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
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Air Quality FAQs
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 home's 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.
There is no one air quality test to cover it all. If it's a newer home, we will lean towards a chemical test for VOCs. If it is an older home with a musty aroma, we will test for biologicals.
The best ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are improving ventilation, air filtration, using low VOC paints and materials, and managing moisture levels.
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.