Indoor Air Quality Testing
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.
Why Should You Test Your IAQ?
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!
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).
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.
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.
What inspection method do I need?
Gathering as much information as possible is crucial when conducting a quality investigation. Our team will devote time to interviewing the necessary people and documenting potential problem areas and hazard sources.
Combining this preliminary work with sampling methods provides the depth and breadth of information needed to accurately classify the quality of your indoor air.
What to Expect
The inspection is just the beginning of the services that Maypole provides. Once the inspection is complete and we receive the results back from the laboratory we will thoroughly review them prior to issuing the inspection report.
We are always here to answer any questions along the way or to discuss the results with you. In the event that an issue is found we can also help you navigate the best course of action and your options on how to proceed.
- client interview
- review of records and documents
- visual inspection
- sampling of areas of concern
- use of hygrometer and direct reading instruments
- analysis of lab results
- written inspection report
- written recommendations
Includes (upon request):
- discussion of results
- explanation of report(s)
- consultation of options
Here at Maypole we strive to make the inspection process as seamless and effortless as possible so you can carry on with your day.