Active Soil Depressurization
Environmental soil pollution can be a serious problem for homeowners. It can cause the introduction of poisonous gases into a home through a process referred to as vapor intrusion. This vapor intrusion involves the movement of gaseous or volatile organic compounds into your home. These types of compounds have high vapor pressure and low water solubility. As a result, they will rise into the building and pollute the air that you breathe. At Toronto Radon Removal, our work is to rid your home of these harmful volatile gases. We will ensure that you only breathe clean air from the indoor environment.
Where Do Volatile Organic Compounds Come From?
Volatile organic compounds are found trapped in the soil or groundwater. They are produced as a result of the manufacture of fuels, paints, refrigerants, pharmaceuticals, and so on. Volatile organic compounds are not meant to be present in your home, especially in high concentrations. When they get trapped into the soil under your home, they will gradually seep through the structure and fill your living space with toxic gas. When these gases are present in your home for a long period, they can result in serious health risks. Unlike radon gas that is found naturally in the soil, these volatile gases are man-made. They are only present in the soil due to activities of man or major accidents. When buildings are constructed on this type of soil, it results in poisonous vapor intrusion.
Active Soil Depressurisation Is An Effective Solution to Vapor Intrusion
Without any doubt, vapor intrusion is caused by soil contamination. We have carried out some research on the presence of volatile organic compounds in the soil in Toronto, Ontario. With this research, we have been able to come up with a solution for ridding your home of these compounds. Active Soil Depressurisation (ASD) is the solution that we have adopted to serve homeowners in Toronto, Ontario. This technique is the most effective method to prevent poisonous gases from entering your home from the soil. This solution is most suitable for homes with a concrete floor basement or concrete floor at the lowest part of the home. Active Soil Depressurisation is performed by reversing the air pressure relationship between the interior of your home and the soil. The negative air pressure will draw the toxic gases away from your home.
Why Should You Hire Toronto Radon Removal To Handle Active Soil Depressurisation?
We will start this process by performing a preliminary test to determine if the home is at risk of vapor intrusion. We will also test to determine the effectiveness of our depressurization. The next thing to do is to install an ASD system that will take care of all these toxic gases. When constructing an ASD system, the following steps are taken. A hole, known as a suction point, is drilled into the floor. A suction pipe will be sent through the suction point till it gets to the exterior of the home. Outside, a radon fan, electrical system, and discharge pipe will be installed. In some scenarios, the radon fan and discharge pipe will be installed in the attic and toxic gases expelled through the roof.