Sometimes it’s what you don’t know that can hurt you. Make sure the air in your home is safe to breathe. An IAQ Home Survey professional test measures and reports on the air in the home for chemicals and hidden mold that could be detrimental to your health or that could cost you thousands of dollars to remediate if left undetected.

Performed by a VBI Inspector, an IAQ Home Survey test is the only composite home air quality assessment available today. It monitors for hundreds of chemicals in the air (called VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds) and active mold growth with a single air sample. It not only reports on the total levels of VOCs and mold present in the home, but it also identifies the potential sources of air pollutants (e.g., paint, adhesives, flooring, cabinets, heating fuel, dead animals and hundreds of other products and materials that emit gases into the air) giving you actionable information on the steps necessary to improve the air quality in your home. In addition, testing for Formaldehyde and Tobacco Smoke can be done at the same time as the IAQ Home Survey test (extra charges apply).

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY OF YOUR PROPERTY

Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell one, or are just interested in good home maintenance, you want to make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe.

Buying a Home?

When you are buying a home, always select a home inspector that will diligently review the structural, electrical, and plumbing components of the home before you buy. This way, any issues uncovered can be corrected by the owner or within the purchase agreement. But how do you determine if the Indoor Air Quality of the home will jeopardize the health of you and your family? See how a low-cost Indoor Air Quality Assessment can find potential hidden issues with a home and protect your future investment.

Selling a Home?

If you are selling a home it is wise to have a pre-inspection done to make sure no hidden issues will present themselves when a potential buyer has made an offer to buy your home. Many home buyers are now requesting Indoor Air Quality audits. See how you can use a low-cost test to make sure your home air quality is within safe limits and to identify potential issues that can be remediated prior to putting your home on the market.

Here are some important facts to know:

  1. The USEPA has reported that home air can have 100 times more chemicals inside than outside.
  2. The USEPA has also reported that adults and kids now spend most of their time indoors (90%).
  3. The CDC has reported that 20+ million adults have asthma, and the National Asthma Survey has reported that asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease among children. These numbers continue to increase annually, suggesting that the indoor environment plays a contributing role in this trend.
  4. Mold growth can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
  5. The use of Formaldehyde is prevalent in certain building materials and the concentration of this known cancer-causing agent can be many times the safe level.

 

*Retrieved from PRISM Analytical Technologies-Marketing Materials*

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At the end of the inspection, we provide you with a detailed computerized report including color photos and descriptions of our findings, to ensure you have the utmost understanding of the home or property. We value our time with you and encourage you to attend the inspection to ensure that the process is understood. Additionally, we commit to be available for telephone consultation for as long as you live in the home.