Planting Spring Flowers? Not so fast – Get your Soil Tested First

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Blog

Planting Spring Flowers? Not so fast – Get your Soil Tested FirstApril showers bring May flowers! Are you thinking about digging into your garden this spring? Now is a great time to plant some seeds so you can enjoy some beautiful flowers and vegetables down the line. There are plenty of varieties that thrive in our hot Southern California climate – it all boils down to doing your research and getting expert opinions from local gardeners, most of whom will be happy to pass along their knowledge.

But you should know that it’s possible that your soil contains harmful pollutants that could put you and your family at risk for serious health issues. Pollutants react in different ways with soil, causing it to look and act different from normal soil. Contamination can seep into vegetables as they grow, jeopardizing their positive health effects. Before you start stocking up on seeds, gardening gloves, and trowels, make sure your soil is ready for gardening by calling the experts at H2 Environmental Consulting Services.

Why might my garden be polluted?

You may be thinking, well, my garden probably isn’t contaminated. Why should I bother to invest in environmental testing? Well, soil contamination is more common than you might think. Factory runoff and even polluted water can result in contaminated soil, and depending on the levels of contamination present, the effects on humans will differ. Highly contaminated soil can even cause birth defects, sickness, and even cancer. H2 Environmental Consulting Services will be happy to test the soil you plan on using for your garden and conclusively determine whether it’s healthy or contaminated. We also provide complete environmental remediation services, including soil decontamination.

Ripple effects of soil contamination

If your soil is contaminated, you’re not just putting your and your family’s health at risk. Produce and other crops can easily become contaminated when they grow in polluted soil, plus soil can contaminate drinking water. All plants and animals will be adversely effected by untreated soil. The first step to making sure none of these ripple effects occur is by calling H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 to schedule environmental testing of your soil.

Why H2 Environmental Consulting Services?

There are plenty of environmental testing companies here in Southern California, but we’re confident that H2 Environmental Consulting Services is the ideal choice for all your needs. We employ highly trained environmental specialists that have the proper knowledge and equipment to conduct thorough testing of every molecule of your soil. We also have all the technological tools to analyze your soil and conclusively determine the presence of contaminants. Plus it’s simply a pleasure to work with our professional staff who always treat each client with utmost respect and care.

What will we test for?

We’ll test your soil for a variety of contaminants including:

  • Volatile organics
  • PNAs
  • Priority Pollutants
  • BETX (components of gasoline)
  • Metals (such as lead)

Complete soil remediation services

If we discover contaminants in your soil, we’ll come up with a remediation plan to thoroughly remove all pollution from it. We’re a completely licensed and insured company that’s been doing this for over 28 years, so you’re definitely in good hands with H2 Environmental Consulting Services. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (800) 524-3578.