Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Radon

Elevated Radon Levels in Chattanooga Chattanooga is the fourth largest city in Tennessee and is surrounded by dozens of scenic highlands and rivers. It is famous for its natural beauty, but unfortunately many homes in the region are contaminated with toxic radon levels. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas formed due to the natural breakdown of uranium and similar elements in the soil. When this gas builds up inside a structure, it can become extremely dangerous. Ideally, the air in your home should contain less than 4.0 picocuries per liter of radon gas. Radon can accumulate in many different types of homes, especially those built in regions rich in uranium, those with partially-built basements and incomplete construction or those constructed into the side of a hill. The uranium in rock and soil breaks down into radium which further decays into radon gas. The low pressure inside homes often results [...]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Managing Radon Gas in Chattanooga with Radon Mitigation Radon gas is a nationwide problem, and exposure to the gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. To say the least, it can be frightening to learn that your Chattanooga home has been contaminated with radon. Therefore, you should have SWAT Environmental check the radon gas levels in your home on a regular basis. If a problem does begin to arise, SWAT Environmental will be able to rectify the problem with radon mitigation before the gas leads to any serious health issues. Radon gas exposure can lead to such health conditions as cancer, asthma, allergies, fatigue, headaches and rashes, among others. Radon can be especially harmful to small children; therefore, you must take early steps to protect your family by eliminating this dangerous gas. Since the gas is invisible and odorless, it cannot be detected without specialized equipment. You [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Invades Chattanooga, Tennessee Finding out that you have high levels of radon inside your Chattanooga area come can be quite frightening. The fear and trepidation are certainly understandable, especially since radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Finding out that this dangerous radioactive gas is present in high levels inside your Chattanooga area home is enough to keep even the most well balanced homeowners up at night. When you are told that your home has high levels of radon gas, it is important not to be panicked into inaction. Every day you delay having your home fixed is one more day you and your family are at risk. The key to a successful radon gas mitigation is to determine exactly where all that radon is getting into your Chattanooga area home. When you had your home tested for radon, the testing company should have examined the property [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

National Radon Action Month – Is Your Chattanooga, Tennessee Home Infected With Radon? As a resident of the Chattanooga area, you are at risk from radon contamination. In fact, radon is a problem throughout the nation, and throughout the world as well. If you have not yet had your Chattanooga area home tested for radon, it is important to do so as soon as possible. The month of January gives Chattanooga area residents the perfect opportunity to have their homes tested for radon. The Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that January is National Radon Action Month, and Chattanooga area residents can expect to see public service announcements and receive special offers on radon detection and mitigation services. Radon is Extremely Bad For Your Health If you are not already aware of the potential health hazards of radon in the Chattanooga area, it is important to educate yourself about this [...]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Radon and Vapor Intrusion in Your Chattanooga Tennessee Home Many residents of the south, including many residents of Chattanooga, Tennessee, believe that radon and vapor intrusion are only problems for those who live in the northeast part of the country. The truth is that residents of Chattanooga, Tennessee are at risk, and that means they need to have their homes and businesses tested by a qualified radon mitigation specialist. If you have not yet had your Chattanooga, Tennessee area home or business tested for radon and vapor intrusion, the time to do so is now. One of the things that makes radon gas so dangerous is that its health impact is cumulative. That means that the longer your Chattanooga, Tennessee area home is exposed to radon the more serious the damage to your health can be. And since radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the Chattanooga, [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Chattanooga Tennessee If you have recently had your Chattanooga, Tennessee area home tested for radon and found to have higher than normal levels, the step you take next can make all the difference in the world. If you hire an inexperienced radon contractor to deal with the issue, you could actually end up doing more harm than good. But if you hire a Chattanooga, Tennessee area radon mitigation contractor with the right experience and expertise, you can rest assured that your problem is soon to be a thing of the past. Choosing a Radon Specialist When you interview potential radon mitigation contractors, you should first establish that they have plenty of experience solving radon problems in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Different parts of the country have different issues with radon, and hiring a contractor with specific experience is the best way to go. A company with experience [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

Chattanooga, Tennessee Radon Mitigation Radon gas is a radioactive element that can lead to serious illness or death if mitigation does not occur. This can be a regional problem in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga residents, especially those with basements, should consider testing a foundation for remediation or mitigation. The Chattanooga, Tennessee radon problem may be due to a lack of awareness within the Tennessee community combined with insufficient radon testing. Some remediation strategies include sufficient testing because it is an odorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas. 

If Tennessee residents have basements, it is more likely that mitigation will be required. The reason for is that the radon gas that is trapped is very dense and will likely sink to the lowest point in the home. South West Tennessee detection and testing should include a monitor that can not only detect radon initially, but also ongoing testing which will alert the Tennessee citizens [...]