Sometimes we give little thought to the air around us. But often the air inside our homes becomes contaminated and can be dangerous to our health. That's why mold and air quality testing in Gainesville, VA by a reputable, professional environmental services company is so important.
There are many factors that contribute to our indoor air quality (IAQ). Water damage, fire and smoke damage, sewage backup, mold and mildew growth, asbestos, lead, and other biological and chemical pollutants can quickly transform your home into a health hazard. The young, the elderly, and people with respiratory ailments, allergies, and lung diseases are susceptible to disease-causing biological and harmful chemical contaminants in your air.
Thorough housekeeping and routine cleaning of carpets and rugs will help. Regularly scheduled maintenance of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment are crucial. Adequate air distribution can also help, while the secret to controlling mold is to regulate the moisture in the air to a constant 50 percent humidity level.
Determining IAQ includes air sample collection, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, collection of contaminant samples on indoor surfaces, and computer modeling of airflow patterns inside the building. This baseline reflects the dynamic environment of the atmosphere in our home at a specific moment in time, allowing us to see how physical, chemical, and biological processes change air composition and distribution.
A building walk-through can identify sources or potential contributors to the indoor air quality deterioration. But, certainty requires gathering data from the site and, in a series of carefully performed tests, determining what particulates are present and in what concentrations.
Naturally, if you or a family member are suffering from the effects of poor indoor air quality, seek medical attention right away. But be forewarned, if you need to use IAQ test results for litigation, you'll need a certified, licensed environmental services company to conduct the testing. All tests must be compliant with recognized standards for indoor air quality in accordance with the rigorous requirements of the US EPA. The objective is to accurately assess the indoor air quality of your home and, through increased environmental awareness, to minimize daily exposure to indoor air toxins to protect your health.
According to the EPA, the average American will spend 90 percent of their lives indoors. If mold and indoor air quality are a concern for your family, air quality testing in Gainesville, VA might just be the best investment you can make.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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