Posts Tagged ‘radon mitigation milwaukee’

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM
posted by admin

Milwaukee Radon Mitigation Needs

HUD Milwaukee Radon MitigationMilwaukee, 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 results in a week or so. The other method is long term testing which can take slightly longer, but give you a little bit of a clearer picture of whether or not Milwaukee radon mitigation will be needed. Regardless of which test is done on your Milwaukee multi-family home, be sure to have the doors and windows closed through as much of the process as possible to give you the most accurate reading.

Handling Milwaukee Radon Mitigation

Now that you have your test results, you will be able to make an informed choice as to whether further action is needed or not. If your test results show low levels of radon gas, then no further action is required, and your Milwaukee home is safe. If the test results show dangerous levels of radon gas, you will need to have a professional install a mitigation system.

S.W.A.T. Environmental is local to the Milwaukee, WI area, and we have decades of experience working with radon removal. We will be able to properly reduce your levels by as much as 99% through our proven Milwaukee radon mitigation methods. These techniques will help get your home back up to par or better, and make it healthy and easier to breath. Make sure that your home is in good hands with a professional with S.W.A.T. Environmental. We have the certified professionals and years of experience that you need to properly treat your home. We always offer a free quote, so you have nothing to lose.

In case you did not know, more than 20,000 people perish from this gas each year. This makes radon gas one of the most dangerous gases in the nation. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, and killing more than drunk driving, it makes sense why HUD and so many are now making regulations in regard to radon gas. Do not let your Milwaukee multi-family home be an unsafe place to live, and protect your own home as well. Call S.W.A.T. Environmental now.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:03 PM
posted by admin

Finding and Fixing a Radon Gas Problem with Radon Mitigation Wisconsin

Radon Mitigation MilwaukeeRadon 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. Clearly, radon is an issue of which you should be aware if you live in the Milwaukee area.

Since radon is not detectable by via the normal senses, you must rely on specialized testing to detect its presence — and to determine when its levels are high in enough to require radon mitigation. Most home radon tests use an activated charcoal filter that traps radon atoms. After a predetermined period of time the kit is sent to a lab that actually counts the number of trapped atoms to determine the concentration of radon. However, experts like those at SWAT Environmental use a different type of test that requires a special piece of equipment called a CRM, or Continuous Radon Monitor. The CRM produces your radon test results within a couple of days rather than weeks.

SWAT Environmental WI Radon Mitigation

If the radon gas level in your home is above the EPA guideline, you should have SWAT Environmental technicians begin the radon mitigation process immediately. The process of getting rid of the radon and then keeping it out permanently is known as mitigation. Some methods SWAT Environmental’s specialists can use, depending on the specific requirements of your home, may include soil suction, in which radon is actually sucked out of the soil from under your home and ventilated away from it; pressurizing the home to keep the gas from entering it in the first place; sealing all cracks and gaps through which it can enter; and installing specialized filters to remove radon gas from the house’s water supply if necessary. According to the Milwaukee Public Water Department, water used for the city’s supply comes from Lake Michigan, not from an underground aquifer. Therefore, there is no need to be worried about radon in city water since the gas does not exist in surface water. However, private wells can potentially be contaminated.

The State of Wisconsin is very involved when it comes to the subject of radon gas; it continues to maintain research and education efforts, as well as a statewide network of Radon Information Centers. These centers provide information and advisory services to the public in regards to radon gas. This simply goes to show how serious the health impact that radon gas can have, and how important it is that you have SWAT Environmental protect your family as soon as possible with a radon mitigation system.