January is radon awareness month and we at Cornerstone Home Inspection are offering $20 off testing. That makes the radon test only $89 to give you piece of mind that your home is safe.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in this country behind smoking. If you don't smoke, it is your leading cause of lung cancer. It is a very serious problem that, according to the epa, causes the deaths of more than 20,000 people every year. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is produced from decaying uranium in the ground. According to the state's own website, southeastern Wisconsin is a hot-bed for radon with estimates of between 10% and 40% of SE Wisconsin homes having indoor radon levels above the acceptable limit. Channel 12, WISN TV Milwaukee did a news story on the deadly effects of radon, earlier this year. Click here to view this news story.
At Cornerstone, we have been trained in the testing of radon through Environmental Solutions Association, the nation's premier training organization of indoor air quality. We are a member of NEHA or the National Environmental Health Association, which is the leading certification program in North America for radon professionals. NEHA membership along with the National Radon Proficiency Program or NRPP is your assurance of quality because we test our machines according to their strict quality control standards to make sure your results are accurate. We use the Sun-Nuclear Model 1028 continuous radon monitor, a state of the art, modern version of the industry gold standard Model 1027 which has been in use since 1986.