When man-made chemicals and substances enter the soil, it becomes contaminated and poses a threat to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Methods of introduction vary and can include accidental spills, leaks from faulty piping or malfunctioning machinery, the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and acid rain caused by pollution. Other causes include industrial activity, such as mining and manufacturing, improper waste disposal, and mismanagement of landfills. However the soil became contaminated, Colorado Springs contaminated soil remediation is needed to effectively and quickly address the issues of clean-up.
That process begins with consulting and testing services to determine the exact contaminate, the size of the area, and the extent of the problem. Inspections, sampling, and assessment are required to identify what is contaminating the soil. The results will dictate the steps taken for efficient clean-up.
Project design and management is the next step. Depending on the level of contamination, the efforts may be complicated and lengthy. Oversight and experienced management can help control costs while ensuring the task is completed to health and safety standards. Arranging for equipment, workers, and essential materials is faster and more cost-effective when one person facilitates contracts and schedules. Post clean-up testing is required before final clearances can be issued and documented.
In addition to soil testing and remediation, services are also provided for radon gas, lead, mold, asbestos, methamphetamine residue, and other hazardous contaminants. Laboratory analysis, remediation design and monitoring, compliance audits, waste disposal control, and documentation services are offered as well. Environmental management and liability management are also provided by experienced professionals.
Having land and vacant buildings tested for contaminates prior to any sale or re-occupancy will save developers, property managers, and business owners time and money. Remediation is faster and cheaper when the area is uninhabited. It also drastically reduces liability risks. Ignorance as a defense will not stand up in court when tenants begin to sue over illnesses, injury, or wrongful death. Judgment awards, out of court settlements, the bad publicity, and the increase in liability insurance premiums can ruin a business or development to the point of failure. Be responsible, save time and money, and eliminate potential threats by getting an area tested for contaminants as soon as possible.