inspection services in SE Wisconsin, including: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and beyond. Wondering if your tenants are safe? If your employees are at risk? We offer radon testing for apartments and business offices too. We'll work with you to find convenient, affordable ways to make your property safe.
What to expect during a radon testing & mitigation appointment
During a radon testing appointment with Good Land, one of our certified radon testers will place a detection device in your home. This device can be placed before - and picked up during - a home inspection, so you and your inspector can discuss mitigation strategies at your appointment. The device is usually placed in the lowest-occupied area of your home (like your basement), as radon tends to concentrate close to the ground. All homes have some level of radon, with the Wisconsin average being 1.3 pCi/L — if your home's radon level meets or exceeds the radon mitigation action level of 3.99, we'll work with you toward mitigating radon contamination and minimizing future concentration.
For more information about the risks of radon contamination, see what the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has to say, and discuss your concerns with your Good Land radon testing professional.