Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Framingham Radon Mitigation Needs If you live in the Framingham area, and you own a multi-family home, then hopefully last month you read our article on the dangers of radon gas and the new HUD regulations that are being put into place. These new HUD regulations are requiring that every multi-family home that is financed through HUD must have a radon test conducted on every single unit. Any unit returning high levels of radon gas will need to have a Framingham radon mitigation system installed to provide you with gas reduction. It may sound like a serious change in policy, and that is because it is. More than 20,000 people die each year from radon gas, and the numbers are hardly declining. One out of every fifteen homes are affected by this gas, and are in need of radon mitigation. Framingham residents should be weary, and test their homes in [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

The Need for Radon Lung Cancer Regulation in Framingham Framingham, Massachusetts residents are now going to get a nice boost to their safety if they rent a multi-family home. The U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD, has just made a movement that will require all multi-family homes financed through HUD to have a radon test. Homes that test positively for radon gas will be required to have a radon mitigation system installed that will reduce the amount of radon gas that the tenants are breathing. This ensures that everyone in the home is safe. If you have ever rented from a landlord in Framingham, then you know that depending on the landlord, maintenance and upkeep of the home can vary dramatically. Some landlords go above and beyond to provide immediate responses and maintenance of homes to ensure that you are not out any inconvenience, and [...]

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

Radon Mitigation in Schools helps Framingham, MA Radon gas kills an astounding number of people each year, yet sadly not much action has taken place for our school system. Framingham, MA residents may or may not have already taken the necessary precautions to reduce radon gas in their home, but hardly any schools have taken the needed action to reduce the radon gas levels in our public schools. Children go to school everyday, only to have a high risk of exposure to this cancer causing gas. By the numbers, radon is one of the most deadly substances known to mankind. Killing 20,000 people each year, radon is a serious threat to the health of so many. Radon gas can be mitigated with a properly installed air purification system. Unfortunately, radon mitigation in schools does not occur as often as needed, leaving students, teachers, and faculty members unprotected against this deadly [...]

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

Framingham, MA Radon Action Month January is the radon action month in Framingham, MA meaning that it is the perfect time to take action to protect your Framingham home. Last year many citizens of Framingham went ahead and took initiative in protecting their home and their family. This year is your chance to take action. Do not be a bystander, but instead actually make a decision this time to take action. Whether or not you are familiar with radon gas, there are a multitude of actions that you may take. If you do not have much knowledge, simply reading material on our website, or the EPA’s website is a good start. If you still have unanswered questions, then simply calling an informed representative of S.W.A.T. Environmental is a great way to learn more about radon gas. Radon action month is supposed to be a time of action, so as long [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

Framingham Residents Concerned of Lung Cancer As a resident of Framingham, Massachusetts, you probably assume that lung cancer is only for those who have been smoking multiple packs of cigarettes per day. Recent studies have shown that this is not the truth. Shockingly enough, 16% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. Think about this possible scenario: you go through your whole life never touching tobacco, only to find out that you are diagnosed with lung cancer, which has a high mortality rate. Your children and family members are shocked by this diagnosis, and do not understand. This scenario is becoming a reality for a growing population of America. Radon gas mitigation is a proven and effective method to reducing your risk of cancer by removing the radon gas in your Framingham home. As mentioned previously, over one out of seven of those diagnosed with lung cancer [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Framingham Air Quality Index Score Determining the air quality in your area can be a difficult task. Thanks to the EPA, your air quality can now be summed up into one number, allowing residents of Framingham, MA to know whether or not the air is safe to venture outside. While you may assume that it is always safe outdoors, you may be shocked to learn that there are portions of the year in which the air you breath is at such a dangerous level that health risks will occur. Because of the health risks associated with poor air quality, it is important that you check on the status of your air quality index to be sure it is safe to go outside in the Framingham area. So what comprises the air quality index score? The air quality index score has four main factors that accurately determine your health risk outdoors. [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Framingham Massachusetts Radon Mitigation Company Recognized Inc.com evaluates all companies and determines which are the fastest growing each year. For the first time ever, a radon mitigation company has made the list of fastest growing companies. Growing at a rate off 155%, projected for $12 million revenues in 2012, and hiring sixty employees over the past three years, S.W.A.T. Environmental is the thirteenth fastest growing environmental company in the United States. With such great growth, it is easy to wonder, how or why S.W.A.T. Environmental, a Framingham company, has been able to expand to twenty six states, with over forty locations. There are quite a few reasons for S.W.A.T. Environmental’s success over the past years. A Customer First Radon Mitigation Company No matter how quickly we expand, and no matter how large we become, S.W.A.T. Environmental always looks to put its customers first. Whether you just have a few questions [...]

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

Why Radon Testing is Needed in Framingham, MA Imagine this scenario; you have just purchased a new home in beautiful Framingham, Massachusetts, and have ensured your home is safe with termite inspections, fire alarms, security alarms, testing the foundation, mold inspections, and even hurricane shutters just in case. It is a smart and logical choice to have all of these things, as we insure our investment for when disasters strike. The only thing missing out if all of these precautions is radon testing. You may have heard of radon gas before, but did you know that more people die from radon than drunk driving? You cannot see, hear, smell, or taste radon, meaning radon testing is the only way to find out whether or not it is in your new Framingham home. Each year over twenty thousand people die from lung cancer due to radon. Radon testing is the first [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Radon

The Danger Posed by Waterborne Radon Radon has been found in water wells in Framingham, Massachusetts for several years now. It is known to be a common problem within the city, as well as within the state as a whole, which is why radon testing of local water sources should be a high priority for all homeowners in the area. Waterborne radon gas can pose a very real health risk for you and your family. Even worse, it can be very difficult to detect because it is tasteless, odorless and colorless. That is why regular specialized testing is so important. Waterborne radon can pose many threats to you and your family that you may not be aware of. Perhaps most seriously, radon is a leading cause of lung cancer — second only to smoking. Waterborne radon can be released into the air and inhaled, damaging the lungs. Radon in water [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Is Your Framingham Home Free of Radon Gas? If you live in the Framingham area, there could be a dangerous intruder in your home. No, this intruder is not wearing dark clothing and a mask, but it might just as well be. The name for this intruder is radon gas, an intruder so silent and sneaky that you will never know when it might show up. Even more frightening, you will never be able to tell when it is already in your house. Radon gas is a widespread problem that has affected many families living in the Framingham, Massachusetts area. A vital question, then, both for your safety and that of your family, is: When did you last have your house’s radon gas levels checked? How Will I Know if My Home is Infected with Radon? Since radon is tasteless, colorless and odorless, you will not be able to recognize [...]