West Palm Beach Radon Mitigation System Installation
EnviroHome specializes in commercial, residential, and multi-family radon testing and mitigation system installations throughout West Palm Beach creating individualized project plans tailored by our team of radon certified experts.
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West Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach County over 10% that we were able to acquire. Last checked: July 17th 2022:
Percentage >= 4 pCi/l
PALM BEACH GARDENS
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH
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.
Combining small town life with the energy of a city, West Palm Beach is a bustling economic center with beautiful and historic downtown areas. The city's population has been growing steadily over the past decades as younger generations are attracted to the city's charm and robust real estate opportunities. Popular communities include Flamingo Park, Downtown, Historic Northwood, and Grandview Heights. West Palm Beach is impacted by a combination of all three radon source issues including ground source radon, building materials emanation, and radon impacted groundwater.
Acreage Cancer Cluster and Radon Impacted Groundwater
EnviroHome was hired to test groundwater due to the presence of a Cancer Cluster in The Acreage community in West Palm Beach. Members of the community began reporting abnormally high incidences of extremely rare brain and head tumors starting as early as 2009 alerting the Department of Health to investigate the root cause.
As part of the investigation into the cause of the elevated level of severe health issues in the area, EnviroHome conducted exhaustive testing of the area's groundwater. Findings included elevated levels of radon in the drinking and irrigation water used by the community for such activities as drinking water, showering, cooking, pools, and crop irrigation.
A number of other hazardous chemical sources were also investigated for brain barrier transmit of radiological concerns which could explain the incidents of a child Cancer cluster. EnviroHome found the radon in the neighborhood's water came from naturally occurring deposits of radon impacting the area's well water. Radon occurring naturally underground in the area's soil would have dissolved and built up in the water. This radon laden water, introduced into the home through water taps, escapes the water and goes into the air and can be a major expose uptake concern during showering.
Radon is able to build up in well water if the wells are not open to air. In the case where water is open to their air, in the case of rivers, lakes and other open sources, the radon is able to escape into the air and dilute in the outside air.
Other Sources in West Palm Beach
In addition to the presence of radon in the area's groundwater, our company has found highly elevated radon levels in many South Florida concrete building structures without a radon ground source. Test results clearly show that the radon comes from the building materials and specifically from the poured concrete.
The problem is most significant in West Palm Beach condominium, apartments, and high-rise structures where large volumes of formed in-place concrete are used and where large concrete surface areas are present in close proximity to building occupants living in the individual units.
Our radon testing and mitigation company specializes in radon emanating from building materials. We provide testing, diagnosis, and full scale mitigation plans overseen by certified radon experts, licensed professional engineers, and licensed general contractors to ensure the radon levels in your property are at healthy levels.
West Palm Beach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum Radon Level (pCi/L)
Average Radon Level (pCi/L)
Summit Transportation Facility
Treasure House Academy
Turning Points Academy
U B kinsey / Palmview Elementary
U B Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School
U B Kinsey/Palview Elementary School
W Gate Elementary School
Wellington Elementary School
Wellington High School
Wellington Landings Middle School
West Gate Elementary School
Western Pines Community Middle School
Westward Elementary School
Wynnebrook Elementary School
Adult Education Center of Palm Beach
Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr School
Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr School of Arts
Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr School Of The Atrs
Bak Middle School Of The Arts
Bear Lake Middle School
Bear Lakes Middle School
Belvedere Elementary School
Berkshire Elementary School
Bershire Elementary School
Conniston Community Middle School
Conniston Middle Adult Ed. Ctr
Conniston Middle School
Egret Lake Elementary School
Egret Lakes Elementary School
Everglades Elementary School
Forest Hill Community High School
Forest Hill Elementary School
Forest Hill High School
Fulton-Holland Education Services Center
Gold Coast Community School
Gold Coast Corp Community School
Grassy Waters Elementary School
Hope -Centennial Elementary School
Indian Ridge School
Jeaga Middle School
Jefferson Davis Middle School
Meadow Park Elementary School
Melaleuca Elementary School
New Horizons Elementary School
Northboro Elementary School
Northmore Elementary School
Oakstone Academy Palm Beach
Oakstonr Academy Palm Beach
Palm Beach Co School of the Arts
Palm Beach Lakes Community High School
Palm Beach Lakes High School
Palm Springs Elementary School
Palm Springs Middle School
Palmetto Elementary School
Pine Jog Elementary
Pleasant City Elementary School
Renaissance Charter School At Cypress
Roosevelt Elementary School
Roosevelt Full Service Center
Roosevelt Middle School
Sabal Palm School
Seminole Trails Elementary School
South Olive Elementary School
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 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 Beach - Radon 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 mitigation 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.