Air Quality Testing
You've likely been warmed about rising outdoor air pollution and its negative effects on your health and wellness. But did you know your home's indoor air quality is likely 100 times more polluted than the outdoor air? Most people spend a majority of their lives indoors — and when you're at home, you want to know your family is always relaxed and comfortable. But the air in your home can increase your chances for aggravated health issues like headaches, fatigue, nose and throat irritation, worsened allergies and respiratory conditions like asthma.
While poor indoor air quality is a scary concept for many New Jersey homeowners, you can breathe easier and enjoy a healthier lifestyle by regularly testing your home's indoor air quality.
What Is Air Quality Testing?
Indoor air quality testing is the process of using specialized tools to take samples of your home’s air. Air quality testing companies send these samples to an accredited lab where technicians evaluate the specimen and determine what types of mold and pollutants are present and how concentrated each one is. In most New Jersey homes, common indoor air pollutants include radon, mold and a combination of volatile organic compounds:
- Radon: Radon gas is often found in soil and can seep into your home through openings or cracks in your walls and flooring in close contact with the ground. Radon is a primary pollution concern because it can cause lung cancer.
- Mold: Mold spores are naturally found throughout your home's air, but it poses a significant health concern when it is exposed to high moisture levels and colonizes. Mold is often unseen and hidden beneath drywall, inside attic spaces or underneath flooring installations. Prolonged exposure to mold can cause headaches, fatigue, skin irritations, cold-like symptoms and respiratory issues.
- Volatile Organic Compounds: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are often found in common daily household items including paints, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, varnishes, waxes and air fresheners. Higher levels of VOCs in your indoor air can cause ear, nose and throat irritation, nausea, migraines and even damage to your kidneys, liver and central nervous system.
In addition to these common air pollutants, secondhand smoke and combustion pollutants from poorly vented fuel-burning appliances — like space heaters, gas- and wood-burning stoves, fireplaces, water heaters and dryers — are also often discovered.
Why You Should Have Your Home Tested
As you perform regular daily tasks, chemicals, pollutants and other irritants are swept around your space and accumulate over time. By having your air quality regularly tested by a professional and remediated as needed, you can feel these positive results:
- Easier breathing
- Fewer airborne allergens
- Improved moisture levels
- Better night sleep
- Lower energy costs
How to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality
By being proactive and regularly performing small maintenance tasks around your home, you can greatly improve your home’s overall air quality and comfort. Regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system to reduce the pollutants circulating throughout your house and keep your indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent to better regulate the concentration of some pollutants.
Having good circulation throughout your home can also reduce the amount of airborne pollution in your air. As weather permits, open windows to allow fresh air to circulate from room to room.
Choose 2 River Group for Monmouth County Air Quality Testing
At 2 River Group, we care about your comfort and the health of your family. That's why we provide a wide range of quality indoor air quality tests and services, all designed to identify the contaminants found in your home and create specialized solutions for improving your indoor living environment. Our experienced air quality team can perform the following:
- Airflow testing
- Pressure differentials
- Surface wipes
- Bulk and swab samples
- Air sampling
For all of our indoor air quality testing services, we provide a detailed report complete with lab findings and suggested remediation action items. With our remediation and testing services, we guarantee comfort, health and happiness for you and your family for years to come.
Request a Free Monmouth County Air Quality Testing Estimate Today
If you believe you and your family may be experiencing negative health effects due to poor indoor air quality, then contact the experienced and trusted professionals at 2 River Group to provide healthy home solutions. We provide the best air quality testing services for homeowners throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties as well as the Jersey Shore, along with transferable workmanship warranties and emergency response services. For all of our air testing services, we use only specialty industry tools to ensure the most accurate results and create personalized solutions to improve your home’s health and comfort.
To request a free air quality testing estimate, fill out our online contact form or call us today at (732) 383-7871 to speak to a team member.
Certified Mold Testers
In 2009 the World Health Organization issued evidence linking indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, & weeze and in respiratory illness in otherwise healthy adults & children; and to potential development of asthma in susceptible individuals.if mold is visible, it is absoultely imperative to have air samples taken in order to identify the potential 150,000 types of mold.
There is always some mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the earth for millions of years. Exposure to damp & moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds & some have mold allergies.
Air samples are used in order to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a home. These samples should always be taken by a Certified Mold Inspector. The samples are then sent to a reputable labratory where they are analyzed. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mold spores. After remediation, new samples are typically taken to ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.
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