Are hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the soils beneath your home or building? Pollutants in contaminated soils or groundwater migrate into the property when VOCs have high vapor pressure and low water solubility – this process is also known as vapor intrusion.
If VOCs migrate from surface soils into surrounding buildings, this can negatively impact the indoor air quality and cause health issues. In many states, vapor intrusion can even represent a significant liability risk for building owners.
If you're concerned about vapor intrusion, Radon Defense Midwest can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide you with quality vapor intrusion testing and mitigation. We offer free estimates throughout Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa in Des Moines, Lincoln, Sioux City, and nearby.
Unlike home radon, which occurs naturally, VOCs are manmade and are used to manufacture fuels, paints, medication, and refrigerants. VOCs are also present in industrial solvents, paint thinners, cleaning fluids like tetrachloroethene (TCE), oxygenates, and chlorination in water treatment systems.
VOCs enter the soil during accidents or industrial activities. Once the soil is contaminated and homes or buildings are constructed on top, there is a risk of hazardous vapor intrusion.
Since vapor intrusion is caused by contaminated soil, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done extensive research into how property owners can protect their homes and buildings. One of their recommendations is to install a radon mitigation system, which can also remove soil vapors from below the foundation before they enter the home.
That is why Radon Defense Midwest provides several vapor intrusion mitigation options that address all kinds of contamination and foundation types:
We can also install vapor pins for diagnostics and annual maintenance. The vapor pin is a reusable sub-slab soil gas sampling device constructed of a single piece of metal. It has a single-piece design, along with the silicon sleeve eliminates potential leak points. It provides a sealable measurement point for the annual maintenance of the system.
Radon Defense Midwest is proud to be a member of the international National Radon Defense network, which has worked with environmental engineering firms all over North America in installing vapor intrusion mitigation Systems. We understand the importance of sealing, depressurizing, and communicating all the entry points of the vapor intrusion.
For an environmental cleanup project of this nature, we understand you need a company with the experience to get the job done right. We are your trusted local experts for soil vapor extraction and indoor air quality services, so call us today to get started! We offer free estimates in Des Moines, Lincoln, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Elkhorn, Gretna, Fremont, Hastings, Grand Island, and throughout the surrounding areas.