Radon Reduction Systems of Waltham Massachusetts
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SWAT Environmental is America’s leading radon reduction company. Our experienced staff has installed over 100,000 radon mitigation systems throughout North America dating back to 1988. With over 100 installation technicians on staff, SWAT Environmental leads the radon industry in both experience and professionalism. We utilize the latest cutting-edge technology to quickly, effectively, and efficiently remove radon gas from any Waltham MA structure. Whether your radon problem is in a home, office, commercial warehouse, or government facility; SWAT Environmental can help! Call today for a free, no-obligation price quote.
Radon is often referred to as a "silent killer." That's because this radioactive gas is undetectable by human senses yet causes over 20,000 deaths per year in the United States. Although there is a lack of public awareness about the health risks of radon exposure, it is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the #2 cause of lung cancer overall. Radon gas is categorized as a “Group 1 Carcinogen,” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This means that radon is a substance known to cause cancer in humans. Radon problems have been found throughout Massachusetts, including the Waltham area.
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When uranium in soil or water decays, it lets off a radioactive gas called radon. This is a continuous, natural occurrence and is not considered a health hazard when emitted outdoors. However, when radon enters a home or building, it can accumulate to levels that are dangerous to occupants. It can enter the airstream from the ground below the basement, via foundation breaches, building materials, or groundwater. It has no odor, no taste and no color, which is why it is so dangerous. Many victims of radon-induced illnesses may have been unknowingly exposed to the gas for years before becoming ill.
Radon gas is a common problem in the Waltham MA area. The only way to detect a radon problem in a home or building is to perform a radon test. There are two options: The first option is to perform a short-term test. This can be done by a certified radon professional or by the occupant using a self-test kit. These kits can be purchased online or at most home improvement or hardware stores in Waltham. The cost is typically $15-$20. The test should be performed in the lowest livable level of the house. The test should be conducted in a dry room because excess moisture could compromise the accuracy of the test. Avoid bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms.