Indoor Air Quality Testing
Air quality testing is performed because air within our homes and workplaces can often be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in Metro Vancouver. It can be a cumulative effect of many small problems that cause an indoor air quality problem. Indoor air quality testing can be conducted for many different potential contaminants. ABM Environmental provides indoor air quality testing and assessments throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Air quality testing can be performed on residential houses, condos, offices and commercial buildings.
Mold Air Quality Testing
The most common contaminant in homes and buildings in Metro Vancouver is elevated levels of mold in the air. Certain mold species contain mycotoxins and adversely affect the indoor air when aerosolized. ABM Environmental can detect the exact levels of mold, identified by species, through analysing the indoor air.
Carbon Dioxide Air Quality Testing
Carbon dioxide levels tend to become elevated in areas in which there is not enough ventilation. This problem can become worse as more people are located in smaller areas with limited ventilation.
Carbon Monoxide Air Quality Testing
Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas that is produced as a result of incomplete burning of carbon containing fuels. Motor vehicle emissions, gas heaters, gas stoves and cigarette smoke are all sources of carbon monoxide. At low concentration levels, it can cause headaches, nausea, disorientation, and fatigue.
Relative Humidity Testing
Relative humidity is one of the best indicators of indoor air quality. If relative humidity is too low it may lead to symptoms such as dry eyes, nose and throat, and increases in respiratory illness. Relative humidity levels that are too high can give rise to stuffiness, headaches, and fatigue. If relative humidity levels are persistently high, the risk of mold problems will increase and this will in turn cause adverse health effects.
Volatile Organic Compounds Air Quality Testing
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that contain organic compounds. The word “volatile” indicates that the compounds vaporize at normal room temperatures. The word “organic” indicates that the compounds contain carbon. Organic chemicals that emit VOCs are widely used in household products and in building materials.
Indoor Air Quality Testing Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley
ABM Environmental specializes in investigating indoor air quality issues and recommending the appropriate tests to pin point the problem. Once the full extent of the problem is known, recommendations can be made to restore the air quality. Call us at (604) 568-5177 for a free phone consultation or fill out the Online Assessment Form to receive more information on indoor air quality testing services.