While we tend to think of air pollution as an outdoor threat, it can be even worse inside the buildings where we live. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the average home inside air is up to five times more polluted than the outside air. The EPA did tests across North America and found that over 90% of homes have at least one indoor air quality problem. When these problems gets severe enough it can cause health issues. The World Health Organization has estimated that more than half of asthma and allergic responses are due to indoor air contaminants.
We can take care of all of your air quality needs by testing for
– Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
– Moisture and Humidity Control issues
– Biological Contaminant (mold, bacteria)
– Proper Fresh Air Ventilation
Air Consulting Services specializes in analyzing indoor air quality to keep you and your family safe in your home environment.
Call us today at 609.371.2489 to schedule your analysis of the air you breathe every day.
Our Air Quality Testing Process:
The evaluation of indoor air quality requires a combination of several assessment tools. The first and most important tool is our highly qualified inspector. They have years of experience and are prepared for any situation that is presented. Our inspector takes a look at the house and considers the effects of:
1. Chemical emission sources
2. Moisture and humidity
3. Biological contaminants (mold, bacteria)
4. Fresh air ventilation
5. Thermal comfort
After thoroughly inspecting the house, we come up with a hypothesis. Using scientific methods we collect information to test the hypothesis further focus what the problem is and where it is located. Without information to focus the survey, all five elements noted above must be considered suspect and are evaluated. Our Standard Operating Procedures for air quality investigations cover every possible indoor air quality problem, so if there is a problem we will find it and lay out a plan for how to fix it.
Air testing is conducted as required to demonstrate and confirm the hypothesis. Air contaminant testing may include mold testing and bacterial agents, chemical contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), formaldehyde and pesticides, and various particulate parameters such as asbestos, fiberglass and silica. The use of established sampling procedures allows for a definitive and documented conclusion.