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

HUD Greenville Radon MitigationIf 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, SC home. Tests are important as this gas is both odorless and colorless. This means that there is no other true way to determine whether or not you are being affected by this gas.

The two types of tests you should be aware of are a long term test and a short term test. A short term test may take as short as a week to provide accurate results. A long term test may take a month or more, but it does however have a little more accurate results. Regardless of which test you choose for your Greenville, SC home, you will have a better idea of whether or not Greenville radon mitigation is needed. Make sure to keep your doors and windows closed through as much of this process as possible to provide the most accurate results.

The Greenville Radon Mitigation Process

If your home has high levels of radon gas, you will need to contact a professional who has the years of experience and knowledge to properly handle your Greenville radon mitigation. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the nation’s leading radon mitigation company, and we will be able to reduce your gas levels by as much as 99%. We can pinpoint the source of the radon gas, and install a low visibility system that will help remove the radon from your home. We have the years of experience, and all of the needed certifications to properly handle the job. We provide a free quote, so you have nothing to lose, and only your health to gain.

With more than 20,000 people dying each year because of this horrible gas, it makes sense why radon gas is such a threat to so many. Heed the warnings from HUD, and keep your multi-family home in regulation through the help of S.W.A.T. Environmental. Let us handle your Greenville radon mitigation needs with a new system. Reduce the radon gas from your Greenville home, and stay in regulation with all of the new guidelines today.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon Gas in South Carolina Poses Huge Health Risks. Radon Mitigation is a Must!

Radon Mitigation GreenvilleThe Environment Protection Agency, or EPA, has reported that nearly one out of every 15 homes and commercial sites are contaminated with some level of radon gas. Greenville has the highest risk of indoor radon contamination compared to the rest of South Carolina. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that every building in Greenville will definitely contain dangerous levels of radon gas; it simply means that since this area is part of an EPA radon zoning location, radon testing would be a sensible idea. You can choose from both “passive” radon testing or “active” radon testing. Active radon tests require electronic devices that maintain a reading of radon levels in a building, while a passive test is a one-time radon reading only. For a truly accurate result, however, you should have a professional test performed by SWAT Environmental experts. If necessary, these experts can also handle radon mitigation in your home.

Radon can not been seen, smelled or tasted. It is a cancer-causing gas that seeps into buildings from the natural decay of uranium in the earth. Radon gas is produced from ground water, rocks and soil. Since the ordinary senses cannot detect the presence of radon, only a specialized radon test can determine if a building contains the gas and at what levels. You can purchase do-it-yourself radon kits that contain charcoal filaments, ion chambers and a device that actually tracks the smallest particles that radon gas produces. However, a professional test will be much more accurate and quick. The Greenville County Government departs, such as the Building Safety Department works closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to educate the public on the dangers of radon gas and to encourage homeowners, schools and offices to test their air regularly. In fact, South Carolina has produced a pamphlet containing information on radon and its unseen effects on all members of the family.

SWAT Environmental Radon Mitigation

Once radon has been detected, there are several safe and effective methods that can be employed to get rid of radon gas in the home and to help keep it from returning. The technicians from SWAT Environmental will be able to determine which techniques are best for your home’s radon mitigation.

For example, specialized concrete or masonry sealants can help block the cracks and holes in the bottom part of the home through which radon can seep from the ground below. You may also need a sub-slab mitigation process that will help keep the radon from entering the house at all. In many cases, the most effective technique is a system that involves actually flushing the radon out of the building. Multiple strategies will often be employed together to ensure that all danger from radon gas is eliminated. Although the implementation of these strategies to accomplish the radon mitigation may seem rather inconvenient initially, they are well worth it to ensure that you and your family are safe from the dangers of radon gas.