Feel sick in your home, but better elsewhere? You most likely have an indoor air quality problem. 82 % of the homes we checked do not meet safe indoor air quality standards.
The EPA has found that indoor air quality is a greater health threat than outside air pollution. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and mold are health issues.
Volatile Organic Compounds are unseen gases released by objects and products in your home. Some sources of VOCs are:
Varnishes and paints
Signs of VOC and indoor air pollution direct exposure:
Decreased lung function
Formaldehyde is a chemical typically utilized in the manufacture of building materials and many home products. At room temperature, formaldehyde vaporizes into the air, potentially causing severe illness. It is likewise a byproduct of combustion processes. When you burn items like gas, fuel, wood, or tobacco, formaldehyde gas is released into the air. The most considerable sources of formaldehyde in houses are: pressed wood products like particle board, plywood paneling, foam insulation, carpets, drape fabrics, resins, glues, cigarettes, and some devices.
Health effects of formaldehyde are nose, throat and eye burning and inflammation, nausea; skin rashes, and breathing troubles in some individuals. High concentrations of formaldehyde can set off asthma attacks. Formaldehyde is also thought to be a recognized human carcinogen (cancer-causing element), classified as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) by the EPA.
Because formaldehyde exists in a lot of building materials and home products, every house should be checked for the presence of this poisonous chemical.
Our air quality testing method is the easiest, most precise way to check your air quality. We can likewise perform formaldehyde screening.
1) We collect an air sample from your home. The test takes 2 hours and you require one test per 2000 square feet.
2) A Chemist analyzes your air sample utilizing sophisticated devices that can find over 400 VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and mold VOCs. We send you a report detailing which chemicals are in your air AND the most likely sources of those chemicals
3) You examine your report and eliminate the chemical sources determined in the report to improve your house air quality.
Call today to schedule your indoor air quality testing appointment.