SWAT Environmental

Radon is a naturally produced radioactive gas that can enter your home at any time. It increases the risk of developing lung cancer when people are exposed to high concentrations over the course of months or years. Fortunately, SWAT Environmental specializes in radon mitigation and testing for residential and commercial properties. They can use advanced tools and techniques to lower radioactive gas levels. You need to know how SWAT Environmental can handle radon problems in your home or business. Radon testing is the first step your home inspector SWAT Environmental will take. This process can be done quickly at first to determine if you have an immediate problem and require radon remediation. A longer radon testing process will provide results that are more accurate, if time permits. Testing will show just how serious the problem is in your home. When results above 2.7pCi/L, you should strongly consider a radon mitigation system from S.W.A.T. Results below a specific threshold show that radon abatement might not be required at the moment. However, many citizens choose to have the radon mitigation system installed even when the readings are marginal since the units not only reduce radon levels, but also improve overall air quality within the dwelling.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Commercial Radon Mitigation

In recent years, the commercial radon mitigation industry has experienced a discernible growth in business. While radon testing and mitigation is often associated with residential real estate transactions, radon is also present in commercial and public buildings of all sizes. When an industrial warehouse building is determined to need radon mitigation work, a commercial radon mitigation specialist is needed to reduce the levels of the harmful gas. A commercial radon mitigation specialist might be doing radon testing at an office building or condominium one day, then installing an exterior active soil depressurization system the next.

Radon testing can be done with either a short-term test or a long-term test. A short-term test generally involves using a testing device for approximately 2 to 90 days and a long-term test requires at least 90 days of testing time. Although many of the same principles and techniques used in residential radon reduction are utilized in commercial radon mitigation, radon mitigation specialists need to be knowledgeable concerning commercial construction designs and building codes. Commercial mitigation professionals regularly strive to maintain the existing exterior appearance and integrity of every building they work on. Fortunately, most radon mitigation systems are not clearly visible on building exteriors.

Reducing the concentrations of radon in multifamily houses and apartment complex buildings that contain multiple apartments can be complex and challenging work for commercial radon mitigation workers. Schools and day care centers are sometimes found to contain high levels of radon. In schools and day care centers that were built many years ago, the concentrations of radon can sometimes be at very high levels. When this happens, the students and staff members often have to be moved to other locations while commercial radon mitigation personnel work to reduce the radon levels. As with other structures that contain lots of rooms, such as apartment complex buildings with many apartments, schools and day care centers can pose a challenge for commercial radon mitigation professionals. In large structures, including industrial warehouse buildings, the levels of radon can vary from room to room.

When commercial radon specialists perform radon testing and mitigation work in these buildings, the process can sometimes be done quickly, or it can last for extended periods of time. Whether it is at an office building, warehouse, condominium or multifamily house, commercial radon mitigation workers regularly perform a valuable service. The field of commercial radon testing and radon mitigation is consistently growing. When real estate transactions occur, there is always a need for these types of workers.

5 comments:

  1. You have such an informative site! I thought radon testing involved someone coming out and running a quick test then giving me the results right away. Now I know that a proper test takes almost 90 days to decide the levels of radon. If the levels are dangerously high, will the tester know that right away?

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  2. I have a question that maybe you can address for me. What if a food manufacturer had high amounts of radon gas in their warehouses; could this gas seep into the food that they distribute and end up on our tables at home? Does radon gas permeate food and, if so, how long does it last before it dissipates?

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  3. I would imagine that Radon in a commercial setting might be less obvious? Getting a home tested would be easier since the building is smaller. A commercial building can be larger, allowing for more air mixture with the gases.

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  4. If I were to get a 90 day test in my home, would that type of thing be a major distraction within my home during that time?

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  5. Nice article. I would really be interested in locating a trustworthy company that has experience with radon testing in San Jose.

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