Your home is your castle, and if your getting sick more frequently, uncomfortable in certain rooms or anything of that sort, then you may just have an Indoor Air Quality issue. With an environmental check we can determine the cause of your illnesses and start on the solution.The causes can range from mold, volatile organic compounds to simple pet dander. Mold, mildew and related issues are generally caused from a moisture problem. Any leaks, no matter how small in the home can be the culprit for mold growth. Volatile Organic Compounds are generally from glues, cleaners and similar chemicals.
Indoor Air Quality Checks
A mold problem in your home will affect everyone differently. In some cases it will be similar to allergic reactions which may include hay fever-type symptoms; such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. If you are not sure that you have an issue with mold, here are a few web pages you can visit to learn about the basics of allergens and mold. The EPA Indoor Air Quality pages and the Missouri DHSS Indoor Air Quality pages have very useful information on how to identify the source of your poor indoor air quality.
If you believe you have an issue with mold, they also provide you information about cleanup and prevention methods that you can use. If you are still not sure, please give me a call to schedule an indoor air quality consultation. We then can help you identify the source of your indoor air problem with a moisture check and if needed, air sampling with third party laboratory results. Once the results are completed a remediation plan can begin.
Radon Gas is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer next to smoking. You can visit the EPA Radon and the Missouri DHSS Radon pages to learn more about the hazards that radon poses to your family. A radon check will take about a week to complete. The data gathering is done by charcoal based canisters that must be left in place undisturbed for a maximum of 96 hours. Once the time limit is complete, the canisters are gathered and sent to a third party lab to be evaluated. The results are determined and an email will be sent to me and forwarded t you. I know that this may interfere with your inspection window, but it will give you piece of mind! If the results are above normal, it not the end of the world. Mitigation of radon gas can be as simple as opening a door.
Wood Destroying Organisms
Wood is a biological material. If protected from moisture and insect attack, it can last for centuries. On the other hand, the cost nationwide for termite damage alone is over 1 billion dollars each year. If you are not sure what to look for, click on any of the following to find out more information on Pesticides, Termites, Ants, Cockroaches, Wood Peckers or Rodents. If you feel that you have an infestation problem, please give us a call and we can set up an interview and inspection.