Indoor Air Quality (Particle) Testing
At Certified Indoor Air, we pride ourselves on the high-quality indoor air quality (IAQ) particle testing services we provide. Our Western Washington customers trust us for our thorough and affordable IAQ testing, which can yield same-day report results. Indoor air quality can have a big effect on your health. Studies show people spend 65-90% of their time indoors, and indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. The young, elderly, chronically ill, and those with respiratory or cardiovascular disease are often the most impacted by poor indoor air quality.
Below are just some of the more common culprits, discovered in homes and businesses, that could adversely affect indoor air quality:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Tobacco Smoke
(NOTE: Certified Indoor Air does NOT test for/detect the above items. Our IAQ testing is particle testing ONLY.)
So, what is particle testing? Certified Indoor Air uses IAQ Analytics, which is a patented system designed to report on particulates in the air. This method does not determine mold species, as speciation is not valuable information because there are no standards for acceptable or unacceptable levels of mold(s). Instead, Certified’s technicians will take several particle count readings within your structure, which are then referenced to an International Standards Organization (ISO) standard and in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) because particles in the air have actually been given limits. The instruments used to collect the data have also been given an ISO standard for calibration, much the same as speed cameras have calibration standards that must be met to validate your vehicle’s speed.
Then, a comprehensive report is generated, complete with a chart determining a separate “pass” or “fail” air quality level for each of the reading locations tested by our technician. The chart examples below are real results from an actual job site: the first chart contains the readings (each is a “fail”) taken before we performed our treatment, and the second chart contains the readings (each is a “pass”) taken after our treatment.