Chemicals, particles, ozone, exhaust, smoke, particulates, carbon monoxide — it all sounds very scary. But this is just a small list of what you’re breathing in when you’re in your home. The actual list is pretty long, and the consequences of breathing in what’s on that list can be very real.
Nevada’s air quality is often considered “unhealthy” for people at high risk for health issues. This is due to elevated levels of carbon monoxide, ozone from car exhaust, and fine particles of pollutants that can enter the lungs when breathed in.
When you consider that the air outdoors often makes its way inside through your windows, doors, and any leaks you may have, add to that the indoor air pollution of cooking, cleaning, smoking, mold, pollen, and chemicals. Now you have a perfect storm of unhealthy air—regardless of how healthy you are.
That’s why it’s important to work with an indoor air quality inspection and testing company in Spring Valley, NV. The experienced experts at Ambient Edge have decades of knowledge, as well as up-to-the-minute technology and equipment, to test your home air quality and help you improve the air you breathe. Call us today at (888) 247-7475 or fill out the form to request a consultation.
What Happens During a Comprehensive Air Quality Inspection
Air circulates differently throughout the rooms of a home. As such, your Ambient Edge specialist will take air samples from different rooms to help uncover any potential causes of poor indoor air quality. These samples will check for things like:
- Chemicals and products such as carpets, cleaners, paints, and aerosol sprays that produce damaging Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Mold and bacteria
- Pollen, dust, and animal dander that can cause or worsen allergies
A note about radon: It is an odorless, colorless, and radioactive gas that is released naturally into the soil when uranium breaks down. It can enter your home through small areas of leakage and unsealed cracks. Any home can have radon. Your home may not have a detectable level of radon, but your neighbor’s home may require radon mitigation.
Nevada has a higher-than-average level of radon in many areas. So, having a professional properly test your home radon levels can help you limit exposure to this cancer-causing gas.
Complete Indoor Air Quality Inspections Are Important
If you’re buying or selling a home, a total indoor air quality inspection may now be a requirement as part of the sale or home inspection process. Homeowners want to know they are safe from issues commonly caused by indoor air pollution, including:
- Deadly carbon monoxide that could be present in small concentrations, causing a combustion risk or even death from suffocation
- VOCs and allergens that can cause minor issues or inflame serious health conditions
- Cancer-causing asbestos that may be present in floor or ceiling tiles or in your attic or wall insulation
- Lead paint
- Mold, which can make homes smell and cause serious breathing problems
- Rodent and insect droppings, which can cause breathing trouble with their dust and fumes
Just because you may “feel fine” in your home doesn’t mean your indoor air quality is healthy. The air you breathe day in and day out may be damaging your health and your home.
Simple and economical solutions are often available for a variety of air quality issues — carbon monoxide detectors and air filters, for example. But until you know the problem, you can’t know what you need to fix or how to best address it. This is where a professional indoor air quality inspection and testing company in Spring Valley can help.
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What Happens Post-Indoor Air Quality Inspection
Unlike very basic at-home testing kits, professional air quality tests need to be sent to a lab for analysis. Once we know the results, your Ambient Edge team member will contact you to set up any next steps and make suggestions.
This might include:
- Radon mitigation systems
- Air filtration system recommendations
- Discussion about proper care or removal of asbestos
- Mold removal solutions
- Discussion about proper care or removal of lead-based paint
- Carbon monoxide detectors
You may never have thought about indoor air pollution before and don’t want to start thinking about it now, but the sooner you find out what’s in the air you’re breathing, the sooner you can start making it safer and cleaner for your family.
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Schedule Your Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Testing in Spring Valley, NV Today
Whether you’re staying in your home for the foreseeable future or purchasing a new home and selling yours, the time for an indoor air quality inspection is now. Call the experts at Ambient Edge at (888) 247-7475 or send us a message to schedule a consultation today. Our team is experienced, fully licensed, and professional. We will work with you to find an inspection time that works with your schedule.