High lead levels in your soil can sneak up and surprise you. In many cases, you might not even have realized that there was a problem. Perhaps you've had a test come back with high levels of lead. Perhaps you've noticed ongoing problems yourself. Ideally, you've gotten lucky and simply noticed that there were problems with the land long before it caused health problems.
There are several potential sources of lead contamination in your soil. House paint contained high levels of lead prior to 1978. Unfortunately, even disposing of that paint through sanding or peeling can cause high risk for lead exposure, as well as increasing the odds that it will end up in the soil. Used engine oil, gasoline that has leeched into the soil, and pesticides can also cause high levels of lead in the soil.
Environmental remediation solves the problems associated with lead buildup. By hiring a professional company to come in and clean up the lead in your soil, you'll know that your land is safe for use once more. What does environmental remediation accomplish? It begins with removing the physical lead from the area: cleaning out any lead left over from the original source and removing it from the area so that it won't leech into the soil and groundwater. After that, the soil is treated with ECOBOND® technology, then replaced in the affected area. ECOBOND® technology removes the lead from the soil and makes it safe for use again.
Ready to start working with a company that will help clean the soil on your property, removing lead contamination and making it safe again? Contact us to discuss your environmental remediation needs.