Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Radon

What You Should Know About Radon Levels in Birmingham, Alabama Knowing exactly what the radon levels are in the Birmingham area and in your home specifically can potentially be very important to your health. Radon is a gas that is created by decomposing uranium. Uranium is naturally found in the soil and starts to decay after many years, slowly releasing radon gas when it does. This radon gas is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. If you are a smoker as well then you are in for some bad news. The chemicals released by smoking cigarettes have been found to mix with radon gas in your lungs, increasing your chances for lung cancer even further. Guidelines for Safe Radon Levels So what is a safe or acceptable level of radon gas? Ideally, of course, your home would contain none at all, but even the outdoor air contains a [...]

Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

The Reasons for Radon Mitigation in Birmingham, Alabama Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer and pulmonary issues in those who do not smoke cigarettes. This radioactive gas is colorless and has no odor, but more importantly, it is toxic to humans. It can be a particular concern in certain geographic areas, including Birmingham, Alabama. Radon is apt to leak from the ground into the surrounding atmosphere and deliver high doses of background radiation if not handled properly. This is especially problematic if the radon collects indoors, such as in closely contained areas such as upper attics and lower basements. Fortunately, if your home does contain radon, SWAT Environmental can handle a variety of radon mitigation strategies to remove it. Appalachian Mountain regions are particularly prone to high levels of radon in the environment; if you live in this region, then, it is particularly critical that you [...]

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Mitigation for Birmingham, Alabama Residents Homes located in Birmingham, Alabama have a higher risk of radon gas contamination than those residences located in other areas of the country. If radon gas has entered your home, you need to implement radon gas mitigation strategies to remove it. What is Radon Gas? Odorless, colorless, tasteless, and dangerous – these are the words that describe radon gas. It is an invisible gas that seeps up from the ground to enter your home, where it creates the real risk of developing a form of lung cancer. Radon gas exposure can cause non-small cell lung cancer, a treatable but potentially deadly form of this disease. Where does this carcinogen come from and how does it enter your residence? Radon gas forms beneath the earth’s surface when uranium undergoes a natural decaying process. As it builds up in volume, this carcinogenic gas begins to [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Birmingham, Alabama Home Safe From Radon? Do you know what National Radon Action Month is? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named January as National Radon Action Month for the purpose of raising the public’s awareness of the potential for radon contamination within their homes. Throughout the United States, many communities, including Birmingham, are at risk of having radon seep into their homes, exposing them to the danger of developing lung cancer. National Radon Action Month is designed to help lower the national average from 20,000 deaths due to radon exposure to a much lower number. Created when uranium breaks down beneath the earth’s surface, radon is a radioactive gas that follows along cracks in the ground looking for a way out. When it discovers an escape route, quite often, radon has found its way into one of the homes located in Birmingham. Unfortunately, exposure to this gas [...]

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Commercial Building Vapor Intrusion in Birmingham Alabama Commercial buildings located in Birmingham, Alabama are at risk of having polluted indoor air due to vapor intrusion. While some of these toxic gases carry an odor to them, others do not. This makes it difficult to know that your company’s indoor air has been contaminated. The best way to discover whether or not your Birmingham, Alabama business has vapor intrusion is to have it tested by professionals. What is vapor intrusion and how does it get into your building? Vapor intrusion occurs when toxic gases in the ground or ground water near your building follow cracks and crevices in the ground until they reach an entry point in your building. These gases can enter through cracks in the foundation or openings near the utility access points. In most cases, these vapors continue to build up in your commercial building as more and [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

What You Need to Know About Radon Testing in Birmingham, Alabama As an Birmingham, Alabama resident, you may not think radon can affect you. In fact, many residents of Birmingham, Alabama believe it is a problem that only exists in the northeast, or in the mountainous areas of the west. But in fact a radon problem can exist anywhere, even in the hills of Birmingham, Alabama. Radon is everywhere, and that means that all Alabama residents are potentially at risk. The only way you can know for sure whether or not you have a radon problem in your home is to have radon testing done by an experienced testing and remediation company. Why Should You Be Concerned of Radon in Birmingham, Alabama? To understand why Birmingham, Alabama residents need to be concerned about radon, it helps to know a little bit about where radon comes from and what makes it [...]

Radon

What Residents of Jefferson County Need to Know About Alabama Radon Testing and Mitigation Many residents of Jefferson County and surrounding areas of Birmingham, Alabama do not realize that radon problems can affect them. Those residents may think that radon is confined to certain parts of the country, and that Alabama radon is not something they need to worry about. But in fact those residents of Jefferson County and surrounding areas of Birmingham, Alabama do need to be concerned about radon. This colorless and odorless radioactive gas can be extremely dangerous, and it is found virtually everywhere, including in Jefferson County and surrounding areas of Birmingham, Alabama. Test Your Home for Alabama Radon Residents of Jefferson County may be required to test their homes for Alabama radon gas when they put it up for sale, but there is no reason to wait until then to test your home for radon. [...]