Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Indianapolis, IN With the recent regulations being put in place by HUD, it is becoming important that everyone who owns a multi-family home that is financed through HUD to have the proper compliance. In order to stay compliant, it is now required that all multi-family homes financed through HUD have each and every unit tested for radon gas. Depending on the test results, we will be able to see whether or not your Indianapolis home is in need of further action, or if it is safe. The need for radon gas testing is overwhelming. The gas cannot be detected without a proper test. The radon test will be able to give us a better idea at the threat level of the multi-family home, and let us know whether or not radon mitigation in Indianapolis is necessary or not. The reasoning that testing is so important is because [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

Reducing Radon Lung Cancer in Indianapolis New regulations set in place for Indianapolis, Indiana, and the nation by HUD will ensure that the living standards are improved for all in multi-family housing. If you have ever lived in multi-family housing, you know that the level of maintenance and upkeep of a home is often decided upon by the landlord. Lease agreements may or may not have legal language providing you the necessary protection and safety from harmful substances or gases that may be apparent in the multi-family home. Because of this common scenario, residents of Indianapolis often are not provided the necessary protection from radon gas, or other deadly substances, which is a true tragedy. Recently, HUD has stepped up to provide protection to tenants and residents of multi-family homes. HUD is now requiring that all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD in Indianapolis, and across America, will be [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools Near Indianapolis is Needed With the school shootings that occurred not too long ago, many parents, teachers, students, and citizens of America are both deeply saddened, and concerned with the safety of schools. While the shooting in Newtown was a tragedy, there is still a medical tragedy that is going on right underneath our noses. Many schools across America have high levels of radon gas, and nothing is being done about it. To put it in perspective, radon gas kills more than drunk driving, and is essentially the asbestos of this generation. Causing lung cancer, radon acts swiftly to kill many Indianapolis citizens. 20,000 people die each year because of radon gas, meaning that we are putting our children, teachers, and faculty of schools all at a high risk. Studies have shown that approximately one out of seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Radon Action Month for Indianapolis Residents January is radon action month in Indianapolis, Indiana, meaning that this month you should take time to prepare for your action. There are many things you can do to make an effort in safeguarding your home, or advocating the dangers of this gas to your neighbor, but whatever you do, please take time this month to prepare. Having a plan of action is half the battle for radon action month. Once you have a plan, you will be able to effectively act it out. Residents of Indianapolis have to be weary of radon gas as your risk of being affected may be higher than many other areas. One out of fifteen homes are negatively affected by radon gas, meaning there is a good chance that you could be at risk. In addition, there are serious health risks involved with radon gas. Radon kills 20,000 [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Radon

Indianapolis Residents Face Lung Cancer from Radon If you live in Indianapolis, IN, then you probably assume that you are safe from lung cancer as long as you do not smoke. Even if you do smoke, you may assume that because you do not smoke multiple packs per day that you are at a lower risk of lung cancer. Groundbreaking research has proven that radon gas mitigation may be an equal or greater indicator of whether or not you will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Studies have shown that roughly 16% of all cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. This states more than one out of every seven cases of lung cancer is often someone who has never smoked cigarettes in their life, yet still has all of the same health effects as if they had been smoking packs per day. When you read this, it is [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality Index in Indianapolis, Indiana The air quality index is a standard set in place by the EPA in order to determine the overall air quality of given areas throughout the United States. The air quality index was created to bring awareness of the pollutants in your area, allowing Indianapolis residents to be fully aware of whether or not they are breathing in harmful matter. The Clean Air Act, which was created over forty years ago paved the way for this to happen, and today allows us to nearly instantaneously view the air quality of cities throughout Indiana. The scale for the air quality index, or AQI starts at 0 and ends at 500. Although most of the time, the air quality is rated as safe in the 0 to 50 range, many areas, such as Indiana, experience unsafe levels of 50+. Any area with a rating of above [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Radon

Indianapolis’ S.W.A.T. Environmental Awarded Radon mitigation in Indianapolis has become a growing concern for residents as the EPA unveils the truth behind the dangers of radon. Likewise, S.W.A.T. Environmental, serving the Indianapolis area, has been awarded as one of Inc.com’s fastest growing companies in America. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever make this list, and rightfully so, by adding over 60 employees and experiencing 155% growth over the past three years. While this is all very impressive for an Indianapolis radon mitigation company, it speaks volumes about our quality of service, and the dangers of radon gas. Originally discovered in 1900 by Friedrich Dorn, radon was known to be radioactive, but not known to be cancerous. Over a century later, with advancements in science and technology, we have made discoveries to now know that radon gas causes lung cancer. Found in your soil when other naturally [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon

Indianapolis Radon Testing Radon testing in Indianapolis is no different than any other state. Radon testing should be completed every two to five years, and is best when done in fall months, as the windows and doors are more likely to be shut. This provides greater accuracy from the radon testing results. When scheduling radon testing, it is important to know the difference between long term and short term testing. Essentially, both of these are as they sound, with long term taking ninety days, and the short term testing taking two to seven days. If you have not tested your Indianapolis home in quite some time, I would recommend short term testing to provide you with a quick, and accurate result. You may be wondering why it is so important to test for radon gas. Many have already made radon testing a big deal, and rightfully so. Killing over 20,000 [...]

Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon

Is Radon in Drinking Water a Problem? Radon is a deadly odorless gas that can cause a variety of different health problems — even cancer. Most people who are familiar with the threat posed by radon are concerned about it seeping out of the ground into the basement, and from there into the rest of the home. Fewer people, however, are aware of radon in water and the possibility that the gas can contaminate your home’s water supply long before it ever reaches your house. This can sometimes be an even more serious problem than having it seep in through the foundation. Think about how many different times a day you use water from one of your house’s faucets. If your water supply is contaminated with radon, not only does this mean that you are directly exposed to the radon on a regular basis, it also means that you are [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Abatement Is Important Radon is a radioactive gas that has no taste, smell or color. When elements like uranium and radium slowly break down, they create radon gas as a byproduct. The resulting particles are known as daughters; they are extremely harmful when they attach themselves to dust particles floating in the air. When a person inhales these dust particles, the radon makes its way to the lungs, causing damage as the particles attach themselves to lung tissue. If this cycle continues, the exposure can cause harmful side effects and even lung cancer. Radon travels into the air from the ground unnoticed; this is usually not harmful since the gas generally dissipates quickly in the open air. However, when the gas is generated beneath a building, the gas can sometimes become trapped inside it. Common means by which the gas gets inside include slab joints, floor drains, porous [...]