VOC’s and Allergen Air Testing

Home Allergen and Air Testing – Home Indoor Air Quality

Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell one, or are just interested in good home maintenance, you want to make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe.

Buying a Home?

When you are buying a home, always select a home inspector that will diligently review the structural, electrical, and plumbing components of the home before you buy. This way, any issues uncovered can be corrected by the owner or within the purchase agreement.

But how do you determine if the Indoor Air Quality of the home will jeopardize the health of you and your family?  See how a low-cost Indoor Air Quality Assessment can find potential hidden issues with a home and protect your future investment.

As a home inspector, I can review and report on many things related to the soundness of the home.  But one thing I cannot observe are the airborne chemicals present in the home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family.

How can I know if the home air quality is safe?

I have chosen to offer my customers Home Air Check™ Professional, a state-of-the-art test that allows me to see the unseen and provide you with an assessment of the home air quality.

  • Home Air Check Professional is a low-cost test designed to measure the chemicals in the air and find hidden mold.
  • Home Air Check Professional is performed during the home inspection on an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Home Air Check Professional reports the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the home and whether they are within a safe range.
  • Home Air Check Professional predicts the source of the VOCs through an industry-leading Contamination Index™ and determines if they are from safe sources (e.g., gasoline, potpourri, dead animals, contaminated drywall, or other sources).
  • Home Air Check Professional is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by actively growing mold, whether they are behind walls or underneath the carpeting or flooring.
  • Formaldehyde can be measured and reported individually for an additional charge, if there is a concern that building materials in the home might contain and release this known carcinogen.

Get peace of mind that the air in the home you’re buying is safe to breathe. Call us today about performing an accurate, affordable Home Air Check.

Selling a Home?

If you are selling a home it is wise to have a pre-inspection done to make sure no hidden issues will present themselves when a potential buyer has made an offer to buy your home.

Many home buyers are now requesting Indoor Air Quality audits.  See how you can use a low-cost test to make sure your home air quality is within safe limits and to identify potential issues that can be remediated prior to putting your home on the market.

Having a complete pre-inspection and an indoor air quality assessment performed on a home prior to sale demonstrates to the buyer that you cared for the home you are selling and that there are no issues that could delay the sale.

Home Air Check™ Professional is a low-cost state-of-the-art indoor air quality assessment that can identify numerous chemical sources, whether they are from known sources (e.g., new paint, potpourri, or carpeting) or from mold that might be hidden from view but potentially found during a full home inspection. The Home Air Check Professional reports provided can be utilized to create an action plan to remove or re-mediate any issues found prior putting your home on the market.

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Homeowners interested in improving your home’s air quality?

Rising concerns with potential health effects caused by airborne chemicals and mold growing in the home have led many people to check their home’s indoor air quality.  See how a low-cost indoor air quality assessment can reveal if there are any potential health risks associated with the air you’re breathing every day.

As a homeowner, you take great care in making sure your home is well maintained and safe to live in. However, the things that you cannot observe are the airborne chemicals present in the home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family.

Here are some important facts to know:

  • The USEPA has reported that home air can have 100 times more chemicals inside than outside.
  • The USEPA has also reported that adults and kids now spend most of their time indoors (90%).
  • The CDC has reported that 20+ million adults have asthma, and the National Asthma Survey has reported that asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease among children. These numbers continue to increase annually, suggesting that the indoor environment plays a contributing role in this trend.
  • Mold growth can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
  • Hurricane Katrina trailers showed the USEPA the prevalence of Formaldehyde in certain building materials and how the concentration of this known cancer-causing agent can be many times the safe level.

Formaldehyde Concerns

Whether you are the current owner or a home buyer, you cannot tell the level of this toxic compund in the home, only a test can.  For total peace of mind that your family will be living in a healthy home, have a formaldehyde test run.   This cost effective test takes only 20 minutes to collect and the results are available in 2 days or sooner.  The EPA states that levels above 100 ppb are a health concern.  Formaldehyde is in every home.  Formaldehyde vaporizes form numerous sources and can cause serious health problems.  Sources include:

  • Laminate Floors
  • Cabinetry
  • Foam Insulation
  • Drapery Fabrics
  • Carpet
  •  Resins; Glues
  • Unvented fuel-burning appliance (gas stoves or kerosene heaters)
  • Pressed wood products (particle board, plywood, paneling and medium density fiberboard MDF)
  • Cigarettes