Archive for March, 2012
Radon Gas is a Huge Problem, Solve with Massachusetts Radon Mitigation
Families living in Framingham, Massachusetts have enough to deal with in their everyday lives. It is a busy community, with busy lifestyles that follow suit. If you are a Framingham resident, however, you may be completely unfamiliar with what should be one of your biggest safety concerns — radon gas in your home. Unfortunately, radon can be harmful to any member of your family, and it does not discriminate against age or health background.
Radon is an invisible gas that can easily make its way into Framingham homes, causing severe air quality problems. It cannot be smelled nor tasted, but it can become a serious health risk in sufficient concentrations. Radon is a byproduct of decaying uranium and other elements found naturally in the ground. It is radioactive, holding a high 86 position on the atomic chart. There is a direct correlation between radon gas and lung cancer. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. next to smoking. Clearly, the threat that radon can have on a family is substantial. This is particularly true in the Framingham area, a region that contains substantial uranium in the soil.
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The good news is that there are ways to eradicate this invisible intruder. First, call SWAT Environmental to test your home’s radon gas levels. If these levels are excessively high, SWAT Environmental radon mitigation specialists will be able to advise you on the proper steps to take next in the radon mitigation process.
Radon gas enters your home due to the fact that it naturally rises out of the ground. If it is created in the ground underneath your home, the gas can slip through cracks in your foundation. It then begins to collect inside your house, especially in your basement. Therefore, radon mitigation is a battle that must be fought on two fronts. The first front is the gaps through which radon gas can enter your house. SWAT Environmental specialists will hunt down and seal all of these gaps. The second front is the air inside your home. SWAT specialists will choose from a variety of options for how to replace the radon-infested air in your house with clean air from outside.
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Radon is only dangerous in an enclosed environment like a house where it can become concentrated. Pushing the gas outside where it mixes with the open air prevents it from doing any harm. Therefore, the object of most radon mitigation systems is to create a clear path for the gas from the basement to outside above the roof. The gas’s movement is aided by specialized fans that work quietly in the background of your home’s everyday activities.
Ridding your home of radon gas is critical; the health hazards associated with radon are simply too great to ignore the problem. With the proper SWAT Environmental radon mitigation system in place, you can enjoy living your life with one fewer stress on your plate.
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