Residential Air Quality Testing
In recent years, a better understanding and awareness of the causes and potential risks of poor indoor air quality has evolved. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found that pollutant levels inside can be two to five times higher than outdoors.
Over the years, buildings have been constructed using many different designs, products and modifications in an effort to conserve energy and to restrict air from escaping. Installing storm windows, insulation, applying caulk and weatherstripping, and heating our homes with kerosene, wood, coal, and natural gas are all methods that have been utilized to control indoor temperatures and air control. Unfortunately, when we trap air in, we also trap the pollutants and particulates that are being generated by indoor resources.
Chronic exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause a wide range of health effects including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, itchy nose, scratchy throat, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, asthma, other breathing disorders and cancer. Infectious diseases that can spread through indoor air include flu, measles, chicken pox, tuberculosis, Legionnaires’s disease and Pontiac Fever.
TITAN Environmental provides residential indoor air quality testing in Orange County, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, South Bay, North Bay, East Bay and all of California. We gather data through visual inspection while using on-site instrumentation that measure indoor air pollutants. Specific contaminants and indoor air quality components that are examined may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total and respirable dust, fiberglass, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, bacterial endotoxins, tobacco smoke, temperature and relative humidity. If necessary, the team can take biological samples to evaluate for a potentially dangerous mold or bacteria problem.
After analysis of the data and a determination of the problem have been made, a report is provided that details the investigation’s findings. TITAN Environmental’s industrial hygienists can design and implement a customized indoor air quality management plan and conduct follow-up investigations and periodic inspections. If requested, we can provide design, monitoring and supervision of remediation.
Whether you require a comprehensive approach or simply limited assistance, TITAN Environmental can help.
California Residential Air Quality testing and inspections include visual inspections; air monitoring and sampling surveys of suspected air contaminants; HVAC system evaluation; sick building syndrome diagnosis; building occupant symptoms questionnaire; remediation design and oversight; operations and maintenance programs.