Air Quality Testing Indoors and Lab Analysis
Air Quality Testing and Lab Analysis can be performed at the time of your home inspection. If you need separate stand alone testing please call.
Poor air quality causes respiratory issues, asthma attacks, allergies and flu-like symptoms. Testing can be done on any floor. Cost of testing is $75 for each level of home tested.
Research & Analyze
Poor air quality indoors can have immediate health effects. We test your air quality on as many floors as you specify. The test looks for Biological contaminants such as pollen, dust mites, mold and mildew, radon, carbon monoxide, a build-up of Volatile organic compounds like gases from paints, cleaning products, fabrics, rugs, Asbestos,
Lab Analysis & Results
After the home inspection and air quality test is complete, we send the results to a lab for analysis. More info Coming soon
How do you check the indoor air quality in your home?
As a purchasing homeowner, we advise having your home inspector complete an indoor air quality assessment with lab analysis. Your home inspector is also checking for places mold may grow during the regular inspection by looking for water intrusion, visible mold, unusual moisture in building materials, unusual temperature and relative humidity, residue from rodents or other pests.
Our home inspectors can also perform a Radon test to ensure the home air quality isn’t contaminated with Radon.
Is an Indoor air quality test worth it?
The short answer is what type of price you’d put on your respiratory health? Poor indoor air quality leads to flu like symptoms, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and long term health effects. If you are respiratory compromised it is essential to test air quality.
How much does testing cost?
Outside of our inspection, home advisor notes the typical range is $288-$586!
We charge $75 for testing that comes with professional lab analysis.
Indoor air quality problems are something that needs to be taken care of quickly. Harmful chemicals or pollution can be swirling inside your living space that your breathing in on a daily basis. Getting air quality checked prior to purchase is a smart measure to be sure the air your breathing is safe.
NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDS: It can be even more important to add on Indoor air quality testing for newly built homes as new construction materials have been known to let off harmful fumes and/or chemicals. Sometimes even carpets and furniture’s made in another country and shipped overseas can as well!
Here are a few places a Top Floor home inspector is looking for mold during a mold inspection:
- The Air Handler – This area typically can have a lot of mold growth especially if it unmaintained and/or the filter has not been replaced with a HEPA filter.
- The Roof & Attic – A common spot for water entry through roof leaks.
- Exterior walls – Another common entry point for water intrusion.
- Plumbing systems – Using thermography cameras and their knowledge of construction, inspectors can find possible water leaks inside the walls.
Sources About Mold Testing and Indoor Air Quality Testing
MOLD US EPA
ALL ABOUT MOLD: STATE OF MI
MOLD INSPECTIONS AND TESTING FOR MICHIGAN HOMEBUYERS
AIR QUALITY SOURCE COMING SOON