Fire and smoke air quality testing is essential in the aftermath of a fire event. Fire and smoke damage leaves complex particulates and chemical residues that can have a significant effect on health and often leave a lingering smoky odor.
Toxic sewage contamination is the most hazardous contamination issue we deal with. You have no idea of the harmful toxins in sewage. The contamination pool might contain blood borne pathogens, flesh eating bacterias, Hepatits C, and other disease causing toxins.
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) happen every day across the nation.
Ice dams cause toxic mold in homes resulting in illness and property damage. Water back up behind the dams and leaks into a home resulting in property damage and toxic mold growth.
Ice Dams Cause Toxic Mold Inside Homes
Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures.
How to Correctly Select and Maintain Humidifiers
With winter on the horizon, many people are turning to humidifiers to combat the unpleasant effects of dry indoor air, such as chapped lips and itchy skin.
Failure to properly vent basement closets will lead to toxic mold contamination. The basement walls, your stored items, clothing and air space will become contaminated with mold. The elevated mold spores in your closets will contaminate adjacent areas causing health issues for you and your family.
If you suffer from sneezing, headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation then you will want to make sure tiny airborne particles in your home referred to as particulate matter are not the proximate cause. IndoorDoctor can measure these tiny particles using a very sophisticated tool called a laser particle scanning machine.
Limitations of DIY Mold Test Kits
While it might be tempting to use DIY Mold Tests—petri dishes set out over a period of time to determine mold presence—to diagnose your household mold, these over-the-counter methods can be deceiving and inaccurate.
Fireplaces and wood stoves can make you and your family sick. Children and the elderly are most at risk for respiratory distress. Improper venting, faulty flues and dampers can lead to increased lung damaging particulates containing hazardous soot particles.