A number of scientific studies aimed at indoor air quality analysis and its effects on home inhabitants have been published recently. Since we spend 90% of our day indoors, these studies are warranted and have revealed some very interesting information with regards to indoor versus outdoor pollutants. Over the last 30 years the construction industry has focused on energy efficiency in their building practices. While this is a great idea for lower energy usage and cutting the heating and cooling bills for homeowners, it has had unforeseen consequences.
According to the EPA, indoor air may have up to 5x the amount of pollutants as that of the outdoor air. Why? Homes are built specifically to restrict air from freely moving from the outside to the inside and vice versa. So pollutants such as radon, lead, asbestos, gas, kerosene and mold build up over time and can contribute to adverse health issues. Eco Tech’s certified technicians are expertly trained to deal with the most dangerous of these pollutants, mold. Using only the latest technologies and up-to-the-minute training in residential air quality testing and commercial air quality testing, our technicians will not only look at whether you have mold contamination, but also what is causing it to occur. In dealing with mold contamination, we often mitigate other pollutants with the addition of proper ventilation mechanisms as well as some air purification methods. Commercial air quality testing and residential air quality testing is an emerging technology, but one that we at Eco Tech take very seriously and welcome the opportunity to help our clients learn about their homes and how to make it truly a safe place.
To learn more about how to test home air quality or to learn more about residential air quality testing, please contact an Echo Tech professional.