Indoor Air Quality


Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutant levels averaging 2 to 5 times higher than outside air. And with people now spending about 90% of their time indoors, exposure to these air pollutants has never been more significant.

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.

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.

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

We have chosen to offer our customers IAQ Home Survey, a state-of-the-art test that allows us to observe the chemicals in the air that could potentially make you and your family sick, and provide you with an assessment of the home air quality.

  1. IAQ Home Survey is a low-cost test designed to measure 400+ airborne chemicals including sulfur compounds found in tainted (Chinese) drywall and off-gased compounds associated with microbial growth.
  2. IAQ Home Survey is performed during the home inspection on an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  3. IAQ Home Survey reports the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the home and whether they are within a safe range.
  4. IAQ Home Survey 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).
  5. IAQ Home Survey is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by active microbial growth, whether they are behind walls or underneath the carpeting or flooring.
  6. 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 IAQ Home Survey test as part of a complete home inspection service.