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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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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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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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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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Radon and Lung Cancer

Why Radon Lung Cancer is a Concern

Every homeowner needs to be concerned about the danger radon gas poses. The gas is a difficult problem to deal with because it is invisible and has no detectable taste or smell. Radon is radioactive and can cause lung cancer in people who breathe in the gas. More than 21,000 people die from radon lung cancer every year. One of the main problems is that an individual can be exposed to radon for years without any noticeable health effects. There are several points that should be understood about radon and radon-caused lung cancer.

Radon gas is formed when small amounts of uranium start to decay. The individual particles of uranium turn into radon gas and rise out of the ground. Radon decays into polonium and then into lead. While radon is in a gas form people breathing in the particles can develop radon lung cancer. The main threat of developing radon lung cancer comes from high accumulations of the gas inside of a home, business, or other enclosed environment. Radon lung cancer is not usually a risk when outdoors due to the diluting of radon in the air.

Several standards exist that can help to detect when there is an increased risk of developing radon lung cancer. These standards are based on a measurement known as a picocurie. Radon concentrations are measured in picocuries per liter of air. The most commonly accepted level of harmful radon is 4 picocuries per liter of air. Amounts above this concentration can dramatically increase the risk of developing radon lung cancer. Companies like SWAT Environmental can use special detectors to measure concentrations of radon in a home. At 10 picocuries per liter of air, individuals have 18 times the risk of developing radon lung cancer. Individuals have 62 times the risk of radon lung cancer at 20 picocuries per liter of air if the person smokes.

Radon lung cancer is caused by the radioactivity of the gas. The radon particles are actually emitting small amounts of energy as they decay over time. If the particles are breathed into the lungs, then the energy will start to damage cells. This will eventually lead to mutations that become the basis for tumors and radon lung cancer. Radon lung cancer can become very serious in a very short period of time. It is even possible that radon lung cancer could metastasize and spread to other organs in the body. The only way to avoid radon lung cancer is to detect the gas early and to limit or avoid exposure.

The single most effective way to avoid radon lung cancer is to have a home tested regularly. Radon gas can start to seep into a house at any time. Preventing radon lung cancer means identifying the problem before long-term exposure occurs. Testing by a business like SWAT Environmental can provide results in just a few days. They can also install special long-term radon detectors that will measure levels of the gas in the home over many months. Radon lung cancer can develop anywhere from a few months to several years depending on the gas levels in the house. Testing is the only sure way to detect if radon lung cancer risks are elevated in a home.

If a home contains high enough concentrations of the gas so that radon lung cancer risks are increased, then remediation might be necessary. Remediation can decrease or eliminate the risk of developing radon lung cancer by reducing gas concentrations in buildings. Radon mitigation can involve active systems like fans in the home, air exchange systems, or house pressurization. They can also involve passive techniques like sealing the home so that radon gas cannot get into the basement. Businesses like SWAT Environmental can develop a custom radon mitigation plan for any home that has high levels of the gas present. A combination of systems could reduce levels by 99% and make the risk of developing radon lung cancer nonexistent.

People in a home can develop lung cancer over the course of several years without ever knowing there are high amounts of radon in the house. Eliminating the risk of this serious disease requires taking action. Contacting a company like SWAT Environmental is a first step. Homeowners should order radon testing immediately. This is important even if there have never radon problems in the neighborhood.

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