Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Radon

Waukesha Radon Mitigation Regulations If you have been keeping up with the news lately, then you have probably heard about the recent regulations requiring Waukesha radon mitigation to many homes. The regulations come from HUD. HUD has made it mandatory that every multi-family home financed through them must have a radon test. Every unit must be tested to ensure that the area is safe for all tenants. If a test returns high levels of gas, Waukesha radon mitigation will be necessary. In order to protect your home, you must first realize the extent this gas has taken our health. This gas is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths each year. This is more than drunk driving. Additionally, this gas is responsible for approximately one out of every seven cases of lung cancer. As lung cancer is a health concern that builds up over time, this gas is known as the [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer for Waukesha, WI If you have ever rented a home in Waukesha, WI, then you probably know the gray area of the lease agreement. When your rental property has something that needs maintenance or repair, we do not always have the clarity of how long it should take for something to be repaired, and whether or not it is covered in the lease. What about when it comes to radon lung cancer? Chances are you have not discussed with your Waukesha landlord whether or not there will be a mitigation system installed, or radon tests, but with new regulation, this all may be provided. A multi-family home in Waukesha, or the rest of the United States, must have a radon test if it is financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development according to new regulation. This is a huge step forward, but also a [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Waukesha is Needed No matter what your stance is on gun control, we all can agree that schools should be a safe place. If we want to grow our nation’s economy, we must focus on education. Every facet of the education system must be secure from the national level down to the local level in Waukesha, WI. If we want to promise ourselves a brighter future, we need to invest in our students, teachers, and faculty members. Currently, there is an issue with health and safety of our public school system in Waukesha, WI and across the entire nation. Radon gas has been found in a large number of schools, meaning possible lung cancer for all those involved. Radon gas kills 20,000 people each and every single year in the form of lung cancer. Radon is now responsible for one out of every seven [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Waukesha, WI Plans Radon Action Month If you live in Waukesha, you may remember the thousands of people who did the right thing last year by contacting S.W.A.T. Environmental last radon action month. Radon action month occurs every January and is the time of the year when people from across the nation take action and control of their Waukesha home by taking a stand against radon gas. As you may know, radon gas is a deadly gas that forms naturally in the soil beneath your home. As the gas develops, it may build up in concentration and force its way into your Waukesha home through the foundation. It may also enter your groundwater, and enter your Waukesha home through the water supply. Even the materials used to construct your home may be made of radon gas, meaning that there is a good chance that your home is in danger. Radon [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Waukesha, WI Concerns of Lung Cancer Waukesha, Wisconsin is a great place to raise a family, but you may want to think twice about your home safety. I am not referring to fires, or pools without fences. I am actually referring to radon gas. Did you know that radon gas makes up 16% of all lung cancer cases? We always associate lung cancer with smoking cigarettes, or even secondhand smoke, but now if you meet someone with lung cancer, there is greater than a one out of seven chance that he or she never even smoked a cigarette. Because of the high risk associated with radon gas, it makes perfect sense why the EPA is all over encouraging families in the Waukesha area to have their homes tested for radon gas. To reiterate the point about radon, did you know that 20,000 people perish each year because of radon gas? [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Poor Air Quality in Waukesha, WI Waukesha residents need to take action during the month of October. October is the month of national air quality awareness. Air quality is the reason for over three million deaths each year. Waukesha, WI residents can protect themselves by taking action, and calling your local S.W.A.T. Environmental to handle all of you air quality needs. In order to understand air quality, let us take a look at where this threat comes from. For many residents across America, the threat of indoor air quality comes from radon gas. Radon gas can seep into your home through a variety of ways. One fact many people may not know is that occasionally building materials actually give off radon gas. Soil and water supply are two of the main routes of entry for Waukesha, WI homes. Radon gas is radioactive, meaning that lung cancer and other health risks [...]

Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Radon Reduction Experts of Waukesha, WI Recognized This month, Inc Magazine released the list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. For the first time in history, a radon reduction company has made this list. Located right here in Waukesha, WI, S.W.A.T. Environmental has met the countries need for radon reduction, fulfilling over 10,000 installations last year alone. With in excess of 20,000 deaths each year because of radon gas, it is easy to see why our business has been booming. What started out with only one radon specialist, has now grown to over 100 employees. We are currently on pace to exceed our revenues of last year with a set pace of $12 million in revenue. We continue to grow each and every day, as we have a passion for informing the nation of the dangers of radon gas, and reduce the risk of lung cancer for [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Hire a Radon Testing Specialist in Waukesha, WI What comes to mind when you hear the words “Radon Testing?” Many often feel guilty of not testing their home for this dangerous gas. Did you know that the EPA has deemed radon as a deadly and unacceptable gas for your home? If that does not make you realize the importance of radon testing, did you know that over 20,000 people die every year from radon in the form of lung cancer? Radon testing should be conducted every two to five years as radon levels may fluctuate without a mitigation system installed. Released from the soil, radon seeps up into your foundation, and into your Waukesha home and bedroom. As you sleep at night, you could be inhaling radon with every breath. It is extremely important that you hire a specialist to complete radon testing of your home. Depending on your home, [...]

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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The Quiet Carcinogen of Waukesha, Wisconsin: Waterborne Radon Radon is a radioactive gas — perhaps one of the last things you would worry about finding in your home’s water supply. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that radon in water is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the country. The carcinogen can be found in both the air and the water of many homes across the United States. Radon that becomes waterborne is easily released into the air over time. The total number of cancer cases induced by radon exposure amounts to thousands per year; they primarily include stomach and lung cancer. Why is Waterborne Radon Referred to as a “Natural Occurrence?” Radon is a byproduct of uranium that is created as the element breaks down in soil over time. Traces of radon have been found throughout the homes of the United States at a [...]

Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon is a gas that is created naturally in the environment from radioactive elements found in the soil. In the open air, the amount of radon present does not cause concern. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has set upper limits for radon exposure because, at sufficient indoor concentrations, inhaling radon gas can cause cancer. Radon can be found in the soil beneath and around houses and other structures. The gas seeps up into the structure through cracks and spaces in the foundation, becoming trapped inside. Contaminated well water can be another source of radon gas. The Need for Radon Abatement in Waukesha Radon abatement is the process of decreasing the levels of radon in a home or business. Which methods are necessary depends on the seriousness and source of the problem and the structure of the house. The radon gas issue is considered severe in the Waukesha area, which has [...]