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Boca Raton
Radon Mitigation System Installations  

& Testing 

EnviroHome specializes in commercial and multifamily high-rise radon testing and radon mitigation system installations throughout Boca Raton creating individualized project plans tailored by our team of radon certified experts.

Call 888-810-2228 to learn more about the only Florida based company trusted by the Florida Department of Health to train radon professionals!

Boca Raton Radon Levels by Zip Code

The Florida Health department has created a great database, linked here, of radon test results as reported by certified radon businesses and facilities per Florida Statute 404.056. This tool allows you to see the percentage of radon tests that returned greater than a 4 pCi/L result.  The EPA recommends homes and properties be mitigated if the level of radon is above 4 pCi/L.

Below are some of the zip codes in Boca Raton that we were able to acquire. Last checked: July 17th 2022:

Zip
City
Buildings Measured
Percentage >= 4 pCi/l
33434
BOCA RATON
125
0.8
33432
BOCA RATON
133
7.5
33496
BOCA RATON
410
11.7
33486
BOCA RATON
243
21
33487
BOCA RATON
162
31.5
33433
BOCA RATON
1,533
38.9
33464
BOCA RATON
2
50
33428
BOCA RATON
671
66.8

Per the Florida Department of Health: This radon data does not represent a scientific or statistical survey; therefore, it should be interpreted with caution. The data provides an indication of the radon potential within a zip code if a large enough and properly distributed number of buildings have been tested and reported for the area. This data cannot be used to predict the radon level for existing or new construction. Structural features, construction details, and ventilation operations differ from building to building and greatly influence radon concentration. Structures within the same zip code may have dramatically different indoor radon levels due to these differences. Inferring indoor radon levels for untested buildings based on indoor radon data from tested buildings is not possible.

Boca Raton Public School Radon Results

The Florida Department of Health publishes radon test results for state licensed, regulated, owned, or operated facilities. You can find their information linked here and in the table below. If you do not see your school in the table below it's possible a new test has been submitted since we checked on July 31st 2022. Please check the database linked above for your school. If you still do not see your school the best course of action is to call the Radon and Indoor Air Program at 850-245-4288 or 800-543-8279 or email phtoxicology@flhealth.gov

Facility Name
Maximum Radon Level (pCi/L)
Average Radon Level (pCi/L)
Addison Mizner Elementary School
4.4
0.839062
Advent Lutheran Middle School
0.6
0.4
Boca Raton Community High School
0.5
0.303704
Boca Raton Community MS
1.5
0.672414
Boca Raton Elementary School
1.7
0.494118
Boca Raton High School
1.5
0.538462
Boca Raton Middle School
0.9
0.547368
Calusa Elementary
1.6
1.16
Calusa Elementary School
3.3
0.948485
Calusa ES
1.3
1.3
Coral Sunset Elementary School
2.4
0.779167
Del Prado Elementary School
3.5
1.079545
Don Estridge High Tech Middle School
1
0.410811
Eagles Landing Middle School
2.3
0.722222
Hammock Pointe Elementary School
0.8
0.38
Holding School for Verde Elementary
0.3
0.3
J C Mitchell Elementary School
0.9
0.65
JC Mitchell Elementary School
1.7
0.5575
Loggers Run Middle
48
7.9
Loggers Run Middle School
3.3
0.854054
Olympic Heights Community High School
2.9
0.957353
Omni Middle School
1.4
0.529091
Sandpiper Shores Elementary School
1.5
0.622222
Sandpoint Shores Elementary School
1.2
0.531579
Spanish River Community High School
3.2
2.8
Spanish River High School
3.2
0.843284
Sunrise Park Elementary School
2.4
0.921053
Verde Elementary School
2.8
1.164706
Verden Elementary School
2
1.038095
Waters Edge Elementary
2.5
0.485
West Boca Raton Community High School
1.5
0.702703
Whipering Pines Elementary School
1.5
0.480488
Whispering Pines Elementary
2.6
2
Whispering Pines Elementary School
0.7
0.475

Per the Florida Department of Health: Radon Testing is required for State licensed, regulated, owned or operated Facilities.  This requirement is the same for all buildings in facilities required to be tested for radon per Florida Statue 404.056.  Currently all buildings in a facility that are used by the clients of the facility are required to be tested twice, five years apart.  Once tested twice, testing is no longer required unless one of the triggering events occurs:

1) a building is subject to significant structural renovation or a change in facility operation equivalent to a building structural change, or
2) the facility legally becomes a new facility.  Examples of a legally new facility would be the issuance of a new license, or there could be a change in ownership or operator.  If a facility operator failed to complete the required testing in any building by the time it was due, the testing should be completed as soon as is practical.

What Type of Testing is Right For Me?

The right type of radon testing depends on your situation. Our team will work with you to design a specific testing plan that ensures you receive comprehensive and clear results when you need them. Common testing situations are listed below. 

  • Testing before a real estate transaction in West Palm Beach - The EPA recommends that all properties be tested for radon prior to purchase no matter what radon zone the property is in.

  • Diagnostic Testing - The goal of diagnostic testing is to not only to determine if your home or property has elevated levels of radon, but to also pinpoint the cause of the elevated levels.

  • Pre and Post Mitigation Testing in West Palm BeachRadon testing must be completed prior to mitigate radon in order to design a proper mitigation project fit for the property's specific issues. Additionally, testing must be done after any mitigation system is installed to ensure it is reducing the radon levels below the EPA's recommended action level.

How Long Does Testing Take?

How long radon testing takes depends on what stage of discovery or mitigation you are in. For real estate transactions or time sensitive situations, EnviroHome can deploy short term testing, typically 48 hours. 

 

If the diagnostic testing or short-term testing shows elevated levels of radon in your home/building, it may be best to undergo long-term testing which runs for 91 + days.  The general guidelines are that Short-term test results between 4 to 8 pCi/L should be confirmed with a Long-term test of 91 days or more.  With long-term testing, seasonal weather issues, which can cause elevated radon results, are evened out. Additionally short-term results can often be influenced by house utilization (such as opening windows or doors) which is not an issue with long term testing. With long term testing, you gain a clear understanding of what levels of radon are present within the home and more accurate exposure levels.


How Long Does Radon Testing Take?

What if I Need Mitigation?

If, after the appropriate testing, your property is found to have elevated levels of radon, our Mitigation team will create a specific plan to address the source of the radon. Factors that impact the radon mitigation system design plan include the levels of radon in the property and the source of the radon. 

Radon Impacted Groundwater

Mitigating groundwater impacted by radon starts with identifying the source issue, determining if the source is from naturally occurring radon in the soil or a contaminant is vitally important to successfully mitigating. For radon issues stemming from naturally occurring radon in the soil, the best way to mitigate is to install filters on the well itself. As radon decays, it creates Radon Decay Particles or RDP's. Unlike radon, RDP's are solid and adhere easily to physical particles because of their positive charge. Filtering out the particles they adhere to is the best way to eliminate radon from further impacting the groundwater. 

Building Materials Emanation

A common type of radon source issue in the West Palm Beach area is radon emanating from the building materials commonly used, chief among them, concrete. This radon source is mitigated through mechanical ventilation. Using propriety methods, EnviroHome is able to combine incredible cost effective methods to increase the rate of ventilation in the home which dilutes the radon below the EPA's recommended action level. Additionally, these methods improve indoor air quality overall making the home a much healthier environment. 

Ground Source Radon

The most common type of mitigation practice for ground source radon, or radon present in the soil underneath a property's foundation, is Active Soil Depressurization. This system works to create positive pressure inside your home so the radon in the ground soil under the foundation does not enter the home and is instead vented out to a location where it cannot harm individuals. Additionally, our team of mitigation experts might seal any entry pathways in your home that may be present to aid in the reduction of radon entering the home.