Indoor Air Quality Testing Company Maryland
Protect Your Health by Testing Your Air
Eco Pro Restoration is an indoor air quality testing company that provides management of indoor air quality environments. We have expertise in industrial hygiene, microbial contamination and indoor air quality.
We Care About Your Indoor Air.
Indoor air is the environment within a building or structure that is enclosed and contains people. The quality of this “fresh” or “used” air has an impact on the health of occupants. An indoor air problem can be caused by pollutants and contaminants in the air, such as gases, chemicals, and particulates.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Indoor air quality testing is the process of systematically measuring and analyzing the environmental quality of a space, in order to identify any potential problems. Millions of people live with these pollutants daily.
We provide air quality testing for clients in Maryland. Our services include indoor air quality, mold testing, and other tests.
Our team is certified and licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for these chemicals within homes or any commercial facility with an EPA permit number. We are also insured and bonded so you can guarantee your health will be protected at all times during your home inspection process!
Importance of Air Quality Testing
Poor air quality is a major concern for many Americans. The World Health Organization reports that more than 40% of the world’s population lives in areas with poor air quality, and it can have immediate effects on your health.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that in the United States alone, poor air quality causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths each year. Poor air quality can cause a variety of health problems and can exacerbate existing conditions. Poor air quality can affect anyone and everyone, but some people – like those with asthma or other conditions who are more sensitive to chemicals in the air may experience significant health effects.
Therefore, it is important to test your air regularly in order to protect yourself from the dangers that poor air quality poses.
Indoor air quality testing is important so that you know what chemicals are in the air after any sort of water damage or fire damage. Often the destruction from these types of disasters can release chemicals or create mold issues that are devastating to your health. While damage from fire can be cleaned and the damaged materials removed, often water from the fire can cause further problems requiring mold remediation by a professional company.
Indoor Air Quality Testing and Contaminants
Biological pollutants are substances that are harmful to the environment and humans. There are three major household biological contaminants: Dust, air and bacteria.
These pollutants cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath or dizziness. Viruses and toxins from microorganisms that are spread through the air can also cause disease. Damp basements can be a source of contamination for the entire home as the air is circulated from furnaces located in the basement.
Eco Pro Restoration of Maryland offers affordable indoor air quality testing for homes, schools, offices and other closed environments. A licensed company may be able to help you determine if your indoor air is safe for your family.
Chemical Air Pollutants are a growing concern in the United States. VOCs, Petroleum Particulates, Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Pesticides, Metals are some of the most common air pollutants that homeowners need to be aware of and protect themselves from.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can cause a variety of health problems including respiratory issues such as asthma attacks and emphysema. Other health risks associated with VOCs include adverse effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular problems, and cancer.
If you are experiencing any health issues like a persistent cough or difficulty breathing, it is important to talk to your doctor about whether or not you should be tested for chemical air pollutants in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Symptoms Of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
The most common symptoms of poor air quality are headache, dry skin and eyes, chronic cough or sore throat. Unfortunately, these can also be caused by other factors like allergies or smoking so it is important to be sure that poor air quality is the culprit before you take any action.
How do I read air quality test results?
There are a number of different ways to read air quality test results.
-The most common is the Air Quality Index (AQI). This index rates air quality on a scale from 0 to 500. Above 0, the air quality is considered good; below 100 it is poor.
-The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has a standard for indoor air quality. This standard rates air-quality on a scale from 1 to 100, with 50 considered normal and below 15 unhealthy.
What ways are there to test air quality?
The most common ways to test are with a smoke machine or a particle counter. Smoke machines work by blowing out particles of known size and composition into an air stream. The smoke particles can interfere with the airflow and tell you how good your insulation is at blocking those particles from entering. Particle counters work by detecting individual particle size, giving a more accurate reading of what’s being breathed in.
What is a VOC?
A VOC is a volatile organic compound. VOCs can be produced from many different sources such as paint, carpets and furniture materials like formaldehyde or benzene. VOCs are often present in the air when you are inside your home, office or other building.
How do you test for toxic mold in the air?
If you suspect that mold in your residence, find a company with certified professionals to test the air. This can be accomplished through an environmental assessment or by using a mold detection kit.
A certified laboratory will use a microscope to identify the type of toxic mold in your residence and take samples for analysis. This is important because some types may not be harmful, while others can lead to health complications.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that residents test their homes for mold annually.
Will an air quality test detect mold?
Yes. An air quality test will not only determine the presence of mold spores, but it will also measure carbon monoxide and other toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde or volatile organic compounds.
What does an air quality test detect?
An air quality test is a way to detect what type of pollutants are in the indoor air. The most common types of pollutants that an air quality test will detect include: particulate matter, benzene, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide.
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Indoor Air Quality Testing Company | Eco Pro Restoration
We are an indoor air quality testing company that tests home air quality or air quality testing for businesses for mold and other dangerous particles.
Service Type: Indoor Air Quality Testing