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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.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon NC and Raleigh: What You Should Know About Radon Mitigation North Carolina

Radon Mitigation RaleighRadon is an odorless, colorless gas that exists naturally in varying concentrations throughout the world. While it is harmless when dispersed outside, it can be dangerous when it builds up in enclosed areas. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer-related deaths, with only smoking causing more; estimates suggest as many as 30,000 people die from radon-related illnesses each year in the U.S. This is believed to actually be a low estimate since families and health care providers are often unaware of elevated radon levels in their home, and therefore do not always realize its connection with the health problem in question. Radon mitigation from SWAT Environmental can help prevent this from happening to you.

While it has been known for some time that elevated radon levels exist in large areas of the Upper Piedmont and surrounding regions, there is no requirement that homes be tested for radon levels during inspections. Many buyers fail to do so because of the extra cost involved. Many homeowners in the four main counties that make up the Piedmont Region of the state have become concerned, however, as recent reports have demonstrated some of the highest concentrations of radon in the state in these areas. In fact, according to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, this area’s reported levels now equal those found in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which previously had been consistently reported as having significantly higher concentrations of the gas than any other part of the state.

When it became apparent that increasing numbers of homes tested for radon gas in Raleigh were indicating significantly elevated radon levels, investigations for the reasons behind this trend were launched. It was discovered that the area of Wake County where Raleigh is located sits on a huge granite formation, one of the rock forms prone to uranium deposits, which create radon. As such, radon testing and radon mitigation have become major focuses within the city, both for residences and for other types of buildings.

SWAT Environmental Radon Mitigation Raleigh

Although do-it-yourself radon testing kits can cost as little as $10, the accuracy of these types of tests can be questionable. To ensure more accurate results, you should hire SWAT Environmental experts to conduct the testing, especially in areas known to have high concentrations of radon such as Raleigh. These professionals can effectively measure the radon concentration in the air of your home as well as in its water.

If your home contains more radon gas than is safe, SWAT’s specialists can perform the necessary radon mitigation steps. The North Carolina Radon Program, which is run by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, certifies quality radon mitigation companies. While radon mitigation can be initially inconvenient, given the negative effects that the gas can have on health including death, it is important to have a system installed as soon as possible should elevated levels be discovered in your home.