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Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon Mitigation Tennessee Addresses The Dangers of Radon Gas

Radon Mitigation KnoxvilleRadon is a harmful gas that does not have any odor or taste. Radon gas in the Knoxville, Tennessee area results from uranium that naturally occurs in the soil. As the uranium breaks down, it releases the radon gas as a byproduct. There are numerous occurrences of this toxic gas in Knoxville because of the abundance of uranium in the soil throughout the region. Relying on SWAT Environmental’s professional testing and radon mitigation services is the best way to minimize any danger to your family from radon gas in your home.

Studies conducted by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office indicate that radon gas is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in this country. Estimates suggest that over half of all Tennessee residents will be exposed to radon gas at some point during their life. This exposure can increase the risks of lung disease and a host of other health problems. The danger is exacerbated further for anyone who also smokes cigarettes. An accumulation of invisible radon gas in your house could mean that your home has become a deathtrap without you evening knowing it.

Call SWAT Environmental For a Radon Mitigation Quote Today!

The licensing procedures that certify SWAT Environmental serve to protect the public safety and ensure your radon mitigation is handled professionally and completely. As a licensed company, SWAT Environmental has the knowledge, tools and experience to remove radon gas from any Knoxville home. SWAT Environmental can also handle testing your home to determine if it faces a threat from radon gas in the first place.

Although it is not as precise and accurate, you can also perform a home radon tests for a convenient preliminary means of estimating your home’s radon gas. Professional testing from SWAT Environmental, of course, is much more thorough. Between the benefits of regular radon testing and the health risks that are associated with living in a home that contains high levels of radon gas, a quality professional test is worthwhile, to say the least — especially considering the uranium-rich soil in the Knoxville area, which tends to lead to unusually high levels of radon gas. Even if tests determine that no radon threat exists in your home, at least you will have peace of mind about your family’s safety.

If the test does show an excessively high level of radon gas in your house, SWAT Environmental can immediately begin the radon mitigation process to remove it. The first step of this process is simply to determine the source of the radon. Of course, the source ultimately is the ground beneath your house, but the technicians will need to find all the cracks and spaces through which the gas rises out of the ground into your home. Once all of these spaces are plugged, the radon mitigation specialists will be able to complete the process by setting up a pressurization or aeration system to ensure that all traces of radon gas are removed from your home.