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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Fix Radon Gas in Madison, Wisconsin with Radon Mitigation

Radon Mitigation wisconsinAlthough you may not realize it, one of the most dangerous gases in the world is radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause a frightening amount of damage to the human body. Many new homes are built with pre-installed radon mitigation systems; in some cases, this is actually required by law. However, many preexisting homes are at risk for radon gas contamination — especially in the Madison area, since this region is particularly vulnerable to radon gas development.

Radon gas is extremely poisonous to all living creatures, including humans and their pets, so having SWAT Environmental specialists test your home for it — and begin radon mitigation if necessary — should be a top priority. You may initially be tempted to procrastinate on the hassle and expense, not realizing the risk of high radon levels to your family. However, this could have devastating consequences in the long run. In fact, radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States; only smoking causes more lung cancer cases.

Although you can purchase home versions of radon gas tests, they will not provide the quality and precision of a professional test. Of course, the expense and inconvenience of having a certified specialist test your radon gas levels is nothing compared to the expense, inconvenience and potential heartbreak if one of your family members comes down with a serious health condition due to excessively high radon gas levels. In particular, radon gas exposure can cause a significantly increased risk of lung cancer; only smoking causes more lung cancer cases in the United States.

SWAT Environmental Radon Mitigation Wisconsin

Radon gas is created from uranium and other radioactive compounds slowly decomposing in the soil. This gas can then accumulate gradually in the air — and occasionally the water — in your home. If SWAT Environmental’s tests determine that your home does contain dangerous radon gas levels, their specialists will be able to immediately begin the radon mitigation process. Radon mitigation can involve the installation of a variety of prevention and removal systems to keep radon from getting into your house, and to get rid of it once it is inside. This can include systems to seal cracks that allow radon gas to enter your basement from the ground, systems to pressurize your house to keep the gas out, systems to ventilate fresh air in and contaminated air out, systems to filter radon out of your water supply and so on.

Even in a clean city like Madison, Wisconsin, you should put radon testing and mitigation at the top of your to-do list. Radon mitigation may seem like an extremely complex process that never provides you with any concrete benefits. Actually, however, the main benefit of a quality radon mitigation system is simply prevention of the potentially deadly consequences of radon gas exposure. The highly trained and professional specialists from SWAT Environmental can keep this potentially serious problem from harming your family with the right radon mitigation system.