Archive for April, 2013
Minneapolis Radon Mitigation
Minneapolis radon mitigation may be required for your Minneapolis home depending on a few things. Not only may this be required because of the health risk that radon gas poses, it will also be required according the recent HUD regulations. The recent HUD requirements state that every multi-family home financed through HUD must have every unit tested for radon gas. Every unit with high levels of radon gas will be required to have Minneapolis radon mitigation.
The reason that this gas has become such a serious concern for HUD and homeowners in the area is because it is known to kill 20,000 people each and every year. This gas is now the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is a serious health concern for many. Depending on the location of your home, and the amount of uranium in the soil, your Minneapolis home may be at a high risk of causing lung cancer. With nearly one out of every seven cases of lung cancer being caused by radon gas, it is only appropriate that the necessary action was taken by HUD in reducing the levels of radon gas in homes.
The first step you need to take in following the Minneapolis HUD regulations is having a radon test. The test will be a good indicator of the risk level of your home. Once your test results are returned, you will be able to see whether or not there is further action required for your home. There are two types of tests that can be conducted for homeowners in Minneapolis. The first type of test is a short term test which will provide you the results in a few days to a little over a week. A longer term test may take several months, but will provide more accurate results generally speaking. A short term test should be fine for most homes in the Minneapolis area. Regardless of which test you choose to have done to your home, be sure that your home has its doors and windows closed for the majority of the testing period to provide the most accurate results.
Minneapolis Radon Mitigation Needs
Minneapolis residents who own a multi-family home will need to have a mitigation system installed if their home shows high levels of radon gas. For multi-family homeowners, this rule applies to each individual unit. While it may seem intimidating, it may be easier than you think to have your radon situation taken care of.
S.W.A.T. Environmental has the experience and knowledge to handle any Minneapolis radon situation. We know how to install a Minneapolis radon mitigation system in order to lower your gas levels by as much as 99%. Contact us for a free quote, and to take a step in the right direction of following HUD requirements, and making your home a much safer place with Minneapolis radon mitigation. Protect your home today.
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