Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation Atlanta is the Solution for HUD Recently, we posted in regard to the new HUD regulations in regard to radon gas. In case you are unaware, HUD has started to make it a requirement to have a mitigation system installed in all multi-family homes that test positively for radon gas. This requirement only applies to all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD, but it is still a good guideline to use at not only protecting the safety of your home, but protecting your investment. In order to understand the process you will be going through, S.W.A.T. Environmental will lay out the basic process for radon mitigation Atlanta. This will make it easy for you to understand what your family will see in the coming months, and provide a little advise at handling the situation. Whether or not you own a multi-family home, this can be beneficial at [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer in Atlanta, GA Radon gas is a serious threat to those living in the Atlanta, GA area. Whether or not you know about radon gas, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and known to kill roughly 21,000 people annually. It is shocking that up until now, there has hardly been any regulation in the prevention of so many annual deaths from this gas, but with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other organizations, we are taking a step forward in the right direction of safety and regulation. If you live in an apartment or multifamily home dwelling in Atlanta, GA, then you know how hard it can be to have a landlord make repairs. Depending on your landlord, the state of the house, and multiple other factors, you may or may not be provided with the safe home [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Radon gas is a threatening gas to our health, and many of us in Atlanta, GA have already taken the appropriate action to protect our home and workplace with radon mitigation. As you may know, radon gas kills more people each year than drunk driving, and is a danger which all of us should be aware of. Despite the vast knowledgebase of radon gas, we have overlooked one of our most important things; our children. Radon mitigation in schools is needed in order to protect our children and our future. Recent studies have shown that roughly 70,000 schoolrooms have above normal levels of radon gas. This puts our children at risk every time we send them on a school bus. To put it in perspective, one out of every five schools has at least one class room which has high levels of radon gas. This means that over the course [...]

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

Atlanta, GA Radon Action Month Living in Atlanta, GA there is a lot going on. It is often hard for us to find the time to get the daily tasks done, let alone accomplish all of the things we wish to around our homes. January is radon action month, and is a time in which we all should take action against radon gas. You may not think that your home is at risk because there are connotations that radon only affects northern homes with basements. This could not be further from the truth. Radon kills 20,000 each year, which is more than drunk driving. One out of every fifteen homes are affected, meaning there is a good chance your Atlanta home is in need of mitigation. Atlanta residents can take action in a variety of ways during radon action month. No matter how you take action, you can be sure [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Causes Lung Cancer in Nonsmoker Atlanta Residents Throughout our lives we make decisions that positively or adversely impact our health. Whether or not you have made all the right decisions, radon gas mitigation is a large determining factor on whether or not you will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Recent studies and reports have shown that more and more nonsmokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it is believed that radon gas is filling one of the main contributing causes. You may be one of those people who always ate the right food, exercised regularly, fed your body proper nutrition, and even ate organic fruits and vegetables. While all of these efforts are great for your health, the underlying factor of whether or not your Atlanta home has had radon gas mitigation may be a large determinate in whether or not you have lung cancer. Atlanta Radon [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

The Air Quality in Atlanta, Georgia Due to the recent discovery of serious health risks, the EPA has created a scale for you to determine the air quality in the Atlanta, GA area. With October being air quality awareness month, now is the best time to learn about the air quality in your Atlanta, GA home, and the air quality in the city. The air quality index determines your overall air quality based off of ground level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particle pollution. Why is it important for Atlanta residents to be aware of the air quality index? Serious health risks have been associated with high levels, such as permanent loss of lung functionality. Some short term side effects have also been shortness of breath, increased probability of infections, tightness in the chest, and irritation of the lungs. This risk can increase for those who have asthma, are [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Radon

Atlanta Radon Mitigation Company Goes National Recently, S.W.A.T. Environmental, which serves local Atlanta, Georgia residents in need of radon mitigation, was named one of the fastest growing companies of 2012 by INC.com. INC.com is the nation’s source for up to date news on business. It is projected that S.W.A.T. Environmental will have revenue of $12 million for the year of 2012 according to the CFO. In this troubled economy, S.W.A.T. Environmental created over sixty jobs, and has grown 155%. What started from humble beginnings has now advanced to industry leading growth, being the first radon mitigation company to ever make Inc’s list. While years of training, hard work, and dedication are some of the contributing factors, our business would not be successful without our wonderful customers. We would like to thank all of our customers for your business, and appreciate the numerous referrals you have provided us. It is truly [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing Answers for Atlanta, Georgia Radon testing is a foreign word to many southerners, and Atlanta, GA residents. Many often believe that radon gas only effects northern states, and that Georgia residents should not be concerned. While many northern homes are more susceptible to the threat of radon, this gas is also ramped throughout many southern states, including Atlanta, GA. Radon testing is the only way to be sure that your home is safe from this radioactive gas. Like many gases, it is impossible to see or smell radon gas. This means that at the current moment, you may be inhaling this cancer-causing, deadly gas, and not even be aware of it. Radon testing will show your vapor levels, and allow an expert to informatively make a decision if further action is necessary. Radon Testing Ensures Honest Work While this radioactive vapor is causes over 20,000 deaths per year, [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Radon

Where is Radon in Water an Issue? Radon in the water of Atlanta, Georgia homes and businesses has become a fairly prevalent problem. If you live in this area, therefore, you should have the radon content of your water tested regularly — especially if you use water from a private well. Your health and that of your family could depend on it. Waterborne radon is found in many homes throughout the country, although it tends to be particularly common in and around Atlanta. In fact, one in ten homes in the United States contain elevated radon levels — from contaminated water, contaminated air or both. What is Waterborne Radon? Radon is naturally found in the earths’ soil as the result of the gradual breakdown of uranium. This radon can gradually dissipate into the air as a radioactive gas; if it accumulates indoors, it has been found to be a major [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Radon

If You Live in Atlanta, Radon Abatement Could Save Your Life Radon is a natural gas that is present in the soil in every part of the United States, even Atlanta, Georgia. It is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that is virtually undetectable, but nonetheless deadly. When radon decays, it releases radioactive particles that are dangerous when you breathe them in. Exposure to any type of radioactive material increases the chances of developing cancer drastically; the most common side effect on long-term exposure to high radon levels, therefore, is lung cancer. There are no immediate signs of radon gas’s presence, so many people have lived for years in houses containing high levels of radon without realizing it. Radon Abatement Prevents Entry to the Home by Radon Gas Radon enters the home through cracks in basement walls and slabs and through spaces between the foundation and walls; it then gradually builds [...]