Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

Charlotte Radon Mitigation Needs The new updates from HUD in regard to radon industry standards do not come as a shock to many. The new standards ensure that Charlotte homes, and homes across the United States are safe through having radon tests and mitigation as needed. The new regulations require that any multi-family home financed through HUD must have a radon test done in every unit. Every unit that has high levels of radon gas must have Charlotte radon mitigation system installed in order to reduce the levels of gas. In order to properly reduce the gas levels in your Charlotte home, you will need to follow our easy guideline of steps throughout the process. The first step of course begins with testing. Testing is an integral part of the Charlotte radon mitigation process. Once you have your test results, you will be able to determine whether or not a [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Threat of Radon Lung Cancer in Charlotte If you live in Charlotte, NC, then your home may need some radon mitigation. If you are renting your home from a landlord, then this is not always your decision as to whether or not the home receives proper testing and treatment. You could use your own money to fund this, but you would not own the mitigation system afterwards. Sadly, without a lease agreement that has been carefully looked over by an attorney, and intense legal language added, your lease agreement probably does not protect your safety from many things that you would assume it would. Radon gas is a serious threat to homeowners and residents in Charlotte, NC. As stated above, you may or may not have the true protection you need. Radon gas is a major concern for the American Lung Association as it is known to kill 21,000 people [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Charlotte is Important In the news recently, it is hard to turn off the conversations about gun control, every American’s liberty, and all of the related topics being debated. With school shootings, we all know that something has to change in our schools. Whether it be stricter gun control, greater mental health diagnosis, or arming more faculty members in schools, there is some type of change that needs to be improved in order to protect all of our students, teachers, and faculty. Charlotte schools are no different from any other. While all of this talk about gun control being the issue, one of the more important underlying issues is the threat of radon gas. Radon gas is found in one out of five schools. This equates to about 70,000 schools across the nation having high levels of radon gas, and being in deep need [...]

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

Charlotte, NC Families Prepare for Radon Action Month Radon action month is just around the corner, and before it gets here, you need to create a plan of action for your Charlotte home. If you want to be safe, and be certain that your family is not exposed to high levels of radon gas, you can contact a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental to set up an appointment to have your home tested and have a mitigation system installed. Before you go through the process of having any company test your home for radon, and install a mitigation system as needed this radon action month, you need to know why this is important. Radon gas has been shown to kill thousands upon thousands each year. Radon also affects one out of fifteen homes nationwide, and in Charlotte specifically, you may be at an even higher risk. It is important to know [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Charlotte, North Carolina Lung Cancer Concerns Lung cancer is often thought to be only for those of us who smoke packs upon packs of cigarettes daily or weekly. New studies have shown that this could not be further from the truth. Whether or not you have ever touched a cigarette, you may still have a good chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer. Do I have your attention? If you are unaware of the chemical I am talking about, it is radon gas. Radon gas is found to be at a dangerously high level in nearly one out of every fifteen homes of the United States. This means that there is a good chance that your home may be affected. New studies reveal more than one out of every case of lung cancer diagnosed is resulted from strictly radon gas. This means that whether or not you ever touched a [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Charlotte, NC Air Quality in Question If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, air quality has probably not been much of a concern. According to new research, there are 2 million deaths annually due to poor indoor air quality. This means that even though you cannot see or smell pollution, your Charlotte home may be in serious danger. The scary part about air quality in Charlotte, NC is that many citizens are not aware of this serious threat at hand. Because pollutants often cannot be seen, smelt, or known without testing, it is fortunate that the EPA has created a scale to better monitor levels of pollutants throughout Charlotte and the United States. You may be thinking that you do not need to worry about air quality, or read further for that matter, but I would bet that someone in your family is at an elevated risk. Those [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

Charlotte, NC Radon Reduction Company Continues to Grow You may have heard of radon gas, and you may have even went as far as to look into a radon reduction system for your Charlotte, NC home. Recently, it has been apparent how much of a concern radon gas really is, as well as the high level of quality of service that S.W.A.T. Environmental provides. This month Inc.com released their list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., and among the top of the list is your local Charlotte radon reduction company, S.W.A.T. Environmental. During 2011, S.W.A.T. Environmental installed over 10,000 radon reduction systems for residentially and commercially. This number continues to increase as the CFO projects $12 million in revenue for the 2012 year. Over the past three years, we have added over sixty employees, and expect to keep expanding. Being ranked the thirteenth fastest growing company in environmental [...]

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

Radon Testing for Charlotte, NC Residents Fire hazards, natural disasters, bugs, insects, mold, poor electrical wiring. The list of things that may damage our Charlotte homes and our personal health is a long one. We protect ourselves from these avoidable disasters by detecting them before they happen. Radon testing may help protect you or a loved one from being diagnosed with lung cancer. We cannot turn back father time, and preparation cannot take place after damage has been done. Schedule radon testing for your Charlotte, North Carolina home today. Why is it so important to test your Charlotte home for radon gas? Radon kills roughly 21,000 people every single year in the form of lung cancer. The sad thing is that many of these deaths could be avoidable. Radon testing allows you to view your home’s level of vapor intrusion, and hire a professional to install a mitigation system if [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Waterborne Radon and the North Carolina Radon Program According to the Center for Disease Control, radon contamination is estimated to cause thousands of deaths each year. The waterborne radon problem in North Carolina may not be as deadly as in the hardest-hit states, but it is still a significant enough problem that residents should educate themselves about the dangers of radon in water and how to protect themselves from it. The North Carolina Radon Program was founded to educate residents about the dangers radon poses and how to protect themselves. The program’s goal is to have homes built with radon-resistant construction techniques and to have information on testing and mitigation revealed to homeowners during the transfer of real estate. They also want to see schools tested for radon — a process that homeowners should have performed regularly in their own homes. The program is currently setting environmental goals and developing [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Radon

Radon is a silent killer that slips under the radar in many homes. It is an invisible and odorless gas that is estimated to kill between 5,000 and 25,000 people per year. When radon builds up to excessive levels, it can be extremely damaging to your health; in fact, for non-smokers, radon is the most common cause of lung cancer. It is the second most common cause of lung cancer in general. How do you know if you need to have radon abatement done in your Charlotte, North Carolina home? Your senses will not be able to tell you; fortunately, there are tests that can determine whether or not your home contains excessive levels of radon gas. Testing Before Radon Abatement For the most accurate results, rely on SWAT Environmental’s specialists for radon testing. A short term test will give you two to ninety days to determine the level of [...]