Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Testing

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

The resources we have allows us to test indoor air quality in the following areas:

Commercial Office/Retail Buildings

  • IAQ Evaluation
  • LEED Certification

Homes

  • Property Sale IAQ
  • Contaminated Drywall
  • LEED Certification

Hospitals/Clinics

  • IAQ Evaluation
  • LEED Certification

Industrial  Buildings

  • IAQ Evaluation
  • LEED Certification

Schools

  • Proactive Evaluation
  • IAQ Evaluation (Sick Building)
  • LEED Certification

Buying a Home?VOC Testing Pump

Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell one, or are just interested in good home maintenance, you want to make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe.

When you are buying a home, always select a home inspector that will diligently review the structural, electrical, and plumbing components of the home before you buy. This way, any issues uncovered can be corrected by the owner or within the purchase agreement.

But how do you determine if the indoor air quality of the home will jeopardize the health of you and your family?  See how a low-cost indoor air quality assessment can find potential hidden issues with a home and protect your future investment.

A home inspector can review and report on many things related to the soundness of the home.  But one thing they cannot observe with the naked eye are the airborne chemicals present in the home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family.

Here are some important facts to know:

  1. The USEPA has reported that home air can have 100 times more chemicals inside than outside.
  2. The USEPA has also reported that adults and kids now spend most of their time indoors (90%).
  3. The CDC has reported that 20+ million adults have asthma, and the National Asthma Survey has reported that asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease among children. These numbers continue to increase annually, suggesting that the indoor environment plays a contributing role in this trend.
  4. Mold growth can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
  5. The use of Formaldehyde is prevalent in certain building materials and the concentration of this known cancer-causing agent can be many times the safe level.

How can you know if the home air quality is safe?

Lake State Inspection has chosen to offer it’s clients Home Air Check™ Professional. A state-of-the-art test that allows the laboratory we use to check for chemicals in the air that could potentially make you and your family sick, and provide you with an assessment of the home air quality.

  1. Home Air Check Professional is a low-cost test designed to measure the chemicals in the air and find hidden mold.
  2. Home Air Check Professional can be performed during the home inspection on an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  3. Home Air Check Professional reports the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the home and whether they are within a safe range.
  4. Home Air Check Professional predicts the source of the VOCs through an industry-leading Contamination Index™ and determines if they are from safe sources (e.g., gasoline, potpourri, dead animals, contaminated drywall, or other sources).
  5. Home Air Check Professional is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by actively growing mold, whether they are behind walls or underneath the carpeting or flooring.
  6. Home Air Check Professional can test for formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde can be measured and reported individually for an additional charge, if there is a concern that building materials in the home might contain and release this known carcinogen.

Get peace of mind that the air in the home you’re buying or living within is safe to breathe. Call us today about performing an accurate, affordable Home Air Check Professional test as part of a complete home inspection service.