Although an increasing public awareness of environmental issues, when people mention “air quality” they automatically think of the air they breath while outdoors, but few actually consider the importance of the air we breathe while indoors, inside your house, your work, your school, your store or in the places we spend most of our lives.
At MoldXperts we understand that clean indoor air is not something to take for granted. For that reason we offer a wide variety of microbiological analyses and consultation services for both residential and commercial properties, and a level of expertise and professional expertise that is backed up by multiple certifications in the market to guarantee you receive the best service.
These are a few examples of the most common types of indoor air quality issues.
Gases and particles from combustion are the leading sources of indoor air pollution worldwide. This category also includes heating stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, space heaters and tobacco smoke. Household cookstoves alone kill about 4 million people every year, mostly in developing countries. The top pollutants released by combustion are carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter.
Asbestos Particles - mostly air quality in old buildings. Asbestos occurs naturally in soil, posing little health risk
outdoors, but big risks when it gets indoors. While radon sneaks in, however, most asbestos is an invited guest that has overstayed its welcome.
Its heat-resistant mineral fiber has long been used in building material as an
insulator, and inhaling its fibers can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma and long-term lung scarring.
VOCs - indoor air quality testing. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be
found in many consumer products, such as from paint and glue to printers and shower
curtains. Since they have low boiling points, it causes them to "off-gas" lots of vapor even at room temperature.
Some of the risks can pose longer-term brain damage to cancer. Some VOC vapors cause
also short-term health issues like headaches and nausea, often labeled as "sick building syndrome."
Porch - air quality testing under the home. This is another colorless and odorless gas, radon, and by the way is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the Unites States, killing an average of 21,000 Americans every year. Basically all soil contains low levels of decaying uranium, which emits radon, although certain regions have more concentration than others. While it normally dissipates harmlessly into outdoor air, it can also flow into buildings through gaps in the foundation, and eventually reaching unsafe levels in basements, lower floors where people tend to stay longer hours.
Eradicating rodents, insects and other pests with poisons (a common source of indoor air
pollution) can raise the risk of trading one problem for another. Symptoms of pesticide exposure range from headaches and nausea to long-term brain damage and increased risk of cancer.
Pesticides are inherently toxic, often featuring organic compounds that add to existing levels of airborne VOCs.
Rodent droppings - indoor air quality testing. Although Mold is one of the biological polluters of
the indoor air, many buildings are plagued by other kinds such as dust mites and
cockroaches. Fumes from rodent urine and droppings can also cause breathing problems, as can pet dander and airborne proteins from cat saliva. On top of that, indoor air may be invaded by pollen and bacteria from outside.
Mold - indoor air quality testing. Fungi are the most found indoor air polluters, seizing on warm, humid conditions to colonize and contaminate. Outbreaks normally begin in basements and bathrooms, but can quickly spread over the entire site with enough moisture. Health effects vary and symptoms may include nasal stuffiness, wheezing and skin irritation. Studies have also indicated that indoor mold can develop to asthma in children.
We at MoldXperts are committed to providing the most thorough and comprehensive IAQ Inspection and Testing available; using assessment procedures with the usage of Thermal Imaging Guns, Iluminometers and other state-of-the-art equipment, we can completely evaluate the environmental air quality of your home, business or school. Identification of environmental conditions which can effect you health is our target.
Indoor Air Sampling determines the type and the amount of airbourne contamination in a home. Air sampling may be necessary if the presence of mold, allergens or toxics are suspected, but cannot be identified by a visual inspection. Both indoor and outdoor air is sampled so the results can be compared to see if a problem exists.
Our tests include, but are not limited to, Bacteria Sampling, Allergen Screening, Formaldehyde Testing, VOC Assessment, Asbestos Testing, Radon Testing, Carbon Monoxide/ Dioxide Testing, and Lead Testing.
The results can be provided within hours and the remediation procedure implemented quickly.
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