ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

We offer several different types of environmental testing to suit your homes particular needs, we offer discounts for multiple Air Quality Tests for the same home, excluding Radon. 

AIR QUALITY TESTING

IAQ Home Survey is a low-cost state-of-the-art indoor air quality assessment that can identify numerous chemical sources, whether they are from known sources (e.g., new paint, potpourri, or carpeting) or from mold that might be hidden from view but potentially found during a full home inspection. The IAQ Home Survey analytical report can be utilized to create an action plan to remove or remediate any issues found prior putting your home on the market.

MOLD TESTING

Molds are microscopic fungi that can be found almost anywhere - both indoors and outdoors! Mold growth occurs mainly in warm, damp, and humid conditions. They reproduce by making spores that are released into the air to be transported to other places where they can germinate and grow. When mold is in an active growth phase, it releases gases into the air called Mold Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs or Mold VOCs). Some MVOCs you can smell; however, not all of these gases can be detected by smell.

RADON TESTING

RADON IS A CANCER-CAUSING, RADIOACTIVE GAS

You cannot see, smell, or taste radon, but it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

FORMALDEHYDE TESTING

Formaldehyde is a chemical commonly used in the manufacture of building materials and numerous household products. At room temperature, formaldehyde vaporizes into the air, potentially causing serious health problems. It is also a by-product of combustion process. When you burn things like natural gas, wood, gasoline, or tobacco, formaldehyde gas is released into the air.

VOLITILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are harmful chemicals emitted by various products and materials we have in our homes. Most VOCs cannot be detected by smell, and can trigger (or even exacerbate) asthma attacks. 

VOCs are chemicals that are easily evaporated at room temperature into a gas (from a solid or liquid source) that is emitted into the air.  Concentrations of these chemicals can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. Thousands of products – many that we use or are exposed to every day – emit VOCs into the air while they are being used and when they are stored (to some degree).

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