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

Greenville Radon Mitigation Concerns If you read the article posted by S.W.A.T. Environmental last month, then you probably know about the new HUD requirements that are affecting many of us. Across the nation, homeowners are taking action against radon in their home for the sake of their safety, and to maintain in regulation with HUD. The new guidelines set in place by HUD require that every unit in multi-family homes to be tested for radon gas. Any unit that shows high levels of radon gas must have a Greenville radon mitigation system installed. While it may sound like a complicated process, it does not have to be. A radon mitigation expert should be able to properly lower your levels without much effort. The first action you need to take before you will know of whether or not any action is required is to have a test conducted on your Greenville, [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer’s Effects on Greenville, SC Recent adjustments to policies by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will make homes in Greenville, SC a lot safer for many. These new changes taking place will safeguard homes from radon lung cancer. If you have ever heard of radon gas before, then you may be aware of the extensive damage it causes to the lives of so many. Over 20,000 people perish each year because of radon gas, making it one of the most serious concerns for our nation in regard to home safety. Radon lung cancer affects many of us. One out of fifteen homes have high levels of radon gas, meaning that there is a good chance that your home may be affected. Before you can take control of your home, you will need to test your home. Radon is both odorless, and colorless, which means that [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools for Greenville If you have stayed in connection with the news lately, you have probably heard of the focus on school safety that many news stations are covering. In order to properly improve the safety and health of our children in Greenville, SC schools, we need to take immediate action. Radon mitigation in schools is not a popular topic, but it is a topic we must discuss if we want to lower the levels of radon gas in all schools across the nation. Greenville, SC schools need to know that radon is a dangerous substance that claims the lives of 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer. To get a better perspective of it, radon gas forms in the ground beneath our Greenville, SC schools. As uranium in the ground breaks down, it forms radon gas. This gas is radioactive, invisible, and odorless, [...]

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

Radon Action Month in Greenville, SC Radon action month is going to be this January in Greenville, SC, but are you prepared to take the necessary action in reducing the radon in your home? S.W.A.T. Environmental wants to prepare you to take the necessary action to reduce the radon levels in your home. Radon gas kills tens of thousands of people each and every year in the United States, causing more deaths than drunk driving. Don’t become another statistic, or let your friends and family become one either. Take action during radon action month. Radon action month is the perfect time to have your home tested, learn more about radon gas, or have a mitigation system installed if needed. Radon action month is the perfect time to reduce your levels. Radon testing is the only way to be certain of the danger of gas levels in your home. Educating yourself [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Lung Cancer in Greenville, SC As the doctor meets you in his office, he stutters to tell you the bad news. This is a very serious issue with little time left on your life. You are being diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer. The two words are uttered to you, and you can only feel dismay and confusion. Confusion rooting from the simple fact that you have never even touched a cigarette, rendering the question of how could this even be possible? You quickly wonder the possibilities through your head, and realize that this could have only come from one thing. Radon gas. With your answer at hand your focus turns to preventing future lung cancer cases with those in your immediate family. While this may sound like a terrible story, it is a story that over 20,000 Americans live through each year. Lung cancer from radon gas is the [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Greenville Air Quality Under Attack Greenville residents may have already heard about the dangers of poor air quality in South Carolina, but the facts may still run chills down your spine. Two million people die every year because of poor indoor air quality, and an additional million others perish from poor outdoor air quality. Often we assume that bustling cities are the only places that have to worry about air pollution, but with gases such as radon, and other people’s impacts affecting our own environment, this is not the case. Greenville residents luckily have the resource of the EPA to help provide air quality ratings through the EPA’s air quality index, or AQI for short. The air quality index summarizes the air quality of Greenville into one number from zero to five hundred. Zero to fifty indicates a safe zone, but all other levels may have adverse health risks. Did [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

Greenville Residents Understand Need for Radon Reduction Radon reduction is the process of removing harmful radon gas from your Greenville home. While many are new to being informed about the dangers of radon gas, it is evident that many Greenville, SC residents are now informed. I am saying this because Inc Magazine, a major source for all business related news, has just ranked local Greenville, SC radon reduction company as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. This was the first time that a radon reduction company has ever made Inc Magazines prestigious list of fastest growing companies. Over the past ten years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has seen 3,000% growth. What started out with only one radon specialist has now grown to a vast company with over one hundred employees. Even though S.W.A.T. Environmental has seen a tremendous amount of growth, we still stay true to our word and [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Greenville, SC and Radon Testing Radon testing may be foreign words to many southerners, but it should become a household phrase. Radon gas has been shown to kill over 20,000 people every year in the form of lung cancer. Many may assume that radon only affects northern states, or homes with basements, but this could not be further from the truth. Regions of South Carolina have shown high levels of vapor intrusion. As an odorless and colorless gas, the only way to determine if your home has been effected is through radon testing. Radon testing is the modern day version of a canary in a coal mine. Unfortunately with the long term effects of this dangerous gas, the sooner you have a professional conduct radon testing, the better. Long term radon testing is the preferred method taking around ninety days to complete with the most accurate results given. For more [...]

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

Greenville, SC is on the Radon Hit List The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has certified that Greenville County in South Carolina has the highest potential for elevated radon levels in the state. However, this does not mean that you should panic if you already live in the area, nor should this be a deal-breaker for anyone considering moving to this area. Even though radon is a serious health hazard, the risk of the issue in the Greenville region simply means that you should take precautions to monitor waterborne radon in your home. If radon is detected in your house’s water supply a variety of abatement techniques are available that can eliminate the problem. 
How Will You Know if Your Home is Contaminated with Waterborne Radon? 
Radon has no taste, scent, appearance or other distinguishing characteristic to your five senses. That means that since the Greenville region is at a [...]

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Radon

Radon is a gas with no odor or color. It is radioactive and is formed from radium decay. Radon gas is a harmful toxin that can become trapped inside homes and other buildings and accumulate to dangerous levels. Radon is a heavy substance, but it is still classified as a gas; some analysts consider it the number two overall lung health hazard in the United States. When is Radon Abatement Necessary? Radon abatement is a broad term for the processes used to reduce and ultimately remove radon gas from the interior of a structure. This is generally accomplished by utilizing fans and air pipes to depressurize the area beneath the slab; this equipment can even be used for soil suction outside the premises. SWAT Environmental specializes in testing houses in the Greenville area to determine their radon levels and installing radon abatement systems if they prove to be necessary. Methods [...]