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

Knoxville Radon Mitigation Needs If you read our last monthly update, then you are probably aware of the new updates to HUD’s policies for multi-family properties. In an effort to improve the safety for tenants and renters, all multi-family home units must be tested for radon gas, if the property is financed through HUD. Additionally, any unit showing a high level of radon gas will need to have a mitigation system installed in order to properly reduce the levels back to normal for the Knoxville home. If this sounds a little overboard to you, then you probably are not aware of the dire need for Knoxville radon mitigation. Roughly one out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas. Beyond having a Knoxville radon mitigation system installed, we are seeing the long term effects happen every year. Over 20,000 people die each year from lung cancer related to [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

The Threat of Radon Lung Cancer in Knoxville, TN Radon lung cancer is a serious concern for those living in Knoxville, TN. We all have heard of how terrible radon gas is, but you may not know about how many are directly affected by it each year. Radon gas comes from the soil, and depending on where your home is, you may be placed just above an area of high concentration. If this is the case, and your home has high levels of gas, it is almost promised that you will need a mitigation system installed. If you own a home, then it is important that you make sure to test your Tennessee home often, and have an air purification system installed if your levels are high. If you are renting a home, then you may or may not be able to have the means of installing a mitigation system. [...]

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

Knoxville Radon Mitigation in Schools and School Safety Knoxville, TN residents are all in debate about the new gun laws being proposed by the President. Whether or not we agree with them, nearly everyone can agree that some type of action must be taken to make our schools and public areas safer. Knoxville residents may not know that one of the most dangerous things to them gets very little attention. Radon gas is a silent killer that enters homes, schools, office buildings, and any other structure, and wrecks havoc causing lung cancer and death to over 20,000 people each year. If you have a child that attends school in Knoxville, TN, or if you are a teacher or faculty member, you need to push for radon mitigation in schools. Radon mitigation in schools can ensure that our Knoxville schools are safe from this toxic, deadly gas by reducing its levels [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Preparing for Radon Action Month in Knoxville, TN Coming up in less than a month is radon action month. Now is the perfect time for you to prepare your Knoxville, TN home to be fully protected. Do not let another year pass you by without taking the appropriate action. Schedule your necessary actions for radon action month, and sleep well at night knowing that your Knoxville, TN home is safe and protected from radon gas. Radon gas kills over 20,000 people each year nationally. The sad part about this statistic is that your home can be fully protected with the proper precautions. Radon action month is the best month to schedule a test for your Knoxville home, set up an appointment for a mitigation system to be installed, or take spread the word through advocacy about the dangers of radon gas. No matter what you do, make sure you are [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Radon

Knoxville, TN Lung Cancer Concerns Living in Tennessee, we always hear about the concerns of smoking, and just how bad it is for our health. Imagine that you had never once smoked a cigarette in your life, yet you were still diagnosed with lung cancer. How would you react? What would you tell your family? What would you think may have caused the lung cancer? Despite its fantasy, and somewhat unlikely thought for many, this is the actual reality for thousands each year. Did you know that 16% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas? The people who are diagnosed with lung cancer because of radon gas have not smoked a single cigarette in their entire life, yet are still subjected to the same health risks. Why is Radon Gas so Dangerous in Knoxville Roughly one out of every fifteen homes experience unhealthy levels of radon gas. [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Knoxville Air Quality Knoxville, TN is known for its mountains and southern hospitality. Unfortunately, know Knoxville is getting recognition for poor air quality. Air quality is becoming more and more of an issue throughout the Tennessee area as the EPA further discovers the health risks and pollutants causing serious damage to citizens. October is air quality awareness month, meaning during this month Knoxville residents should learn about dangers of poor air quality, and take action to protect their humble abodes from this danger. It is important to realize that there are both indoor and outdoor dangers to you as far as air quality goes, but taking as much action, and learning the most you can is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from these dangers. Air Quality Health Risks in Knoxville Every single year over three million people die from poor air quality. While many of these [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

Knoxville Radon Reduction Company Recognized for Growth One of the fastest growing companies in the United States is located right in Knoxville, TN. Recently recognized by Inc Magazine, the nation’s source for all business news, Knoxville radon reduction company S.W.A.T. Environmental was placed on their list of fastest growing companies in America. Hiring sixty five employees in the past three years, spanning 26 states, and continuing to grow, S.W.A.T. Environmental is the nation’s leading radon reduction company. What makes us grow so much faster than so many other Knoxville companies, and other companies across the United States? We credit much of our success to our companies main goal- to provide quality radon reduction for Knoxville homes and businesses, as well as homes and businesses across the globe, in order to minimize the risk of lung cancer. If you did not know, radon gas kills in excess of 20,000 people in [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing in Knoxville, TN Knoxville sure is a beautiful town to live in, but many of its citizens are not aware of the importance of radon testing. Living in the south, many often assume that radon may only affect the northeastern states, but the Appalachian is actually one of the regions with the highest levels of radon gas. This means that your Knoxville, TN home may be at a much greater risk of radon intrusion than other cities. Currently one out of every fifteen homes has radon levels that are above the acceptable amount. There are many dangers associated as radon, as it produces a high level of radioactivity. This level is so high, that it has actually limited the amount of studies scientists are able to do because of health concerns. Radon testing is the only method in which radon gas may be detected as it is both [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Radon

Waterborne Radon Treatment in Knoxville, Tennessee Radon is an undetectable radioactive gas that can cause cancer after long-term exposure to high levels. Radon is created underground and escapes through cracks in the bedrock. In many cases, it eventually accumulates in homes either by slipping through cracks in the basement or by dissolving into the water supply. If your Knoxville, Tennessee home is supplied by a bedrock well you may be at a particularly elevated risk for radon in water. Radon is a silent killer that goes undetected in many homes until it is too late. 

 How Waterborne Radon Enters the Home

 Drilled wells that are deep enough to penetrate the bedrock are liable to pull a significant amount of radon into the house along with the water. Any cracks or gaps in the bedrock allow radon to dissolve into the water supply, and pose a risk to those who [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Radon

Reducing Knoxville Radon Levels with Radon Abatement Radon abatement in Knoxville, Tennessee is necessary if testing has found high levels of radon in your home. Radon is an undetectable gas that gives off radioactive particles as it breaks down. The gas originates in the soil; these radioactive particles can then be released into the air underneath a home or around a basement. Generally speaking, if there are no structural problems like spaces or gaps between the slab and the walls of the home, or between the basement and the walls or slab, then the radioactive particles are released into the open air and never become trapped within the home. Unfortunately, that is not true of many houses. Radon Abatement Necessity Radon has been identified as a carcinogen that can cause cancer when a person is exposed to it in higher levels. If your home does contain concentrated levels of radon [...]