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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 is one of the reasons this gas has became known as the silent killer. Much like asbestos, medical discoveries of the danger level of this gas have came later than the results of thousands upon thousands of deaths. Now is the time that laws are becoming stricter in order to help protect Beckley residents, and Americans.
Handling Beckley Radon Mitigation
If you are going to properly reduce the levels of radon gas in your Beckley home, the first thing you will need to do is have a radon test. A radon test is necessary as this gas cannot be seen or smelled. This means the only way you can fully determine whether or not this gas has entered your home is through having a test. The first type of test you should be aware of is a long term test. A long term test will provide accurate test results within a few months. A short term test may provide accurate test results within about a week. While the long term test is deemed slightly more accurate, either will work for Beckley radon mitigation. Once you have a better idea of what is going on in your Beckley home, you will be able to take the appropriate action. Remember to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible in order to provide you with the most accurate readings for your home.
If your test results show low levels of radon gas, then no further action will be required. If your levels are high, then it is regulation of HUD that you install a Beckley radon mitigation system. S.W.A.T. Environmental knows the process well and will be able to lower the levels of radon gas of your home. With years of experience, knowledge, and all the certifications, we can reduce your levels by as much as 99%. Do not trust your Beckley home with a company you are not sure about. Trust the nation’s largest radon mitigation company for your Beckley radon mitigation.
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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 professional conduct radon testing is the only way to know for sure if you are breathing in this radioactive gas right now.
Radon Testing in Beckley Process
Before you hire someone to perform radon testing on your Beckley home, you should educate yourself on all the types of radon testing. It is important to know that radon testing should be completed every two to five years, even if you previously had low levels. Any levels at or above 4 picocuries per liter is considered dangerously high, and a professional should be called immediately. If your levels are only slightly below 4 pCi/L in your Beckley home, I personally would go ahead and have a professional install an air purification system.
A short term radon testing method will take about five days to be completed in your Beckley home. We highly recommend keeping your doors and windows closed as much as possible during your radon testing to provide the most accurate results. A long term test will take about three months to complete. We recommend long term testing for people who have already tested for radon before, and short term radon testing if you have never tested before.
Beckley Radon Mitigation
Radon mitigation is necessary for your Beckley home if your levels are above 4 pCi/L. It may be nerve racking to know that your home has been a hotbed for lung cancer, but all that can change with a simple phone call. S.W.A.T. Environmental is widely known as the nation’s leading radon reduction company, and has been specializing in installation of mitigation systems since 1988.
S.W.A.T. Environmental always provides a free quote with a no obligation phone call to 1-800-NO-RADON. Serving the Beckley and surrounding area, S.W.A.T. Environmental can create a custom solution to meet the needs of your Beckley home. Do not put yourself, family, and loved ones at the risk of lung cancer now that you know just how preventable it is. Schedule radon testing for your Beckley home as soon as possible.