Air Quality in Phoenix, AZ
Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Testing
In our modern 21st century world, there are a wide variety of things that cause both outdoor and indoor air quality (IAQ) to be quite low. Cars, other modes of transportation, factories, and many other factors contribute to poor air quality. Most people believe, however, that the indoor air found in their homes or businesses must be of better air quality because it is not exposed to those environmental pollutants.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Indoor air pollutants also come in a variety of forms, and they are especially prevalent when something like flooding occurs in your home which can lead to mold. Pipes can burst, inclement weather can cause flooding, and sewer lines may back up into our basements. All of these experiences can lead to reduced air quality in our homes.
Because people spend most of their time (up to 90%) in houses or other buildings, it is important that property owners are proactive when it comes to ensuring that clean air can be breathed in while inside the building. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm, eliminating gas space heaters, and having periodic air samples taken can all work to make sure that air pollution has not infiltrated your space.
At Arizona Restoration Specialists in Phoenix, AZ, our team can bring a test kit to your home or office and make sure that your indoor air quality is at its cleanest. We strive to prevent you and your family from falling ill from contaminants in your own home. We provide exceptional indoor air quality testing, interior air quality improvements, and recommendations for keeping your air quality high.
Our Air Quality Services
Testing for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Carbon-based chemicals which evaporate at room temperature are known as Volatile Organic Compounds (do not confuse gases like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide with VOCs). Through the chemical process, these compounds start off as a solid or liquid before evaporating as a gas. VOCs sometimes have a strong odor, but some are totally odorless which can make them more difficult to identify without a professional inspection and testing.
It is important to get the proper indoor air quality testing done by a licensed professional with an industry-standard indoor air quality monitor to make sure that you are not breathing in VOCs on a regular basis.
At Arizona Restoration Specialists, our team can take an air sample from your structure and make sure that your home air quality will not negatively affect your health, central nervous system, or respiratory system.
Although mold is a regularly occurring part of the natural ecosystem, it can be a quite dangerous inside of a building. This is especially true if left unchecked and permitted to grow. Mold flourishes when present in wood, drywall, your air conditioner, plumbing systems, concrete, insulation, flooring, and more. We strive to find all traces of mold spores in your home and to provide you with the most comprehensive mold remediation process possible.
Mold can quickly ruin fresh air, so we work hard to ensure that your air quality is healthy and that mold will not cause you and your family any health problems.
The moisture detection process is very important to start immediately. This is because moisture can cause mold formation (within 24 to 48 hours of the water event) and, over a short period of time, structural integrity issues. Even when there is no evidence of standing water, you may still have excess moisture in the air and hiding behind walls.
If this is the case, mold will seek out that moisture and begin to take over. Moisture, warmth, and darkness are the 3 things that create an ideal environment for mold to grow. Using our moisture detection equipment and the industrial dryers and dehumidifiers, Arizona Restoration Specialists will work diligently to remove all extra moisture from your home.
Taking an air sample is one of the only ways to determine if your home or business has any harmful substances such as the Volatile Organic Compounds mentioned above. These pollutants may be the result of using paints, aerosol sprays, pesticides, and many more things. Without these sampling tests, we may not be able to tell if your health is potentially at risk.
In addition to the assessments for mold as well as the air sampling procedure, Arizona Restoration Specialists will also complete swab sampling. Any surface on which mold or any other pollutant may grow and develop will be swabbed. This can include fixtures, countertops, appliances, and any other surface that may be in harm’s way.
Leaks can begin for many different reasons. Sometimes, one of your plumbing pipes may develop a tiny leak that will continue to trickle water throughout your home until you find it. Often, the discovery is made because you smell the musty odor of mold and have sought it out, or you find the leak when completing other maintenance or repairs. If you notice such things as a foul odor, stains on the walls, warping in the wallpaper or floorboards, or other unusual things in the walls, ceilings, or flooring, you may have a leak.
At Arizona Restoration Specialists, we will come to your home and use advanced leak detection system to find the leak and give you options for repair. If you do not take care of the leak quickly, mold growth can occur and your health will be at an increased risk.
Contact Our Air Quality Experts
If you believe that you may have an air quality issue inside your home or business, do not hesitate. Contact Arizona Restoration Specialists today to discuss what you have detected and what can be done. We strive to make sure that you and your family do not develop any health problems due to harmful contaminants in your home’s air.
Call us today to schedule your air inside quality testing!
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