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

Get Radon Mitigation in Schools Now in Colorado Springs The need for radon mitigation in schools is increasing as new studies have found that Colorado Springs students may be in more danger than originally thought. New studies have shown that roughly 70,000 schools have at least one classroom with high levels of radon gas. The odds boil down to about one out of five schools. This means that many of our Colorado Springs students are in danger without radon mitigation in schools. The statistics show that 20,000 people die from radon gas each year, which is more than drunk driving. One out of fifteen homes across America has high levels of radon gas. This has equated to more than one out of every seven cases of lung cancer being caused by radon gas. With all of the publicity and anti-smoking campaigns, who would have ever thought that more than one [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

Colorado Springs Radon Action Month January is radon action month for Colorado Springs residents, so it is important that you take the appropriate action to protect yourself and your family during this month. Even if you have already taken appropriate action, you can still be an advocate as thousands upon thousands die each year because of this horrible gas. Anyone can be affected by radon gas, meaning that it is important to take action during the month of January. To support radon action month, S.W.A.T. Environmental is offering a free quote on all of our radon services. We hope this encourages you to at least call one of our knowledgeable professionals to learn more about radon gas, and possible solutions that may be taken to reduce the levels of gas in your Colorado Springs home. Radon Action Month in Colorado Springs Radon action month in Colorado Springs is coming faster [...]

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

Radon in Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO is known for its beautiful landscapes, and what would seem like fresh air. Although we breathe deeply assuming that there is no health risk involved in simply breathing, this may not be the full truth anymore. What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘lung cancer’? Do you think of chain smokers? While D.A.R.E. and other programs often teach us all the dangers of smoking and tobacco, radon gas should be in just as many conversations. Did you know that more than one out of every seven lung cancer patients were diagnosed with lung cancer not because they ever smoked a single cigarette, but because they had excessive exposure to radon gas? Recent studies have proven that 16% of all lung cancer cases are due to radon gas. Accounting for over 20,000 deaths each year, radon is more dangerous than drunk [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO residents are celebrating air quality awareness month. For this month, people nationwide are educating themselves on the dangers of poor air quality, and taking action against it. While you may think there is no way you can change the air quality of the world we live in, you can easily improve the air quality of your Colorado Springs home. To break it down simply, there are two types of air quality residents should be concerned about in Colorado Springs. The first type is outdoor air quality. While outdoor air quality is dangerous, it is important to know that every year 2 million people die from poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality may come from several sources, but we have found the most dangerous source to be radon gas. Outdoor Air Quality in Colorado Springs The EPA has created an index [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Colorado Springs Radon Mitigation Company Recognized Colorado Springs local radon mitigation company, S.W.A.T. Environmental, has just received national recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing businesses. Inc. Magazine is the leading source for all things business related in America. Every year Inc. Magazine ranks the fastest growing 5,000 companies, and for the first time ever, a radon mitigation company made the list. Ranked thirteenth in fastest growing financial services companies, S.W.A.T. Environmental has seen 155% growth over the past three years, and has added over sixty employees. According to S.W.A.T. Environmental’s CFO, we are on pace to have twelve million dollars in revenue for 2012. Why a Radon Mitigation Company Grows so Fast Being one of the nation’s fastest growing companies may make you wonder, “Why is S.W.A.T. Environmental growing so quickly? Why is radon gas becoming such an important issue?” Let me break the reasoning [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is Important in Colorado Springs Radon testing is often overlooked on many Colorado Springs homes, but did you know that roughly one out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas? Seeping into your foundation through the soil, or even in your water supply or building materials, radon is a threat that affects all of us, and poses a great danger if not treated. Without being able to see or smell it, radon testing is the only way to figure out if your family is in danger. Ever year, 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by radon gas. The number of deaths each year exceeds that of drunk driving, as well as many other home threats such as fires or drowning. We safeguard our stronghold against floods, fires, and other natural disasters with insurance. We inspect our homes often for insects such as termites, [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Radon

Waterborne Radon Found In Colorado Springs Many people were alarmed when they heard news about the rising prevalence of waterborne radon in houses in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Instead of panicking, however, simply use this news as motivation to take precautions to protect your family. Radon gas originates in the soil, where it can then contaminate wells and other underground water supplies. Radon is created by radioactive elements like radium that naturally exists in soil and rocks beneath the surface. The release of such gas naturally occurs on a daily basis, either when the gas dissipates into the open air or when radon in water reaches the surface. A home’s water pipes, if they carry radon in the water, can become a freeway for the gas to contaminate the home. Every home can be a victim of this phenomenon if proper precautions are not taken. Testing to detect this otherwise undetectable [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Radon Abatement in Colorado Springs Radon gas is a byproduct of the breakdown of uranium that occurs naturally in the earth. Residential and commercial property owners in Colorado Springs, Colorado should be aware of the potential problems that high radon levels can create. All residential and commercial buildings should be tested for the presence of this gas, and a process called radon abatement should be performed immediately after radon is detected. Increased air quality can lower the risk of many serious health problems. Radon Abatement and the Reduction of Health Hazards Radon gas in the open air outside is generally minimal and therefore not harmful. Due to the natural occurrence of this radioactive gas, it is impossible to entirely prevent; it is only when the gas accumulates in an enclosed area that it becomes dangerous. The process of radon abatement can, however, successfully reduce or eliminate its [...]

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Radon

Measuring Radon Levels is Important Radon gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, but excessive exposure to it can be fatal. Homes can be found in all 50 states that contain radon levels, and the Colorado Springs area is no exception. Therefore, it is important for all houses in this area to be tested regularly. Even if homes near yours contain low radon levels, it is still possible for the levels in your house to be dangerously elevated. Testing is really the only way to know for sure how much radon gas is in a particular building. Radon can find its way into a home through a crack in its foundation, walls or floors. It can also be found in its water, especially well water. Human exposure to elevated radon levels can be very dangerous as the gas is a carcinogen; in fact, it is the second leading cause of [...]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas is a Silent Killer, Colorado Radon Mitigation Is Necessary Radon gas has often been called the “silent killer” since it is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. In sufficiently high concentrations, radon gas can lead to a broad range of health conditions like lung cancer and emphysema, or even death in those exposed to particularly high gas levels. While not a threat in the open air, radon gas in your home or apartment could put your health seriously at risk. Unfortunately, radon gas has been detected in the past in homes in the Colorado Springs area. Radon gas is naturally produced, and like many gases it seeks to rise to the highest possible point. Therefore, if your home offers any type of opening big enough for the gas to slip in you could find yourself dealing a radon contamination. The gas rises up through the soil, and will [...]