Royal Air Pros

Licensed and insured - servicing Long Island and the surrounding areas

MOLD TESTING/ASSESSMENT

When it comes to TESTING YOUR AIR QUALITY,
hiring professionals is the best decision to protect your health and safety

CALL: 516-986-8368

Do I need an IAQ (indoor Air Quality) test?

Indoor Air pollution and its’ health implications are a rapidly growing concern for families in todays’ society. You want your family to be safe from air pollution problems found in the outside environment, yet you may be unaware that indoor air pollution can have a major affect on your family’s health, comfort and overall, well-being.

The EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 urgent environmental risks to public health. Indoor air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, lung cancer, and can greatly exacerbate allergy symptoms. If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, or if you have infants or elderly folks living at home, indoor air pollution and it’s health implications should be of greater concern to you.

Servicing Long Island, including Nassau County and Suffolk County.

 

CALLING A PROFESSIONAL TO TEST FOR MOLD PROBLEM IS THE FIRST STEP TO CHECK YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY

How do I know if I have a potential mold problem?

Typically, mold and mildew have a tell-tale odor, but sometimes they do not. Visually, mold can appear as a slightly fuzzy, discolored or slimy patch which can increase in size. But not always. Look for water staining, warping or musty odors to the source of the odor. Mold will grow out in the open as well as hard to reach areas like underneath carpeting, behind wall moldings, behind wallpaper, inside of cabinets, behind cabinets, and even behind the walls themselves.

Common Sources of moisture on Long Island are:

  • Plumbing leaks (heating, water supply or drains)
  • Roof leaks
  • Outdoor drainage issues
  • Poor waterproofing
  • Poor land grade
  • Steam from bathrooms which are poorly ventilated
  • Condensation on cool surfaces
  • Clothes dryer with holes in vent line or venting within the dwelling
  • Wet clothes drying inside the home
  • Improper ventilation (or lack of) for cooking and heating appliances

How do we improve Indoor Air Quality?

An unimaginable amount of invisible, yet potentially harmful pollutants and bio-pollutants are often present in the air we breathe. Naturally this can hold true even within the most well-maintained homes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies the results of air quality and has determined that poor indoor air quality is ranked as one of the top five environmental dangers to public health. Additionally, the EPA has determined that poor air quality can be linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children, as well as heart related issues and lung cancer in both children and adults. Indoor air quality information is readily available on the EPA website, which is consistently monitored by US citizens to ID trends within the environment.

Common indoor air pollutants on long island

Throughout your home, there could be contaminants that you don’t know about (which you wouldn’t know about) that can quietly contribute to indoor air quality problems. These issues can potentially occur in any room in your house. There are many factors that can cause indoor air pollution:

Bedrooms – dust mites, pet dander, fragrances, dry-cleaning

Family rooms – tobacco smoke, fireplaces / wood stoves, unvented space heaters.

Bathrooms – poor ventilation, plumbing leaks, damp flooring, carpeting, excessive moisture, insect carcasses / debris, viruses / bacteria, and household cleaning products.

Kitchens – Gas appliances, smoke from cooking, kitchen cleaning products, insect carcasses / insect debris, viruses / bacteria, plumbing leaks and garbage cans

Attics – Old, outdated insulation, old furniture and clothing, bedding dust and asbestos

Garages – Exhaust fumes, gasoline / oil fumes, paints and solvents, pesticides / herbicides, CO, glues and varnishes

Basements – Plumbing leaks, foundation leaks, radon, viruses / bacteria

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