MOLD INSPECTION / AIR QUALITY TEST
Proctect your family’s health thanks to a mold inspection and air quality test.Whether it’s at home, at school or at work, contaminants such as mold, radon, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can easily contaminate these environments, unless you take measures to stop them. The purity of the air especially that of the indoor air, is an essential factor for health. We all have the ability to control the quality of our indoor air.
WHAT IS MOLD?
Molds are microscopic organisms that can put your health at risk as well as the value of your buildings. Indeed, it can grow on construction material in which case it might be the reason why you need home mold test. Indoor humidity bolsters the growth of mold and increase the risks of health isssues and respiratory allergies for sensitive people (Asthma, Bronchitis etc..)
People living or working in highly damp environments that foster the development of molds indoor may experience the following symptoms:
-eye, nose and throat rash
-limited breathing and wheezing
-aggravated asthma symptoms
DO YOU NEED A MOLD INSPECTION?
According to HEALTH CANADA, Canadians spend nearly 90% of their time indoors, whether at home or at work or during their leisure activities. On the other hand, most people are unaware of the effects of poor indoor air quality on their health. Whether at home, at school or at work, contaminants such as mold, radon, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can easily contaminate these environments, unless you take measures to stop them. A mold inspection or air quality test allows our experts to check the purity of the air especially that of the indoor, is an essential factor for health.
HOW TO IDENTIFY MOLD?
Mold proliferation is not necessarily visible at first glace. Sometimes molds will develop behind walls or even in your ceiling. That’s why, it’s really important to check places that keep all the moisture of your building. The first step is to realize a visual inspection. You have to look for discoloration, moisture traces and mold. Another way is to locate obvious water leaks, condensation or any sign of flood. Acting fast is the safest way to ensure a effective mold remediation.
We offer all types of mold analysis (Air and Surface) according to your case:
- Spore trap (Cassettes)
- Surface sample
- Fungal dust
- Fungal direct air
- Air direct bacteria
- Fungal sponge
When the conditions conducive to fungal growth are present indoors and are not controlled, moulds can proliferate, colonize various substrates and eventually end up in the ambient air. The effects of moulds on the occupants’ health depend on the mode and extent of exposure, the nature of the agent in question and the susceptibility of the exposed individuals (health status, age, etc.).
AIR QUALITY TESTING
SolAirEau Group offers a professional service of indoor air analysis in your buildings (residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, construction sites, etc.) to determine the nature of the pollutants present in your environment (mold, fungi, bacteria , dust,
- Biological pollutants are living organisms such as mold, bacteria and dust mites.
- Chemical pollutants are gases or particles from combustion appliances, tobacco smoke, household and personal care products, and various building
Lack of ventilation, especially in airtight buildings, is a factor that greatly affects the quality of indoor air.
POPULATIONS AT RISK: some individuals or groups of individuals,because of their health condition, are more susceptible to developing health problems when they are exposed to fungal contaminants.
The most frequently mentioned populations are atopic (allergic) individuals, people suffering from certain diseases (eg : cystic fibrosis), individual suffering from respiratory problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, infants and very young children, the elderly and severely immunodepressed individuals, particularly in hospitals.
Because they usually spend more time indoors, vulnerable people are at the most at risk.
© National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (2002).
HEALTH CANADA: 2014, ISBN: 978-1-100-24076-3H14, No.cat.: H144-19 / 2014EPDF