Shield Guard Home Inspections Provides Indoor Air Quality Testing - Mold & VOCs

Indoor Air Quality Testing
Mold & Voc's

Indoor Air Quality is very important to an occupant's overall health. The main cause of poor indoor quality is the presence of mold. Typically, mold is discovered in your attics, basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms and kitchens. Usually, some homeowners can identify mold. Many factors can lead to the presence of mold including but not limited too: poor attic ventilation/insulation, moisture intrusion in the basement and or basement humidity levels, moisture intrusion and or elevated humidity levels within a crawl space, “over insulated homes” or lack of air circulation, the presence of plumbing and or roof leaks, incorrect dryer and or bathroom fan vents and poor insulation within the walls. At times, 1 or more factors are present that are contributing to the growth of mold. In conclusion, there are thousands of reasons why mold may be growing within your home.


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Shield Guard Home Inspections can provide indoor air quality testing for the presence of mold and VOC's - aka volatile organic compounds which is off gassing from building materials such as paint.

Our state-of-the-art equipment along with our education and experience in building science allows us to not just check the quality of the air within your home but helps us IDENTIFY the location. Finding the exact location of mold may be difficult at times. Our experience allows us to use a process of elimination to narrow down the approximate location. We are one of a few companies that offer invasive inspections which consist of drilling small 1/2” holes within walls to use a borescope camera to look behind walls while minimizing damage to the structure.

 

Additionally, we provide the underlining cause of the mold growth, link the end client with a contractor who fits the job and overlooks the project by answering questions the contractor, homeowner and or mold remediation company may have. Indoor air quality mold testing is a little more than hitting a button on a machine and taking air samples. Indoor air quality mold testing is consisting of using state of the art equipment, along with applying a general understanding of the structure systems and finding a method of correction that minimizes damages and costs. Hiring an inexperienced Mold inspection/testing companies can cost you more on the back end.


If you are looking for an experienced company to investigate the presence of mold within your home or business give us a call today!