Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools, and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases, and living organisms like mold and pests.
Research has shown that the quality of indoor air can be worse than that of outdoor air. Many homes are built or remodeled more tightly, without regard to the factors that assure fresh and healthy indoor air. Others may have issues with excessive moisture or other factors that may lead to poor air quality. Our homes today contain many furnishings, appliances and products that can affect indoor air quality.
As an IAC2 Certified Air Consultant and an InterNACHI Air Quality Inspector I have the knowledge and training to conduct proper and thorough air quality testing utilizing modern technology and accredited labs. We also offer mold testing for any suspect biological growth and are trained to collect samples for further laboratory testing.
Signs of indoor air quality problems include:
- unusual and noticeable odors;
- stale or stuffy air;
- a noticeable lack of air movement;
- dirty or faulty central heating or air-conditioning equipment;
- damaged flue pipes and chimneys;
- unvented combustion air sources for fossil-fuel appliances;
- excessive humidity;
- the presence of molds and mildew;
- adverse health reaction after remodeling, weatherizing, bringing in new furniture, using household and hobby products, and moving into a new home; and
- feeling noticeably healthier outside.