Mold and Asbestos analysis and tests

Did you know that indoor air is polluted? According to a study, it can be made up of more than 900 chemicals. As a result, various air quality tests are necessary to prevent the harmful effects of these harmful elements on health.

 

  • Air tests for asbestos: (daily test and final test)
  • Mold analysis and mold air test for spore detection,
  •  Analysis of materials likely to contain asbestos : analysis of vinyl tile, plaster, plaster joints, paint, vermiculite, exterior coatings, etc.

Why analyze indoor air quality?

By staying at home, you’ve always thought you’re safe from pollution. But, that’s completely wrong! Contrary to popular belief, indoor air contains countless contaminants. Be aware that most of the harmful elements that seep into the indoor air are odourless and undetectable to the naked eye, hence the need for an air quality analysis.

Indoor air quality analysis is also necessary to improve your daily well-being. This step allows you to reduce the risk of the onset of pathologies such as allergic rhinitis, eye irritation, respiratory problems, skin rash… It can also prevent chronic diseases that affect young children. You should know that 50 of childhood asthmas are caused by stale inner air, especially the presence of allergenic particles in the air.

By conducting an analysis of indoor air quality, know that you increase the value of your property. By providing healthy housing, you have a “concrete argument” for offering a higher rent. During a real estate sale, the presentation of an air test can also convince future buyers to close the transaction.

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What is the best option to test indoor air quality?

There are several ways to test indoor air quality:

  • one of the simplest methods for air quality analysis is to equip a ready-to-use kit. However, this device has some drawbacks. It is generally designed to assess room temperature and humidity in a room;
  • it is also possible to invest in the purchase of a carbon monoxide detector to protect against indoor air pollution. On the other hand, it does not offer the possibility of analyzing the content of other particles in the indoor air;
  • To detect all particles that pollute indoor air, it is recommended to consult a professional to carry out an air quality test. By opting for this solution, know that you will benefit from a complete support.

Whatever your needs, the company offers you a reliable and quality service. It can only handle the air test and provides you with recommendations to fix the faults. You can also entrust a professional with indoor air analysis and decontamination of the site. Even if this second option is more expensive, be aware that it is more advantageous to preserve your health and optimize your safety.

Air test by a professional: what types of intervention?

There are several factors that can lead to indoor air pollution. Humidity, cigarette smoke, gas leakage are among the most well-known causes. But there are other more dangerous substances that may be present in the air.

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Detect asbestos

If you rent an old house, vermiculite may have been used in insulation work. This material, which has undeniable insulating powers, is nevertheless harmful to health. Recent studies have shown that it contains asbestos, an element that is classified as carcinogenic. By conducting an air test, you can avoid the health risks caused by asbestos in vermiculite.

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Identifying the presence of biological pollutants

You should know that a wide variety of biological materials can pollute indoor air. Apart from mold, which is often apparent, an air test can detect the infestation of mites, cockroaches or rodents in your home. In addition to causing material damage, urine and feces are among the allergens. In other words, they are the source of respiratory discomfort.

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Diagnosing the infiltration of harmful gases

Air quality analysis can detect radon that is suspended in the air. Although this gas is odourless, it is extremely dangerous to health. Studies have found that radon exposure is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. This substance is usually present in the basement, but can seep into the entire dwelling.

Other particles such as carbon monoxide or nitrogen dioxide can also pollute indoor air. In general, these gases are produced by different heaters such as radiators, chimneys or heated stoves.

It is important to note that several chemical pollutants such as bisphenols, benzene or formaldehyde are also present in paints, perfumes, floor coverings or glues…

The air test is a step that should not be overlooked even if there are no apparent problems in your home. To ensure the air quality in the living rooms, you can contact a professional at any time to do the tests and decontaminate the premises if needed.

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Certification

At Decontamination ExpertsTM, we work hard to ensure an adequate and safe environment for your family’s health. Our work is carried out by APCHQ. In addition, an independent laboratory analyzes the air after our decontamination work. This will ensure that all traces of asbestos or mold are gone.