Poor air quality and pollutants in the air can cause both short-term and long-term negative effects in those who spend time in the environment. If you have any worries, getting an assessment is a smart and practical solution. See the EPA’s Introduction to Indoor Air Quality for more information.
ESG’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments are professionally, scientifically, and efficiently conducted following the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendations. We perform indoor air quality assessments for residential properties, commercial properties, government properties, and more.
Some reasons to contact us for an assessment include:
- People living/working in the space have been having symptoms that could be related to mold exposure
- Something causing excess moisture in the space has occurred (a leak, flooding, high humidity levels, etc.)
- You have seen visible growth (potentially mold)
- An unusual smell is present
- You are considering buying/renting a house or commercial space, and want to ascertain that it doesn’t have any moisture/mold problems
- You want to have your crawl space checked out for potential mold/moisture issues before they become a larger problem
- You are concerned that VOCs (volatile organic compounds) may be present in the air
A typical IAQ assessment involves an investigator who is a certified IEP (Indoor Environmental Professional) coming into the the space to:
- Conduct a visual assessment of the interior and exterior of the area
- Use specialized monitoring equipment, such as a moisture meter and particle counter, to gather specific air quality data
- Collect any air and/or surface samples that are deemed necessary
After the assessment, the investigator takes any collected samples to an accredited lab for analysis. After the lab results come back (generally within 1 to 3 days) the investigator calls the client to share the results. Then in 7-10 days, ESG sends the client an in-depth assessment report written by the investigator. This report includes detailed information about the visual observations, the readings taken, and the sample results, as well as recommendations on how to address any issues that were found.