Indoor Air Quality Testing – Get all the answers!

Testing your homes air quality can give you many different answers.

Testing your homes air quality can give you many different answers.

Do you feel better when you are away from your home? Maybe you feel better when not in the office?
You may want to have a thorough inspection performed to determine if air quality testing should commence.
Indoor air quality testing is an important part of determining how healthy your surroundings are.  Since we spend over 90% of our life indoors, the health and quality of the air we breathe is of utmost importance.  The majority of indoor pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and do not necessarily produce a noticeable odor.  Good indoor air quality should also not be confused with cleanliness or hygiene.  A visibly clean home or office can have a number of air quality issues that are difficult to rectify if they are not identified properly.
Are you experiencing any of the following?…
  • repeated headaches
  • breathing difficulties, asthma, or respiratory infections
  • excessive coughing or the feeling of not getting enough air
  • repeated congestion or sinus infections
  • dizziness, confusion or malaise
  • strange odors
  • skin irritation or rash
  • ear and eye infections
 …You may want to have a thorough air quality test performed to see if the source of these symptoms are environmental.
Our indoor air quality assessment service provides you with a detailed comprehensive written report on the findings of our tests and detailed recommendations on how you can improve the indoor air quality of your home or office.  We pride ourselves on having the most extensive and up to date instrumentation and have been informed by countless clients and colleagues in the industry that we use better equipment and instrumentation than our competitors.  Better equipment as well as extensive experience and industry certification provides better and more valuable air quality assessments.
Not many people are aware, but air quality studies consistently show that our indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor air. It might be hard to tell, but a proper indoor air quality test can show you in black and white. So where does the polluted air actually come from? Since every home and lifestyle is different, indoor air may be comprised for a lot of reasons: it may be tobacco smoke; it could be mold; or it could be any of the common household products that we use daily.
If you find that your family suffers from coughs or cold-like symptoms that are respiratory related more than usual, and or when in a certain area of the home or when in the home there may be some indoor air quality issues. While it’s true that symptoms like these are more common during the winter months, indoor air is sometimes the culprit. You could even be experiencing a mold issue in your home – something that an air quality test could determine. The truth is, even a little mold can cause potential health problems.
At got mold? we will test your air professionally – we don’t sell any “fix-it” products, and we do offer our services for any of the remediation work. We can even determine if you have proper airflow in the home, and if your air exchange is performing properly. When we have completed the air quality test, we will provide a full and detailed report that also outlines any recommendations we might have, and a scope of work that may be required to rectify problem areas.
If you find that your family suffers from coughs or cold-like symptoms more than usual, there may be some indoor air quality issues. And while it’s true that symptoms like these are more common during the winter months, indoor air sometimes the culprit. You could even be experiencing a mold issue in your home – something that an air quality test could determine quite readily. The truth is, even a little mold can cause potential health problems.
The most important thing about indoor air quality assessment is the professional who performs the testing. At got mold?, we use the very best detection tools: air sampling equipment for airborne material and most important, knowledge of the building envelope and systems. As for mold and mold spores, it’s the comprehensive testing and lab analysis that is critical, and should be performed by qualified professionals
Indoor Air Quality in the home can be affected by many factors such as building design, heating/cooling design, previous water damage or previous mould growth issues.  Most if not all issues can be easily addressed or solved once it is determined what the indoor air quality or mould growth issues are.
A few things to watch out for when dealing with indoor air quality.
  • Improperly managed humidity levels.
  • Airborne Dust issues from poorly maintained ducts or other sources within the building.
  • Chemical off gassing (VOC’s) from building materials or furniture.
  • Inadequate ventilation due to mechanical or building issues.
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) or Carbon Dioxide (CO2) issues.
  • Sewer gas issues leading to odour complaints.
  • Water damage issues leading to odour complaints or mould growth damage.
  • Mould spore issues leading to respiratory complaints.
  • Radon issues in the Basement
  • Radioactive marble or granite in the home.

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got mold?™ is a locally owned and operated Canadian company with over 25 years of combined experience in the disaster restoration industry. A Message from the President Mold is a growing concern. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look far ahead, understand the ever changing world and power in order to structure our business in the future and maneuver in such a way that will allow us to anticipate challenges we face throughout our journey, enabling us to continue operating as a world class company employing great people for continued success. Our Mission Find & fix sources of unhealthy indoor air Our Vision Healthy indoor air Our Core Values Dependable - We make commitments and meet them Resourceful - We find a way or make one Knowledgeable - We are certified and constantly learning Productive - We get it done right ASAP Trustworthy - We have a great reputation Loyal - We are proud of our company and its values Ethical - We don’t compromise our values and we don’t cut corners Respectful - We care about people, property and good stewardship of money All this while maintaining the utmost in health & safety standards. Indoor air quality specialists, we are experts in mold testing, removal and remediation; fire and flood damage restoration; indoor air quality testing; asbestos surveying, asbestos testing, sampling and abatement.