Air Quality Testing in Oakville

home air quality test oakvilleAlthough good air quality is one of the basic requirements for a healthy life, most homeowners don’t consider what contaminants might be present at their property. Because of this, the presence of indoor air contaminants often flies under the radar. What makes their detection even harder is that quite a few of them are odourless and invisible to the naked eye. As such, these contaminants require special tools for detection. 

The best way to determine whether your Oakville home is at risk is to get professional air quality testing. Hiring an air quality testing company in Oakville and getting a home air quality test will help you reveal the presence of all major air pollutants, as well as their concentration. But what are these major indoor pollutants in the first place? Let’s find out.

Types of Indoor Air Pollutants

Depending on their physical state and content, there are three basic types of indoor air pollutants:

  • Fumes – gaseous pollutants that include humidity, radon (naturally-occurring odourless radioactive gas), VOCs (emitted from adhesives, paints, solvents, wood preservatives, and similar), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide
  • Particulates – very fine solid particles like pollen, dander, dust, asbestos microfibrils, lead and smoke
  • Biological agents – various species of mold and bacteria

The level of contamination in the home depends on the concentration and number of pollutants that are present. It is important to note that some pollutants are more dangerous than others, for example, asbestos, carbon monoxide, and lead. Such contaminants require strict safety procedures and professional removal.

Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Although indoor air quality is far more complex than it initially seems, worry not – there are a few simple ways to keep the air quality in your home within healthy levels:

  • Regularly clean and vacuum your home to get rid of dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and other solid contaminants
  • Avoid smoking inside or using the fireplace.
  • Ensure good air circulation by opening windows or turning up ventilation to eliminate gaseous contaminants.
  • Take off your shoes as soon as you get home to avoid spreading bacteria or mold spores around.
  • Keep the windows open or the ventilation turned on during activities like showering, cooking and drying laundry to decrease air humidity.
  • Have your home tested for radon and asbestos
  • When using materials that emit VOCs (cleaning products, glues, etc.), open your windows wide and turn on ventilation fans.
  • Getting equipment like carbon monoxide detectors, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers can significantly help to improve indoor air quality.
  • Residential and Commercial Indoor Air Quality Testing 

Considering how important clean air is, any doubts about poor air quality should be cleared with professional testing. Older residential and commercial buildings in Oakville are especially prone to such problems because of their age and building materials used in their construction. Hire an experienced, trusted inspector and reach out to Inch by Inch Inspections. Inch by Inch’s certified staff is always ready to provide quality service in Oakville and neighbouring communities. Call today and schedule your home air quality test at 416-568-9702 or 888-445-0737.

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Hiring a construction contractor to renovate my house for the first time, I was not familiar with any of the DSS-related requirements.  So, it was quite reassuring to find someone like Tony who is trustworthy and knowledgeable. I also needed a quick turnaround for the completed DSS report and Tony delivered (on time, as promised).  In short, Tony was great to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime.   

Richard, Toronto

Tony did an excellent job with inspecting the house. He was very knowledgable in his field and thorough with his inspection. He carefully and patiently looked at both the exterior and interior of the building. He pointed out the deficiencies, what the risks are and how to rectify them. He answered all of our questions and made sure that we understood them. He offered his expertise and help if we needed.

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Teresa, Toronto

Tony Muscat of Inch by Inch Inspections is extremely professional, caring and a prompt individual, when he heard we may have a mold problem he came immediately. Tony was worried with the level of mold that was contained in this recent purchased older home and he walked me through the process of getting rid of the mold and what dangers were involved. He paid the best attention to us, while we went through this horrible ordeal. The fact that impressed me the most was his vast amount of knowledge, and the dangers of each mould which there are many. He is extremely professional and equipped to handle any job. I would recommend Inch by Inch, (Tony) to anyone he is a concerned and serious individual, that cares about your family!!!!!!!

Debra, Toronto

If it wasn't for Joe from Inch by Inch Healthy Homes coming into test the quality of the air in 3 condo's in our building we would have never known it was a gas leak from an outside BBQ which had been an ongoing problem for close to four years!!!!!!(the gas smell was going into the fresh air intake and then spreading through the 3 condo's!!!  Thank You!

Peggy, Toronto

We called Inch By Inch Inspections as we needed the mold removed from our attic to complete the sale of our property. They were very professional and did a great job! Thank you Tony and Team!

Andrew, Vaughan

Tony and Joe were really knowledgeable and great to work with! They explained everything thoroughly and were very responsive to questions. Thank you!

Angela, Burlington

I contacted this company to do an air quality test after we had asbestos wrapping removed from our basement. They were the most reasonably priced. The young man came the same day and was very thorough about the entire process. I appreciate that Tony was able to get my results sooner than the previously date we originally agreed on.

Iman, Mississauga

Tony came to my home to help me inspect the potential root causes of some water damage in my home. Through his vast knowledge and the use of the latest technology, he was able to help me understand what led to the damage and how to better prevent it in the future.

Giuseppe, Vaughan

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