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Philadelphia Radon Mitigation and HUD
The HUD regulations mentioned in the last month article from S.W.A.T. Environmental are in full affect. This means that now is the time that you must take action with possible Philadelphia radon mitigation in order to ensure that your home is safe and sound. If you did not know, HUD is now requiring that every multi-family home financed through HUD must have every unit tested for radon gas. If the home returns high levels of radon gas, it must have a radon mitigation system installed. This ensures that tenants are entitled to a radon free home, and helps reduce the number of annual deaths.
The reason this has become such a big concern for HUD and the rest of the United States is that over 20,000 people die each year from this gas. If we are to reduce this number, we will have to start somewhere. There is no better place to start reducing radon gas deaths than here and now. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, the health effects often take a while before they are apparent. If we are to reduce radon gas now, we will surely see large improvements in the health of many generations to come.
Handling Philadelphia Radon Mitigation
The first step in handling Philadelphia radon mitigation is to have a radon test. The long term test is a preferred method of many as it will generate slightly more accurate results. The short term test will take much less time, so if you are in a hurry it is definitely the test to choose. Both tests will provide sufficiently accurate results, and allow you to have a much better gauge on whether or not a Philadelphia radon mitigation system will be needed or not.
If your radon test results show high levels of radon gas, then further action will be necessary. You will need to contact a professional who can provide you with Philadelphia radon mitigation. If your gas levels are not very high, then no further action is required. It is important to point out that this testing and mitigation is applicable to each unit of every multi-family home, meaning that you may be in need of several Philadelphia radon mitigation systems.
S.W.A.T. Environmental has the years of experience, and the knowledge necessary to reduce the levels of gas in your home, and make for certain that the home is a safe place for you and your family. Regardless of whether this is simply a rental property, or your personal home, you are going to want to make sure that the gas levels are reduced as much as possible to stay compliant with HUD, and have a healthy place to live. Call S.W.A.T. Environmental today for a free quote, and see how one of our experienced, knowledgeable, trained, and properly certified specialists can help reduce the gas levels in your Philadelphia home.
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Radon Testing for Philadelphia Residents
If the two words “Radon Gas” do not strike fear into your heart, then you need a quick rundown on the dangers of radon gas. As many of us know of the recent tragic passing of the beloved Penn State Football coach, Joe Paterno, you may not know that his death may have been one of the 21,000 radon related deaths each year. It has been a proven fact that radon gas causes lung cancer, and kills more people each year than drunk driving, fires, and many other causes of deaths.
Naturally occurring, radon gas typically comes from the uranium in your soil, and travels through the foundation of your house, forming a toxic area that you live in. Radon testing is the first step in stopping lung cancer from radon gas. You cannot see or smell radon gas, meaning that radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not you are affected. Did you know that one in every fifteen homes in the United States has unacceptable levels of radon gas? In an area such as Philadelphia, these odds may have even further increased.
Radon Testing Process in Pennsylvania
You may have heard various things about radon testing for Philadelphia residents, but it is important to get the facts straight. It is important to test your home once every two to five years, even if your levels are below normal, as you never know when radon may seep through your foundation. Radon testing may be conducted any time of the year, but often it is recommended that radon testing is done in the fall months as your windows and doors will be closed more, providing more accurate readings.
Radon testing may take several days, or as long as three months. A long term radon test will take ninety days to complete, and is recommended for homes that have previously been tested with low levels of radon. A short term test may take between two and seven days to complete, but boasts very quick readings. If you have not had your Philadelphia home tested for radon in two years or more, it may be appropriate to have a short term test done for faster results. Once radon testing is completed, you will be able to determine if further action is required. If the levels show 4 pCi/L or greater, then an air purification system may be necessary to properly mitigate the radon in your home. If your levels are slightly below, you still may want to install a mitigation system just to be safe.
It is important to hire a specialist that has been certified and has years of experience with radon. S.W.A.T. Environmental has been specializing in radon mitigation since 1988 and is the nation’s leading radon reduction company. We always offer a free quote, so you have nothing to lose. Call a professional for radon testing in the Philadelphia area today, and start breathing easy.