Detailed Home Inspections is pleased to announce that we are now offering Indoor Air Quality Testing to our home inspection clients.
Many Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, often at home. Therefore, breathing clean indoor air can have an important impact on health. People who are inside a great deal may be at greater risk of developing health problems, or having problems made worse by indoor air pollutants. These people include infants, young children, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. (source: http://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/Biological-Pollutants-in-Your-Home/)
When you should consider an Indoor Air Quality Test:
» When a recent or past water event is suspected.
» A “musty” smell is noticed.
» An occupant of the home is predisposed to respiratory distress.
» Recent mold remediation took place and you want to verify the effectiveness.
To perform the test, the inspector will take a number of air samples in the house. The air samples will tell you if you have hidden moisture or leaks that are producing spores that may represent a health risk to you and your family. The number of air samples that will be taken inside the home is based on the size of the home. A sample is needed for each 600-800 square fee. A 1600 square foot home will require three air quality samples – two in the house and one from the outside. An outdoor sample will always be taken to compare the inside samples to a baseline or control sample. Larger homes will require more air quality samples. An Indoor Air Quality report will be issued in an easy to read, detailed report. With Detailed Home Inspections, you can be assured of accurate and dependable testing to determine the quality of the indoor air in the home you are about to purchase.