• The Importance of a Vapor Mitigation System
• The Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems We Offer
• Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD)
• Sump Pit Depressurization Systems (SPDs)
• Sub-Membrane Depressurization Systems
• Pressure Field Extension Testing
• Choose Proper Environmental for Soil Vapor Intrusion Mitigation
Spilled or dumped chemicals can pollute soil and water. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that evaporate into the air. When VOCs evaporate from polluted soil and water, they create underground chemical vapors.
These vapor contaminants can migrate through surface soil and into a nearby building via the foundation or pipe system. This phenomenon, called soil vapor intrusion, negatively impacts indoor air quality. Exposure to VOCs can cause acute health effects, whether over a short- or long-term period.
Don’t hesitate to contact Proper Environmental if you suspect your home or building’s air quality has been affected. Our team can perform critical testing and implement proven mitigation techniques to help you breathe easier.
Unlike radon, a naturally occurring compound, humans create and produce harmful VOCs in various activities. The two most common include accidents and industrial processes.
Humans create and produce these VOCs when manufacturing:
Further, VOCs are also present in:
When these contaminants enter the foundation or basement of your home or building, they pose a significant health hazard. Therefore, you must seek the guidance and skill of a professional to install a vapor intrusion mitigation system. Doing so protects your family, residents, and employees from harm.
The sump pit depressurization system (SPD) is an excellent option for homes or buildings in areas with a high water table. A PVC pipe connects a fan to your pump pit in the SPD system. This fan simulates a vacuum by collecting and discharging harmful VOCs outside.
Pressure field extension (PFE) testing is a diagnostic method used in radon and soil vapor extraction. This soil communication test determines how easily air moves beneath your home or building’s foundation. We also sometimes perform the PFE test to ensure the effectiveness of a recently installed vapor mitigation system.