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Air quality testing

Air and water quality testing for pollutants is a good idea if you are concerned about your indoor environment. It is becoming increasingly popular for people, when buying a home, to test the home for indoor air quality and water for contaminants during their inspection process.

Poor indoor air and water quality will help contribute to health issues like allergies, or respiratory problems. Several factors can affect the air quality in your home or other environment: pollutants from outside, chemicals and toxins from household products, mold from moisture, or even poor ventilation.

Here are several signs that you may have indoor air quality problems in your home:

  • An unpleasant, musty, or stale odor. This could be a sign of mold, or mildew in the home.
  • Excessive dust buildup on furniture surfaces or in the air may indicate that the ventilation system may need to be evaluated and repaired.
  • Poor ventilation in areas of the home or the attic can lead to a buildup of pollutants and contaminants which can affect indoor air quality. Allergic reactions like sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are a sign of poor indoor air.

Lower air quality can frequently be found in these different areas of your home:

  • The Basement:
    • Often poorly ventilated and prone to moisture buildup. These issues can lead to mold growth and the accumulation of other pollutants including radon gas.
  • In crawlspaces and the rooms above these areas:
    • These are areas where pollutants such as mold, mildew, and radon can accumulate. Look for signs of moisture, or water leakage or damage, and visible signs of mold or mildew in the crawlspaces.
  • Yes the Kitchen:
    • Cooking can generate a lot of smoke, steam, and odors that can compromise indoor air quality. Kitchen ventilation should be adequate so pollutants can build up over time.
  • Or In the Bathrooms:
    • This area is a good source of moisture due to showers and baths, which can promote the growth of mold and mildew. Properly vented bathroom fans that are controlled by a timer switch are a good recommendation.
  • Possibly The Laundry room:
    • Dryers generate lint and dust that become airborne and contribute to indoor air pollution. If the laundry room is not well-ventilated, these contaminants build up over time.
  • Even in Bedrooms:
    • Dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens accumulate in the bedroom, especially if the room is not regularly cleaned or vacuumed. Bedrooms can also be a source of air pollution from things like air fresheners or scented candles.

Every home is different, and factors like the presence of smokers, pets, or high outdoor pollution levels can also impact indoor air quality.

Our professional air quality testing can help identify the levels of indoor air pollutants and provide you recommendations for improving the indoor air quality in your home.

Water Quality Testing

Water is vital to life. But water that has contaminants including physical contaminants like sediment, chemical contaminants like nitrogen and pesticides, biological contaminants like viruses and bacteria and more, can cause adverse health effects.

There is certainly never a bad occasion to test your water quality, especially if you have concerns.

Our water quality testing checks for contaminants such as lead and heavy metals, bacteria, parasites, and other organisms and contaminants.

Our professional air and water quality testing equipment can help identify the levels of contaminants and our experienced team members can provide recommendations for improving the air and water quality in your home.

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