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

Wilmington Radon Mitigation Problems If you missed the recent update last month from S.W.A.T. Environmental, HUD is requiring certain regulations in regard to radon gas in homes in the Wilmington area. All multi-family home in the Wilmington area, and the rest of the United States, are required to have a radon test in every unit if they are financed through HUD. If test results show high levels of results, then further action is required in order to make sure that every unit is safe through Wilmington radon mitigation. Now that you know the requirements that you are about to face, it is important to know the process you are about to go through with your Wilmington home. The first step you will have to face throughout all of this is having a radon test committed on your home. There are two types of tests you can choose to use. The [...]

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

Radon Lung Cancer in Wilmington Wilmington, DE is a great place to live, but many are not aware of the health concerns with their home. If you live in a multifamily home, it is quite possible that you could be living with a serious health threat. Radon gas is known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, and more importantly, destroy families and lives. In order to protect your Wilmington, DE home, you need a radon test, and air purification system installed if your tests show high levels of gas to reduce radon lung cancer. If you live in a multifamily home in Wilmington, DE then we know what you are going through. Often landlords do not always hold up to their end of the deal in regard to providing the necessary services for radon mitigation, or other needed maintenance that is important for your health and safety. [...]

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

Radon Mitigation in Schools for Wilmington, DE Radon mitigation in schools is becoming the new hot topic discussed by politicians. In Wilmington, DE, radon mitigation in schools would mean reducing the levels of radon gas our children, teachers, and faculty are exposed to on a daily basis. This sounds like an easy decision for all politicians to vote on, but unfortunately, no bill has been passed yet. Your support is needed in order for a bill for radon mitigation in schools to be passed. First, radon is a gas that is known to cause lung cancer. It is odorless, colorless, and essentially undetectable without a test. If you want to ensure your Wilmington school is a safe place then radon testing is the only way you will be able to determine whether or not radon mitigation is necessary. Radon gas forms from uranium breaking down in the soil beneath and [...]

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

Wilmington, DE and Radon Action Month Wilmington, DE residents should go ahead and start preparing for their action during radon action month. Radon action month is this January, and is the perfect time to take some form of action against radon gas in the Wilmington community. Whether your action is simply furthering your radon knowledge, installing a radon mitigation system, testing your home, or being an advocate will make a huge impact in the health of you, your family, and other members of the Wilmington community. Radon Action Month in Wilmington The first action that can be done is simply taking the time to educate yourself. Radon affects one out of every fifteen homes across the United States. Any home could be in danger. Radon kills roughly 20,000 each year, meaning that if you do not take action, and let radon action month pass you by, you run the risk [...]

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

Radon Gas Mitigation Prevents Lung Cancer in Wilmington Lung cancer is often thought to be a cancer given only to those who smoke, or receive heavy amounts of secondhand smoke. While this normally holds true, it quickly is becoming a false statement as more and more cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in Wilmington, DE due to terrible radon gas. Radon gas is naturally occurring in the soil beneath your Wilmington home, and is odorless and colorless, meaning a radon test is the only way to detect it. Radon gas mitigation systems may help prevent lung cancer as they remove this horrible gas from your home. Imagine going through your whole entire life without ever lighting up a cigarette. We assume that lung cancer is out of the question, and that we are safe from cancer. New studies have shown that 16% of all lung cancer cases are due to [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Air Quality Index in Wilmington, Delaware You may have already noticed the changes to the air quality when you step outside you Wilmington, DE home. Shortness of breath, tightness in your chest, irritation, and increased risk of infections are just a handful of the short term dangers associated with poor air quality in Wilmington. Did you know that long term permanent damage may also occur, causing permanent lung function loss? The risks and health effects I am talking about often come from four main causes. Particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and ground level ozone layer are all good indicators of the air quality in Wilmington. These indicators comprise a thorough scale commonly known as the Air Quality Index. This index was created by the EPA to ensure clean air as deemed by the Clean Air Act. There are two other threats that are still being evaluated, and may eventually [...]

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

S.W.A.T. Environmental is One of the Fastest Growing Companies INC.com, a reputable source for all things business, has just released their list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Among the list, is Wilmington, Delaware’s own S.W.A.T. Environmental. This is the first time a radon mitigation company has made this list, and I believe it speaks volumes the knowledge that has been spread about the dangers of radon gas. Adding sixty five employees over the past three years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has grown tremendously given this troubled economy. What started as a small company, has now expanded over twenty six states, providing quality radon mitigation services to those in need. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for making this possible. We appreciate your business, and it has been our pleasure to provide award winning radon mitigation service to your Delaware homes. We look forward to [...]

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

Why Wilmington Residents Need Radon Testing You may have heard of radon gas before, but you are probably not aware of all of its health effects. Did you know that some homes have been discovered to have enough radon to increase your risk of lung cancer to the equivalent of smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day? Radon is one of the most dense gases, and is radioactive. Radon is so radioactive that scientists’ studies have been limited. The long and short of it is, is that if your Wilmington home does not have radon testing, you may be putting yourself at a great risk of lung cancer. You may not think that radon testing is necessary in the Wilmington area, but you are at a great risk of lung cancer without testing. Roughly one out of fifteen homes have high levels of this dangerous gas. Radon testing gives Wilmington [...]

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

Is Radon in Water a Concern in Wilmington, Delaware? If you live in Wilmington, Delaware, you are most likely concerned about the quality of the water and air in your home. One of the most dangerous potential contaminants that you should be monitoring is radon, which can infect the water supply in a house. Radon is a gas that is odorless, colorless and radioactive. It is created when radium decays, and it can be found in the soil and water in many parts of the country. In fact, private wells are more at risk for radon contamination than soil deposits near the surface, so they should be inspected regularly. In sufficient concentrations, radon is a known carcinogen; it is especially likely to cause cancer of the lungs when a person inhales the radon in water that escapes from a house’s water supply into the air. Radon in Water and Its [...]

Radon

What is Radon Abatement? Many households in the Wilmington, Delaware region are at risk for radon contamination. Radon is a radioactive, naturally occurring gas that seeps up from the bedrock. It generally enters a house through its foundation and sometimes through its well water. Exposure to radon gas puts members of the household at a significantly elevated risk for lung cancer, so the issue should not be taken lightly. Radon abatement from SWAT Environmental is a general term for the process of lowering interior levels of radon gas. First, the home should be tested for radon gas; since it has no odor or color, you cannot detect it on your own. Home radon gas tests are available at most hardware and home supply stores. The radon test kit should be set up on the lowest accessible point in the home, generally in the basement or the crawl space. Before the [...]