Worried About Lead Paint? Consider Soil Testing.

Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, California, provides professional soil testing and inspection to assure you that you and your family remain safe from potentially dangerous lead exposure and other contaminants. We understand that your family’s health and wellness are profoundly important to you, and we are ready to help you make the decisions that are vital to maintaining their well-being.

How Does Lead Get Into Soils

Lead is frequently found in or around homes and businesses that were built in the 1970s. Lead paint was not yet known to cause health problems at that time. Over the years, erosion of paint and home remodeling has lead to flakes and dust settling either in or around these buildings.

Additionally, gasoline once contained unsafe levels of lead, and vehicle emissions over time have allowed it to settle in soil and substrate close to roads and highways.

Should I Have My Soil Tested?

Lead exposure can happen in a variety of ways; nearly all of them present in your everyday environments. Lead can be found in drinking water, dust or particles in the air, and even in your pipes or soil. While minuscule levels of lead are sometimes unavoidable in certain foods, too much of it can cause devastating health complications for you or your loved ones.

Even if your building is newer, you don’t always know what the land was used for in the past. There are many places that you may consider having tested for soil contamination.

  • Around Older Houses & Businesses
  • Near Roadways
  • Community & Home Gardens
  • Child Leisure Areas & Parks
  • Flower Beds
  • Around Naturally Occurring Water Sources
  • Daycares & Schools
  • Around Pipes & Solder
  • Business & Home Renovations Sites
  • Businesses That Process Or Use Lead
  • Frequented Companion Animal Areas
  • Churches Or Other Historical Sites

What Are The Dangers?

Lead paint inspections and soil contamination testing should always be done before building pet areas, playgrounds for your children, and even frequented leisure spots for adults. Lead is a dangerous metal that does not discriminate in who it poses potential threats. Children, pregnant individuals, and even perfectly healthy adults are susceptible to the effects of lead poisoning.

The symptoms of lead exposure are quite extensive.

  • Developmental Setbacks
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fatigue & Muscle Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Hearing Loss
  • Seizures
  • PICA
  • Hypertension
  • Headaches
  • Joint & Muscle Pain
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy Complications

Environmental Consulting For Your Peace Of Mind

Our comprehensive range of services at Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, California, can help you take charge of your family’s health and well-being by giving you the data you need to make informed decisions about your properties. Our experienced technicians are ready to begin your lead inspections and soil testing when you are! Contact us today to schedule your service.

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