Why should I be concerned about indoor air quality? The U.S. EPA has reported that the air in your home can have 100 times more chemicals in it than outside. These chemicals could potentially affect the health of you and your family.
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. Indoor environment may play a contributing role in this.
Mold can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
The use of Formaldehyde is prevalent in certain building materials and the concentration of this known cancer-causing agent can be many times the safe level.
How can S & J Property Services help me with my indoor air quality? We offer the Prism Analytical IAQ Home Survey™, a state-of-the art test that checks for chemicals in the air that could potentially make you and your family sick, and provides you with an assessment of the home air quality. It will report the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and whether they are within a recommended safe range. It will also predict the source of the VOCs and if the home is the source or if the VOCs are merely from contents of the home or lifestyle.
The IAQ Home Survey is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by actively growing mold, whether it is behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
Formaldehyde can, also, be measured. This test is especially recommended for any home constructed or remodeled within the past five years.
What does an indoor air quality report look like?
Sample Report for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and Total Mold Volatile Organic Compounds (TMVOC) Levels