Indoor Air Quality Testing Sample Report

EPA's 5 Indoor Air Quality Categories of Concern

A home inspector cannot observe with the naked eye the airborne chemicals present in the home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family.

Here are some important facts to know:
1. The USEPA has reported that home air can have 100 times more chemicals inside than outside.

2. The USEPA has also reported that adults and kids now spend most of their time indoors(90%).
3. The CDC has reported that 20+ million adults have asthma, and the National Asthma Survey has reported that asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease among children. These numbers continue to increase annually, suggesting that the indoor environment plays a contributing role in this trend.
4. Mold growth can be present within the home and be hidden behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
5. The use of Formaldehyde is prevalent in certain building materials and the concentration of this known cancer-causing agent can be many times the safe level.

How can I know if the home air quality is safe?

We offer clients IAQ Home Survey™, a state-of-the-art test that checks for chemicals in the air that could potentially make you and your family sick, and provides you with an assessment of the home air quality.
1. IAQ Home Survey is a low-cost test designed to measure the chemicals in the air and find hidden mold.
2. IAQ Home Survey is performed during the home inspection.
3. IAQ Home Survey reports the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)found in the home and whether they are within a recommended safe range.
4. IAQ Home Survey predicts the source of the VOCs and determines if the home is the source or if the VOCs are merely from the contents of the home.
5. IAQ Home Survey is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by actively growing mold, whether it is behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
6. Formaldehyde can be measured and reported individually for an additional charge. This test is especially recommended for any home constructed or remodeled within the past five years.

Get peace of mind that the air in the home you’re buying is safe to breathe. Call us today at 978-897-7130 about performing an accurate, affordable IAQ Home Survey test as part of a complete
home inspection service.


Selling a Home?

If you are selling a home it is wise to have a pre-inspection done to make sure no hidden issues will present themselves when a potential buyer has made an offer to buy your home. Many home buyers are now requesting Indoor Air Quality audits. Having a complete pre-inspection and an indoor air quality assessment performed on a home prior to sale demonstrates to the buyer that you cared for the home you are selling and that there are no issues that could delay the sale. Our Indoor Air Quality Test is a low-cost state-of-the-art indoor air quality assessment that can identify numerous chemical sources, whether they are from known sources (e.g., new paint,potpourri, or carpeting) or from mold that might be hidden from view but potentially found during a full home inspection. The IAQ Home Survey analytical report can be utilized to create an action plan to remove or remediate any issues found prior putting your home on the market.


Feeling Ill at Home?

Not Sure About Your Home's Air Quality?

Sometimes it's what you don't know that can hurt you. Make sure the air in your home is safe to breathe. An IAQ Home Survey professional test measures and reports on the air in the home for chemicals and hidden mold that could be detrimental to your health or that could cost you thousands of dollars to remediate if left undetected.


Performed by a residential service professional, an IAQ Home Survey test is the only composite home air quality assessment available today. It monitors for hundreds of chemicals in the air (called VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds) and active mold growth with a single air sample. It not only reports on the total levels of VOCs and mold present in the home, but it also identifies the potential sources of air pollutants (e.g., paint,
adhesives, flooring, cabinets, heating fuel, dead animals and hundreds of other products and materials that emit gases into the air) giving you actionable information on the steps necessary to improve the air quality in your home. In addition, testing for Formaldehyde and Tobacco Smoke can be done at the same time as the IAQ Home Survey test (extra charges apply).


Air Quality Testing

Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell one, or are just interested in good home maintenance, you want to make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe.

Buying or Selling a Home?
Feeling Ill at Home?
Not Sure About Your Home's Air Quality?
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Buying a Home?

How do you determine if the indoor air quality of the home will jeopardize the health of you and your family? See how a low-cost Indoor Air Quality Assessment can find potential hidden issues with a home and protect your future investment.

What Chemicals Do We Test For?

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Areas We Cover

We cover the Greater Boston area, including most of Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire

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