Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Pure Air Indoor Solutions

Specialists in Indoor Air Quality

Our team of certified indoor environmentalists and indoor air quality specialists works with scientists, medical experts, government and nongovernmental agencies to continually expand and exchange knowledge on how to help protect and improve human health in the interior. Using the latest technology to test the quality of the air in your home and to offer our customers the best environmental solutions in their interior space. The average American spends about 90 percent of his time in the interior; Therefore the quality of indoor air in your home can greatly affect your health. Please contact us for an evaluation of the indoor air quality, a control of your air and your health.

Indoor Air Pollution and Health

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of air in and around buildings, residences and commercials, especially when it comes to health. Understanding and controlling common airborne contaminants can help you reduce risks and problems in your health, resulting in poor indoor air. The health effects of indoor air pollutants can be experienced shortly after exposure or possibly years later.

Indoor air quality assessment and testing

"Poor indoor air quality is one of the main sources of health problems."

Pure Air has a team of experienced indoor air quality professionals whose main objective is to: Solve air quality problems, eliminate all possible contaminants and offer environmental solutions in the prevention process. Our experts are trained to examine all sources of poor air quality, compacted dust in HVAC ducts, outdoor air, indoor airflow patterns and how to correctly apply proper air filtration technology. The indoor air quality tests performed by our company can help you identify problems and offer you the best solutions created according to your need so that you can enjoy your indoor air in optimum conditions.

Reasons for poor indoor air quality

Poor air quality indoors depends on many factors; Among them, according to the EPA, the indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than the environment in the open air; And in some cases, indoor air measurements have found 100 times more pollution.

Some of the reasons for Poor Indoor Air Quality are:

  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Inadequate filtering
  • Poor maintenance
  • Turning off the air conditioning system
  • Kitchen and Heating
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Mold
  • Household products
  • Construction materials

Our “Indoorlungs”, test indoor air quality and help us identify your problems, as well as enable us to provide sustainable environmental solutions to greatly improve the quality of the air in your home. Therefore, it will greatly reduce the risks to your health due to poor indoor air quality

Immediate effects due to poor indoor air quality

  • Some health effects may occur shortly after a single exposure or after being repeatedly exposed to one or more contaminants. These include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue; These immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable.

    In the long run of having direct exposure to some indoor air pollutants, the symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may appear and worsen.  

    The likelihood of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants depends on several factors, including age and pre-existing medical conditions. In some cases, if a person reacts to a pollutant it depends on the individual sensitivity, which varies enormously from person to person. Some people may be sensitized to biological or chemical contaminants after repeated or high level exposures.

    Certain immediate effects are similar to those of colds or other viral diseases, so it is often difficult to determine if the symptoms are the result of exposure to indoor air pollution. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the time and place where symptoms occur. If symptoms fade or disappear when a person is away from the area, for example, an effort should be made to identify sources of air in the interior that may be possible causes. Some effects may be worsened by an inadequate supply of outside air entering the interior or by the prevailing heating, cooling or humidity conditions inside.

Identification of long-term effects on problems in indoor environments

  • Other health effects may appear either years after exposure or only after long or repeated exposure periods. These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal. It is prudent to try to improve the quality of indoor air in your home, even if the symptoms are not visible.

    While contaminants commonly found in indoor air can cause many harmful effects, there is considerable uncertainty about which concentrations or periods of exposure are necessary to produce specific health problems. People also react very differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants.

Main causes of indoor air problems

  • Sources of indoor pollution that release gases or particles in the air are the main cause of indoor air quality problems. Inadequate ventilation may increase indoor pollutant levels. On the other hand, high levels of temperature and humidity can also increase the concentrations of some contaminants.
    • Sources of Contaminants
    • Combustion machines
    • Tobacco Products
    • Building materials and furniture
    • Insulation containing deteriorated asbestos
    • Newly installed floors, upholstery or carpet
    • Cabinets or furniture made from certain pressed wood products
    • Products for cleaning and maintenance of the home
    • Personal care products or hobbies
    • Heating, cooling and humidification systems.
    • Excess of moisture
    • Outdoor Fountains
    • Pesticides
    • Outdoor air pollution

Improving Indoor Air Quality

  • There are three basic strategies for improving indoor air quality
    • Indoor air quality test
    • Control source
    • Improved Ventilation
    • Air cleaners

    In general, the most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate individual sources of pollution or reduce their emissions.

    For most indoor air quality problems in the home, is to have control of the source, is the most effective solution. Another approach to reducing the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outside air entering the interior. For this reason, Pure Air offers a specialized team that can help you by providing the best advice to your situation or internal environmental problem.

Create a more appropriate environment in your home

  • Since you and your family may spend most of your time inside your home, it is important to recognize that even the air you breathe in the interiors can put you at risk for illness. Studies conducted by the EPA show that airborne contaminants within homes are often two to five times higher than outdoor levels.

    However, your home does not have to put you at risk. Qualified air quality homes are designed to improve indoor air quality by helping to protect against indoor airborne contaminants such as gases, chemicals, pests, carbon monoxide, and mold. At Pure Air, we can help you create an environment as healthy as an outdoor green area.

Building Materials

Pure Air, has all the certifications required by EPA, which strictly controls the design, construction and operation of new buildings to save energy, control water quality and other resources; In order to reduce waste and emissions. As an organization that has the highest trajectory in the industry of construction, remodeling and now in design of environmental solutions, we have all the capacity, requirements and regulations required by law; We also have all our technical, medical, scientific equipment and the application of state-of-the-art equipment to rigorously guarantee and enforce our new and old residential or commercial projects.

Our goal is to create more healthy, safe and healthy environments with a high degree of sustainability for future generations. For this reason, we apply all EPA requirements to promote the principles of reduction, removal and prevention of contaminants that may affect human health.

What is involved in a Indoor Air Quality Testing?

Visual observation for indoor air quality testing

The inspector will proceed to visually inspect your home for any signs of molds, poor ventilation areas, or visible contaminants that may be affect the quality of your air. If any deficiencies are found, he/she will provide you a form with detailed information and photos proving them.

Air Simple Colletion

In orden to perform a Indoor Air Quality Testing we have to gather air samples from your home.The inspector will bring a specialized air testing kit. He/she will take 2 samples in your home and 1 from the outside as a baseline.

VOC’s TESTING

What is VOC? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the primary sources of low-altitude smog. “Organic” means that the chemical comes from something that used to be alive; “Volatile” means that it evaporates quickly; “Compound” means that it is a complex molecule that contains many ingredients and not just a single element.

VOCs contribute to smog in our cities. The most common VOC is gasoline, which comes from dead dinosaurs and is responsible for about 40% of the smog we see. Paints are loaded with alcohol – another VOC – and when the paints dry the alcohol evaporates and forms smog, too. VOCs are everywhere. Do not think it over, in Pure Air, we have all the endorsement under the law to carry out VOC testing.

FORMALDEHYDE TESTING

Formaldehyde is a commonly used chemical compound that exists in various forms at either room temperature and is a colorless, distinctive, strong and even penetrating, flammable and gaseous substance. Formaldehyde has been used in a number of industries for various purposes, such as: for the manufacture of building materials – such as pressed wood products (especially as an adhesive resin), fiber board, plywood, cigarette smoke, Other uses in household products include: permanent press additive, an ingredient in glues and as a preservative in medical laboratories, as a embalming fluid and as a sterilizer. Since formaldehyde is a byproduct of combustion and other inherent processes, it can be found in significant concentrations and in various environments.

Paper towels, photographic film, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, lipstick and nail polish, some glues use formaldehyde as a bonding agent, formaldehyde based resins are used to make products of Composite panels, automobiles use formaldehyde for various units, inks, fabrics without wrinkles and building materials. Do not think it over, in Pure Air, we have all the approval under the law to carry out formaldehyde testing.