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Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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PA Radon Abatement SystemsEveryone is at risk for exposure to radon, including residents of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions. Radon is a natural gas that is present in soil everywhere. However, radon only becomes a health hazard if you inhale high concentrations of the gas. Radon can sometimes build to these concentrations when it rises out of the ground and becomes trapped indoors. The problem is that radon is not detectable by the human senses, which means that it requires special testing. Therefore, anyone could be exposed to radon and never know it until their health has been affected; for many people, unfortunately, that has been too late. Radon is a known carcinogen that primarily causes lung cancer when people are consistently exposed to high levels of the gas.

Testing Can Warrant Radon Abatement

The only way to find out if your family is safe from the destructive effects of radon is to have your house tested to determine the amount of radon gas it contains. If you do not feel that do-it-yourself testing kits are sufficiently accurate, you can have a professional test performed by a specialist from SWAT Environmental. If a radon abatement test — whether a professional or a personal version — determines that your Collegeville house contains higher levels of radon gas than are safe, you should have SWAT Environmental’s radon experts begin the radon abatement process immediately.

Radon Abatement is Not a Do-It-Yourself Job

Radon abatement is not a job you should attempt on your own. In light of the stakes involved, you should rely on SWAT Environmental’s highly trained specialists to complete this task. These specialists have experience and training in how to plan and install radon reduction systems that are specific to every situation and type of home. This is particularly important since there is no one radon abatement solution that will correct the radon problem in every contaminated house. Someone who is not trained in this area could actually end up increasing the levels of radon in the home instead of reducing them.

Radon Abatement Plans

Each home unique in the type of foundation on which it is built; for example, some have basements, while others do not. Some houses are half slab and half crawlspace, while some are built over a crawlspace only. These are all factors that SWAT’s radon abatement specialists must take into consideration when designing a plan to reduce the level of radon within a home. The type of home and the foundation it sits upon determine how the radon is entering the home and therefore, which method of radon abatement will work best. For example, many homes require a soil suction technique wherein the radon actually pulled from the soil beneath the house, then pumped up through a pipe that exits above the roof. That way, radon bypasses the house completely, going from the source to the outside air to be diluted. Whichever solution the SWAT specialists determine will work best in your house, the most important thing is to make sure that you and your family are no longer exposed the hazards of radon gas.