Residential Air Quality Testing

Common Concerns

Solace Environmental recognizes the value of a healthy home, and the peace-of-mind that knowing hazards have been addressed can create. Unseen environmental factors which can result in allergies, frequent colds, and a variety of unwanted symptoms can be identified by our trained staff. Our testing equipment, in-house training program, and well-planned inspection methods are combined to identify and document these types of concerns. Solace Environmental performs our general home air quality inspection to rule-out issues contributing to poor indoor air quality.

Professional Inspection, Testing, and Reporting

Testing is only half the work. Once the inspection has been completed, the data collected will be analyzed and a report will be provided to the client within ten business days. This report will include:

  1. The data gathered by all data logging equipment.
  2. A digitally-created floor plan with sampling locations.
  3. Color digital photos of the sampling sites.
  4. A suggested remediation plan with the necessary actions prioritized.

General Home Air Quality Testing Package Includes:

  • General Household Environmental Data
  • During the inspection we collect environmental measurements in every room of the home. This will allow us to identify issues which may be currently having a negative effect on air quality, and compare different rooms to identify problem areas. The following environmental conditions will be recorded:

    1. Temperature (ºF)
    2. Relative Humidity (%)
    3. Carbon Dioxide (parts per million – ppm)
    4. Carbon Monoxide (ppm)
    5. Total VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) in (ppm)

  • AIrborne Mold Spore Testing
  • It is important to determine if airborne mold spores are negatively affecting indoor air quality. Solace Environmental will take indoor and outdoor air samples. In comparing the results, we will be able to determine if the general level of mold spores in the home is abnormal, as well as the types and quantity of mold spores present in your living environment.

  • Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning, and Filtration
  • This part of the inspection focuses on identifying potential combustion safety concerns, an assessment of current mechanical ventilation, and potential issues which may lead to flooding in the home. This includes:

    1. A visual assessment of the heating, ventilation, and filtration system. We examine physical equipment for obvious damage or defects as well as carbon monoxide testing during combustion.
    2. An assessment of the water heater to examine the risk of leaks and flooding.
    3. Measurement of flow-rates at exhaust fans to ensure the home is properly ventilated. We include a ventilation plan based on current standards.