If the results of your radon test show elevated levels of radon, our team will work on a tailored radon mitigation plan for your property ensuring the post-mitigation indoor radon levels are below the EPA guideline level of 4.0 pCi/L and as low as practical.
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When to Mitigate
The Environmental Protection Agency has not issued legal requirements for indoor radon levels but has issued guidance supporting the need for mitigation when radon levels are measured at 4.0 pCi/L or above. After radon testing, If the results of your radon test show levels of radon above 4.0 pCi/L, our team will work on a tailored radon mitigation plan for your property.
If the results of radon testing are less than 4.0 pCi/L there may still be a need for radon mitigation. Take into consideration if medically fragile people will spend time in the property. Exposure to radon decay products is known to increase the risk of lung cancer and is recognized as the number two cause of lung cancer in America, behind smoking. Increased health risks from radon depend on the duration someone is exposed to radon in the property, the concentration of radon they are exposed to, if they have existing health issues, and if they are or have been a smoker.
Radon Mitigation Process
Radon Mitigation - Building Materials Emanation
EnviroHome specializes in complex radon mitigation projects typically on multifamily high-rises or commercial buildings. EnviroHome's in-house engineers and architects build per unit mitigation plans using a combination of common radon mitigation methods including Active Soil Depressurization, controlling entry pathways, and optimizing ventilation. Every step from schematic drawings to contractor activities on your property is overseen or executed by our team of highly trained radon mitigation experts. With EnviroHome managing all contractor scheduling and coordination of tenants impacted by the project, your property's mitigation will run smoothly and on time.
While much of the northeast sees elevated Radon issues from naturally occurring decay of uranium and radium in the ground soil, the largest radon issue plaguing the state of Florida stems from the radon emanating from building materials, chief among them, concrete.
It is radon exposure from building materials and more specifically, from the aggregate used in concrete that is in many Florida homes and building structures. Recent tests have identified the presence of high indoor radon levels well in excess of the EPA guideline levels in structures and condominium units specifically, which are located well off the ground. Radon levels exceeding 20 pCi/L or more have been identified in condominium units located 6 stories or higher off the ground. Isolation tests have confirmed that the radon gas is emanating from the formed in-place concrete used in the building construction.
When mitigating radon levels stemming from building materials, EnviroHome deploys a combination of enhanced ventilation and air quality control to lower the levels of radon below the EPA’s recommended activity level.
Ground Source Radon Mitigation
Outside of the building materials used in your home or property, naturally occurring deposits of radon in the surrounding soil can cause elevated levels of radon in your home, this is called ground source radon. Your home, or property, acts like a vacuum on the surrounding soil pulling in air from the ground below the foundation. If your property sits on an area that contains radon, the air in your home may have elevated levels.
The goal of mitigating ground source radon is not to remove that radon deposit in the ground but to create a pathway for the radon to vent outside the home causing no impact on the occupants of the home or structure.