Soil Remediation & Groundwater FAQs
Addressing Your Soil Remediation Concerns
Contamination is an all-too-frequent reality in today’s world. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. CG Environmental Cleaning Guys provides exceptional soil and groundwater remediation services across the Midwest. Residents of Texas, Missouri, Colorado, and Oklahoma are welcome to contact us for expert cleanup of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. We know you likely have lots of questions about contamination and the cleanup process. Below, we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions for your convenience. Learn a little more about remediation, then give us a call for prompt service.
What Is Soil Remediation?
Soil remediation is the process of cleaning up any soil that has been affected by a contaminant. Oil spills, car accidents, and manufacturing-related pollution are all reasons to seek out soil remediation services. At CG Environmental Cleaning Guys, our remediation process is extensive. We’ll begin with a thorough soil assessment and screening. We’ll take samples of your soil and analyze them to determine what kinds of contaminants we’re dealing with. Once we have an idea of the problem, we can get to work creating a solution.
How Should Contaminated Soil Be Disposed of?
It can be tempting to try to dispose of contaminated soil yourself. However, this is a job best left to the professionals. Treating contaminated soil involves strong chemical solvents that can be dangerous if used incorrectly. While we completely understand the urge to take immediate action, we recommend waiting for our team. It’s our goal to arrive within one hour of your initial call.
What Is Groundwater Remediation?
Groundwater remediation involves cleaning up deposits of groundwater that have been contaminated. Just like soil, groundwater can be contaminated in any number of ways. The good news is that CG Environmental Cleaning Guys is here to help. With our expert remediation services, we can get groundwater cleaned up as quickly as possible.
What Causes Contamination?
Unfortunately, contamination is caused by a wide variety of things. Contamination might be the result of an unpredictable accident, or it could be due to continued pollution over the years. The best way to avoid contamination is to know the most common causes. Whenever possible, avoid the following contamination risks:
- Industrial oil spills
- Unsecured hazardous waste
- Pollutants released by sewage, treatment plants, and manufacturing facilities
- Irresponsible land development practices
- Poor waste disposal
- Excessive use of pesticides
- Smog caused by traffic
How Do I Know If My Soil Is Contaminated?
Soil remediation services aren’t much use if you don’t know when you need them. Luckily, there are a few ways to tell if your soil may be contaminated. The first is discolored soil around your oil tank. After removing the tank, the soil underneath may appear a bluish color, indicating a potential oil spill. You might also notice odd smells around the area. These could also mean excessive contamination levels. While both of these methods are good ways to test your soil for contamination, the only way to know for sure is through an expert’s assessment. Different soils might respond to contamination differently, and help from CG Environmental Cleaning Guys is always your best bet.
Can You Tell How Far the Contamination Has Spread?
Much like determining the presence of contamination, it’s impossible to tell the extent of the damage without professional assistance. When you get in touch with CG Environmental Cleaning Guys, we’ll make every effort to assess the damage and create an action plan. Our team has the training necessary to determine the spread of contamination. Many factors decide how quickly contamination spreads through soil and groundwater, including:
- Existing soil conditions
- How long the oil tank has been leaking
- How much oil the tank holds
- The slope of the yard
- How high the water table is in the area
How Much Soil Can You Treat Per Day?
The amount of soil that can be treated per day will depend on an array of conditions. How far the contamination has spread and what kinds of contaminants are in the soil are just a few factors that will impact our speed. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that the team at CG Environmental Cleaning Guys is working at top efficiency. We know the vital importance of cleaning up waste as soon as possible, and we understand there’s no time to spare!
Why Is Remediation Important?
Soil and groundwater remediation is crucial at the first sign of contamination. Polluted soil and water can have a detrimental effect on human health, whether you’re directly exposed to the contamination or not. After all, the last thing we want is to allow contaminated water into the homes of unsuspecting families. Not only is contamination and pollution harmful to people, but it’s also damaging to the environment. We’ve all heard about devastating oil spills destroying ocean environments, and we strive to do our part to clean up as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s our shared responsibility to keep the earth clean and safe for all who inhabit it, and our remediation services take a step in the right direction.
How Does Reporting Work?
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires reporting within 24 hours after a spill. Our team will help you make sure your report is filled in completely and accurately. We understand the ins and outs of Texas regulations, and we’re always glad to go more in-depth concerning these rules and requirements. If you live in another state we serve, ask us for specifics about your state’s reporting measures.
Can I Get an Estimate?
Of course! We realize the importance of affordable and convenient cleanup services. Before you commit to working with us, we want you to know exactly what you’re getting into. A clean, healthy environment is priceless, but you still want to know what the bill will look like in the end.
What Other Remediation Services Do You Offer?
At CG Environmental Cleaning Guys, we aim to be a full-service emergency response provider. While soil and groundwater remediation are among our specialties, they’re far from the only services we provide. Over the years, our team has gained invaluable experience with all kinds of emergency responses. Biohazards, dust, and other pollutants are no problem for us. Get in touch with us when you need any of the following services:
Have More Questions? Contact Us
Combating contamination and remediating damaged soil is difficult without the proper training and equipment. Fortunately, CG Environmental Cleaning Guys has all the expertise and resources you need to clean up as quickly and thoroughly as possible. We understand what’s at stake, and we’ll use state-of-the-art, proprietary technology to dispose of any dangerous materials. The last thing we want is for you, your family, and your employees to be exposed to hazards. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.