Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Radon

Raleigh Radon Mitigation Concerns If 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 [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Reducing Radon Lung Cancer in Raleigh, NC Raleigh is a nice place to live and raise a family, but if you are renting your home, often you may be getting more than you bargained for when it comes to health concerns. Landlords do not always treat the home as though they are living in it, especially when it comes to items that they do not feel are 100% necessary. Sometimes, your lease will protect you from having to deal with unrepaired maintenance for an extended period of time, but not always. Raleigh residents should be excited for the new regulation placed by HUD on multi-family homes that will offer some increased health standards and protection for you and your family. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD, is part of a larger group that is trying to make an impact by improving the safety and [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

Dealing with Radon Mitigation in Schools in Raleigh School safety is important for all teachers, students and faculty. Without a safe learning environment, there is no way that we can ensure our Country’s future. There is a lot of talk about controlling guns as there have been numerous tragic school shootings. While this is a major concern that we need to figure out an answer for, we also need to spend our time and resources focusing on radon gas. Radon gas is known to kill 20,000 people each and every year, and it affects nearly all of the United States including Raleigh, NC. The only way that we can ensure that we are safe is with radon mitigation in schools. With radon mitigation in schools, we can reduce the levels of gas by as much as 99%. One out of fifteen homes have high levels of radon, but this ratio [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Raleigh Radon Action Month Residents all across North Carolina are preparing for what actions they plan to take this radon action month. Many of us in the south question the true threat level of radon gas, but if you knew the statistics, you may be more ready to take action this January. It is important to start planning your actions now, as you do not want another year to pass you by inhaling this dangerous, cancer causing gas. Radon gas kills 20,000 people nationally each year. This is a compelling statistic for you to take action during radon action month. If this is not enough, it is shocking to know that one out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas that need to be treated. If you have been discussing having your Raleigh home tested for this gas, radon action month is the perfect time to schedule [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Raleigh, NC Lung Cancer If you live in Raleigh, NC then you have probably heard of radon gas before. Although radon gas is common terminology for most, many are just now finding out the true health effects which are caused by exposure. Recent studies have found that 16% of all diagnosed cases of lung cancer are actually caused because of radon gas. This means that while many Raleigh citizens may have never touched a cigarette or tobacco in their life, they may be subjected to the same health effects of long term, frequent smokers. This news can come as a quite frightening and shocking wake up call for most. While serious damage may have already been done to your health, radon gas mitigation can help remove the radon gas from your home, and allow you to start breathing easier again. If you have not had your Raleigh home tested for [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality Awareness Month in Raleigh, NC Citizens of Raleigh, NC are taking action this month for air quality awareness month. During this month, citizens are educating themselves on the serious health risks associated with poor air quality, along with hiring professionals to install an air purification system to reduce the pollutants and dangerous gases in their Raleigh homes. In order to take a look at the dangers of poor air quality, you must understand where the pollutants come from. The EPA has designed a system to evaluate air quality consider the factors of ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particle pollution. The source for many of these pollutants is vehicle pollution, power plants, forest fires, other residential burnings, the burning of coal or other natural resources, as well as several other sources. When you hear of poor air quality, it is important to realize that nearly the [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Radon

Raleigh, NC S.W.A.T. Environmental Awarded for Growth Just this month, a local Raleigh company S.W.A.T. Environmental is awarded by Inc.com as being one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. This is the first time that a radon reduction company has ever made this list. Adding sixty employees and growing at a rapid rate of 155% over the past three years has garnished the recognition from the big shots at Inc.com. Installing over 10,000 radon reduction systems in 2011 alone, we cannot thank Raleigh, NC residents enough for spreading the word about the dangers of radon gas, and helping us grow at such a rapid rate. So why is a radon reduction company growing at such a rapid rate in Raleigh, North Carolina? First off, S.W.A.T. Environmental has spread nationally in twenty six states, and over forty locations. S.W.A.T. Environmental has grown to be quite a large company, but [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing is Highly Recommended for Raleigh Residents Raleigh, North Carolina is known for its beautiful mountains and landscape. Like most southern states, radon is a foreign word to many of the residents. Many often think that only northern states are affected by this life threatening element, but this is a big myth. Radon comes from naturally occurring uranium in the soil beneath your Raleigh home. Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your Raleigh home is safe or not from this terrible gas. Scheduling radon testing every few years, and whenever moving into a new home or apartment is the recommended method by the EPA. Whenever you move into a new home, it is required that you have a termite inspection, mold inspection, and tons of other inspections. You ensure that your home is safe from fires, floods, asbestos, bugs, and a variety of other [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Radon

High Levels of Radon in Water Supplies Alongside modern advancements in technology to ensure clean water and air has come an increased awareness of radon and the dangers associated with it. This radioactive gas cannot be detected by the ordinary human senses; therefore, a radon test must be performed to determine whether the gas is present in a particular building or water supply. When present, radon in water can create serious health risks in those exposed to it. Many people in Raleigh, North Carolina have become ill because of radon and some have even been killed by health complications like cancer that often result from this potentially deadly gas. Radon can be found all over the country, not just in Raleigh, but this area’s residents should be particularly aware of the dangers of radon exposure since this area tends to generate unusually high radon levels. Radon is a completely natural [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Radon

Radon in Raleigh: What You Should Know About Radon Gas Risks Raleigh, North Carolina is a historic city with a modern edge. Founded in 1792, Raleigh is North Carolina’s state capital. It began to urbanize in the early nineteenth century, and it survived the Civil War relatively unscathed. The city of Raleigh today is a modern, ethnically diverse and rapidly expanding city with strong business and research sectors. However, many Raleigh residents are completely unaware of a potentially deadly problem in both the business and residential areas of the city — radon gas contamination. 

 What is Radon Gas and why is Radon Abatement Necessary? 

Radon is a gas that rises out of the ground and can sometimes penetrate floor slabs and foundation walls, potentially becoming trapped inside and negatively affecting the air quality in a home. Radon is a byproduct of the decay of naturally occurring radioactive uranium; prolonged [...]