The Inspector, Home Inspection Services Inc. offers air quality and radon testing services throughout the Vancouver area.
Air Quality Testing
Air quality testing involves the inspector taking a minimum of 2 air-o- cells (one outside to compare to a minimum of 1 inside). The samples are taken to the EMSL lab and the results are ready according to your chosen turnaround time. We charge $150 for the air testing fee plus lab fees (determined by the quantity and time frame). Please contact Nancy for the price list.
Why Should You Test For Air Quality?
Indoor air pollution can be difficult to detect by smell alone. For your health and safety, you want to find out what might be lurking in the air. Indoor air quality testing measures the air for things such as allergens and molds. The tests can determine whether the air quality of your indoor air is safe or dangerous. We work with EMSL Analytical, Inc. One of North America’s leading environmental testing firms. Air-o-cell tests can detect: fungi (mold), bacteria (Legionella, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, etc), mycotoxins, endotoxins, allergens, pollen, and particulates.
Radon is a naturally occurring colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that is released when uranium breaks down in soils and rocks. Radon released from the ground into outdoor air gets diluted and is therefore not harmful. However, radon is a problem in indoor settings, where it can build up and pose a risk to your health. Due to geological factors, some areas in British Columbia have naturally higher surface levels of radon than others. Many of these areas are in the Interior and Northern parts of the province. However, indoor radon accumulation can vary widely from building to building, even in the same neighborhood. Even if you live in an area with generally lower levels of radon, it is still recommended to test your home for radon. Testing is the only way you can determine if you have a radon problem. If you do, then it is easily remedied.
Our high-tech radon testing kit needs to be set up undisturbed for a minimum of 24 hours. The longer the kit stays in the home, the more accurate your test results will be. Please contact Nancy for pricing.