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Real Estate Agents
Protect Your Reputation
Homebuyers these days are keenly aware of the potential health and financial risks associated with air contamination.
Real-estate agents protect your good name and avoid legal complications by selling a contamination-free home. When suggesting an air test, your clients will know they are being protected by a professional, trustworthy, and responsible agent.
Our reports provide scientific proof by the finest chemists in the country on the presence of contaminants in the home. Allow your clients the freedom of peace of mind and recommend an air analysis of their future home.
While a musty odour is commonly associated with mould, very often there is no obvious evidence at all.
Some typical areas that can be considered vulnerable to mold (hidden or visible) include basements, bathrooms, kitchens, cold rooms, attics, closets, former indoor plantation operations, corner rooms, home extensions, etc.
Selling a Property
Protect Your Income
Avoid the expensive and lengthy legal battles from selling/buying a contaminated home and call Air-Labs first.
In a competitive housing market, we offer dis-arming confidence by providing your prospective buyers with an air quality report that demonstrates that your home has been well maintained. Homebuyers are always on the lookout for costly hidden defects, and home inspectors are often too quick to point out minor faults that can lose a sale.
Our Air quality reports can also make you aware of hidden defects caused by mold, asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, or VOCs. Find the problem before your potential buyers do. Our consultants will provide you with guidelines to ensure your home stands up to the highest scrutiny of house inspectors.
Avoid the expensive and lengthy legal battles from selling a contaminated home and call Air-Labs.
Buying a Property
Protect Your Investment
Negotiate a better price if our air quality inspection reveals problems.
Consider the expensive mistake of purchasing a contaminated home. The slow, painful discovery that behind those freshly painted walls are the bones of a neglected or a poorly built house. All the while was experiencing deteriorating health.
Mould contamination is a risk for any property that has sustained leaks, condensation, infiltration, floods, poor ventilation, insufficient insulation, and plumbing problems.
Even Freshly renovated homes can create a risk for Formaldehyde and chemical contamination.
Are you planning a redesign? Sample the walls for asbestos first.
Protect yourself and your investment with an Air-Labs indoor air quality report.
Protect Your Rights
Renters are too often living in contaminated, moldy apartments.
A common complaint is, “the landlord doesn’t believe there is a problem.” What can you do? Allow Air-Labs to provide the scientific proof you need. Our air tests can determine if there is a health threat present in the air or the dust of your duplex, apartment, condominium or any other type of d
Protect Your Property
When a tenant’s lifestyle damages your property.
Lan investigates when their tenants’ lifestyle habits are creating potential mold problems. Make sure mold does not develop due to a tenant’s negligent treatment of your property. We will provide proof of problems in the apartment that can help settle disputes. Our reports also will instruct tenants on how to avoid such complications.
Landlords often get complaints of poor indoor air quality when there is no problem at all!
Air-Labs can help by providing proof of good air quality and disqualify baseless complaints.
We also provide expert witness testimony in court proceedings to support our scientific reports.
Chronic Symptoms / Health Professionals
Protect Your Family
Ask your doctor for a prescription for air analysis.
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: persistent cough, sneezing, headache, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, chronic fatigue, asthma and respiratory issues, skin rash, or a variety of other symptoms? Chances are you may be in perfectly good health and simply reacting to your unhealthy environment.
While we trust our doctors to give us sound medical advice, all too often, they don’t have enough information for a proper diagnosis. Inform your doctor of all concerns regarding your air quality at home, work, or even friends and relatives. He can help by providing a tax-deductible medical prescription for a professional air test. The more information your doctor has, the better he can serve you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A typical inspection lasts between 1 and 2 hours depending on the size and scope of the mandate.
It is in the client’s best interest to have a professional indoor air quality professional assess and make recommendations prior to a remediation project. This allows for a “before and “after” inspection that can properly document if an abatement project was successful or not. As well, as a third party Air-Labs can impartially make recommendations without risk of any conflict of interest.
Our mold inspection reports typically include the following
- Lab results. All sampling of either the air, surfaces or bulk materials will be analyzed in our lab by a certified microbiologist. Using the direct microscopic method they will detect the type of mold represented in the sample as well as the concentration. All air samples will be compared to a control sample taken either outdoors or in a non-complaint area to assess if there is an elevated mold count. These results will be interpreted in the report with additional commentary to explain our findings.
- Humidity inspection. We will assess the environment and various surfaces for high humidity. Humidity is an important factor when inspecting for mold. We use the most advanced instruments to gather this crucial data and will help in diagnosing ant potential issues in the structure.
- Photos. Any pertinent visible manifestation will be represented on the written report with photographs to clearly demonstrate our findings and the work that was completed during the inspection process
- Conclusions and commentary. We will interpret and add commentary as well as final include conclusions and recommendations in the report to help guide our clients to a solution.
- Decontamination protocol. When we do find problems during one of our inspections we will end the report with a highly detailed protocol of decontamination. This is meant to guide the client or decontamination company with all the details to effectively and efficiently remove mold from the structure while employing the safest measures possible.
Air-Labs will help guide you towards the service and advice best suited to your specific needs. Indoor air quality can be affected by many types of contaminants. Indoor air can be impacted by mold, radon, asbestos, VOCs (chemicals), particulates, bacteria, viruses, allergens, and even outdoor pollution.
Air Labs provides asbestos inspections upon request. We provide a bulk sampling of walls, tiles, insulation and other materials that will detail what percentage of the material contains asbestos fibers. We also provide air quality inspections to screen for airborne asbestos fibers post abatement or pre-purchase.
Older buildings have very likely been built using asbestos as a fire retardant. Now that asbestos has been identified as a major health risk we must pay close attention decaying materials, water damaged structure to ensure dangerous asbestos fibers don’t become released into the air, causing a health hazard.
Before any important demolition or renovation: ensure the construction materials do not contain asbestos, or suffer the risk of inhaling toxic asbestos fibers. We can sample a discreet section of the wall for analysis.
Decontamination is expensive and time consuming, test for asbestos as a precaution before selling or buying a home to ensure a real estate transaction free of hidden defects.