East Central Alabama’s
Indoor Air Quality Authority
- Make Your Home Clean and Safe Again
- Improve Air Quality
- FREE initial phone consultation
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Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Science Advisory Board. If you think poor indoor air quality is making you sick, it’s time to get an expert from BIOSWEEP® of Alabama on the case!
- Air and Surface Mold Testing
- VOC Testing
- MVOC Testing
- Formaldehyde Testing
Everyone’s home contains dust, dirt, and chemicals, and these contaminants are circulating through the ductwork and air vents. They can enter your house through open doors and windows, while also travelling on clothing, supplies, and other items brought into your home. Pollutants can also be created through items you already have in your home, such as carpets, furnaces, gas burners, wood, and mold. Additionally, you have biological contaminants in your home, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollen, insects, and animal dander (tiny scales from hair, feathers, and skin). Basically, anything small that is unwanted in your home can be considered a contaminant.
Many of these contaminants are often invisible to the naked eye. They are usually inhaled and can trigger allergic reactions, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types of asthma. Sneezing, watery-eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems can all be caused by biological pollutants, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You should look into the quality of air inside your home.
The Problem with Living with Bad Indoor Air Quality
There is a common misconception that air pollution can only affect a person if they are exposed to contaminants over a long period of time. Unfortunately, that is not true; even mild exposure to air contaminants in your home can negatively affect your health. It is important that you maintain clean air quality in your home in order to remain as healthy as possible.
Say you notice a musty odor when you return from vacation. You have looked everywhere for the source, but you can’t find anything unusual. You start to notice you feel different in certain rooms, even to the point that you hate being in some of them.
Why Call BIOSWEEP® for Indoor Air Quality?
Our proven testing methods can get you answers to your indoor air questions. We partner with a state-of-the-art lab to analyze your indoor air and find the impurities that are making you suffer.
Airborne mold testing gives us an idea of what strains of mold might be present in the environment and how we can find and eliminate them. These tests can determine the types of spores in the air and their prevalence. We also conduct surface testing to find the particulates that have fallen from the air onto surfaces. Swabs and tape lifts collect particles that we can then send off to the lab for further analysis.
Microbial Volatile Organic Compound (MVOC) tests are another common service. Some forms of fungi, bacteria, and mold can give off MVOCs. MVOCs may cause fatigue, nausea, and headaches.
We use a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) test to find out if things like your paint or building products are making you sick. Some dangerous gasses can evaporate out of common materials in your home, and we use lab testing to find them so we can build the best plan of action.
Also, if needed, formaldehyde tests are available. Formaldehyde evaporates at just -2 Fahrenheit, so it can leach into any home environment if it’s present on building materials or paints.
An expensive, but effective, solution is to transition from carpet to hard surfaces. Carpet is a magnet for dust and dust mites, while hard surfaces tend to be cleaner. While this transition is expensive, it can have good long-term health benefits for you and your family.
Do not allow smoking in your home. If you or a guest smokes, smoke outside of the home. Tobacco smoke is highly irritable to children, and secondhand smoke can be a large trigger for asthma. Tobacco smoke can also enter the air ducts and stick to the walls of your house, which means it can remain in your house for a long period of time, even a long time after the person smoked in your home. This is called third-hand smoke, and you can be exposed to the chemicals from offgassing or from touching the surfaces that the smoke has clung to.
These pollutants can be relentless. Some are self-perpetuating, and some are just plain difficult to remove. You need a long-term solution that will provide you with long-lasting ease-of-mind.
The BIOSWEEP® of Alabama 3-Step Process
In order to ensure that all of our clients receive the same high-level quality of care, we employ a consistent 3-step process. While we recognize that your home’s individual problems require unique solutions, this process will allow us to come up with an efficient solution.
– Free Initial Phone Consultation –
When you first recognize that there may be poor indoor air quality for your home or a home that you are about to buy, give us a call so we can do an assessment. No matter what the cause of the bad air quality, our experts can get a good idea of what you are dealing with and can provide an estimated cost for our services.
– Site Visit –
Our experts will come out to your house, take some air and/ or surface samples and do a non-invasive inspection of the home, noting any moisture problems we find. We will then send the samples to our lab for an in-depth analysis.
– Execution –
After receiving the results from the testing, we forward them to you along with a user friendly explanation and suggestions for next steps. At your request, we will present you with a detailed plan for tackling the problem of poor air quality in your home or a home you are about to purchase. This plan will not provide a temporary solution, but an effective remedy to poor air quality.
Enjoying Your Home Again
Improving your indoor air quality can seem daunting, but it can be one of the most important aspects of home maintenance. Indoor air pollution is caused by contaminants in your house that can irritate your body, specifically your respiratory tract. The result can be asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, and digestive problems.
If you begin to experience these symptoms for no apparent reason, you should first see a medical professional. Then, call BIOSWEEP® of Alabama to enact our 3-Step Process that will provide permanent high-quality solutions to poor indoor air quality. We at BIOSWEEP® of Alabama want you to be able to enjoy your home again, so call now!