No one wants to think the air quality in their home is poor. However, this is an unfortunate reality in many homes throughout the Boulder City, NV area. This is why it is smart to hire an indoor air quality inspection and testing company, and at Ambient Edge we have been performing tests like these for years. If you hire us, we can come to your home and check your air quality to ensure the air that you, your family, and anyone who visits your home is breathing is clean.
Yes, you can perform an air quality test yourself with a home kit, but they are not nearly as thorough as hiring a professional for the job. Most kits test for one thing only, such as radon or lead, and you have to pay separately for each test. With Ambient Edge, you get a comprehensive inspection at one flat fee. If you’re interested in scheduling an air quality inspection, give us a call at (888) 240-8283.
Types of Contaminants
When it comes to air pollutants, there are three main categories: biological contaminants, chemical contaminants, and combustible contaminants.
Biological contaminants are particles of things like dust, debris, and mold, which escape into the air mainly from dirty air ducts in your HVAC system. Not only is it unpleasant to breathe these things in, but it can also be dangerous if someone in your home already suffers from asthma or another respiratory condition.
In addition to an air quality test, if you also know for sure that your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in quite some time, we here at Ambient Edge can help with that too.
Chemical contaminants include particles of, well, chemicals, such as cleaning supplies, paints and assorted paint products (like remover or stain), and pesticides. Particles of chemical contaminants may hang around long after your paint project or cleaning spell is over. This is especially true, again, if you have not recently cleaned your HVAC’s air filters.
In addition to making you sick in the short term, you also risk long-term effects of continuing to breathe in chemical contaminants, including certain cancers. Ambient Edge can test your air quality to see if any of these particles are present, then recommend ways in which we can help you get rid of them for good.
When you think “combustion,” you probably think fire, and this is correct. Combustion contaminants are those particles that emanate from anything that burns, such as the smoke from a cigarette. Combustion contaminants are, largely, made up of carbon monoxide. Formaldehyde is another common particle in many people’s homes, and this too is a combustion contaminant.
While it’s a good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, you certainly want to rid your home of combustion contaminants because enough of them will cause you to get sick. An air quality test can help you determine whether these pollutants are present in your home so that you can take the necessary steps to get rid of them.
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What to Do When You Have Pollutants
If, after our licensed technicians perform the air quality inspection, the test comes up positive for pollutants, don’t panic. Most people have some form of pollutants in their homes. And we at Ambient Edge have the know-how and tools to rid your home of them for good.
For one thing, preventative maintenance is a great idea because once you schedule an annual or biannual cleaning, you never need to worry again about when your HVAC’s air filters were last cleaned or changed. And, if your ducts are beyond repair, we can work with you on a pricing plan to install some new ones.
We can also recommend an upgrade to your HVAC system that will be a better fit for your home and that will improve your humidity level in your home. Ideally, the humidity level should fall in the range of 30 to 50%. Any more than that and you encourage bacteria to thrive in moist conditions – something many bacteria are all too happy to do.
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If you or someone else in your home regularly suffers from asthma or allergies, it’s not a bad idea to have the air quality in your home tested. You never know – you might be living in a sea of pollutants, and once you rid your home of them, your health conditions will clear up ten-fold.
We at Ambient Edge offer all our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our parts and labor, so whether you opt for just the test or hire us for additional services, we have you covered. Give us a call today at (888) 240-8283 to schedule your indoor air quality inspection, and start enjoying a higher quality of life that you never knew you were missing!