INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING in houston
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Professional Indoor Air Quality Testing in Houston
If you’re looking for high-quality indoor air quality testing in Houston look to Air Quality Express. We provide advanced solutions to help deliver safer, healthier, and more efficient indoor air quality regardless of your building type/indoor environment. Customers have come to trust our extensive expertise and years of experience.
Due to its climate, exploding population, and the sheer number of vehicles and factories, Houston grapples with high levels of air pollutants. These have been responsible for poor air quality, and health problems such as allergies. Additionally, the high pollen count in Texas readily reminds us of the effect that airborne particulates can have on our respiratory system. Many homes have purchased air purifiers.
Most people in Houston rely heavily on their HVAC systems. Unfortunately, the presence of pollutants in our own homes is often forgotten. Respiratory issues begin where we spend our most time; according to the EPA, the average American spends 90% of their time indoors.
The EPA has conducted extensive tests on indoor air quality. They have assessed particle matter in the atmosphere and even the building materials used in many Houston structures. You may be surprised to know that the EPA has also found that indoor environments may contain 2 to 5 times the concentration of pollutants as outdoor environments. This comes from all kinds of sources, including ever-disruptive mold.
Even the hardiest set of lungs are upset by mold, and certainly, the sturdiest of homes are as well. That’s why indoor air quality testing is the flagship service we perform at Air Quality Express; air quality testing can identify the source of respiratory issues, determine if mold spores are proliferating in your air, and can even save you from costly repairs or HVAC system replacement.
Why Schedule Indoor Air Quality Testing?
Identify Indoor Air Pollutants
You may have noticed persistent coughing, wheezing, and running nose. Some people struggle with never-ending cases of sore throats. It may be because of pollen or other indoor air pollutants such as mold. Regardless, indoor air pollution is a major issue in Houston. Many homes simply purchase air purifiers. Others install simple devices such as a carbon monoxide detector. If the problem is more serious, you need competent air quality testing in Houston by Air Quality Express. We can use an air quality monitor to determine levels of pollutants. We also test for mold.
These pollutants could be as simple as pet dander, cleaning solutions, or combustion byproducts from cooking surfaces; they can also be more sinister.
Other pollutants include more dangerous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, which can cause poisoning; radon, the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers; and lead. All homes can experience pollution from any of these three compounds, but homes built before 1978 are especially at risk.
Identify Mold in Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Common Areas
While other indoor air pollutants are disruptive or even dangerous, mold is a serious concern. Linked to endless health issues across people of all ages, most are aware that they should avoid mold exposure as much as possible.
However, mold infestation and growth are especially common in indoor environments, and mold can proliferate anywhere exposed to humidity.
Avoid Costly Mold Damage
By the time you’re experiencing negative side effects from mold infestation, your home is already damaged from mold exposure. This could require a deep clean, or it could require the removal and replacement of walls, floors, ceilings, or even the entire HVAC system.
So even if you do not experience respiratory issues from your home environment, an indoor air quality inspection could mean the difference between relaxing on your couch and staying in a hotel room while your home is being repaired.
Indoor Air Quality Inspection Procedure
Air Quality Express follows a very thorough procedure when it comes to indoor air quality testing in Houston. Our licensed technicians identify every avenue of possible poor air quality sources, with steps including:
General Home Air Quality Survey
When it comes to indoor air quality testing in Houston, our technicians are very thorough. They observe the location of heating sources, the environment of your kitchen, storage of chemicals and cleaning supplies, and the quality of ventilation in each room. While these may not contribute as heavily to your indoor air quality, every bit helps.
Identifying Cracks in Walls, Foundation, and More
Next, we thoroughly comb your home for any cracks in your home that might allow for exposure to the outdoors. Even if the crack is too small to allow pests in, the slightest exposure to the outdoors can allow pollutants to slowly seep in; and cracks that allow exposure from soil can be a significant contributor to mold or radon pollution.
Radon, Carbon Monoxide, and Lead Testing
Due to the fact that they are largely invisible to the eye, Radon, carbon monoxide, and lead can be especially dangerous. Each occurs naturally, so identifying levels that exceed the norm requires special scanners and a technician well-versed in reading the reports. That is why you need professional indoor air quality testing in Houston by Air Quality Express.
Often, mold can be observed; unfortunately, if you can see mold on your walls, you likely already need repairs. Our technicians take samples of the air and visible mold in each room to deliver to an accredited lab; this tells us what kind of mold you’re dealing with and the extent of the contamination, which is essential to determining what treatments to use, both for your home and for your health.
What to Do After an Air Quality Inspection
As each case of indoor air pollution is unique to each residence, the outcome of an air quality test may be completely positive, or it may require extensive mold remediation.
Upon analyzing the result of your air quality test, Air Quality Express will quickly follow up with you on the best course of action for improving your indoor air quality.
Best Air Quality Professionals in Houston
Our technicians at Air Quality Express are the premier air quality professionals in the Houston area – we believe in the importance of maintaining your indoor air quality so strongly that it’s how we got our name!
To schedule an appointment, please call us at: (832) 781-0105