Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

South Bend Radon Mitigation Many of us have heard about the recent regulations that have been put in place by HUD. These regulations specifically address home safety and radon gas. The new HUD regulations will require South Bend radon mitigation to anyone who has test results of high levels of radon gas in their multi-family home that is financed through HUD. It is important to know that testing is now required for all units in multi-family homes financed through HUD. The reason for this regulation is the growing health concerns of radon gas. Studies have proven that approximately 20,000 people perish each year due to lung cancer in relation to radon. This is more deaths than drunk driving. If we are going to be serious about the health of those in the South Bend, and the rest of the nation, this type of protocol is exactly what we need. The [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

HUD Regulates Radon Lung Cancer in South Bend South Bend, IN residents should be excited for the new regulation being put into place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The new policies in place will be able to ensure that every multifamily home, and its tenants, are safe as long as the home is financed through HUD. This is great news as often tenants have little say in the maintenance or upkeep of a home, let alone the safety or removing any health hazards. In case you are not aware, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and kills numerous people in the form of lung cancer every year. The need for mitigation and testing is overwhelming, yet often the need goes unanswered, especially for those in multifamily homes. Multifamily home tenants in South Bend often do not get the final say in whether [...]

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

Implementing Radon Mitigation in Schools in South Bend South Bend, IN is an area that may be at a higher risk of threat from radon gas. Recently, studies have proven that 70,000 schools nationwide have been shown to have elevated levels of radon gas in at least one classroom. This calculates out to about one out of every five schools having at least one classroom with high levels of radon gas. Too fully understand the need of radon mitigation in schools in South Bend, we must take a look at how radon gas enters buildings, and its threat level to the safety of our children. First of all, radon is a naturally occurring gas that forms in the soil from broken down uranium. Uranium is also naturally occurring, and breaks down naturally. As the radon forms, it is in a gaseous state which means it can enter through the smallest [...]

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

South Bend, IN Radon Action Month Radon action month is quickly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about what you are going to be doing to safeguard your South Bend home during this month. Many South Bend residents made a huge impact last year, spearheading an effort of radon awareness and advocacy, as well as taking action for their own homes having professionals install mitigation systems. This was a great effort that surely reduced the number of cases of cancer which occurred. Radon gas kills more people each year than drunk driving. Totaling over 20,000 in annual deaths, it is no shocker why the EPA promotes radon action month so much. Taking action during radon action month is a serious life or death situation for many. Do not let this month pass you by. Take action this year for your South Bend home, and protect your family. If [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon

South Bend, IN Radon Gas Mitigation Needs If you have ever smoked a cigarette, you have probably heard the concerns of lung cancer before. Programs such as D.A.R.E teach us of the health risks we are subjecting our bodies to when we smoke cigarettes. During high school, teachers may have even shown examples of the amount of tar that enters your lungs with graphic images of lung cancer patients who have been smoking cigarettes for years. Now you may wonder why I am going into so much detail about the dangers of smoking, and what the effects of it are on your lungs. The reason being is that new studies have shown that 16% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. This means that while you may have never smoked a cigarette in your life, simply living in your South Bend, Indiana home without a radon gas [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Air Quality of South Bend, IN As a resident of South Bend, Indiana, you probably are not aware of the damaging air quality that is present. Because many pollutants may be invisible, or the size of a single hair follicle, it is impossible for you to know the air quality at hand. October is air quality awareness month, and S.W.A.T. Environmental is taking full participation to inform you of the common air problems, and the health risks associated with poor air quality. To make it simple for you, the EPA has created a scale to judge the air quality of your area. This scale is known as the air quality index or AQI. This scale ranges from 0 to 500, and measures a combined score of particle pollution, ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. At the current moment, much of the state of Indiana has a level indicating [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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South Bend’s S.W.A.T. Environmental Claims Recognition from INC.com Your local South Bend radon mitigation company, S.W.A.T. Environmental, has just been recognized by INC.com as one of the top fastest growing companies in the United States. With projections of $12 million in revenue for 2012, S.W.A.T. Environmental boasts extremely rapid growth in an upside down economy. Growing by 155% in the past three years, and creating over sixty American jobs, S.W.A.T. Environmental is a great example of what every company strives to be. In fact, S.W.A.T. Environmental was the only radon mitigation company to ever make Inc’s list of fastest growing companies. Now that you know the great accomplishments of S.W.A.T. Environmental as a South Bend radon mitigation company, it is important to recognize why our company has experienced such great success. One of the main contributing factors is that the nation as a whole has began to recognize the dangers [...]

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

Radon Testing for South Bend Homeowners Radon testing in South Bend is something that often goes overlooked. While some may think that radon is some made up, environmentally, politically charged motive, this could not be further from the truth. The EPA has deemed radon as a serious threat, and rightfully so. Over 20,000 people die each year due to radon. Radon testing is the first step in determining whether or not your South Bend, Indiana home has been intruded by this terrible gas, or if you are safe and healthy. Whenever you purchase a home in the South Bend area, we are all aware of the necessary tests and inspections that protect us from mold, termites, and other threats. Very soon you may be seeing radon testing as another required test due to its related health risks. Not only does radon testing provide your family with the security of knowing [...]

Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Checking for Radon in Water Supplies in South Bend, Indiana: A Life-Saving Choice Radon gas has been discovered to be a major health concern across the globe, including in South Bend, Indiana. This information is based on years of research into the prevalence of radon, and the consequences of exposure to it. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in America today. As it is capable of contaminating water and then escaping into the air once the water is used, it can impact your health even if your home is designed to prevent the gas from seeping into it through the foundation from the ground outside. 
 Understanding Radon in Water 
Radon is a natural gas that is found in the air and drinking water of many different homes; it is particularly common in and around South Bend. It is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that is [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas in South Bend: No Smell, No Taste, But Potentially Deadly If you live in the South Bend area, you should know that radon gas can be a serious threat to your health and to that of your family. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the substance is fairly prevalent in the South Bend region. This makes it an even more significant danger to this area’s residents; therefore, the most important common sense question about this issue that you should ask yourself is: “What are the radon gas levels in my home?” If you do not know the answer to this question, you should take the time to educate yourself, both about radon gas in general, and about its levels in your own house. What is the Purpose of Radon Abatement, and Why is it Necessary? Until you have your home tested, [...]