Frequently Asked Questions
New clients often have questions about Indoor Air Quality assessments. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions. To learn more about IAQs and find out if one is right for your home, please call us at 732-456-6119 for a free consultation.
What is an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment?
An IAQ is a comprehensive investigation into the air quality within and around a residential or commercial establishment. Factors such as poor ventilation, dampness, past or present water intrusion, indoor temperature/relative humidity, and types of building materials will affect indoor air quality. All or any of these factors could cause an increase in airborne contaminants know as bioaerosols.
What are some types of bioaerosols?
Bioaerosols include fungi (mold spores), bacteria, gases, mycotoxins, vapors, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, radon, volatile organic compounds. High concentrations of these indoor contaminants can cause disease or predispose occupants to adverse health effects.
Who can benefit from an Indoor Air Quality assessment?
Anyone who breathes indoor air, who has health concerns, or an auto-immune disease would benefit from an assessment. We go to the doctor yearly for a check-up, we should be checking our home as well.
What type of equipment may be used during an assessment?
- InstaScope: Measures your indoor air quality in real time and generates a report instantly
- Thermo-hygrometer: Temperature and relative humidity readings
- Moisture Meter: Measures moisture level of porous substrates (walls, wood, etc.)
- Infrared (IR) Thermometer: Measures temperature deferential instantly from a distance of 50ft.
- Zefon Bio-Pump: Traditional Air Sampling
- Gas Monitor: Measures the presence and quantity of various gases (CO2, MO, etc.)
- Laser Particle Counter: Used to determine the air quality (cleanliness) by counting and sizing the number of particles in the air.