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

Milwaukee Radon Mitigation Needs Milwaukee, WI residents need to be aware of the recent regulations of put in place by HUD. The recent regulations are that multi-family homes that are financed through HUD must be tested for radon gas. Every unit in the multi-family home must be tested in order to stay up with the recent regulations. Additionally, every unit with high levels of radon gas will need to have a Milwaukee radon mitigation system installed. The first step in removing this gas from your home and staying up with the recent regulations is to have a test. A test is necessary as this gas can come from many sources, and wreck havoc. The only way of determining whether or not this gas is present is through testing. There are two types of testing methods that can be done. The first method is short term testing which can provide accurate [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer for Milwaukee Residents If you have heard of radon gas before, then you may know of the serious health effects it may cause. Specifically, this gas is known for radon lung cancer. While we often are able to take control of our home safety through having a professional test, and install a mitigation system as needed. This is all great if you own a home in Milwaukee, WI, but many of us rent homes, or apartments, making a radon mitigation system hard to come by. It does not make a lot of sense to invest in a mitigation system if you are planning on moving the following year. Even though radon lung cancer is a serious health concern in Milwaukee, we do not always take the proper precaution in avoiding this serious problem. Luckily, for many people who rent their home, there may be jurisdiction in place [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee Radon Mitigation in Schools is Needed for Safety When you go to a school in Milwaukee, WI today, you probably feel safe and healthy. We like to assume that our schools are safe haven learning areas for our children, and are comfortable environments for our teachers and faculty members to work in. With the recent school shootings, there is action being taken through politicians to help safeguard our schools in Milwaukee, and across the nation from having to face such a tragedy again. However, there is not any current action for the radon gas problem that so many schools have. Radon mitigation in schools could remove gas levels in Milwaukee schools by as much as 99%, however this has not happened. Radon gas is a deadly gas that attacks your body, and eventually will cause lung cancer. Radon forms in the ground where uranium is located, and forms as [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee Residents Prepare for Radon Action Month Radon action month is fast approaching, and Milwaukee, WI residents are setting up their appointments to make their homes radon free. If you have never heard of radon gas, then this is the perfect month to start learning so that you may be reading during radon action month. If you are aware of radon gas, then what are you waiting for? Give S.W.A.T. Environmental a call to schedule an appointment for a mitigation system. And if you already have a mitigation system installed, you may take this time to advocate the dangers of radon gas to your family, friends, and neighbors. During this month, you will need to learn a little bit about radon gas in order to properly plan your action which you will take. If you have never heard of radon gas before, then let us start where it forms. Radon [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee, WI Radon Gas Mitigation Needs Living in Milwaukee, WI, we often assume that only cigarette smoke is harmful to our lungs. As children, we are often told in school how horrible cigarette smoke is for our health. Programs such as D.A.R.E. educate us of their harm, and convince us not to smoke. Of course, there are still numerous people who engage in the risk of smoking cigarettes. Recent studies have shown that 16% of all lung cancer cases are not caused by smoking, but a specific, different problem. That 16% is all caused by radon gas. For many Madison, WI residents, radon gas is not something that is taken as seriously as it should be. Let’s face it, radon gas is hardly ever mentioned in the news or media. Smoking and drunk driving are two deadly concerns for America, but did you know that radon gas actually kills more [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee Air Quality October is national Air Quality Awareness Month, meaning during this month, Milwaukee residents should educate themselves, and take action against poor air quality. Milwaukee may seem like a place that is not at the same risk level of other regions, but poor air quality can happen in all of the United States, and even occur in areas where there are no power plants or heavy traffic. What type of air pollution am I referring to? There are two main types of pollution, indoor and outdoor. One of the major causes of indoor pollution is radon gas. Radon gas is known to kill 22,000 each year nationally. Milwaukee residents must be on high alert for radon gas, as it can occur anywhere in which uranium is present. Uranium breaks down to form radon in the soil beneath your home. The radon gas can seep through your Milwaukee home’s [...]

Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee Proud of Local Leading Radon Reduction Company A gas has been discovered to kill over 20,000 people each year, yet many Americans are still not aware of this gas. The nation has finally started to catch on, as S.W.A.T. Environmental install over 10,000 radon reduction systems last year to help reduce this annual death toll. This local, Milwaukee, WI company has just received national recognition as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, recognized by the prestigious Inc Magazine. Currently, S.W.A.T. Environmental is on pace for $12 million of revenue for the year of 2012. While our growth rate is extremely impressive, we believe this speaks volumes about the nation’s need for radon reduction. Obviously, at the rate of in excess of 20,000 deaths per year, Milwaukee residents, and the rest of America should continue to take this gas as a serious health threat. 8 million homes are estimated [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is needed in Your Milwaukee Home Milwaukee, WI is often known for its beer manufacturing, but something else it is getting more recognition for is radon gas. Radon gas is a naturally occurring element, but has been proven to cause lung cancer, and claim the lives of over 20,000 per year in the united states alone. Radon may enter your home in a variety of ways, seeping up through the soil into your water supply, through your foundation, through your basement, or a variety of other ways. Colorless, and odorless, there is no detecting it without radon testing. Radon testing is the only way determine whether or not your Milwaukee home has safe gas levels. Many general contractors may offer you radon testing, but it is important to choose a specialist that has the experience and knowledge to design the best testing program for you. Ninety day [...]

Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Radon

Radon in Water Releases Radioactive Particles An unseen danger could be lurking in your home, contaminating the air and water that you and your family are now using. Many Milwaukee residents are surprised to discover that they have high levels of radon in the water that flows out of their faucets. If radon has contaminated your water, whether from a private well or a public water system, the gas is going to be released every time you use the water in your house. This means that each time you take a shower or drink a glass of water you expose yourself to more and more unnecessary and harmful radiation. Radon is a radioactive gas that has the potential to cause a variety of serious health conditions. The gas has no color, taste or odor. Its radioactive particles are simply released into the atmosphere of unsuspecting homes with absolutely no warning [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Radon

The Threat of Radon Gas is a Real Concern in Milwaukee Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It occurs naturally as a side effect of the gradual decay of the uranium found within the ground. Radon is a dense gas that can permeate and cling to many different types of materials. Most importantly, it is a carcinogen that can be easily inhaled and has been identified as putting individuals — both smokers and non-smokers — at a high risk for lung cancer. Milwaukee and the surrounding region tend to be particularly prone to the development of radon gas. The Dangers of Radon Gas and the Need for Radon Abatement The state of Wisconsin has attempted to boost awareness of the dangers of radon gas through the Wisconsin Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as through organizations and companies like SWAT Environmental that specialize in ensuring [...]