Radon Measurements by Zip Code

The table and map below shows averages by zip code, based on do-it-yourself tests residents have done through Health Department/municipal test kits and results found by certified radon measurement contractor Cutter Vac. A measurement over 4pCi/L is considered high and warrants mitigation. Find a test kit and test yourself, or contact a certified radon measurement professional. […]

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Radon Mitigation At Home

Radon mitigation ($400-700) in an existing home is done by a process called “sub-slab depressurization.” The basement is tightly sealed, and a 4″ diameter pipe is extended from below the slab in the basement out the roof (see picture at left). This pipe becomes a vent for any gas below the foundation to be released […]

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Test For Radon

Not sure whether to test? View the average radon measurements in your zip code. Radon tests kits are easy to use and easy to find. Short-term kits (48 hours) cost $10. Long-term kits (90 days – 1 year) cost $23. Only available from the Fond du Lac County Health Department.   Short-term kits are available […]

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Dr. Oz Discusses Radon

The show on 2-9-11 features homeowners who had never tested their 7-year-old house before and the Executive Director of the National Center for Healthy Housing. Test your Fond du Lac County Home for Radon.

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Another Take on Radon

For a fresh take on a radioactive gas, National Public Radio interviews scientists about radon risk in today’s story: “In Highlighting Radon’s Risk, Context Needed.” Read EPA’s comments on the story.

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Radon Resistant New Home Construction

Building a new home that includes a radon mitigation system is much simpler than adding a mitigation system after the house is already built. It is also inexpensive ($300-$600). Learn more about radon resistant construction (State of WI). Find a certified radon mitigation contractor (State of WI). Radon for Builders and Contractors (EPA) What are […]

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