(IAQ) Indoor air quality is a broad term that covers many types of airborne particulates, including mold, chemical and atmospheric compounds. During every mold inspection, we conduct several forms of IAQ (indoor air quality) sampling using an industrial grade meter to measure compounds such as CO2, TVOC, (total volatile organic compound) Formaldehyde and PM (particle matter).
Two of the biggest drivers of poor indoor air quality are dampness and poor ventilation.
Dampness can lead to mold, bacteria, rodents, insects and other allergens, which can all cause respiratory issues and are asthmatic triggers.
CO2 (carbon dioxide)
which is an indicator of fresh air ventilation. High levels of carbon dioxide can cause lethargy, headaches and cognitive impairment. READ MORE
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) & Formaldehyde: are chemical compounds found in everything from that new car smell, to a freshly painted room, detergents, soaps, and household products. Exposure to high levels of VOCs can cause headaches, irritation, and burning sensations. Laboratory analysis of VOC and formaldehyde samples is available. READ MORE
PM (particle matter)
Particle matter is a complex mix of airborne solid and liquid droplets that are so small and can be inhaled, causing serious health implications. PM includes, dust, dander pollens, mold spores, copy toner, cooking vapors, smoke, etc. READ MORE
MVOCs (microbial volatile organic compounds)
Are those dank and musty odors, created by mold and bacteria. MVOCs it can be an initial sign of potential microbial contamination in the home. READ MORE