Portland Air Quality Testing
Questions About Air Quality
Health Problems Related to Air Quality Conditions
Since we spend most of our lives indoors, the air quality in our Portland homes and commercial properties should be a central concern. Over time, hidden contaminants and toxins can pose a very real threat that leads to serious ailments. It can cause chronic headaches, prolonged nasal congestion, respiratory skin and eye irritation and other severe health problems.
Finding the Source of Indoor Air Quality Issues
Experienced Omnispect Home Inspection Services air quality inspectors go through your entire property using advanced tools and specialized equipment like thermal imaging in order to identify the variety of components aﬀecting and contributing to the poor air quality. Our indoor air inspectors get to the root of any issue with accurate and reliable assessments that locate the source of the problem. We provide Portland with practical solutions that keep your loved ones and properties safe.
What Does Indoor Air Quality Inspection Look for?
Here are just a few reasons why the people of Portland should have an air quality test performed.
Gas Leaks and combustion
Household gas stoves, furnaces and space heaters, if not properly maintained can cause indoor air pollution that not only makes you sick but also turns your home into a safety hazard. If the property does not have proper ventilation, then the gases remain in the air waiting to be inhaled. There is also an added danger, what with the combustibility of some of these gases. Meaning: lack of detection or maintenance could result in a ﬁre or worse, an explosion.
This colorless and odorless gas, comes from low level decaying uranium, found in soil. When it is exposed to the open air outside, radon is harmless because it dissipates. However, in a closed home for 12 hours or longer this could lead to a radon buildup in a home or building. This is extremely dangerous, since radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the USA. 1 in 3 homes in New England will have elevated levels radon air.
You have probably all heard of the dangers of asbestos and how exposure can lead to various health problems, even death. Although newly constructed buildings do not use asbestos as material, there still is a signiﬁcant amount of asbestos in older homes and businesses throughout Portland.
Signs you Need an Indoor Air Quality Inspection
Omnispect Home Inspection Services inspectors customize our air quality testing with a brief and a speciﬁed evaluation of lifestyle habits and other elements that might be contributing factors in your or a family members deteriorating health. We are here to help you with any concerns you have with the air quality in your Portland property. Call us for answers to any questions you may have.