Air Quality Test & Inspection
Professional Air Quality Testing can help protect you and your families health, especially children with respiratory issues. There can be many types of contaminates that are unseen in your home but will affect your families health. Some of the more common contaminates include Mold, Radon, Biologicals, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Pesticides, Asbestos and Lead. The Orillia Home Inspector provides air sampling service which will allow Laboratory Analysis to determine the presence of mould and other contaminates in your home.
The Orillia Home Inspector offers an unbiased assessment of outdoor and indoor air to determine the presence of contaminants. If you have any doubts about the purity of the air you are breathing or are concerned about the quality of air present in your place of business or your home, we can give you the answers you need with Orillia’s most accurate air quality testing. All samples are analysed by a Certified Testing Laboratory.
Why Have Air Quality Testing
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a term that characterizes the condition of the air inside a building. Air Quality plays a critical role in the comfort of any indoor environment and has a potentially significant impact on occupants health and wellness. People may suffer from dry skin, allergies, asthma, respiratory issues, and other health concerns due to the poor air quality of a home, business, or building.
Symptoms of Poor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can create symptoms including dizziness, lightheadedness, eye and skin irritation, congestion, coughing, sneezing, and lethargy. Poor air quality is especially dangerous for individuals with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. The harmful contaminants that may be present in the air can be dangerous for your friends, family, and coworkers. We offer our clients air quality testing, and detection services. Safeguard the health of individuals around you with reliable air quality testing services from us.
Call Roger at 705-795-8255 to discuss your concerns and whether having an Air Quality Test is right for you.
Are You at Risk?
Air quality testing can be both reactive and proactive. It can be valuable when trying to improve indoor air quality, but can also be of value for those who intend to buy or sell a property. For homeowners and business owners dealing with poor indoor air quality, professional air quality testing in the Orillia and local area can isolate the cause and extent of a specific problem.
Reasons for poor indoor air quality in your home or building
Decreased air quality in the home can occur for a number of reasons and even every day fixtures and contaminates from household products can greatly affect the health of the occupants. Some typical pollutants found are:
- Carbon Dioxide
- Dust and Offset Gasses
- Dust Mites
- Bacteria and Airborne Spores
- Ozone from aerosol cans
Recent studies are showing that families are spending more time in their homes now than ever before. Furthermore, the air indoors can often be more contaminated than the air we breathe outside. This is why so many homeowners are now choosing to conduct professional air quality testing. Don’t trust the air you breathe to just anyone. The health and wellness of your family is invaluable, so choose to work with professionals who are experienced, knowledgeable and accredited. Above all, you need to work with experts who are sensitive to your needs and your budget. Look no further!
Visual Air Quality Inspection
- Water stains on the ceiling or walls.
- Condensation on the windows.
- Signs of mold or mildew growth.
- Salt deposits on exterior bricks.
- Leaks or pooling water on the roof.
- Plumbing leaks.
- Combustion appliances properly vented.
Mould – Health Hazard in Homes
The biggest problem in every home is controlling and removing moisture that occurs in the average home. Excess humidity and lack of proper ventilation can provide the perfect conditions for mould growth. Mould spores are all around us and just waiting for the right environmental conditions to start producing spores and contaminating your home. The resulting release of airborne bacteria and mould spores will begin attacking the occupants of the home by causing allergic reactions and respiratory issues. Flue like symptoms and fatigue are the most common signs of Air Quality issues.
Home air quality issues can often be traced undetected mould growth. Mold is an organic fungus that can fester and develop in areas with poor air circulation and high humidity. Mould can continue to grow and take over walls, fixtures, wood components and even carpets releasing a constant stream of harmful mold spores and bacteria into the airflow within the residence. Mouldy air will create unpleasant odors and short term health issues such as:
- Allergic type reactions and respiratory problems
- Reduced energy and drowsiness
- Headaches and improper sleep patterns
- Long term health effects such as respiratory disease
Size of Common Pollutants
Your Health is Dictated by what you breathe…
The image above shows common indoor dust particles that make up the air that you breathe. It also shows what could be contained in the settled dust in a typical home, office or indoor space. Many of the larger particles of 5 microns or larger usually settle out on surfaces and can be caught by most common air filters and pleated furnace filters. However, many allergens and pathogens that are smaller than 2.5 microns in size can be inhaled deep into your respiratory system and lead to serious sinus and respiratory diseases.
Concerned About What You Are Breathing?
Are you or your family tired and fatigued? Worried about indoor allergens or pathogens? Not sure what’s in the air you breath?
The Orillia Home Inspector provides Air Quality Testing in the Orillia and local area. Don’t guess about your health…call us to book air quality testing and have your air quality verified today by a Certified Laboratory.
We can help show you what you are breathing…don’t take chances with your health. Find out what you are breathing indoors.
Certified Laboratory Test Result
- One outside Baseline Test
- One test in basement
- One test in living area
Test results show an abnormal amount of mould spores in basement area. This test was for a tenant who had experienced flue-like symptoms and fatigue ever since renting home.
- 20 years inspection experience
- Performed over 8,000 inspections
- Certified Building Code Official
- Certified Master Inspector
- Commercial Building Inspector
- Member of both NACHI & NACBI
- Registered Builder with HUDAC
- $449.00 for Residential Inspection
- $499.00 Century Style Property
- $50.00 for Extra Kitchen
- $50.00 plus for Out Buildings
- $50.00 for Hot Tubs
- $50.00 for Swimming Pool
- Quotes for Commercial Buildings
- Identify areas of hidden moisture
- Find missing insulation in building
- Find electrical hot spots
- Inspect flat roofs for leaks
- Identify areas of heat loss where sealing is needed.
- Minimum of 20 deg difference required
- Expose hidden deficiencies
- Only $75.00 with property inspection
- Wett inspections for wood burning appliances
- Site Basic Insurance Inspections
- Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
- Pellet burning appliances
- Muskoka Cottage Inspections on Weekends
- Island Inspection with supplied ride