Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Ridding Your Milwaukee Home from the Danger of Radon Gas Many people who live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have no idea about the potential threat of radon gas to them and their home. The fact is that high radon levels is a major threat, both in Milwaukee and in the rest of the country. Therefore, if you live in the Milwaukee region, you should regularly have your home’s radon levels tested. Because radon is odorless and has no color, it can otherwise be impossible to know when your home is contaminated with it. SWAT Environmental’s professional radon testing, therefore, can truly be a lifesaver. The average indoor level of radon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is about 3.9 pCi/L. According to the most recent data, about 39 percent of the homes studied in Milwaukee contained less than 2.0 pCi/L; 35 percent of these homes contained radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L and above; and [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Finding and Fixing a Radon Gas Problem with Radon Mitigation Wisconsin Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that can sneak into your house through cracks in its foundation or through its drinking water, potentially posing a significant health risk to you and your family. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S.; only cigarettes take more lives. Statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show that between five and ten percent of all homes across the state of Wisconsin contain levels of radon gas above the EPA guideline of 4.0 pCi/L. According to Conrad Weiffenbach from the State of Wisconsin Health Department in Madison, the average indoor levels of radon in Milwaukee County are 3.9 pCi/L, just below the EPA guideline. However, 35 percent of the samples taken showed levels above the EPA limit. [...]

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

What is Radon Gas – What Every Resident of Milwaukee Needs to Know Some residents of the Milwaukee area do not believe that radon is a threat to themselves and their properties, but the fact is that radon gas is a danger throughout the entire country. Even those who live outside the northeast need to be concerned about radon, so if you live in Wisconsin you should have your property tested as soon as possible. To understand why radon gas is so dangerous, it helps to know a little bit about this radioactive gas. Radon is colorless and odorless, and that means it could slowly be building up inside your home without you even being aware of it. The only way to know for sure is to have your Milwaukee area home tested by a licensed and certified contractor. SWAT Environmental WI Radon Testing & Mitigation Having your Milwaukee area [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

It’s Radon Action Month – Is Your Milwaukee, Wisconsin Home Free of Radon? If you live in the Milwaukee area, you need to be aware of the problems and health risks posed by radon. Whether you are a lifelong resident or just moved to the Milwaukee area, it is important to protect yourself and your family by having the property tested for this dangerous colorless and odorless radioactive gas. For Milwaukee residents who have yet to have their homes tested, the month of January offers an unprecedented opportunity to rectify that situation. The Environmental Protection Agency has named January as National Radon Action Month, and the agency is reaching out to residents in the Milwaukee area and across the country. The EPA is using National Radon Action Month to urge all Milwaukee residents to have their homes tested for radon as soon as possible. The government is rightly concerned about [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

The Threat of Vapor Intrusion to Your Milwaukee, Wisconsin Business If you call the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area home, you may already be familiar with the problem of radon contamination. You may even have had your home tested for such contamination and perhaps even repaired. If you also own and operate a business in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, you also need to be aware of a similar problem that can plague commercial buildings the same way radon can cause contamination in residential homes. That problem is known as vapor intrusion, and it can be a particular risk for owners of businesses in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Vapor intrusion is similar to radon contamination, but the nature of the chemicals that cause the problem is a bit different. The chemicals implicated in vapor intrusion are many, from petroleum products left over from leaking storage tanks to volatile organic compounds and heavy metals [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Radon

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Radon Mitigation According to the Air Quality report on the Milwaukee, Wisconsin official website, two out of every five residences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have radon levels of more than 4 picocuries per liter, the level at which the Environmental Protection Agency urges homeowners to take action to reduce indoor radon. This is far above the national annual average of 1.3 pCi/L. The geological region of Milwaukee, Wisconsin may lead to higher levels of radon. Construction of your home may also be causes of radon as well. Even New homes are at risk of radon. Luckily radon detection tests are easy to come by, as well as inexpensive, and often radon mitigation is relatively simple and cost-effective. Radon occurs in nature everywhere uranium is present under the ground. It results from the breakdown of radium which results from the decay of uranium. Radon is an invisible gas that rises [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Milwaukee Wisconsin Residents of the Midwest definitely need to be aware of the problems posed by radon. If you live in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, you and your family could be at risk without even knowing it. If you have not yet had your Milwaukee, Wisconsin area home tested for radon, you should do so without delay. And if you have had already had your Milwaukee, Wisconsin area home tested and found to have high levels, you need to hire a radon mitigation contractor you can trust. Find the Right Local Radon Specialist It is important to know that you cannot simply hire any old contractor to deal with a radon problem in your Milwaukee, Wisconsin area home. In fact, an inexperienced contractor could end up doing more harm than good. Dealing with radon contamination in Milwaukee, Wisconsin area homes requires special training and a number of [...]