Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Radon

Radon can be an extremely dangerous substance when it finds its way inside your house. A radioactive gas that can potentially cause cancer, radon levels can accumulate in homes across the country. Those located in the Nashville region, however, tend to be particularly vulnerable to the problem. The Health Impact of Exposure to High Radon Levels Unfortunately, you cannot see radon gas when it is inside your home, nor can you smell or taste it. Nonetheless, high radon levels are the cause of many deaths within the Nashville region and across the country. Breathing air that contains radon gas is a leading cause of lung cancer. In fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, with only smoking causing more cases each year. People who do smoke while also living in a home that contains high radon levels are at an even greater risk [...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Why You Need Radon Mitigation in Tennessee Radon gas has become something of a problem in Nashville in recent years, as buyers who purchase existing homes are finding that their homes are often not equipped to handle the radon present in the soil or the water. The natural glaciation in the Appalachian Mountains that causes higher than normal amounts of radon also occurred, to some extent, in Nashville, causing houses there to often be exposed to more radon than usual. However, SWAT Environmental can manage this problem, and mitigate any radon that already exists in your house. One of the more common methods of mitigating radon levels in a house is through soil suction. Quite often, the source of the radon is in the soil beneath the house; this soil then emits enough radon that it seeps into the house from below. The most effective strategy for the mitigation of [...]

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

A Look at What Every Nashville, TN Resident Needs to Know About Radon Gas As a resident of Nashville, you have probably already taken steps to protect your home from various threats. You may have had your basement waterproofed to prevent heavy rains from causing a flood and damaging your foundation. You may have bought extra insurance to ensure you will be able to rebuild your home in the event of a natural disaster. One threat that many residents of the Nashville, Tennessee area overlook is the threat posed by radon gas. Some residents of Nashville, TN may believe that radon is not much of a threat in their area, but this is simply not the case. Some people believe that radon is only a threat to older homes, but the fact is that every home in the Nashville area is at risk. What You Don’t Know About Radon Gas [...]

Radon

Have You Tested Your Nashville, Tennessee Home for Radon Action Month? Radon is a problem throughout the country, and around the world, and that certainly includes the Nashville area. In fact, the World Health Organization is so concerned about radon contamination that they recently lowered the allowable concentration of this colorless radioactive gas from the previous 4.0 picucuries per liter to the new standard of 2.7 picocuries. What that means to you as a Nashville area homeowner is that your family could be at significant risk, even if you previously had your house tested and found no radon contamination. If you have never had your Nashville area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to act. January is National Radon Action Month, and that provides the perfect excuse for you to have your Nashville area home tested for this dangerous contaminant. Radon is a Silent Killer The problem [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Vapor Intrusion in Nashville, Tennesee Unfortunately, ground contamination and vapor intrusion are problems that exist in many towns across the United States. Just as unfortunate is the fact that many business owners aren’t aware of the real risk that vapor intrusion places for their employees and themselves. The fact is that many dangerous chemicals are contained within the ground beneath any number of commercial structures throughout the Nashville, Tennessee area. As these chemicals seep into your building as gases, they pose health hazards for you and your employees, exposing all of you to the possibility of developing life-threatening illnesses. A serious health threat, Vapor Intrusion (VI) occurs when one of more dangerous chemicals seep from the ground or ground water and enter a building in vapor form. Most of the vapors come from pollutants that have been dumped in the ground or leaked into it from improper containment. Certain dangerous [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing in Nashville, Tennessee
 The first radon removal step is to define your removal area, whether it be remediation, radon testing, or reduction. Removal starts with a radon testing. A detector senses and measures the levels of radon in and around your home. 

This radon testing for provided by the mitigation will allow the specialist to create a plan of action that is custom and necessary for your specific home. This enables homeowners to ensure that their home is radon free. Your monitor will enable you to monitor your levels and know that you are breathing clean air. 

In Nashville, radon testing is needed. High radon levels are not appealing to home buyers, and may be a major red flag preventing your home from being sold. It is important, especially in places like Nashville, Tennessee that are known to have high levels, that your home is tested and has [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Nashville radon is a Serious Concern for Homeowners According to the Air Quality report for Davidson County Radon website, two out of every five residences have Nashville radon levels of more than 4 picocuries per liter, the level at which the Environmental Protection Agency urges homeowners to take action to reduce indoor radon. This is far above the national annual average of 1.3 pCi/L. The presence of indoor radon is partly due to the geology of the region and partly due to the construction of any particular Nashville, Tennessee home. Luckily Nashville radon detection tests are easy to come by, as well as inexpensive, and often radon mitigation is relatively simple and cost-effective. Radon is More Common in Nashville Than You Think Nashville radon occurs in nature everywhere uranium is present under the ground. It results from the breakdown of radium which results from the decay of uranium. Radon is [...]