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Chattanooga Radon Mitigation Concerns
If you live in Chattanooga, then you may have heard about the recent article S.W.A.T. Environmental posted last month. HUD has increased its strictness of its policies in regard to the safety of individuals in homes. Specifically, the new policy changes are targeting those that rent in multi-family homes, and hopes to provide them with some regulation of safety.
Now every multi-family home that is financed through HUD must have a radon test conducted on every unit. If a unit shows high levels of radon gas, then a Chattanooga radon mitigation system must be installed in order to reduce this. This is important as the number of units that have high levels of radon gas may be greater than you think.
Approximately one out of every fifteen homes suffer from high levels of radon gas. About 20,000 people perish each year from this deadly gas. Radon gas has claimed its spot as the number two leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. If we are to reduce the threat level of this gas, we will need to conduct Chattanooga radon mitigation.
The Chattanooga Radon Mitigation Process
If you live in the Chattanooga area, do not be afraid of all of this new regulation. While it may be overwhelming, S.W.A.T. Environmental is here to help walk you through the process. We will guide you through what it will take to make your multi-family home, or single-family home a safe place to live again.
The first step you will need to do is have a test conducted in your Chattanooga home. Testing is important as it is the only way you will be able to know whether or not this gas is actually affecting your home. This gas is both invisible, and odorless, creating quite a problem if you do not have a radon test conducted.
If the test results show that there is gas in your home, you do not need to panic. Depending on the severity, Chattanooga radon mitigation may or may not be necessary. If your levels are high, then you will need to consult a professional about radon mitigation. While this may be a scary time, S.W.A.T. Environmental has the staff that can properly and effectively reduce your levels.
A trained and certified professional from S.W.A.T. Environmental may be able to reduce your radon gas levels by as much as 99%. We specialize in Chattanooga radon mitigation and are the nation’s most trusted mitigation company. We have been serving radon mitigation for over two decades now, and are able to dramatically reduce your gas levels through our perfecting of the art. We always offer a free quote, and will gladly be able to help reduce your levels through our techniques. Do not panic with the new guidelines set in place by HUD. Simply pick up the phone and call S.W.A.T. Environmental for an effective solution today.
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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 can purchase a home testing kit from a hardware or home improvement store. A short-term kit will allow you to get the results in only a few days. You can also buy a long-term kit, which provides more accurate results but takes longer to return them. However, professional radon testing will be significantly more accurate than any form of home testing.
SWAT Environmental Radon Mitigation Tennessee
If the radon levels in your Chattanooga home are above the EPA recommended limit, you should have SWAT Environmental begin radon mitigation immediately. The gas can find its way into your home through the cracks in the floor or basement. Therefore, one of the first things the mitigation technicians will need to do is seal all of these crevices and cracks. In some cases, you will also need to have a plastic barrier installed in the crawl space or other lowest area of your basement. Of course, new cracks will often develop later, so this is only a partial solution.
The rest of the solution can be accomplished in some homes by installing a specialized ventilation system to remove contaminated air and bring in fresh, clean air. In others, a sub-slab pressurization system may be necessary to accomplish the same purpose. Even though this type of system can be a little inconvenient initially to have installed, it is frequently the most effective way to mitigate radon since it directs the gas into a custom network of pipes that route it to an exit above and out of your home.
After the installation of all necessary radon mitigation systems, you should continue to have professional tests of your air quality performed at regular intervals to ensure that the problem does not return and that all preventative measures are working properly. Chattanooga, Tennessee is a beautiful place to live and to raise a family. Therefore, if gas is invading your home, you need to take the proper steps to eliminate it immediately. With radon mitigation from SWAT Environmental, you can be confident that your family is safe from any potential health problems due to radon gas.