Air Quality Testing
Vcita Home Inspection & Services of Port St Lucie is licensed and certified to provide comprehensive home inspection services throughout the state of Florida.
Breaking Down Your Air
Indoor air investigations can be challenging. There are many aspects to indoor air quality, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), inorganic compounds, particulates, allergens, comfort factors, etc. One of the most difficult areas to look at is the VOCs, which are organic chemicals (containing primarily carbon and hydrogen) that vaporize easily at room temperature. There are thousands of different VOCs in indoor air from hundreds of sources, making both source identification and remediation plans challenging. Home air quality is a growing health issue throughout the US. Most homeowners and potential home buyers are unaware there is an accurate and inexpensive way to measure unwanted chemicals in-home air. Additionally, many states and lending institutions require that a home air quality audit be performed during the property sale.
Most people do not notice an indoor air quality problem unless they smell something unpleasant or feel ill. Still, many VOCs have no noticeable characteristics, leading to poor air quality without any perceptible signs. In developing an action plan for resolving VOC issues, it’s not sufficient to know which chemicals are present. Understanding the sources and how the VOCs will react to changing conditions is crucial to improving air quality.
Do you know what’s in your air?
The Pocket Particle AQI 2.0 sensor measures particulates in the air near two different sizes, 2.5 microns (PM2.5) and 10 microns (PM10). The concentration of each particle size in air is measured separately and the sensor reports the value in micrograms (of each particle size) per cubic meter (of air). This unit of measure is what is used for industrial health evaluations and is abbreviated µg/m3. The Pocket Particle AQI 2.0 sensor also measures Total Volatile Organic Compounds – TVOC in ppb (parts per billion) and Carbon Dioxide – CO2 in ppm (parts per million).
TDT Air Scan Benefits
• Over 500 Volital Organic Compound (VOCs) scanned
• Identifies problem areas
• Provide help interpreting the analytical results
• Fast turn-around time.
• Indoor air is known to be more polluted than outdoor air
Quality Standards & Ethics
AHIT is one of the largest home inspection training institutes in the United States. They are approved and accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and many other professional organizations. We are ready to put that experience and knowledge to work for you.
As a certified member of InterNACHI, we ensure that you receive the best possible home inspection and professional report. We adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice and abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts our clients first and protects their rights as consumers.
Detailed Inspection Reports
Buying a property can be a stressful experience, so be sure to choose someone who has your best interest in mind, and can provide you with the right information needed to make the best decision. Each residential inspection is documented in a detailed inspection report, complete with high-quality images, detailed analysis, and recommendations. The report covers the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system; interior plumbing system; electrical system; roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; the foundation, basement, and all structural components. The inspection report is sent to you online shortly after the inspection is completed. Each report is mobile-friendly and can easily be copied and pasted if you need to share the information with anyone.