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Unbelievable Day

Last Wednesday was an Unbelievable Day. I was asked to go look at a Radon system that was just recently installed. The new owner did not think it looked right. So, I went to take a look. Wow! I could not believe what I saw. This system was installed by a local, “certified” company. They broke about 6 or 7 codes and Radon venting standards. The biggest thing is that the Radon fan was in the basement. When you get certified, this is about the 1st thing you learn not to do. Among other things they did not install fire collars on the pipe in the garage, they used an electrical splitter on the single outlet for the sump pump to also plug in the fan. The flashing was not installed properly. The company then told the customer that it was  a “moisture” system, so they could put the fan where ever they wanted. (even though this was for Realty and the home had tested high for Radon) Best price? Yeah, they got what they paid for. Now the system has to be completely redone. What a great service that company is doing to the public, and they are certified. Wow, what an unbelievable day.

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From Customer “can you match another companies price?”

The answer is, depends. When we give a quote  the price includes installing all the necessary components of a Radon system. One of the biggest things I see being left off Radon systems is Fire Collars. When routing a pipe through a fire wall, such as the wall between the home and garage that is attached you need to install a fire barrier material, wrapped in a metal sleeve. (this could save your home if there were a fire in the garage)  Fire caulk will not collapse a 3″ PVC pipe. So, on a Radon system fire caulk will not be sufficient. If the garage has a finished drywall ceiling, that also may be a firewall, so it too may need a fire collar. The biggest thing that companies are doing out there (not just for Radon) is installing electrical work, without a licensed electrician. It is illegal to install, for hire, any electrical work if you are not licensed. Most municipalities also require a permit, which needs to be acquired by the electrical company. Not using an electrician or getting a permit can save a company $100 to $150 on the cost of installing the system, so they will show a lower cost. Anyone who says you don’t need an electrician for a simple outlet is not being truthful, and is taking a risk if they get caught in paying hundreds of dollars in fines. We will match anyone’s price, but their proposal/system needs to match ours. A wise man once said, “getting the cheapest job done is like getting the cheapest set of tires put on your car. They may be round & black, but you won’t like them once you go down the road.”

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We are an Honest Business

A very disturbing event happened last Sunday. A builder and their Realty agent received emails from a “potential buyer”. They stated that they walked through a home to take a look at it, and that two of my employees were working there. When asking about the builders house, this person claimed that my employees had many negative comments about the builder, and that they should not buy this builders homes because they are poorly built. Obviously the builder and agent were quite upset. Once they contacted me I was upset, because I know my employees would never do something like this. Long story short, the email was sent by a competitor who was caught, posing to be a buyer in an effort to gain this builders business. This just goes to show how cut throat the business climate is getting, and what other companies are willing to do to get business. We would never resort to tactics like this. We run an Honest Business. I am thinking Karma will take care of this.

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Radon Removal is Our Main Focus

Our fleet of trucks.We are the only business in the northeast Wisconsin area that provides Radon removal systems and moisture abatement services full-time. We own all our equipment, so there are no scheduling delays around rental equipment availability. We can even provide next day service in emergency situations. We are dedicated to providing excellent service, offering only the best products and professional installation.

We are the ONLY Wisconsin-based company with seven certified employees dedicated to Radon mitigation and testing. We’re also the  certified by the NEHA,  an active member of AARST, and the Valley Home Builders Association, Brown County Home Builders Association, National Builders Association, Wisconsin Builders Association and Northeast Wisconsin Realtors Association.

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