Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

The air quality in most houses is poor and sometimes dangerous.  There are ways to check for carbon monoxide leakage, moist air and infiltration from bad air areas and we know them.  They are your combustion appliances, your attic, crawl space, windows, walls and other areas in and around your home.

Combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, from furnaces, water heaters, gas ranges and other major gas appliances can be extremely dangerous. We test combustion appliances to ensure they are operating correctly and not creating a dangerous indoor air quality situation. Following the completion of any air sealing work combustion appliance areas are checked to ensure that proper venting is provided.

Our team will go through your house in search of water leaks, condensation areas, moist areas without proper ventilation and areas with water infiltration, such as the crawl space. Moisture issues can cause poor air quality in homes from mildew, mold and high humidity air. Some people may think that a moisture problem should be remedied by a mold specialist but the best solution for moisture issues is source control. With a combination of infrared imagery, visual inspection and digital moisture readings we can pinpoint the causes of moisture problems.

Our team will verify the buildings leakage (how much the house is breathing on its own) and determine the requirements for mechanical ventilation. Existing mechanical ventilation will be tested and recommendations will be made on how to meet the ventilation requirements of a healthy home.

Adding ventilation in a home is always a good idea and our team is very experienced in advising on and installing new supply or balanced (HRV or ERV) ventilation