About Clean Air Act, Inc. in Beaver Creek, OR

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems in Oregon

Effective systems to remove hazardous vapor from the soil in Greater Portland

Common VOC's

  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Tetrachloroethene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • Methylene chloride
  • Gasoline derivatives such as benzene

Environmental soil pollution can enter buildings and homes through a process called vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have high vapor pressure and low water solubility. They can be present in contaminated soils or groundwater.

Volatile organic compounds are produced and used in the manufacture of fuels, paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOC's are also present in industrial solvents, paint thinners, tetrachorethene (TCE, which is dry cleaning fluid), fuel, oxygenates (MTBE), or chlorination in water treatment systems.

When these contaminants are present in the soil there is potential for vapor migration through the surface soils into surrounding buildings, thus potentially impacting the indoor air quality and posing a health risk to the building inhabitants. This exposure is receiving increased attention by regulators, in many states and represents a significant liability risk for building owners in an evolving regulatory climate.

Unlike radon gas, which occurs naturally, the hazardous elements mentioned above are man made. They enter the soil because of accidents or industrial activities. When buildings are constructed near or on top of contaminated soil, there's a risk of hazardous vapor intrusion.

If you're concerned about vapor intrusion, Clean Air Act, Inc. can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide you with quality vapor intrusion testing and mitigation. We offer free estimates in Beaverton, Gresham, Portland, Oregon City, Hillsboro adnd throughout the surrounding areas.

The EPA provides vapor intrusion guidance

Since hazardous vapor intrusion into buildings is often associated with soil contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency has done considerable research in this area. The EPA provides basic information about vapor intrusion as well as detailed guidance for vapor intrusion mitigation (also called soil vapor extraction). This EPA vapor intrusion guidance is important for all people throughout the United States to accept and use to take action.

The most common solution is to install systems often used to reduce naturally occurring radon that seeps into homes in some geographic areas. These systems, called radon mitigation systems, remove soil vapors from below basements or foundations before they enter homes.

Our Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Techniques

Your local National Radon Defense Contractor will be able to provide you with several quality soil vapor extraction options, including:

NRD contractors can also install vapor pins for diagnostics and annual maintenance. The vapor pin is a reusable sub-slab soil gas sampling device. The vapor pin is constructed of a single piece metal. This single piece design along with the silicon sleeve eliminates potential leak points. It is installed to provide a sealable measurement point for annual maintenance of the system.

sub-slab depressurization

Sub-slab depressurization system

crawl space membrane depressurization

Crawl space membrane depressurization

Get complete vapor intrusion mitigation in your home

Clean Air Act, Inc. is proud to be a member of the international National Radon Defense network, which has worked with Environmental Engineering firms all over North America in installing Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems. We understand the importance of sealing, depressurizing, and communicating all the entry points of the vapor intrusion.

For an environmental cleanup project of this nature, we understand you need a company with experience to get the job done right. We are you trusted local experts for soil vapor extraction and indoor air quality services, so call us today to get started! We offer free estimates in Beaverton, Gresham, Portland, Oregon City, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Woodburn, West Linn, Tualatin, Clackamas and throughout the surrounding areas.

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Serving OR including the Greater Portland area
Our Oregon Service Area
Cities in Clackamas County, OR
Beavercreek
Boring
Brightwood
Canby
Clackamas
Colton
Damascus
Eagle Creek
Estacada
Gladstone
Government Camp
Happy Valley
Lake Oswego
Marylhurst
Milwaukee
Molalla
Mulino
Oregon City
Portland
Rhododendron
Sandy
Welches
West Linn
Wilsonville

Cities in Marion County, OR
Aurora
Donald
Gervais
Hubbard
Saint Paul
Scotts Mills
Woodburn

Cities in Multnomah County, OR
Bridal Veil
Corbett
Fairview
Gresham
Portland
Troutdale

Cities in Washington County, OR
Aloha
Banks
Beaverton
Buxton
Cornelius
Forest Grove
Gales Creek
Gaston
Hillsboro
Manning
North Plains
Portland
Sherwood
Timber
Tualatin

Our Locations:

Clean Air Act, Inc.
16572 South Carus Road
Beaver Creek, OR 97004
1-503-486-7693
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