WHAT IS INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) TESTING & MONITORING?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Testing and Monitoring is the act or ability to check the quality of the air being breathed in by its occupant(s). Testing and Monitoring allows our clients the ability to see if their home, office, shop or other living or work environment is safe for human occupation. It lets the owner or renter(s) know if the air they are breathing is acceptable or unacceptable to be breathing in. An Unacceptable reading usually means there is a problem with the building or surrounding area and occupation is hazardous. Many times remediation is required to be able to bring the Air Quality levels back to within Acceptable levels.
Occupancy Air Quality Testing is Required prior to being able to return to the building or home. Unacceptable Air Quality Levels are taken very seriously.
Indoor Air Quality is Critical for Good Health
Poor indoor air quality can adversely affect our health and our environment with a significant cost to health, business and the economy. There are estimates that the cost of poor indoor air quality in Canada may be as high as $12 billion per year.
Better Sleep Quality
A Better-Quality Sleep is a result of good Indoor Air Quality. The quality of the air you breathe while you sleep is just as important as the air you breathe when you are awake. Poor Quality Air is just that…Poor Quality Air! Air contaminants decrease oxygen rates and intrude on deep sleep. Poor Air Quality can negatively affect a person’s sleep and resting cycle.
Find out whether Indoor Air Quality Testing or Indoor Air Quality Monitoring is best or better for your needs.
YOUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON IT. Assure Property Solutions Inc. offer BOTH!
A Critical Aspect of Overall Health and Workplace Safety
Ensuring that your home or building’s air quality is healthy has become a critical aspect of overall health and workplace safety. Air pollutants can cause health problems such as sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches, or fatigue. Other pollutants cause or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses (such as asthma), heart disease, cancer, and other serious long-term conditions.
The legal implications of poor air quality in your workplace or place of business are becoming a critical issue for facility managers, business managers, employers, engineers and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) companies.
Air Monitoring/Testing – Why It’s Important
It’s about the Health and Wellbeing of the People Inside.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring/testing is the process of monitoring/testing and analyzing the indoor air quality of your home, office, school, facility, shopping center, hospital, child day care facility etc. The reason why sampling/testing indoor air quality is so important is that it directly affects you, your family, and your employees’ performance, your customers’ wellbeing – in fact anyone who steps inside your home and/or building.
✔️ Assure tracks NINE different Air Quality Factors Affecting Your Health and Well-Being.
✔️ Continuously Monitor 24/7 - Nine different factors -While you sleep and are at Work!
✔️ Factors like DUST, OZONE, VOC’S etc.
See How Your Indoor Air Quality Stacks Up In These Areas?
Indoor Air Quality Factors and How they AFFECT US!
Temperature – Feel more comfortable leading to a restful sleep.
Relative Humidity – Minimizes moisture and prevent mold from forming.
Dust (PM2.5) – Prevent dust build up before allergies and infections occur.
Carbon Dioxide – Feel less nauseous and have a clearer mind.
Nitrogen Dioxide – Know how to keep roadside fumes from entering your environment.
Chemicals (VOCs) – Know which chemicals and products to keep out.
Carbon Monoxide – Avoid fatigue, chest pain and air poisoning.
Ozone – Relieve throat irritation with cleaner air.
Air Pressure – Understand why arthritic pains and headaches happen.
Information is Knowledge is Power… What you do with it, is up to YOU!!!
IAQ - The Most Pertinent Issue of the 21st Century
Is your Home or Business Environments Unhealthy?
Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ in homes and businesses has become the most pertinent issue of the 21st century housing and building industry as people become more aware of the environment around them and what it is adversely doing to their health.
Regarding New Home Construction and Occupancy, one must consider such things as Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and Dust (Particulate Matter - PM2.5).
When dealing with older homes, such things as temperature, humidity, toxic molds, mildews, asbestos, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide buildup and other environmental hazards that are supplemented by poor ventilation can and will lead to chronic physical and psychological health concerns and issues in the occupants.
Assure Property Solutions Inc. uses digital monitoring equipment, certified laboratories and has a system in place that will evaluate your home or building over a period of time (Minimum time durations are required dependent on circumstances). Assure can set up a plan to deal with your IAQ issues quickly, efficiently, and economically.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are words that refer to the Air Quality around and within structures and buildings, particularly as it concerns the comfort and health of building occupants.
It has become crucial to pay attention to IAQ. Statistics indicate that Canadian and American residents spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, capitalizing on possible exposure to a wide array of Indoor Air Pollutants.
As houses become more airtight to enhance energy efficiency, concentrations of pollutants increase together with serious physical reactions to invisible air pollutants.
Air Pollution is one of the most serious issues globally and Indoor Pollution is one of the worst pollution issues globally.
Common Pollutants/Sources of Pollutants in Buildings:
• Molds and bacteria resulting from dampness
• Asbestos and dust
• Diesel particulates
• Vehicle exhaust
• Cleaning products
• Photocopy machines
• Gas and fumes
• Solvents and other chemicals
• Offensive odor
Want to know more about our Air Analysis and Testing Services? ?
Assure Property Solutions Inc. Laboratories have an extensive Workplace Air Analysis Centre and Indoor Air Testing Services to test for all common pollutants. Assures’ Labs use a robust science-based method with a focus on delivering practical solutions, legally defensible strategies and easy-to-understand reports.