Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Radon

Beckley Radon Mitigation from HUD If you own a multi-family home in Beckley, WV then everything is about to change. You are now required to have a radon test for every unit in a multi-family home that is financed through HUD. If a test returns high levels of radon gas, then a Beckley radon mitigation system must be installed in order to reduce these gas levels. Although we covered the issues more in depth last month, this month we are focusing on the requirements of handling radon gas appropriately with a certified specialist. The reason radon gas has become such as focus of HUD and other organizations is the annual number of deaths caused by radon gas. Each year over 20,000 people die from this gas, making it one of the most dangerous gases in America. The process of lung cancer from radon gas is slow, and not immediate. This [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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The American Lung Association and Radon Lung Cancer Beckley, WV is proud to announce the improvements to multi-family homes in the area through increased regulation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The American Lung Association is excited for these efforts taken, and is looking forward to a decrease in radon lung cancer in the Beckley, WV area. This new policy will specifically benefit those renting homes in the Beckley area. The new policy set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will require that all multi-family homes that are financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to have a radon test. Additionally, there is further regulation that any of these multi-family homes returning high levels of gas will be required to have a mitigation system. It is important that the tests are done, as there is no other way to [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

The Need of Radon Mitigation in Schools in Beckley One of the most important things we can do is make certain that our schools in Beckley, WV are safe for all of our students. No matter your view on politics, we can all agree that children are the future of our nation, and that we need to treat them accordingly with educational, and safe schools. The truth is that we have turned a blind eye to a serious threat at our schools. One out of every five schools has high levels of radon gas, which means many children, teachers, and faculty are at risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer. Radon gas is responsible for 20,000 deaths each year in the form of lung cancer. 70,000 schools are estimated to have high levels of radon gas, meaning that there are millions of teachers, students, and faculty that are at risk [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon Action Month in Beckley, WV Radon action month is this January, and S.W.A.T. Environmental wants to help you prepare. Many Americans took control of their health, and their family’s health last year by contacting S.W.A.T. Environmental for a new mitigation system. Do not postpone your health any longer. Do not let another year go by with your home not having the proper mitigation system, and being infested with high levels for radon gas which can harm your health. Many have heard of radon gas, but few are aware of the true threat it poses to our health. Radon kills more people each year than drunk driving by causing lung cancer. 15% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas now. This may come as a shock as we all know how dangerous smoking is, but still one out of seven people diagnosed with this deadly cancer have [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Lung Cancer for Beckley, WV Residents When it comes to lung cancer, Beckley residents are aware that it does not just simply come from smoking cigarettes. With the coal mining industry nearby, we all know that coal and inhalation of other materials besides cigarettes can have the same horrible impact on your lungs. A new study has proven that 16% of all lung cancer cases do not come from coal, or cigarettes, but rather radon gas. This may come as shocking to many, as radon gas is stereotyped as a gas that only attacks those up north with basements. Having a professional come to your home and provide proper radon gas mitigation may be the difference between life and death for many Beckley residents. Killing 20,000 each year, radon gas is often referred to as the silent killer. Radon gas affects one out of every fifteen homes with high levels [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Beckley’s Air Quality Broken Down Beckley, WV is known for its beautiful, mountain, scenic landscape. Unfortunately, Beckley is also known for poor air quality. Air quality can be broken down into to main sources; indoor and outdoor. While many Beckley residents may feel that their indoor air quality is sufficient, often they are wrong. Radon gas may seep into any Beckley, WV home without a notice. Radon is often referred to as the silent killer as it cannot be seen, or smelt. Killing 22,000 each year in America alone, it is easy to see why S.W.A.T. Environmental is growing so rapidly by providing excellent service throughout the Beckley, WV area. Radon gas can ruin the air quality of your Beckley, WV home by seeping in through the foundation. As uranium naturally breaks down in your soil, radon gas forms and can enter your Beckley home. Although soil is one of [...]

Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Beckley, WV Radon Reduction Company Tops the Growth List Beckley residents have a new accomplishment to be proud of. For the first time ever, a radon reduction company has made Inc Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies. This radon reduction company is located right in local Beckley, West Virginia. Inc Magazine releases their list of fastest growing companies each year, and we have the honor to share our name amongst many other prestigious, fast growing companies in America. During 2011, we installed over 10,000 radon reduction systems, to help reduce the risk of cancer for citizens of Beckley, WV, and citizens across the United States. Over the past three years, we have seen a 155% increase in growth, and have added sixty five employees. We are currently on pace for a projected $12 million in revenue for the year of 2012. While we keep increasing in size very rapidly, we [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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The Need of Radon Testing for Beckley, West Virginia Residents Radon testing may not be a common phrase for most Beckley residents, as there is a common misconception that only northern states are affected by radon gas. This myth has since been busted, and the EPA has reported dangerous levels of radon throughout West Virginia. Each year over 20,000 people die from radon gas causing lung cancer. Many of these people have never touched a cigarette in their life. Do not become a statistic, and have a professional conduct radon testing for your Beckley home. Radon gas is natural from the environment and is created by the uranium in your soil. While your home’s location is often a major factor in whether or not radon is a danger, radon may also enter through your water supply or even be in the materials used to construct your Beckley home. Having a [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Airborne and Waterborne Radon Radon is a radioactive gas that can lead to cancer of the lungs, stomach and other parts of the body depending on how a person is exposed to it. In fact, radon in water exposure is now the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. Even worse, you will have no warning when you are exposed to this gas because it cannot be smelled, seen or tasted. Radon is a natural gas that is created by the decomposition of elements like uranium that can commonly be found in dirt. The gas then moves up through cracks in the bedrock, sometimes contaminating the underground water supplies that feed many home’s private wells. From there, the radon can find its way into water tanks, pipes and eventually out the home’s faucets. When the water is used, much of the gas can be released into [...]

Friday, July 6, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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The Need for Radon Abatement in Beckley Radon abatement is a term for the different procedures used to reduce the levels of radon gas within a building. There are many effective methods, both preventative and corrective, of dealing with radon gas contamination. Although many homeowners may not realize that their home is affected by high levels of radon, others may not even understand the risk involved with ignoring the possibility of the problem arising. Of all the different substances that can sneak into a home, the odorless, colorless gas known as radon could very well be the most harmful. In fact, radon poisoning has crept its way up to become the number two cause of lung cancer within the United States. With an average of 20,000 lung cancer deaths resulting from prolonged exposure to radon gas reported each year, it has become extremely important for homeowners throughout the U.S., and [...]