Serving Wausau, WI and The Surrounding Areas
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that’s created from the natural decay of uranium found in a variety of soils, rock, and groundwater. Due to its radioactivity, Radon can migrate through the ground and into homes, schools, and workplaces.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Surgeon General, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommend that ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and recommend having the radon levels mitigated if elevated radon concentrations are discovered. Radon is especially dangerous for children which is why the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) now requires regular radon testing in all licensed child care centers, and remediation for any radon levels above the EPA’s safety limit.
Luckily, The Radon Man of WI, LLC, provides customers with FREE in-home Radon test kits and utilizes an independent lab so the results are partial and objective. He also offers post-system installation kits to determine the levels after a system is installed. Scot and his staff are able to respond to customers immediately after scheduling a mitigation-system installation.
In addition to installations, Scot and his team bring awareness to homeowners throughout Wausau, WI, and the neighboring communities within Central and Northern Wisconsin. As a team, we educate customers on what Radon is, why it’s a problem in the area and the potential dangers of living with high levels of it in their home.
Radon levels are typically higher in our area (EPA Zone 3). Most homes are above the EPA threshold of 4.0 pC/l. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set the threshold at 2.7 pC/l. We guarantee our systems will mitigate levels to the EPA threshold or below, and most of the time we are able to mitigate levels under the WHO level.
What Separates Us
With Scot's construction experience, he integrates a Radon system into a home with minimal disruption. In fact, when he is finished, it looks like the system has always been a part of your home. He installs it on the interior of the home, venting out through the roof. Our systems are “active,” which means they are installed with a Radon mitigation fan that actively creates negative pressure around a home. Our competitors typically drill a hole out of the side of the home and install a PVC pipe up on the exterior with a fan. This system is not only an eye-sore but is much more prone to freezing, preventing the system from functioning. When circumstances require an exterior pipe, customers may have the option of utilizing a downspout to more closely match the color of their home, which is cosmetically more appealing.