Air-Quality Testing Methods

Keeping your air healthy is critical to prevent illnesses induced by microorganisms that might be hidden in your house. If you’re looking for more tips, A-1 Certified Environmental Services, LLC has it for you. Diseases such as asthma, obesity, cough and so on can be induced by inadequate air quality, and you will be able to check the air quality at home.


You will first perform a thorough review of your house before beginning the indoor air quality check so that you can recognise the key causes of emissions. The review may allow you to decide when to move ahead and check for special agents which will also show the technical, chemical, structural or occupant actions that could be responsible for the bad air quality.

Mold checks

Mold is very popular in warm environments and can cause harm to floors and walls as well as health issues. The cause of the moisture must be removed to get rid of the mold. There are also DIY home research kits that can be used to check the air content you breathe and decide whether the mold is a pathogenic, toxigenic or allergic organism. A qualified examiner should be contacted, so he should be willing to run an air sampling check using a modified vacuum pump and an air sampling recorder. The sample will then be submitted for further examination to the laboratory, and the test will be available in one to two days.

Allergen trials

Even though mold is the most common cause of poor air quality, responsibility lies with other micro-organisms. Allergens such as parts and feces of the cockroach, dust mites, animal dander, and cat saliva can cause various allergies if they are not removed. Home test kits can be used to determine the polluting allergens in your home, if you are not sure if they are responsible for the pollution. The procedure includes the selection of biological and non-biological allergens, which are then submitted for review to the laboratory. You should order a free assessment from a reliable indoor-air quality assessor and if you choose a specialist to conduct the check, the specialist can take a sample of dust from special equipment and send it to the laboratory for further examination.

Checked for asbestos

Inspection for asbestos is often required to clear it from your house. It is a resistant form of fibrous mineral dangerous for inhalation. If disturbed it will emit thin, harmful fibers and its removal is in compliance with your state ‘s regulations. There are some home kits that can be used to gather asbestos samples so you shouldn’t hesitate to use a face mask if you’re planning to do it yourself.