08 Oct 2022

Testing The Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

Mahwah NJ IAQ Testing ServicesIAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality. When referring to IAQ, we mean the condition of the air in your home. The air you are breathing can be polluted by various factors such as VOCs, MVOCs, Formaldehyde and Particulates. This polluted air can lead to allergy or respiratory issues, sometimes serious ones. Mold Testing NJ-NY is certified to perform IAQ testing in your NJ home and determine the level, if any, of pollutants in the air.



IAQ Definitions




VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. These are gases that are derived from certain solids, liquids, or chemicals. Some of these factors can produce short-term health problems, others produce more long-term issues. The concentration of these compounds is usually higher indoors than outside. Mold Testing NJ-NY routinely tests for VOCs.




MVOC stands for Mold Volatile Organic Compounds. This type of compound needs to be measured to determine the level of mold growth inside your house. This is generally done by an air survey. We also routinely test for MVOCs.




Formaldehyde is an organic air pollutant made up of carbon. oxygen and hydrogen. Formaldehyde is present outside, but if found inside, the concentration will probably be higher. We routinely test for formaldehyde.




Particulates are a mixture of solid and liquid droplets floating in the air. Particulates were prominently mentioned in relation to Covid-19. Sometimes particulates are released into the air from a specific source, while others are formed by chemical reactions.  Mold Testing NJ-NY regularly tests for Particulates.


IAQ Testing Should Be Done Regularly


IAQ testing done regularly allows you to be aware of an unhealthy atmosphere in your house. You may think certain allergies or respiratory issues appear mysteriously, but in reality they are most probably caused by pollutants in the air. For a certified comprehensive Indoor Air Quality test in your home, call Mold Testing NJ-NY at (201) 658-8881.