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Shrewsbury MA Vapor Intrusion Remediation Specialists

Vapor intrusion is a serious problem for some residential and commercial building owners in Shrewsbury MA. When soil gasses or chemicals leach into the soil around a building, the fumes from these chemical compounds can make their way into the structure. These chemicals can include methane, benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE or PERC), tetrachloroethylene (dry cleaning fluid), petroleum hydrocarbons, or volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). When this occurs, it is called vapor intrusion and it can cause a variety of health issues for Shrewsbury Massachusetts residents. In some cases, vapor intrusion can occur where there is gasoline ground contamination, such as a site where a gas station previously existed. While it is unusual for vapor intrusion to cause acute problems such as short-term safety hazards, exposure to these compounds over a long period of time can cause chronic health issues to develop. The good news is that vapor intrusion is an entirely treatable problem when the proper remediation (extraction) techniques are implemented.

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We at SWAT Environmental specialize in correcting instances of vapor intrusion in Shrewsbury, MA and the surrounding areas. There are several techniques that we utilize in order to ensure that the issue is resolved quickly and in the most cost effective manner possible. There are three means that our vapor intrusion experts use to ensure that the Shrewsbury Massachusetts building is vapor-free and safe to inhabit: active soil depressurization (ASD), sub slab depressurization (also known as subslab suction), and VOC mitigation to treat volatile organic compound contamination. All of these methods are highly effective at preventing hazardous materials from entering the structure, even highly volatile materials such as TCE, PCE, PERC, BTEX, and even Xylene.


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Active soil depressurization (ASD) uses a system of pipes designed to capture vapors. A fan is used to move the soil gas and other vapors from the ground through various outlets away from the house or building. In Shrewsbury MA, a common approach for active soil depressurization (ASD) for residential structures is to pipe the vapors from the basement up through the attic via the garage, where it can then dissipate safely into the air above the home or apartment complex. Sub slab depressurization, on the other hand, involves drilling holes in the sub-structure of the building to access the soil, and installing the pipes below the foundation. These pipes then lead directly outside. 

Like with active soil depressurization, a fan is used to move vapors from the sub-structure to the open air outside. 
While one or two systems is sufficient for the abatement of most Shrewsbury MA homes, larger commercial buildings such as industrial complexes, warehouse buildings, factories, retail buildings, and office complexes sometimes require more elaborate mitigation systems in order to ensure full remediation of the issue via sub slab depressurization. VOC mitigation is the remediation of vapor intrusion caused by volatile organic compounds (VOC's), Xylene, or BTEX. These are common problems found at Brownfields sites.


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Soil remediation is most often accomplished through sub slab depressurization or via vapor extraction systems. While VOC mitigation can be achieved using methods similar to radon mitigation, greater care should be taken by the Shrewsbury Massachusetts contractor installing the systems since volatile organic compound (VOC) vapor intrusion tends to be much more hazardous than short-term exposure to radon gas. Regardless of the specific means used to correct vapor intrusion or soil gas contamination, the result is fresher air for the inhabitants of that building. Whatever the specific cause of vapor intrusion in the Shrewsbury MA building, it is important to address the issue quickly.

Vapor intrusion of any type, whether methane, benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE or PERC), tetrachloroethylene (dry cleaning fluid), petroleum hydrocarbons, or volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) can cause long term chronic health issues to develop. In extreme circumstances, vapor intrusion can cause safety hazards and even explosions to occur within the building. When dealing with soil gas contamination, it is crucial to hire certified Shrewsbury MA vapor abatement professionals as soon as the encroachment is discovered. 

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If you have identified a vapor intrusion issue in your facility, office building, or home; contact the mitigation specialists at SWAT Environmental for a FREE consultation.

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