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Air Quality Testing

QCCQ Certified
Top-Rated IAQ Testing Company
Serving Communities In Montreal For 15 Years

Did you know that, according to the Canadian Lung Association, Canadians spend nearly 90% of their time indoors? With all of this time spent inside, you need to ensure that the quality of your air is adequate.

If you or your residents experience constant coughing or sneezing, your home’s air quality may be reduced. Here at Air-Labs, we offer home air quality testing for mold and other indoor pollutants.

Air Quality Inspection

How Do Our Air Quality Tests Work?

This kind of test allows us to determine your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Through one of these tests, we use a bioaerosol sampling pump to collect a sample of your home’s air from the room(s) you are concerned about. Then, we send in your sample to an accredited microbiological lab that will perform a detailed analysis.

Once we receive the results, we will inform you of the exact mold spores and other indoor pollutants present in your home. From there, we will recommend how to remediate the issues present, whether that be through investing in better ventilation or another solution.

We offer both viable and non-viable air sampling. Feasible sampling produces more specific results, while non-viable sampling is a quicker way to seek answers about what is polluting your home. Contact us today, and we will help you determine what the best IAQ sampling method is best for your current situation.

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What Are the Health Consequences of Poor IAQ?

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If you forgo IAQ testing for your home and allow pollutants to accumulate, you, your family, and your guests may experience the following health consequences:

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Dizziness or Mental Confusion
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Throat, Skin, or Eye Irritation
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heightened Allergies (Coughing, Wheezing, Sneezing)

If left unaddressed, poor IAQ can lead to more severe health problems like nervous system disorders, heart conditions, and certain types of cancer. 

If any members of your household are experiencing the above symptoms, call us today to recruit our air quality testing services!

How Can Poor IAQ Damage My Home’s Structure?

Not only can poor IAQ be harmful to your health, but it can also damage your home’s structure. Poor IAQ results in excess moisture, which most commonly leads to the development of mold spores and mildew particles. These substances can lead to black mold, which can damage your home’s walls, floors, and ceilings. If you allow black mold to grow uncontrolled, you will face expensive restoration costs.

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Is Air Quality Monitoring Important?

When there aren’t apparent signs present, most people assume that their IAQ is adequate. However, poor IAQ can often go unnoticed for months, and it will be difficult to address once it is finally noticed. That’s why air quality monitoring is so important. IAQ monitoring allows us to:

  • Improve your home’s overall IAQ
  • Determine the pollutants present in your environment
  • Identify the sources of pollutants
  • Determine which areas of your home are most affected

To reap the benefits of IAQ monitoring, get in touch with us today!

CO and CO2 Testing in Your Home

Even trace levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the home can be extremely dangerous – or even fatal. Both of these airborne pollutants are notoriously difficult to detect on your own, as they are invisible and have no odor or taste. Carbon monoxide is released by fuel-burning appliances and engines, including oil/gas furnaces, generators, or gas stoves.

If there is a gas leak from a heater in your home or poor indoor air ventilation, it can cause higher concentrations of CO. Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in the air and is not harmful in small doses. But a high concentration of either CO or CO2 in a home could be deadly.

CO2 is emitted from fossil fuels or malfunctioning HVAC systems. It may be present in homes, manufacturing facilities, and office buildings, especially in areas with little ventilation like a garage or basement. Both CO and CO2 poisoning can cause severe health issues, such as difficulty breathing, fainting, nausea, vomiting, and even death after prolonged exposure.

It is crucial to have CO and CO2 levels in a home tested to ensure top air quality for you and your family. Air-Labs measures these levels in all IAQ tests. Even slightly elevated levels could be a sign of concern – so trust Air-Labs to give you accurate air quality testing results!

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Call Our Team Today!

If You Suspect That Your Home’s IAQ Is Sub-Par, Our Team Can Help! Contact Our Experts at Air-Labs Today for Indoor Air Quality Testing and Monitoring to Keep You, Your Residents, and Your Property Safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Air-Labs will guide you towards the air quality inspection YOU need. Everyone’s circumstance is different and the accuracy of our testing ultimately means we need to test for the proper contaminant. As well, our inspections will include a holistic approach taking the entire building envelope into consideration always with solutions as our prime objective.

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.

Because poor air quality can affect your immune system, there is a wide array of symptoms one can experience. Most commonly we see sinus and respiratory problems, headaches, fatigue, itchy eyes, and even difficulty concentrating.

Efflorescence on your wall indicates a transfer of humidity from outside the foundation.

  • Respiratory symptoms that persist longer than two weeks.
  • When the structure has incurred water damage from flooding, leaking, infiltration or condensation
  • Before purchasing or renting a property
  • Unusual odors inside
  • Settling a legal dispute.
  • Breaking a lease
  • To lift company morale/productivity

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Call Our Team Today!

If You Suspect That Your Home’s IAQ Is Sub-Par, Our Team Can Help! Contact Our Experts at Air-Labs Today for Indoor Air Quality Testing and Monitoring to Keep You, Your Residents, and Your Property Safe.