Poor indoor air quality can cause a number of health problems such as breathing difficulties and mold allergies. Like in any other city, indoor air quality testing in Mississauga is recommended to ensure the air we breath indoors is not causing sickness to our families as we spend about 90% of the time indoors. Humid or damp conditions in homes encourage mold growth. Signs of mold growth may include visible mold or musty smells from carpets, wood, and gypsum board. 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 thus contaminating the air. Mold spores such as those of Stachybotrys (black mold) contain allergens and toxic compounds. Health problems associated with inhaling mold spores include coughing, wheezing, and headaches. If you have a history of asthma, you 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. If your family often experiences symptoms such as running nose, coughing, wheezing or other similar symptoms consider performing mold inspection and testing in your home.
Minimize Your Risk: Test The Air Quality In Your Home
To be sure, test the air quality in your home. While hiring an indoor air quality testing professional in Mississauga can be expensive, you can test the air in your home yourself using the same equipment that professionals use.
What Do I Need To Sample Air Myself?
You need an air sampling pump and cassettes into which the pump draws the air. Since buying your own pump is expensive, you can rent the sampling pump and buy the cassettes from MBL. After you collect the air samples you ship or bring back the pump and the samples to the lab for testing. Once the lab analyzes the samples, we will send you the results that will help you decide whether you have a mold problem and whether you need to arrange for mold removal. The equipment comes with easy to understand instructions. 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!
What Information Do I Get From The Lab?
The lab report includes a list of molds that are present in your house and their counts (per cubic meter of air) for each room that you tested. Upon request we can provide medical information (where available) associated with the molds in your home. 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 home. Air samples could give an indication of whether there is hidden mold growth or not.
How Much Does It Cost?
We can guarantee you it’ll cost you a third or less the cost of hiring a professional! The basic testing package for a single room is $182. The fee includes pump rental, lab analyzes and report. If you are testing more than one room, then each additional cassette (plus lab analyzes) will cost $66. The standard turnaround time for analysis of air samples is 3-5 business days.
How Do I Rent And Pay For The Package?
It’s easy! Give us a call at 905-290-9101 or 1-866-813-0648 (toll free) to arrange shipping or pick up the rental pump and the cassettes. If you want us to ship the equipment and the cassettes to you provide us with the shipping address and your credit card information on the phone.