Radon Testing

Radon Testing Waukesha WI Oconomowoc Delafield


Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
You can’t see radon.  You can’t smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home.
  • Test your home for radon — it’s easy and inexpensive.
  • Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.
  • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year.  That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer.  In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.  Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.  If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

Radon can be found all over the U.S.

Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.  Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level.  But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.  EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.

Testing is inexpensive and easy — it should only take a few minutes of your time.  Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.

You can fix a radon problem.

Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.

All radon testing is conducted in accordance with the US EPA’s Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Products Measurements in Homes.  This guide, as well as other information related to radon is available at the bottom of this page.

Radon is measured using a professional continuous radon monitor (CRM) testing device, that is US EPA verified, NEHA-NRPP listed and evaluated, and approved by NSRB for use in real estate transaction testing.

A written report will be given indicating the radon levels measured and the recommendations of what actions, if any should be taken.

Additional Information

Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

Radon Testing Map of Southern Wisconsin