Archive for April, 2013
Lexington Radon Mitigation Needs
In case you are not aware of the recent updates to the requirements of HUD, it is now mandatory that all HUD financed multi-family homes have a radon test. Once the test is completed, if the results show high levels of radon gas, then a Lexington radon mitigation system will be required to be installed. This way we can ensure that all rental properties are safe from this gas, and that you are up to date with latest HUD requirements.
Why has radon gas become so much of a concern for HUD, and the citizens of Lexington? Radon gas kills over 20,000 people each year in the format of lung cancer. It has become so dangerous that one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are actually caused by radon gas. While smoking cigarettes is still the second leading cause of lung cancer, so having a mitigation system installed, and a test is extremely important to make sure that your Lexington home is safe.
Lexington Radon Mitigation Regulations
If you want to make sure that your investment property is up to the latest regulations of HUD, you will have to follow this guideline very closely. It is important that you have a radon test conducted. A radon test will be able to provide you with the necessary results to determine whether or not your home is safe. The only way to determine whether or not this gas has invaded your home is through having a test conducted. This gas is both odorless and colorless, meaning that there is no other possible way of determining whether or not this gas has entered without a test. There is a short term test, and a long term test. The short term test may take as short as a few days. Regardless of which test you choose, be sure to have your doors and windows closed as much as possible to get the most accurate test results.
If the test results are high, then Lexington radon mitigation will be necessary. A Lexington radon mitigation system will be able to provide the necessary mitigation you will need in order to reduce the levels of gas in your home. Now with the HUD regulations being a requirement, you will have to be certain that each unit of your Lexington home has the proper testing and mitigation as required.
If you are about to choose a Lexington radon mitigation company, you need to think about the qualifications of each company. S.W.A.T. Environmental has decades of experience in the radon business, and we are certified to properly treat your home. A properly installed mitigation system can reduce the levels of radon gas by as much as 99%. Call us for a free quote on Lexington radon mitigation, and be certain that your home is safe from radon gas, and is in line with the HUD regulations that are required.
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