We all know how important good air quality is in our homes. Like in any other city, indoor air quality testing in Edmonton is recommended since poor indoor air quality can cause a number of health problems such as breathing difficulties and allergies. Given that we spend about 90% of the time indoors, the indoor air should be relatively free from harmful contaminants such as mold spores. Humid or damp conditions in homes encourage mold growth. Musty smells from carpets, wood, and gypsum board are indicators of mold growth. Over time mold spores and other microbial contaminants build up on floors, carpets, upholstery and other surfaces from where they are re-suspended into the air when disturbed. Mold spores contain allergens and toxic compounds. Health problems associated with inhalation of mold spores include coughing, wheezing, and headaches. Asthmatics are especially at risk as mold may trigger asthma attacks. Unfortunately you can never know the quality of the air you’re inhaling in your home until it is tested.
Minimize Your Risk: Test The Air Quality In Your House
To be sure, consider mold inspection and testing in your home. While hiring an indoor air quality testing professional in Edmonton can be expensive, you can test the air in your house yourself using the same equipment that professionals use.
What Do I Need To Sample Air Myself?
Air sampling is accomplished through use of an air sampling pump and air cartridges (cassettes) into which the pump draws in air. When air runs through the cassette, mold spores and other airborne particulates such as pollen, insect parts and dust are trapped inside the cassette. On submitting these samples to the lab, the lab is able to identify and count the mold spores.
Where Do I Get The Pump And The Cassettes?
You can rent the sampling pump and buy cassettes from MBL. After you do the sampling you ship or bring back the pump and the samples to us. Once we analyze the samples, we will send you an easy to understand report.
How do I rent out the pump and how much does it cost?
It’s easy! Give us a call at 905-290-9101 or 1-866-813-0648 (toll free) to arrange shipping or pick up of the pump and the cassettes. Each air sample takes 5 or 10 minutes to collect. That’s to say, sampling will not take a lot of your time, yet you will save yourself hundreds of dollars. Yes, hundreds of dollars! The standard turnaround time for analysis of air samples is 3-5 business days.
We can guarantee you it’ll cost you a third or less the cost of hiring a professional! The basic package, i.e., air testing of 1 room will cost $182 plus tax. This price includes pump rental, 2 cartridges, lab fee and the report. If you wish to test more than 1 room, each additional sample (cartridge plus lab fee) will cost $66 plus tax.
How To Pay For Air Cassettes, Rental Pump Fee And Sample Analysis
Give us a call at 905-290-9101 to provide your credit card details and to arrange shipping or pick of the equipment. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
What Information Do I Get From The Lab?
We give you a list of molds that are present in your house and their counts (per cubic meter of air) for each room that you tested. The types of mold present indoors in comparison with outdoors sample will tell us whether the spores present in your house originated from outside or are from mold growing within your house. Air samples could give an indication of whether there is hidden mold growth or not.