- Cost effective
- Immediate, onsite results
- Screens for potential concerns
- Can help identify probable mold growth areas
- State of the art technology
Our Air Quality Assessment is a measure of particulates, carbon dioxide, and volatile organic compounds in the air. Using a calibrated sensor, outdoor measures are taken then compared with indoor measurements in multiple areas of the home. We also take into account the floor plan, HVAC system(s), conditions in and around the home, the weather and other factors in order to provide you with the best assessment possible.
This service a very fast, cost effective way to screen for the potential for mold. We also recommend it to narrow down the area(s) of the home where any mold growth is most probable.
Particulates: Active mold growth releases massive quantities of airborne mold spores which affect particulate counts. If the indoor particulate count is higher than the outdoor count it can suggest the presence of mold growth. We can narrow the suspected area(s) down to the room(s) and, sometimes, within a few yards. If the particulate count is high, a full air mold test should be considered.
Carbon Dioxide: The “tightness” of houses being built today is causing indoor carbon dioxide, separate from carbon monoxide, can also increase. High levels of carbon dioxide can also be found in homes where a garage isn’t properly ventilated. Elevated levels of CO2 can cause dizziness, nausea, loss of consciousness, and even death.
VOC: The list of Volatile Organic Compounds includes methyl chloride, formaldehyde, propanone, toluene, and hexanal. These dangerous chemicals are used in construction, adhesives, sealers, paint, and other products. The assessment shows total VOCs in the air. If the total count is high, further testing can narrow down the specific VOC(s).