Air Quality Testing Services
Our indoor air should be at least as healthy as our outdoor air (if not better). Just step outside on any good air quality day and take a deep breath – smells nice, doesn’t it! Now do the same inside your home. If your indoor air smells different than you’re the outside air, there could be a problem.
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) Sampling
VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are chemicals emitted as gases from various building materials and consumer products. The EPA states that “levels of several organics average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors”. When exposed, adverse health effects may include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, and in severe cases can cause damage to the central nervous system and certain types of cancer.
Prism Analytical VOC Pump
Summa Canister TO-15 Test
|Tests for||97 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990|
|Benefits||More comprehensive test|
Prism Analytical Formaldehyde Test
|Tests for||IAQ Home Survey for Formaldehyde|
|Tests for||Sample Concentration for Formaldehyde|
Biological contaminants, including mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens, can adversely affect indoor air quality more than one may think. Responsible for allergic reactions, these contaminants can spread infectious diseases and can even cause toxic reactions in the liver, central nervous system, and digestive tract.
|Tests for||Cat, Dog, Cockroach, and Dust Mites by ELISA|
|Benefits||Tests for most common indoor allergens via dust sample|
Dust Common Particle ID
|Tests for||Dust Composition|
|Benefits||Identifies composition and possible sources for dust build up|
|Tests for||Toxins released from gram-negative bacteria (responsible for symptoms of bacterial diseases).|
|Tests for||Determines sewage contamination in buildings.|
|Benefits||Swab sample for Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, E. coli, and Fecal Streptococcus|
Water / Soil Sampling
Soils and water can be contaminated with several pollutants, whether they are biological or chemical. These pollutants can make their way into our homes from through many different avenues of contamination, including groundwater contamination, soil gas migration, and vapor intrusion. Knowing the conditions of the ground your house lays on may help to identify possible sources of indoor air pollution.
TCE / PCE
|Tests for||Presence of TCE / PCE in water|
|Benefits||Identifies presence or absence of toxic chemical|
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
|Tests for||Sampling for total petroleum hydrocarbons, a family of chemicals from crude oil, in soil|
|Benefits||Determines the concentration of contaminates compared to the Federal standard.|
|Tests for||Tests for presence of pesticides in soils|
|Benefits||Includes analysis and presence of pesticides such as DDT, DET, arsenic, and lead.|
|Tests for||Soil boring for number of applications, such as depth to water table, historic fill borings, etc.|
|Benefits||Can take soil samples at multiple levels of the soil profile|
Concerned about a different indoor air pollutant? GreenWorks offers sampling for a side array of problems, including narcotics (such as methamphetamine and marijuana), moisture migration, creosote, fire combustion by-products, and much more.
|Tests for||Creosote presence in materials and soils.|
|Benefits||Help to identify odors/health issues|
Moisture Migration through Concrete Slabs
|Tests for||Used to measure amount of moisture emitted from concrete slabs in basements and crawl spaces|
|Benefits||Gives you quantitative amount of moisture migration into dwellings|
Fire Combustion By-Product Sampling
|Benefits||Results can be used for cleaning assessment/insurance claims.|
Marijuana / THC Analysis
|Tests for||Wipes for the analysis of the active ingredient in Marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)|
|Benefits||Determines low levels of THC with little or no effect from interferences.|
Mercury Air Sampling
|Tests for||Analysis of airborne and non-airborne particulate mercury compounds and mercury-containing dust.|
|Benefits||Sampling has adequate sensitivity for measuring atmospheric concentrations of elemental mercury|
|Tests for||Premoistened wipes for analysis of methamphetamine presence of surfaces.|
|Tests for||Premoistened wipes for analysis of Nicotine presence in an environment, from firsthand or secondhand smoke.|
|Benefits||Sensitive and specific method for assessing nicotine contamination of surfaces.|
Tobacco Smoke Test
|Tests for||Presence of tobacco smoke and environmental tobacco smokes (secondhand / thirdhand smoke).|
|Benefits||Tests for multiple tobacco Smoke Marker compounds (2,5-Dimethylfuran, 3-Ethenylpyridine, and Nicotine).|
Breathe Clean Air in Your Home
From today’s super energy-efficient homes that are sealed off from the exterior environment to older homes from the built environment; building material off-gassing, soil gases, home cleaners, paints & varnishes, etc. can build up and degrade our indoor air. Known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), these toxic gases can collect in your home and grow to concentrations that can make it hard to breathe. GreenWorks can make the air you breathe better!
Many times we can’t put our finger on exactly what is causing our ill health. But we come to realize that we actually “Feel Better” when we leave our homes for any length of time. This is often the case when hidden biological issues are degrading the homes overall air quality. An environmental air quality professional will be needed.
It’s not unusual to have become so de-sensitized to the aromas associated with your home after living there for decades. Many times folks new to your home will notice the unusual aroma and mention it to you. You should hire a professional and investigate this further as things are not as they always seem to you.
Our nasal cavity and sinus chambers are our primary line of defense in conditioning air as it enters our bodies. Persistent sinus infections are often tied to a hidden environmental stressor that re-exposure to has detrimental health effects. Address the issue before it spreads beyond your sinuses.
Wondering If the Air In Your Home Is Healthy?
Keep you and your family members, away from experiencing things like winter-asthma and over-active sinus to unexplained respiratory illnesses, rashes or brain-fog? Poor indoor air quality may be to blame!
A call to GreenWorks (732) 223-2073 can help get you the answers you are looking for.