Residential Radon Testing
This is one test you don't want to skip
Shamrock Radon testing means peace of mind for home buyers and sellers who want to be sure their families are safe from the cancer-causing effects of Radon. According to the EPA and the Surgeon General, more than 20,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer caused by radon exposure. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas found in homes throughout the United States. Caused by the natural breakdown of Uranium in the soil, radon can be released from the ground into your home through cracks in the foundation or through your well water. All homes regardless of age or construction could have elevated levels of radon.
Because there are no immediate health symptoms after exposure to Radon, it is particularly important to test your home, especially if you are in a high-risk area. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has created an interactive map on its website indicating indoor radon levels by zip code. View results in your area: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/radon/
Shamrock inspectors are trained in radon testing through the National Environmental Health Association. We conduct tests using the Sun-Nuclear Model 1028, which takes hourly readings over a 48-hour period. All doors and windows in your home should be closed for the duration of the test as well as 12 hours prior to the test. Shamrock inspectors will give you results immediately following the test.
Contact Shamrock today to schedule this very important safety test.
Tip: Home owners should conduct a radon test prior to listing a home for sale. If a test was not done, buyers should request a radon test before purchasing a home.
Want more information?
The following are good sources for more information or radon testing and reduction:
US Government EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
The Consumer's GuideTo Radon Reduction
We provide an easy to read graph printout for every hour over a 2-day test period.
Your emailed radon test results are an easy-to-read graph printout.