Determining the source of poor indoor air quality, (such as Asbestos, Dust Mites, Strange Odors), requires sophisticated equipment and training. We provide a detailed approach to our property inspections and understand the right indicators to look for in a property that may indicate what is causing the indoor air quality issue. CMI has over 10 years experience in testing and assessing homes and businesses for indoor air quality pathogens.

What causes Indoor Air Quality Issues?
Poor indoor air quality sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. Insufficient ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Common indoor air pollutants include gas, tobacco products, building materials and furnishings, asbestos, carpet, products for household cleaning, radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.

Identifying Indoor Air Quality Issues in the home or business

Determining the presence of poor indoor air quality requires sophisticated equipment and training. Indoor Air Quality Testing is risky if not conducted by a professional.

Indoor Air Quality Testing: Air samples are taken with a specialized pump and air cassette. The air sample is then placed in a plastic bag and transported to the lab.

Bulk Materials Sampling: Bulk samples are collected from suspected surfaces or materials by cutting materials with a clean tool into a clean plastic bag.

Swab testing: A swab test is used for surface testing. The samples are collected by wiping a measured area with a sterilized swab. The swab is then placed in a seal tight tube and transported to the lab.

Tape Lift: A tape lift is used for surface sampling by stripping the suspect area surface with clear tape. The sample is then taped to a microscope slide and then placed in a seal tight container and transported to the lab.

Sampling Dust: Samples of dust are collected from a variety of sources that can contain pathogens such as; HVAC system ducts or filters, then sealed and sent to the lab.

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