Indoor Air Quality Testing

Many things can affect your indoor air quality.  Some are easily detected and others are "silent" but all of them can pose a potential health risk.  If you are concerned about your indoor air quality Maypole is here to help.

About Indoor Air Quality

Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can be caused by various sources that release gases or particles into the air.  This can be exacerbated by insufficient ventilation, high temperatures, and humidity.

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What affects your indoor air quality?


Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can be caused by various sources that release gases or particles into the air. This can be exacerbated by insufficient ventilation as enough outdoor air cannot come in to dilute emissions from indoor sources. Spaces with high temperatures and humidity may also have increased levels of certain pollutants. Some common indoor air pollutants are: - Dust Mites - Cleaning Products - Radon - Asbestos - Particulates - Outdoor Air Pollutants - Building Materials - Furnishings - Carpets - Lead - Toxic Gases - Tobacco Products




What are the risks of poor indoor air quality?


Some indoor air pollutants are especially harmful for children, the elderly, and those with preexisting health issues. Pollutants may come in the form of chemicals, gases, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), asthma triggers, pests etc..




How can I improve my indoor air quality?


Your indoor air quality can be improved by: 1) Controlling the sources of pollution​ - Eliminate individual sources and/or reduce their omissions 2) Ventilating - Increase the amount of fresh air brought indoors 3) Changing Filters Regularly - Central heaters and AC units have filters that help trap dust and other pollutants 4) Adjusting Humidity - Keeping indoor humidity between 30%-50% will help to prevent mold growth 5) Air Testing - Conducting an indoor air test will help to determine the types of potential pollutants and the corresponding solutions





We're #1!

Maypole was listed as the #1 Air Quality testing company in the U.S. by AccuWeather. We are humbled and grateful but not shocked.

 

We hope you don't need us, but if you do you won't regret choosing Maypole!

Indoor Air Quality Testing New York

What's in the air you're breathing? Maypole can help you get some peace-of-mind knowing that you and your family are safe in the places you spend most of your time. 

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Why should you test your Indoor Air Quality?


Understanding and controlling some of the common pollutants found in your living spaces can improve your Indoor Air Quality and in turn reduce your family's risk of potential health issues.​ However, keep in mind that many times the problem does not originate in our own homes or offices. Be mindful of what is happening in buildings or apartments near you. Is the office next to you remodeling? Does your neighbor smoke? Their air can easily become your air. Keep your eyes and nose open to your surroundings!




What are symptoms of poor indoor air quality?


Some common symptoms can include but are not limited to: - Sore Eyes - Burning Nose - Headaches - Fatigue - Burning Throat




What types of inspection methods are used?


There are three types of air quality testing methods. 1) Air Sampling Following established collection methods and proper calibration, the inspector is able to capture the air you are breathing and deliver the sample to a 3rd party laboratory for microscopic analysis. Air sampling can be used to identify asbestos, lead, microbial aerosols, particulates, and Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs). 2) Hygrometer A Hygrometer is an instrument used to measure the air's temperature and humidity. High temperature and humidity can aggravate VOCs and increase the amount of dust mites in your home. Therefore it is important to know if your conditions fall outside of the ideal ranges. 3) Direct Reading Instruments Direct reading instruments are used by the inspector to provide you with real-time, accurate measurements - ideal for homes, hotels, schools, offices, and other indoor environments. Using the readings on these hand-held devices, we can then compare them to established agency standards and discuss whether mitigation practices are necessary.





Our Process

Here at Maypole we strive to make the inspection process as seamless and effortless as possible so you can carry on with your day.

Volatile Organic Compounds

A potentially silent health hazard in your home or office.

Dust Characterization

Dust can tell us a lot about what is in the air that you are breathing.