Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Radon

Winston Salem Radon Mitigation for HUD Reading through our update last month provided a lot of insight in the new direction HUD is going in regard to the safety of tenants. The new updates are now requiring radon testing to be completed on every unit of multi-family homes that are financed through HUD. It is important to point out that every unit must be tested. Every unit that has high levels of radon gas will be in need of Winston Salem Radon Mitigation in order to stay up to date and current with the most recent guidelines. The reason testing is so important is that this gas cannot be seen or smelled. Effectively, the only way you will be able to know if your Winston Salem home is in need of further action is through having a test completed. With a test completed, you will be able to take the [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer and HUD in Winston Salem, NC Renting in Winston Salem, NC means that your home safety is not always in our own hands. Whenever we rent from someone, we are subjected to their level of maintenance and repair. Winston Salem residents who rent multi-family homes are in for some good news. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has deemed it a requirement that all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD will need to have a radon test. In addition, homes that have test results indicating their levels of gas are high will be required to have a mitigation system installed. This action is applauded by the American Lung Association. The American Lung Association, and others, have recognized radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer, and realize that mitigating this gas in homes throughout Winston Salem, we can dramatically reduce these rates [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Winston Salem, NC is Important Across the news we see flashes of guns, and reports of proposed laws that would restrict their usage. The main goal behind these laws is to reduce gun violence, and in many instances, improve the safety of schools in Winston Salem, and across the nation. As we take a deep look into school safety in Winston Salem, you may realize that there is a special gas known as radon that is threatening the lives of our faculty, teachers, and students alike. Radon mitigation in schools is the only way that we can ensure that all Winston Salem students can breathe clean air. If we want to make for certain that all of our children are attending a safe school in Winston Salem, and do not have to worry about lung cancer, then we need to implement radon mitigation in [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Winston Salem, NC prepares for Radon Action Month Radon action month is a time in which members of Winston Salem take action against the terrible, cancer causing gas known as radon. Radon forms in the soil beneath your home through the natural process of uranium breaking down. Once uranium breaks down, this gas may enter your home through seeping up through the foundation, or even entering the water supply. In addition, some materials used to construct homes have high levels of radon gas, meaning that there is a good possibility that your Winston Salem home is at risk. Radon action month is the perfect time for you to stop worrying about radon gas, and start taking action. There are many statistics which state the dangers of radon gas. For example, did you know that 15% of all lung cancer cases are because of radon gas? This means that even if [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Winston Salem Lung Cancer Concerns Living in beautiful Winston Salem, North Carolina is wonderful, but more and more people are having to deal with a serious problem. That serious problem is lung cancer. You may assume that the problem of lung cancer is due to the massive amounts of tobacco farming nearby, and therefore the massive amounts of cigarette smoke, and secondhand smoke. While these are serious contributors to the demographic of lung cancer patients, a new chemical has been found to be responsible for a good portion of these cases. Radon gas has been researched to cause roughly 16% of all lung cancer cases. This means that over one out of seven people you meet who are diagnosed with lung cancer, probably have never even touched tobacco in their entire life. While these statistics may be alarming, it is also important to know that radon gas accounts for 20,000 [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Air Quality of Winston Salem In Question Winston Salem, NC residents are taking a stand this month for air quality awareness month. Take action this month by testing your home for radon gas, having a professional install an air purification system, and educating yourself about the poor air quality affecting so many lives worldwide. Did you know that every single year, two million people die from poor indoor air quality? This means that having a professional install an air purification system can greatly reduce your chance of death, or other health risks associated with the nation’s poor air quality. Air quality also takes the lives of over one million each year due to poor outdoor air quality. Air Quality Index in Winston Salem The EPA has constructed a plan that can possibly help save many individual’s lives. The EPA has created the air quality index, or AQI, which can help [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Radon Reduction Company in Winston Salem Expanding You may have heard already, but the local S.W.A.T. Environmental, the nation’s leader in radon reduction, has just been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Inc.com, which is a leading source in all things business, recognized S.W.A.T. Environmental as the thirteenth fastest growing company in the environmental services industry, and one of the fastest growing companies overall. We have installed over 10,000 radon reduction systems in 2011, and are at the rate to surpass this number in 2012. According to our CFO, we are on pace to have revenues of $12 million. Over the course of the past three years, we have hired sixty five employees, and look to further expand our business even in this tough economy. We would like to thank the Winston Salem community for embracing us as the choice in radon reduction. None of [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Why Radon Testing is Needed in Winston Salem If you are a southern Winston Salem, North Carolina resident, chances are you may have heard of radon gas, but are not quite sure what to think of it. Many people outside of the northeast feel that they are not threatened by the risk of radon exposure, but this could not be further from the truth. Radon gas has shown up across the United States, including Winston Salem. Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your health is at risk by high levels of radon. Every single year, roughly 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by radon gas. This number is greater than annual deaths by drunk driving. We inspect our homes to be sure that it is safe from fire hazards, termites, mold, and safeguarded against natural disasters, so why not lung cancer? Many Winston Salem [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Staying Safe from Waterborne Radon in Winston-Salem, NC It is important for people who reside in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to be aware of the possibility of radon contaminating their home water supplies — a possibility of which many people are completely unaware. Radon is a harmful gas that can enter a home either through its foundation or through its water supply. The gas is odorless and colorless and does not have any taste, so it is possible that you could drink water that is contaminated with radon and not be aware of the fact. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified cities across the country that are at a particularly high risk for waterborne radon; Winston-Salem, unfortunately, ranks near the top of the list. Therefore, you should take all possible precautions to protect yourself from exposure to this dangerous radioactive gas. The only way for you to detect its presence in [...]

Friday, July 6, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon gas levels in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are higher than in most other locations around the country. This is because much of the city is built on ground that contains a significant amount of rock formations containing high levels of uranium, the element primarily responsible for radon gas creation. When uranium gradually breaks down in the ground over long periods of time, it produces radioactive radon as a side effect. It is estimated that over 25 percent of the homes in the Winston-Salem area contain dangerously high levels of radon gas. The Importance of Radon Abatement Radon can cause a number of health problems by damaging healthy cells and tissue. When radon gas is breathed in, it damages the lining of the lungs, and is the second most common cause of cancer in the United States next to smoking. Radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible, so it can only be [...]