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Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Raleigh Radon Mitigation Concerns

HUD Raleigh Radon MitigationIf you read last month’s article from S.W.A.T. Environmental, then you should know about the recent updates to the regulations set in place by HUD. These new regulations require that every multi-family home financed through HUD must have every unit tested for radon gas. Additionally, any unit that has high levels of radon gas must have a professional conduct Raleigh radon mitigation.

The recent efforts from HUD come from the numerous deaths that occur each year because of radon gas. Every year more than 20,000 people die from radon gas. As this is a purely treatable gas, there is no excuse we have for allowing so many lost lives in America. Raleigh residents are now going to be required to take control of this gas for the health of themselves and any tenants they maybe renting their multi-family home too. Multi-family homeowners should take these cautionary steps in staying in regulation with HUD for their home.

Raleigh Radon Mitigation Steps

The first step to Raleigh radon mitigation is to have a test conducted. The reason testing is used is because this gas is invisible to the naked eye. Not only can you not see this gas, but you cannot smell it either. Literally there are no warning signs, meaning that you will have to test in order to get a better understanding as to whether or not you are in danger of this gas.

The two tests you should be aware of are the short term and long term tests. Both tests are deemed accurate, but the long term test will take a while longer in order to see results. Even if you receive safe levels on your results, you should test your home every five years, or less. Be sure to keep the doors and windows shut for as much of testing as possible. This will ensure that your Raleigh home will receive the most accurate test results.

If your test results are low, you will not have to take any further action in protecting your home. If your home has high levels of radon gas, then you will need to have a professional conduct radon mitigation on your home. Raleigh radon mitigation will ensure that your home is up to par with the current levels of HUD standard, and ensure that your home is safe for everyone inside.

When it comes to choosing a Raleigh radon mitigation company, it is easier than you may think. S.W.A.T. Environmental has been in this industry for over twenty years, and has the certifications needed to properly reduce your levels by as much as 99%. Don’t trust your Raleigh radon mitigation to anyone else. Choose the company that the nation has made the most trusted brand. Choose S.W.A.T. Environmental and watch your radon gas levels diminish today. Call us for a free quote to keep up with the HUD industry standard codes.