Indoor Air Quality Testing
Pioneer’s IICRC professionals bring the equipment and experience necessary to help determine the presence of airborne mold spores and mycotoxins. Some of the most common offenders include penicillium, aspergillus, cladosporium, and stachybotrys. As energy efficient buildings increase, so does the amount of “recycled” air in your home or workplace, increasing the potential for the recirculation of these respiratory irritants.
Testing the air quality in your home or office is an important first step in determining the presence of mold, but why should you contact a professional rather than simply use a “home” kit? The difference between a consumer air quality testing kit and the professional equipment is night and day. The consumer tests available to homeowners will often read a false positive for mold because they are testing the TOTAL amount of mycotoxins and mold spores in the air. Whereas the professional equipment will actually show the ratio of the presence of these airborne particulates indoor vs. outdoor. In other words, there are some mold spores naturally in the air which cannot be mitigated completely, but if the ratio of airborne mold spores is higher than what is to be expected in the air in your home or office, that can flag a mold problem.
So, the first step in determining if there is a mold problem in your home or office is a professional air quality test, the goal of which is to ensure that the level of mold spores in your home or office is acceptable. If a problem is found, our bio-remediation process captures airborne mold spores, and removes or eliminates mold growth.
If you are concerned about air quality in your home or office, call Pioneer Restoration today!