Soil Testing is Necessary to Check for Contaminants
Soil testing for contamination is extremely important when it comes to keeping your property safe. The testing determines how safe your soil is for planting certain crops. It is also necessary for residential areas to see if there are any contaminants in the soil. The soil in urban areas usually has high amounts of heavy metals including lead and hydrocarbons.
These substances can have a negative impact on the health of you and your loved ones. This is especially true if your children play outside often since they can ingest the harmful substances in the soil. Soil testing can also let you know if there is an oil tank leak on your property. Here is some additional information on soil testing that will help you ensure your soil is safe.
How Does Soil Become Contaminated?
There are several ways soil can become toxic. A leaking oil tank is one of them. New Jersey has a history of heavy manufacturing and industrial activity. This means that waste materials have come in contact with the oil often. Manufacturing chemicals are also dumped onto the soil and spills from oil tanks can make the soil unhealthy as well. Vehicles and machinery can also leak oil.
Underground oil tanks are another way soil can become negatively affected, especially if the tank has been abandoned for years. Oil tank companies like All American Environmental are committed to surveying your property to make sure that your soil isn’t contaminated.
Substances That Contaminate Soil
There are several heavy metals that can damage the soil, including hydrocarbons. Residue from fuel and petroleum fall into this category. Heavy metals like arsenic, mercury, lead, and cadmium can also be found in the soil. These affect the consistency of the soil and can prevent certain plants from growing properly.
If you live in a home that was constructed before the mid-1980s, there’s a good chance that lead is in your soil. During that time, paint and gasoline were often made with lead, which easily found its way into the soil.
How Contaminated Soil Can Affect Your Health
If you come in direct contact with toxic soil, the contaminants can be ingested. This can cause damage to your organs and impede the organs from working properly. Some of these toxic substances are carcinogens.
If you grow your own food and your soil is not healthy, you’ll digest some of the toxins. All American Environmental checks for pesticides and herbicides in your soil. These substances, along with hydrocarbons, can prevent you from getting the nutritional benefits that come from fresh produce.
Soil Testing for Contamination, Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Cadmium & more
Contact All American Environmental for quality soil testing that adheres to state regulations. Our team has the skill and expertise to thoroughly test your soil and advise you of necessary changes. This ensures that all necessary procedures are done as quickly as possible and that costs are reduced for our customers.
We have the necessary tools to thoroughly test your soil, whether you live in an urban or rural area. All American Environmental is committed to providing customized solutions related to soil testing for contamination because we know that every property is different. All of our procedures are environmentally friendly. We use the latest technology to make sure that our testing is accurate and precise.
Our experts are friendly and knowledgeable. We’re happy to explain the process of renewing your soil in practical and affordable ways. Get in touch with us today for a detailed consultation.
We serve the New Jersey counties of Morris, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon, Hudson, Essex, and Bergen