Why Air Quality Tests Matter Post COVID-19

air quality tests oakville and torontoThe COVID-19 epidemic has affected the health of many Canadians, and some of them still feel the consequences of the infection manifesting as reduced lung capacity and lung sensitivity. Being exposed to contaminated air in such conditions can cause a myriad of problems. A recent Canadian study suggests that more than 2,000 Canadians die prematurely every year because they live in homes where the indoor air is contaminated with mold, bacteria, dust mites and/or radon. These contaminants are invisible to the human eye and don’t always emit odours, so testing is necessary to determine if the indoor air quality in your Oakville home is safe. Older homes in Oakville are especially susceptible to air quality problems, so getting asbestos testing for Oakville homes is highly recommended.

Part of our job is to help you answer questions like: Is your indoor air threatening your health? Is your family breathing toxic air? Our trained inspectors use high-tech 3-in-1 infrared thermal imaging cameras that show temperature changes in objects, which detect areas invisible to the naked eye that might pose a health risk. These cameras can pinpoint where moisture is collecting in your home, enabling the prevention of mold growth and damage to building materials. Our testing is safe and non-invasive, which means we can inspect for contamination without removing any of your belongings or disturbing your property.

Why Air Quality is Important

Air quality has a significant impact on human health, and according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) estimations, nine out of ten people breathe contaminated air globally. Poor air quality is one of the leading causes of premature deaths worldwide, significantly increasing the occurrence of cardiovascular and lung diseases, different types of cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being exposed to air pollutants regularly is especially harmful to children and the elderly.

Many indoor air pollutants are invisible and odourless, making their detection challenging without professional equipment. To get an accurate estimation of the indoor air quality at your Oakville home, it is best to reach out to an expert and conduct professional air quality and asbestos testing.

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What Our Air Quality Tests Include

Inch by Inch Inspections offers a thorough air quality test for your Oakville home. Our testing includes the analysis of:

  • VOCs
  • Carbon monoxide and dioxide
  • Air particulates
  • Humidity levels
  • Mold and bacteria
  • Asbestos
  • Formaldehyde
  • Allergens like pollen, dander and dust

Aside from taking samples and sending them to a certified lab for a detailed analysis, our experienced inspectors will also test your HVAC system and inspect the natural air circulation in your home. Ventilation is an essential element of air quality, so it must be taken into account to get a whole picture of the air quality state in your home.

Corrective measures

After our inspector has conducted a thorough inspection and testing, he will provide the optimal corrective measures according to the results. He will give you a detailed report of the analysis that will serve as a guide for remediation. Reach out to Inch by Inch today to get air quality testing for your Oakville property.

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