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Radon Mitigation Services

Radon Mitigation : Reducing radon levels in the US

Residential Radon mitigation. Resolving radon gas issues through radon remediation
and radon mitigation. Reduce radon levels in your home with radon mitigation.

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Residential Radon Mitigation

Keeping Your Family Healthy, Safe, And Radon Free
With Residential Radon Mitigation Services to Serve You!

Your best choice for residential radon mitigation services. Radon is the leading cause
of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths.

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Real Estate Radon Mitigation

Number One for Real Estate Radon Mitigation

SWAT Environmental was started by a realtor who recognized a need for radon mitigation In
real estate. Contact SWAT for real estate radon mitigation transactions.

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Commercial Radon Mitigation

Commercial Radon Mitigation Your Commercial Experts

America's #1 Company for radon mitigation. Helping solve radon gas concerns.
Employing more certified radon mitigation technicians than any other radon company.

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Waterborne Radon Mitigation

Waterborne Radon Mitigation Specialist

Having installed the most Radon Mitigation Systems than any other company.
SWAT Environmental, offers radon mitigation services for Waterborne radon mitigation.

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Radon Mitigation and Radon Gas Reduction

High levels of radon have been found in every state across America. Radon Mitigation and radon testing have become more prevalent in the past few years in residential, commercial and real-estate environments with the real-estate market showing the biggest growth due to some state and local real-estate regulations mandating the testing and mitigation of radon in homes on the market. Radon Mitigation and the removal of radon gas are generally accomplished by removing radon from below the house or building by way of fan suction and removing the radon gas safely through a pipe that extends past the roof line of the structure where the radon gas is released and effectively removed from the occupied area. Radon mitigation is the only way of protecting yourself and your family from the dangers of radon gas and with the levels of radon growing every year it is important that you get a radon test done on your home so that you may be able to take care of the problem head on. SWAT Environmental is constantly and aggressively dealing with the problems of radon gas nationwide and locally in your areas. We install more than 10,000 radon systems yearly and have been dealing with radon mitigation since 1988. Radon Mitigation and radon removal is what we do and we are dedicated to providing quality radon mitigation services.

What is Radon?

Radon is everywhere indoor and outdoor with the higher levels being found indoor where radon is more concentrated and takes longer to break down. Radon is a radioactive gas that is caused by the decay of uranium in the soil. Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, and invisible gas that can only be detected by radon testing. Radon can penetrate most common building materials and is fairly soluble in water. Exposure to radon is most common through ingestion and inhalation, with inhalation being the largest threat to your health. Radon Awareness has grown exponentially over the past 10 years and is only becoming a more common issue nationwide. Radon Gas and Radon awareness are imparative to the health and future of you and your loved ones. Visit our Radon Information pages to learn more about the dangers of radon gas and what you can do to keep everyone safe from radon gas exposure.
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What is Radon Mitigation?

Radon mitigation is the process of reducing radon levels in an occupiable space or from water. If there is a high level of radon gas in any occupiable space or in water the process of radon mitigation should help reduce the levels or radon gas which will help reduce risk of health concerns caused by over exposure of radon over time.
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How to find out if you have a radon problem?

Radon testing is the only true way to find out if you have a radon gas issue in your home or business. You can find radon test kits and or radon monitors through several organizations or even local hardware stores. By administering a radon test you can find out your current radon levels during your test. By purchasing a radon monitor you can monitor your indoor radon levels throughout the year. Radon is a volatile gas and the amount of radon entering your home is effected by the season and it always changes. Testing or monitoring your indoor radon levels is very important for you, your family, and your friends
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Air Quality Concern in America

Radon gas is a radioactive substance that is a recognized health threat. It occurs naturally as uranium in rock, soil, and water break down. The substance then finds its way into structures--through cracks in the foundation, wall cavities, open spaces around pipes, and other points of entry--and into the indoor air we breathe. Radon gas also gets into our water supplies. Radon gas does not discriminate or know boundaries: it invades all types of buildings from homes to hospitals and is found all over the world. Since people spend more time at home than in any other location, your dwelling space is where you and your family are at the greatest risk for exposure. It is estimated that some 6 million American homes have radon gas levels exceeding 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). For this reason, testing is important to determine the amount in your dwelling. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls for determining the levels of radon gas in schools, as well. When concentration of the gas reaches this level, the EPA recommends taking steps to reduce it.

This recommendation is for a good reason. The EPA estimates that radon gas is the chief cause of lung cancer for people who don’t smoke and the second-highest instigator of the disease in the general population. Furthermore, the organization believes that there is no safe amount of radon gas. In homes with the above-mentioned level, the lifetime chances of developing the malady are 1% for nonsmokers, 3% for people who have quit the habit, and 5% for smokers. Children are especially vulnerable; because their lungs are shaped differently and are smaller than an adult’s and because they breathe at a faster rate, youngsters receive a greater concentration of radiation. Their chances of developing the disease may be nearly double those of grownups. Every year, approximately 21,000 patients succumb to lung cancer caused by radon gas; approximately 2,900 of them have never smoked.

The EPA has established guidelines to determine and reduce the radon gas level in the home. The first recommended step is a preliminary measurement of the substance’s level. This first measurement should be a short-term test conducted on the lowest floor where people live. The analysis, which is performed for 2 to 90 days, can let people know in a short time if their home has a high level of radon gas. If the concentration is below 4 pCi/L, there is no need for a follow-up test, although future testing is recommended to ensure that the amount of radon in the air remains at a safe level. If the radon gas concentration is higher than 4 pCi/L, a second short-term test is strongly advised. A long-term analysis is recommended if results are not needed immediately; it provides a better clue as to the amount of radon gas in the home throughout the year. Since the environment and other factors affect levels (there is a higher concentration in the winter, for example), long-term testing is more accurate.

EPA recommendations go further. Homes being put on the market should be tested for radon gas levels and problems corrected before they are offered for sale. In addition, new homes can be constructed in a manner which inhibits radon gas seepage. EPA guidelines call for such construction in areas prone to radon gas contamination. Owners of existing homes with high concentrations are advised to ask a qualified mitigator to determine the cost of making their dwellings resistant to radon gas infiltration. The expense of making your home impervious to radon gas is comparable to that of many other repairs.

As serious a health concern as airborne radon gas is, the nasty substance can enter your home via another source: your water supply. The problem arises when showers and other uses of water send radon gas into the air. If your H20 comes from surface water, there is less cause for concern than if the source is ground water. If you get your water from a well or a municipal supply that uses ground water, and you're concerned that it's raising the radon gas concentration in the air, it's a good idea to get in touch with the supplier. Should your water come from a ground supply and the level in your home is high, the EPA recommends having it tested. Fixing the problem is not difficult; treatment can keep radon gas from entering your home.

If you are concerned about the level of radon gas in your home, or have a problem that needs addressing, a reputable company like SWAT Environmental can assist you wherever you live. The benefits to those you love are worth the small investment of your time, and the price is miniscule in relation to greater health and peace of mind.

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