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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 first type of test is a short term test and it will provide fast results, but less accurate than a long term test. The long term test may take as long as several months, but will provide more accurate results. During the testing period it is important to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible in order to ensure that you will receive the most accurate results.
If your tests show high levels of radon gas, then you will know that Wilmington radon mitigation will be necessary to your home. The reason that testing is so important is that testing will provide you with accurate results. There is no way of determining whether or not your home has high levels of gas without this. This gas cannot be seen or smelled, but testing will provide you with the peace of mind knowing whether or not you need Wilmington radon mitigation.
The Wilmington Radon Mitigation Process
The Wilmington radon mitigation process should begin the moment that you receive high test results. You will need a certified radon specialist to handle the mitigation process. S.W.A.T. Environmental has the years of experience, and certifications needed to properly remove radon gas from your Wilmington home, and keep it compliant with all HUD regulations. Be sure that you contact a local representative at S.W.A.T. Environmental for a free quote on all that can be done to your home to reduce the radon gas levels by as much as 99%.
The reason Wilmington radon mitigation has become such a regulation, and concern for many in Wilmington is through having so many national deaths. This gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, making it a serious threat and concern for all. We need to be proactive with this gas in order to properly handle it, and ensure that our Wilmington homes are safe and compliant with HUD. Contact a representative with S.W.A.T. Environmental if your multi-family home shows high levels of radon gas in any of its units.
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The Importance of Radon Mitigation in Delaware
Radon mitigation is simply a general term for the process used to relocate concentrations of radon gas inside occupied buildings to the outdoors. Radon gas is created from the breakdown of elements found naturally in the soil; when it dissipates into the open air, it is harmless. However, when it accumulates inside a building, it can become dangerous, potentially leading to lung cancer and other problems.
Home testing kits that will detect radon levels are sold commercially in Wilmington. These test kits include a collector that hangs in the lower floor of your home for up to seven days. After this period, you must then submit the collector to a laboratory for analysis. Professional testing, however, is faster and more accurate than home testing. The National Environmental Health Association publishes a list of professionals that specialize in radon measurement in the United States. In Wilmington, SWAT Environmental can handle this task — as well as full-fledged radon mitigation — both quickly and professionally.
SWAT Environmental Radon DE Testing and Radon Mitigation
Generally, an area’s radon levels will naturally fluctuate to some degree. Bad weather conditions and other factors can affect measurements, so an initial radon test may not be an accurate measure of your home’s actual radon gas levels. Therefore, even if your first test shows no radon risk, you should continue to have your home evaluated periodically to ensure that you and your family are protected. A radon test that measures at least 4.0 pCi/L in your house means that you should have SWAT Environmental start radon mitigation immediately.
The National Radon Proficiency Programs were developed for individuals and companies who wish to participate in examinations and training courses to develop competency in radon detection. Although this program is critical to ordinary radon mitigation for homeowners, it has also been important in the development of the real estate purchase radon test. Now when an individual considers buying real estate, a radon test is a standard part of the pre-purchase process. Prospective buyers are advised to decline or postpone their purchase if the seller has not reduced the levels of radon to less than 4.0 pCi/l within the home before the closing date. In the last two years, radon testing and the installation of radon mitigation systems has become a specialized industry. Many states have reported that the implementation of programs promoting radon awareness have been very effective.
SWAT Environmental can employ a variety of techniques as necessary to complete your radon mitigation. According to the EPA publication “A Citizens’ Guide to Radon,” the most commonly used radon mitigation technique involves the use of a fan and ventilation system to pull radon from underneath a house, allowing it to escape outside. This process is known as sub-slab depressurization; it is frequently used in combination with foundation sealing to prevent radon entrance, as well as with other techniques as necessary. SWAT Environmental technicians will be able to determine the optimal radon mitigation setup for your home to ensure that your family is kept safe.