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

Hartford Radon Mitigation Needs Increase Living in the Hartford area, you may have heard about the new recent HUD requirements that make it mandatory for all multi-family homes financed through HUD to have a radon test and radon mitigation. A question on many peoples’ mind is how to follow all of the regulation and ensure that your multi-family home is still funded. S.W.A.T. Environmental takes a look at the actions necessary to meet HUD regulations, and why it is important. The first thing you must do in Hartford is figure out whether or not your multi-family home is even threatened by this gas. While it may appear easy, a test is actually mandatory. Like many gases, radon is invisible and colorless, meaning that a specific radon test is the only possible way to ensure that your home has safe levels of radon gas. Once your test results come back, you [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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With the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, residents of Hartford Connecticut will now have a much safer place to live. You may know about radon gas, but it has become even more of a threat than ever to residents of Hartford. With the help of HUD, the number of cases of radon lung cancer will surely decrease as there has been increased regulation in regard to the safety of all those living in multifamily homes. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Depending on the city, there are high concentrations of the gas in specific areas, and areas known to be a bit safer. Regardless of where you live, it is all determined by the concentration of uranium in the soil beneath a home in Hartford. The uranium breaks down to create a byproduct of radon. Radon is [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon Mitigation in Schools Near Hartford, CT Recently, all you hear about in the news is gun control laws and their threat to schools. No matter what side of the fence you stand on, we can all agree that our children’s safety is one of the most important things in our nation. We all know and understand that the children of Hartford, CT need safer schools. Unfortunately, health is a major concern as of recently due to recent discovers of the threat of radon gas and its levels in our Hartford public schools. According to studies, 70,000 schools have at least one classroom with high levels of radon gas. If we want to protect our schools, we need to ensure they have been tested for radon, and the appropriate mitigation system is installed to reduce the levels of radon. These statistics equate to roughly one out of five schools in [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon Action Month in Hartford, CT Radon action month is this January, and Hartford residents are doing their part to educate, advocate, and take action against radon gas. You may have got a late start last year at planning what you were going to do for radon action month. This year you should start your planning in December to take the time to fully educate yourself to the dangers of radon gas. With a full education of radon, you will be able to advocate to your friends, family, and neighbors the dangers of radon and what can be done. Once becoming more familiar with radon, you cannot forget to call a professional to protect your home from this horrible gas. Radon Action Month Plans in Hartford The first mentioned step is to educate youself on radon gas. Did you know that over 20,000 people die each year from radon gas? [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon Gas Mitigation Needed in Hartford, CT For many pesticides and chemicals, there is often an ongoing debate of whether or not the chemicals combined are creating something harmless, or harmful to our health. Unlike these other chemicals that are still up for debate, radon gas has been proven to be radioactive and cause lung cancer. Radon gas mitigation is needed if you wish to protect your Hartford, Connecticut home from being a cause of lung cancer. The proof is simply stated as soon as you realize that radon gas is radioactive. We all know that radiation causes cancer which should be enough for most of us to take action with radon gas mitigation for our Hartford homes. While lung cancer is often thought only to be associated with smokers, radon gas is quickly proving that nonsmokers may face the similar risk of lung cancer. Lung Cancer and Radon Gas [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Measuring Air Quality in Hartford, Connecticut Many of you Hartford, Connecticut residents may have a lot on your minds’ already, but there is a silent killer that damages the health of many each single day. Air quality in Hartford, CT may not be as great as you assumed it was. With many pollutants being either invisible, or smaller than the size of a single hair on your head, it is nearly impossible for you to know whether or not you are breathing in harmful chemicals and particles that may be detrimental to your health. This month is air quality awareness month, meaning we are bringing the concerns of the EPA to you in regard to air quality in Hartford. First off, who is at risk of health issues associated with poor air quality? Children are at a high risk because their lungs may still be in the process of developing, [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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West Hartford’s S.W.A.T. Environmental is One of the Fastest Growing Companies West Hartford’s very own S.W.A.T. Environmental has been identified as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by INC.com. S.W.A.T. Environmental has added over sixty employees and received 155% growth in the past three years. Expanded to cover over twenty six states, S.W.A.T. Environmental no longer only serves the Connecticut area, but is still going strong in the West Hartford area. According to the CFO, S.W.A.T. Environmental is on pace for twelve million dollars in revenue for 2012. We would like to thank all of our customers for helping us come this far. From a small, humble, radon mitigation company, to one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, none of this would be possible without the West Hartford community. We appreciate all of our customers, and look forward to reducing radon levels of West Hartford homes through [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon Testing for West Hartford Connecticut Residents In today’s world, we often feel extremely safe in our homes. With alarm systems, strong insulation systems, and fitting locks, we have every reason to think that nothing can harm us in our West Hartford homes. Unfortunately this is not the case. Radon gas can enter your home through cracks, the foundation, basements, and many other areas. Radon gas claims roughly 20,000 lives per year in the form of lung cancer. Radon testing allows professionals to determine whether or not your home is infested with this dangerous, cancer causing vapor. You might be thinking to yourself right now that your home does not have any funny smells, and therefore there is not a reason to worry. Only radon testing can determine if your home is effected, as this vapor is colorless, and odorless. West Hartford radon testing by S.W.A.T. Environmental can provide your [...]

Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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West Hartford’s Radon in Water Problem 
 In July of 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency submitted a report to Congress proposing three options for regulating the amount of radon in drinking water. Only the first option, of 4000 pCi/L, offered to regulate radon content that is higher than the atmospheric average. The other two options would require revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Act, which currently does not regulate the levels of radon in drinking water. The proposed regulation of radon in 1991 was derailed by cost of implementation and the greater concern of airborne radon. Wells are also currently not regulated. However, further study and modern technology have made it abundantly clear just how important it is that the issue of radon in water be taken seriously, especially in areas like West Hartford that are vulnerable to the issue. 

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Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Do Not Ignore Radon in West Hartford — Your Life May Depend On It You might think that radon gas is a recent problem, but it has actually been an issue for many years. The only thing that has changed is that people are now becoming aware of its existence. Since radon has no smell or appearance, it is easy to ignore; however, it is important that you tackle the problem head on and have your home tested for radon to ensure that your family is protected. According to statistics by the Environmental Protection Agency, there is a definite need for radon abatement in West Hartford, Connecticut. Their most recent report shows that approximately 1 in every 5 homes in the Hartford area contain levels of radon that are unsafe to breathe. Radon Abatement and Preventing Illness Radon gas is the second most common cause of lung cancer, the first [...]