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

Bedford Radon Mitigation Needs from HUD Bedford, MA is being affected by the new regulations set in place by HUD to reduce the health risk of radon gas for everyone across the United States. The health risk that forms from radon gas is a big one. Radon gas is known to be responsible for one out of every seven lung cancer cases, and now amounts to roughly 20,000 or more deaths each year. HUD has now required all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD to have a radon test. New regulation requires all units to be tested, and every unit with high levels of radon gas will need to have a mitigation system installed. This ensures that we are providing tenants with a safe place to live, and we can be sure that we are protecting our rental properties that we have invested so much money into. In order [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 06:03 PM
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Radon

Regulation on Radon Lung Cancer in Bedford, MA New regulations set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will guarantee a safer environment for many renting a multi-family home. If you already own a home in Bedford, MA, then hopefully you have already made the smart decision to have your home tested for radon gas to protect from radon lung cancer. As the home is tested, hopefully you will be able to say that your home is radon free, but if not, then you should have a mitigation system installed, which will reduce radon lung cancer. Many who know the dangers of radon gas will go ahead and make sure that an air purification system is in place to reduce the levels of radon gas throughout their home. Whether or not this is done is the homeowner’s choice. Renters are rarely given the ability to have [...]

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

School safety is a highly debated topic as of recently, due to the school shootings. No matter what your view on gun control is, we can all agree that we all want all students, teachers, and faculty to be safe while at school in Bedford, MA. Recent studies have proven that all schools across the nation may not be as we once thought they were. Radon gas is commonly known to be a serious threat to the health of all of us, especially in Bedford, MA. With one out of every fifteen homes having high levels, we must give some serious thought and action into testing and mitigating our homes of this horrible gas. Unfortunately, our schools are at are affected at a greater rate. One out of every five schools have high levels of radon gas, meaning that chances are between pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school, nearly all [...]

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

Bedford Radon Action Month January is radon action month, and it is time to start preparing how you will take action this month for your Bedford, MA home. If you are like many Americans, you have probably already taken the steps to reduce the levels of radon in your home. If you have not, this January is the perfect month to start. One out of fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas, meaning that there is a good chance that your Bedford home is infected. Radon testing is the only way to know for certain whether or not your home is safe, as radon gas cannot be seen or smelled. This creates quite the problem. Even though radon testing and mitigation seems like an overwhelming task, planning a month in advance, and having a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental handle all of the worries will make it a very easy [...]

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

Bedford, MA Residents Face Lung Cancer Risk We all know that smoking cigarettes on a daily basis may cause lung cancer. With a nickname of “cancer stick,” the outcome of lung cancer is assumed, with large warning labels even further driving home the danger printed on every box. Although cigarettes make up a large portion of those in Bedford who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, new studies show that a growing percentage of lung cancer patients actually have lung cancer because of radon gas. Radon gas mitigation is the only proven method to help prevent lung cancer because of radon in Bedford, MA. Radon forms naturally from Uranium that has been broken down in your soil. While most naturally occurring things are not a concern, the issue is that often this gas makes its way into your water supply, or seeps through the foundation of your home. Your Bedford [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Radon

Improve Air Quality in Bedford, MA The month of October is air quality awareness month in Bedford, MA. This means that you should educate yourself on the common pollutants that inhabit the air in the Bedford area, share your information with your neighbor, and have a professional install a mitigation system as necessary. As a resident of Bedford, a common destructive chemical is radon gas. Radon gas forms in the soil beneath your Bedford home, and has been shown to kill 22,000 people each and every year in the form of lung cancer. Radon testing will provide you the proper information of your Bedford home’s air quality, and let you know whether or not an air purification system is necessary. As the nation’s leading radon mitigation company, we spend most of our time advocating and installing systems related to harmful radon gas. In this month, we would like to take [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Radon

S.W.A.T. Environmental Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies Local Bedford, MA radon mitigation company, S.W.A.T. Environmental has seen astounding growth of 155% increase, numerous employee additions, and high revenue over the past three years, effectively earning the name as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by Inc.com. Making Inc.com’s annual list of fast growing companies is an amazing accomplishment, and what is even more amazing is that S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to make this list. With well over forty locations, S.W.A.T. Environmental has grown a lot since its humble beginnings, but has not become too big to provide amazing service to our local Bedford, MA residents. How a Radon Mitigation Company Grew so Fast You may have not even heard of radon gas before, making it shocking that S.W.A.T. Environmental has been named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. We credit our customer [...]

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

Radon Testing in Bedford, MA As a resident of Bedford, Massachusetts, you may be aware of the dangers of radon gas, and the importance of radon testing. Sadly, many are not informed on the health risks associated with this dangerous vapor, and the long term effects it can have. It has been proven that radon gas causes lung cancer, and kills more individuals each year than drunk driving. While this may be a stunning fact, it is also important to know that one out of every fifteen homes has dangerous levels of radon. Depending on the area, even a higher percentage of homes may suffer from related vapor intrusion. Radon testing is the only way to detect if there is radon gas in your Bedford home. You cannot see or smell radon, meaning that a test is absolutely necessary. Did you know that even the materials used to build your [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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How Does Radon Get Into Bedford, Massachusetts Water Supplies? If you are a homeowner in the Bedford, Massachusetts area, the fact that you are aware that waterborne radon can be dangerous means that you have a significant advantage over many people. Many have no clue what radon is in the first place, let alone that it can be harmful. Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally created in the environment when uranium and similar elements in the ground break down. In some cases, this radon can contaminate water supplies deep underground; when a private well or other water source taps a radon-contaminated water supply, the radon can be brought into the house along with the water. You can then be exposed to radon in water both by swallowing it and by inhaling it after it escapes from the water. Is it Possible to Tell When Waterborne Radon is in [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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The Radon Problem in Bedford, Massachusetts According to the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, Middlesex County is in a Radon Zone One. That means that the average house in Bedford, Massachusetts has a radon level greater than 4.0 pCi/L. According to the EPA, houses that contain this much radon require radon abatement to reduce their levels; anyone who lives in the Bedford area, therefore, should take the precaution of having their home’s radon levels tested regularly. Every home, no matter where it is located, should be tested for radon regularly. However, if you live in a Zone One area like Bedford, you should be particularly disciplined about doing so, and should be prepared for the strong possibility that it will require radon abatement. Nationwide, one out of fifteen houses requires radon abatement. In Bedford, that percentage is much higher than average. Even if your house has been tested for radon [...]