Indoor air quality is an umbrella phrase we use to describe a wide variety of air quality problems that may arise in occupied buildings, including chemical exposure, toxic or irritating gases, particulates, or biological materials. While no single test exists that can measure all potential factors in one step, our experienced and qualified inspectors will devise a testing regimen tailored to your specific space, industry, or concerns to help ensure your building, home, or office is as safe and comfortable as possible.
What an interior air quality inspection may include
An indoor air quality test involves more than setting up a meter and taking measurements. The real work comes from interpreting this data and inspecting the building to determine the cause of problems as well as create a plan for solving them. Our inspectors are trained and experienced in construction techniques, building diagnostics, pressure testing, and building systems. This knowledge, combined with the time and detail needed for a thorough inspection, will ensure that you are getting useful information and a solid, unbiased report.
Whether your commercial space is due for routine safety testing or management simply wants to guarantee the office remains free of health hazards, this package is tailored to test for the most common commercial contaminants: mold spores, toxic gases including carbon monoxide and VOCs, and general climate conditions including relative humidity. We’ll set up and take down our non-intrusive equipment based on your desired length of monitoring, and you’ll receive a comprehensive report informed by federal safe exposure standards.
Though severe mold growth is obvious to the naked eye, spores and other airborne health threats are often only detectable via testing. This is why Hawk compares outdoor mold spore content to indoor quantities to gauge whether your home is outside the normal local range, in addition to collecting room-by-room environmental data and visually assessing heating, ventilation and filtration systems. Once you’re aware of any issues, you’re empowered to improve residents’ overall health and potentially mitigate undiagnosed respiratory symptoms.
Should we detect hazardous levels of VOCs or particulates, one of your first steps toward mitigation will likely be purchasing a filter. Hawk Environmental partners with Amaircare to provide a selection of energy-efficient HEPA and VOC filters that work across various area sizes.
A poor ventilation system can result in costly home damage and health risks, including persistent odors, excessive condensation resulting in mold or pest infestations and stagnant air. Our assessment measures carbon dioxide, relative humidity and VOCs and uses this data to determine whether improvement is necessary.