Inc Magazine Features SWAT Radon Mitigation company SWAT Environmental as the 13th fastest growing company in the environmental category. This is a reflection of the success of the product and of the service delivered.
As you may know Radon is a colorless odorless and undetectable gas that seeps out of the ground in granitic areas and may accumulate in the basements of dwellings and in space that are poorly ventilated. It comes as part of the radioactive breakdown of uranium and its 222 isotope is a carcinogen and can cause a serious health hazard if breathed in over extended periods as it slowly but steadily irradiates.
The good thing though is that it has a very short half life of under 4 days and if blown away dissipates into the air and rapidly degenerates on its own thus becoming harmless. But nevertheless large portions of the United States is built on granite and the Uranium is steadily breaking down thus releasing radon, normally Radon 226. But this is itself very unstable and soon releases Radon 222 which is thus known as radon progeny in that it has lost some neutrons as it has degenerated.
Nowadays in many areas radon resistant features can be built in to new dwellings. If done properly they should prevent any radon build up and are effective. However it is nevertheless suggested that if one is moving to a new dwelling they get a short term radon testing kit and have it analyzed. These are freely available and should be left in place in the lowest occupied room for at least 2 days or for the period specified on the test. It should then be sent to the lab listed with the test and the results be received shortly thereafter. If the level is above 4 pCi/L then it is probably advisable to contact SWAT Environmental to install a system to mitigate the radon levels in your dwelling.
This is straightforward and effective. Simply ventilating your basement and the crawl space beneath the floors of the dwelling may be sufficient to eliminate sufficient of the gas to keep the radon levels well below the danger point. Nevertheless do not take the chance and try to do it yourself as you are playing with your own life. The EPA estimates that over 21,000 people in the US die every year from lung cancer or other problems directly as a result of Radon exposure.
Of course it is not only one's home that needs radon testing but schools, government buildings, apartment blocks, office buildings and so on. Radon gets in quietly through crack in the and walls and floor, through the cavities insider the walls. In the crawls space beneath the floor and in the water supply.
SWAT Environmental are experts at radon removal kits for homes and all other buildings and have professionals who will come and install them as soon as requested. They are available in most states and are offering franchise opportunities to enable the expansion of the service throughout the United States.