Air Quality Testing & Purification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Science Advisory Board report that indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental risks to public health. And no home is immune to indoor air quality issues.

All homes contain concentrations of dust, dirt and chemicals. Once these contaminants are circulating through the ductwork, they can enter every room in your home, so no area is completely safe. Indoor air pollutants come from almost everything in our homes including cleaning supplies, smoke, dust, molds, paint, carpets, drapes, upholstery, furnaces, gas burners, wood and other building materials.

And then there are biological contaminants. Biological pollutants include bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollen, dust mites and other insects, animal dander (tiny scales from hair, feathers or skin) and molds and mildew.

They can travel through the air and are often invisible. They are usually inhaled, either alone or by attaching themselves to particles of dust and then entering the respiratory system. Some biological contaminants trigger allergic reactions, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types of asthma.

Infectious diseases, such as influenza, measles, and chicken pox are transmitted through the air. Molds and mildew release disease-causing toxins. Symptoms of health problems caused by biological pollutants include sneezing, watery-eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems.

BUYING A HOME

One thing that cannot be observed 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:

  • The US EPA has reported that home air can have 100 times more chemicals inside than outside.
  • The US EPA has also reported that adults and kids now spend most of their time indoors (90%) making indoor air quality of the utmost importance.
  • 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.
  • Mold growth can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
  • 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.

SELLING A HOME

Having a complete pre-inspection and an indoor air quality assessment performed on a home prior to sale demonstrates to the buyer that you cared for the home you are selling and that there are no issues that could delay the sale. IAQ Home Survey™ is a low-cost state-of-the-art indoor air quality assessment that can identify numerous chemical sources, whether they are from known sources (e.g., new paint, potpourri, or carpeting) or from mold that might be hidden from view but potentially found during a full home inspection. The IAQ Home Survey™ analytical report can be utilized to create an action plan to remove or remediate any issues found prior putting your home on the market.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF THE HOME AIR QUALITY IS SAFE?

BIOSWEEP of Alabama has chosen to offer customers IAQ Home Survey™, a state-of-the-art test that checks for chemicals in the air that could potentially make you and your family sick, and provides you with an assessment of the home air quality.

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Here are some good reasons why you should have your home, or the home you’re about to purchase, tested today:

1. Elevated VOC levels in the home can cause both short-term and long-term health issues. The U.S. Green Building Council’s recommended healthy building level is 500 ng/L. However, data from hundreds of homes measured by homeowners show the median value is 1,200 ng/L, more than twice the recommended level.

2. 20+ million US adults have been diagnosed with asthma, and it is also the most prevalent chronic illness among children. High VOC levels can cause asthma attacks. Therefore, finding high VOC levels and their sources can be helpful to the home buyer and seller.

3. Asthma prevalence and severity continue to rise and are at all-time high levels. At the same time, outdoor air pollution is declining. On average, most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, many experts suggest there is a strong association with the increase in asthma illnesses and indoor air quality.

4. Babies, young children, pregnant women, older persons, and people with respiratory or cardiovascular disease can be more vulnerable to indoor air pollution. If your family is made up of any of these groups of people, then an air quality assessment would be wise.

5. Many newer, more energy-efficient homes do not “breathe” correctly. IAQ Home Survey™ could potentially discover HVAC issues so they can be corrected before the home transaction takes place.

6. Carpeting, vinyl and laminate flooring, cabinets, countertops, and other similar building materials use adhesives that “off-gas” continuously over time, even for years. Many of these materials are manufactured using hazardous chemicals, some that can even cause cancer. Testing for harmful toxins that could be lurking within the framework of the house would be prudent.

7. Soil gas from environmental contamination can seep into the basement similar to radon. Our VOC test can observe this contamination.

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CONTACT INFO

1-844-4NO-ODOR
1-844-466-6367
r.ponder@biosweep.com

COVERAGE AREAS:

Montgomery, AL
Prattville, AL
Wetumpka, AL
Auburn, AL
Opelika, AL
Alexander City &
Dadeville, AL
Birmingham, AL
* Hoover, AL
Troy, AL
and points in between

SERVICE PRICING

Residential Mold Insp. $150
Crawlspace Insp. $150
Attic Insp. $150
Mold Testing -$100 ea / first 2 samples, $50 ea / 3rd + samples
Mold Removal - size & scope dependent
Residential Odor Removal -
.50 sq ft w/8 ft ceilings
Auto Deodorize - $250, satisfaction guarantee