Because air quality is such a complex issue it is important to have a clear goal in mind when preparing a sampling strategy. Here are a few key questions to ask yourself.
What’s the problem or purpose? Odor, physical symptoms, real estate transaction, monitoring, simple curiosity?
Is the problem present all the time or is it specific to a particular location/time/activity?
Have any new products, activities, or environmental conditions been introduced recently?
Is the effect limited to one person or is everyone affected?
Do you need an overview of the VOCs or more detailed chemical information?
Vcita Home Inspection offers a wide range of sampling and analysis options to address your indoor air concerns.
H ome air quality is a growing health issue throughout the US. Most homeowners and potential home buyers are not aware there is an accurate and inexpensive way to measure the level of unwanted chemicals in home air. Additionally, many states and lending institutions require that a home air quality audit be performed during the property sale.
Indoor air investigations can be challenging. There are many aspects to indoor air quality, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), inorganic compounds, particulates, allergens, comfort factors, etc. One of the most difficult areas to look at is the VOCs, which are organic chemicals (containing primarily carbon and hydrogen) that vaporize easily at room temperature. There are thousands of different VOCs in indoor air from hundreds of sources, making both source identification and remediation plans challenging.
Most people do not notice an indoor air quality problem unless they smell something unpleasant or feel ill but many VOCs have no noticeable characteristics, leading to poor air quality situations without any perceptible signs.
In developing an action plan for resolving VOC issues, it’s not sufficient simply to know which chemicals are present. Understanding the sources as well as how the VOCs will react to changing conditions is crucial to improving air quality.
Vcita Home Inspection & Services introduces TDT Air Scan Benefits
Over 500 Volital Organic Compound (VOCs) scaned
Identifies problem areas
Provide help interpreting the analytical results
Fast turn-around time. Indoor air is known to be more polluted than outdoor air