Got a Green Thumb? Get Your Soil Tested

Posted on February 20, 2015 in Blog

Got a Green Thumb? Get Your Soil TestedIf you’re looking forward to gardening this spring, it’s important to get your soil tested for environmental pollutants by H2 Environmental before you literally “dig in.” This will ensure your continued health and safety.

Why test?

Soil could potentially be contaminated by various pollutants, including volatile organics, PNAs, priority pollutants, BETX (components of gasoline), as well as metals such as lead.

Why should I care?

The effects of contaminated soil are at times very harsh. Depending on how polluted the soil is and what kinds of pollutants are present, the effects on humans and the environment vary. Birth defects, sickness, cancer, and even death have been discovered as caused by soil contamination. Plants and animals can also be effected by soil pollution. If you’re not sure if your soil is contaminated, don’t wait another day to call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578.

Where do these pollutants come from?

Soil pollution often is a result of factory runoff and polluted water. Also, if proper safety measures aren’t taken when removing asbestos, lead, and other contaminants, soil can become polluted then, too. Sometimes pollution happened many years ago, but the effects can still be found.

Do you have kids or pets?

If you have kids or pets who might be digging around in the soil, it’s especially essential to get your soil tested. Sometimes pollutants can be ingested when the soil is simply disturbed, and other times it can enter the body when someone puts their hand in their mouth. This happens when babies and toddlers, who are naturally curious, explore the garden and yard and then eventually put their fingers in their mouths.

Be worry-free in your garden

Enjoy the sun on your face, the warm soil in your hands, and the satisfaction of growing your own plants and flowers without having to worry about any toxic substances. It’s possible with the help of H2 Environmental Consulting Services. We can test for toxins and then if we find any, formulate a plan to get rid of them completely using the most up-to-date safety procedures. Don’t trust your soil to just anyone—call the experts at H2 Environmental at (800) 524-3578.