Ann Arbor Radon Mitigation Needs from HUD

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Ann Arbor Radon Mitigation

HUD Ann Arbor Radon MitigationLast year there was over 20,000 deaths related to radon gas, making it one of the most dangerous gases in America. There were more deaths from radon gas than drunk driving, and radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths. With the numerous cases of radon gas lung cancer, now roughly one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas.

Last month we covered the new regulations by HUD in guarding the safety of tenants who rent in multi-family homes. The new HUD regulations make it stricter on multi-family homeowners, but it is in all good health of the tenants. With the new regulations, all multi-family homeowners must test all units of their multi-family home if the home is financed through HUD. If the Ann Arbor home shows there are high levels of radon gas, then a Ann Arbor radon mitigation system will be required in order to lower the gas levels.

Ann Arbor Radon Mitigation Process

The Ann Arbor radon mitigation process is not as difficult as it may seem. The first and most important thing to do for your home is to have a test. Radon gas cannot be seen or smelled, making it a silent killer. Tests will determine whether or not your Ann Arbor home has high levels of gas. There are two types of tests you need to be aware of. The first type of test is a short term test which will provide you your levels of gas within 2 to 9 days. Additionally, there is a long term test that can provide results within several months. The long term test is slightly more accurate. Make sure that you close all doors and windows as much as possible during the testing process to ensure that your home will have the most accurate results in Ann Arbor.

The second part of the Ann Arbor radon mitigation process is radon removal. If your tests show low levels of gas, then no further action is required. If the test results show high levels of gas, then you will need to have a mitigation system installed. The mitigation process should be conducted by having a specialized contractor complete the work.

S.W.A.T. Environmental has the years of experience of Ann Arbor radon mitigation, and will be able to properly reduce the levels of gas in your home. When hiring a company for radon mitigation, it is important to know whether or not they are certified, and familiar with area specific Ann Arbor radon mitigation. S.W.A.T. Environmental is local to the Ann Arbor area, and we have all of the necessary certifications. Contact us today for a free quote, and ensure that your home has quality radon mitigation work. Stay up to date with the recent HUD regulations, and provide your Ann Arbor tenants with a safe and healthy place to live.

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