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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 In Well Water

Radon In Water ... How To Test And Remove It

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas released by the natural decay of radioactive materials in the soil and rocks underneath your home or business. The radioactive characteristics of radon can be a health risk. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that about 21,000 deaths per year by lung cancer in the United States can be attributed to radon. Though you may already be testing for and treating the presence of radon in the air, are you testing for the presence of radon in water? SWAT Environmental can help you to protect your home or your business from radon contamination in your water supply.

First, let's talk about the health risks of radon in water. Because radon is radioactive, the decay of radon in water releases radioactive particles into the air that can be inhaled. Continual exposure to such radiation increases the chances of cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has issued statements that radon is second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon in water occurs naturally as radon peculates underground and seeps into the water supply; a condition that occurs naturally throughout the United States. Additional radon gas appears inside a home or business when the radon in water derived from an underground source comes in contact with the air when water is sprayed from faucets and outlets in bathrooms and kitchens. Drinking water that contains radon causes no ill effects due to the fact that no radon gas is released when the water is drunk. However, the release of water in showers, sinks, dishwashers, toilets, and clothes washers does release radon gas. In other words, the presence of radon in water does increase the amount of radon in the air in a home or business.

If your water supply is directly channeled into your home from an underground well, testing for radon in water is an absolute requirement. If you get your water from a public system that provides water for more than 25 year-round residents, the law requires that the water system administrators provide you with a yearly report on water quality that includes test results on the amount of radon in water. If you get your water directly from an above-ground source such as a lake or reservoir, there is a much lower risk of excessive levels of radon in water.

If the tests done by SWAT Environmental show that there is excessive radon in your water, the radon gas can be removed by either aeration treatments or by treatment with a sediment bed of granular activated carbon (GAC). Aeration treatments work by removing the radon in water and venting it outside; GAC traps the radon in water for later removal. Both types are installed at the point-of-entry of the water supply into the home or business, but after any other water conditioning systems.

Within an aeration system, water is released into an aeration tank, air is injected, the exhaust is vented outside and the water is re-pressurized for use in the home or business.

A GAC system does not de-pressurize and re-pressurize the water. The water remains under constant pressure as it circulates within a tank that contains GAC particles that capture the radon in water and other contaminants. The sediment bed of GAC particles may have to be replaced after a period ranging from a few months to a few years, all dependent on the level of contamination of the incoming water.

Point-of-use systems can also be used to remove radon in water. For example, a carbon filter can be attached to a kitchen sink faucet. However, such an attachment would only remove radon in water at that point; similar filters would have to be attached at every point-of-use in the house to remove the radon in water at all those points. It may not even be possible to install such a filter for some point-of-use plumbing fixtures. Point-of-entry systems are the better choice over point-of-use systems for removing the radon in water to be used in your home or business.

Maintenance must be done periodically on both aeration and GAC systems. The valves and solenoids that enable the aeration systems to de-pressurize and re-pressurize the water must be checked; the bed of particles in GAC systems must be replaced when it can no longer trap radon in water or other contaminants. SWAT Environmental will discuss your options and the service contracts available for maintenance of both types of systems for removing radon in water.

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