What’s in the Air You’re Breathing?

Is your indoor air quality a SAFE HAVEN or HEALTH CONCERN?   

Defining the Optimum Indoor Air Quality
For Best Health and Safety

Identify IAQ Profiles to Combat Disease Transmission

AIAQS will provide real time testing and measurement of the 8 most critical environmental factors and contaminants and develop a Virus/Disease Reference Index. From these findings, a cost-effective corrective action plan will be developed. 

Air Purification and Air/ Surface Sanitation Device Efficacy Testing

AIAQS has performed multiple real time efficacy tests on most all of the leading technologies and formulated a real-life efficacy rating. From those results any adaptations or changes can be made in the indoor environment. This often involves HVAC modifications using ASHRAE standards and Pandemic Preparedness Guidelines to greatly enhance the performance and achieve the desired results. This is available in commercial, residential, and healthcare settings as well as in schools and daycares at an affordable cost.

Moisture, Mold, Mildew, and Bacterial Inspections

AIAQS will inspect any Residential, Commercial, lnstitutional or Healthcare property to find and identify excessive and ongoing moisture conditions that support microbial growth. This includes the HVAC systems. Validation testing will be performed to identify Allergenic and Pathogenic mold types including the airborne or surface level concentrations. Comparison to existing standards and Guidelines will be defined.

Identifying Critical IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) factors that actually promote the transmission of Viruses and Diseases is an ever expanding study and research based upon current Environmental conditions and a multitude of  “Real Time” testing results.

This research has shown that the air quality we breath and the transmission of viruses and diseases are very closely correlated. An adult person breathes about 22,000 times per day and consumes more than 30 pounds of air molecules each day, bringing countless airborne contaminants deeply into our respiratory system.

Long before Covid-19 arrived, air pollution and poor indoor air quality have been linked to higher rates of illness and mortality.  Sars Coronavirus research has found evidence that the virus is most frequently spread in the air. Ke Lan expert virologists from Wuhan University hypothesized that these tiny airborne droplets cause coronavirus infections and remain for extended time frames in a “Viral cloud.” The Dept. of Community and Family Medicine found  evidence supporting this also. According to Harvard University, the same trend holds true in their research. Their study looked at years 2000 to 2016 and found that long term exposure to airborne particle matter results in an increase to COVID-19 death rates, this was updated as of April 24,2020.

There are different types of testing required to validate the design and function of any product that makes the claim to be an air purification device and remove targeted contaminants from the air. To make the claim of removing 99.999% of a contaminant from the air or surfaces, the EPA requires testing be done to validate that claim. Other testing must be done to rank the CADR (clean air delivery rate). The Association of Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has formulated requirements for their AHAM AC-1 2013 standard. Other testing such as for electrical certifications are also required. All this is important. But they do NOT validate the effectiveness of the unit in a real-life setting.

What is critical is that air/surface testing and air quality monitoring be performed in a real life setting where the device is going to be used.  The ever changing and varied indoor air environment has a great impact in how the unit actually performs in comparison to a closed chamber or lab test. Technology that utilizes UVC, PCO, BPI, Ozone or HEPA filters is valid technology and can offer a broad range of air purification.  However, these technologies have been tested to show that other airborne compounds can actually be created or untypical levels of  formaldehyde or Ozone can occur depending significantly on  the environment they are being used in.

Relative Humidity, Temperature and even levels of Carbon Dioxide will significantly reduce effectiveness and efficacy claims made by other types of testing.   

From these results a comprehensive Remediation plan will be provided consistent with all known and current Environmental guidelines such as IICRC 5520 and ICRA for Healthcare Construction etc.

Project Management Services are available.

Upon completion of the Remediation, a post inspection and validation testing will be performed to verify that structural, HVAC and environmental conditions that won’t support continued growth have been established. A Certificate of Completion is then provided.

Get Your Air Tested Today!
Contact Keith for a free initial consultation:
keith.roe@rcn.com
610-972-1293

Asbestos Inspection and Testing

Keith Roe, Pa. Asbestos Inspector #042077 will provide a low-cost inspection of a Residence, Commercial Building or Healthcare facility for the presence of ACM (Asbestos containing Materials).
From these results an interpretation of the Lab report will be provided as well as an outline for proper abatement/removal of the asbestos materials.
Abatement Project Management Services are also available.
Upon completion of the project a post abatement inspection and air test will be performed and a final Certificate of Completion provided for your permanent records.

The Importance of Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality

If you pay attention to current events, you’re no doubt concerned about the quality of air in our atmosphere, what with dire predictions about pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and global warming and the SARS coronavirus. That said, most of us spend a lot more time indoors than out, and we should pay equal attention to the quality of air we breathe inside our homes.  Even if you’re a healthy adult, poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact over time, and it can be especially detrimental to small children, the elderly, and anyone who already has respiratory, skin, or other conditions, or those who are immunocompromised.  Ensuring good indoor air quality with HVAC is wise at the best of times, but during a pandemic, or even a bad flu season, it becomes even more important.

When you take steps to pinpoint air quality issues and maintain good indoor air quality, you’ll enjoy both immediate and long-term health improvements, potentially preventing the onset of chronic conditions that compromise your overall immunity.  If you want to protect yourself and your family from the detriments of polluted interior air, testing is the place to start.

At Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc., we’re committed to helping property owners uncover hidden air quality issues that could cause symptoms ranging from mild irritation to significant health concerns like chronic respiratory illness, as well as the spread of dangerous pathogens like the COVID-19 virus.  If you’re ready to assess the quality of your interior air and make changes to alleviate health concerns, it’s time to contact the qualified and reliable professionals at Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc. to schedule your environmental air quality inspection.

The Dangers of Poor Air Quality

You might be surprised by what you could be inhaling with every breath of indoor air.  Not only could your air be full of common particulates like dust and dander, but outdoor allergens like pollen could filter in, and you may be subject to harmful gases like CO2.

What does this mean for your health and the health of your family?  Early signs and symptoms of poor indoor air quality could include minor irritation, from itchy eyes and rashes, to headaches, fatigue, and a cough or sore throat that just won’t seem to go away.

In some cases, indoor air pollution can lead to much more serious health concerns and long-term complications.  Harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted by paint, adhesives, furniture, flooring, tobacco smoke, and more have been linked to respiratory issues and damage to the central nervous system.  The SARS CoV-2 coronavirus has caused a whole new set of concerns on how to prevent the transmission of the viral nuclei into  your indoor air.

What can you do to combat poor indoor air quality?  When you turn to the experts at Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc. for overall environmental consulting, you have the best opportunity to identify sources of indoor pollution and address them, significantly improving your air quality and health outlook as a result.

Common Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

If you clean your home regularly, you might be under the impression that your indoor air quality is entirely safe.  However, dust, dander, and other large-particle allergens are the least of your concerns when it comes to maintaining safe, breathable indoor air.  Some of the most common causes of indoor air quality concerns are largely unseen and too tiny to be captured by your vacuum or standard HVAC air filters.

Building materials that contain asbestos and home décor that off-gasses VOCs may contribute to serious concerns like cancer, heart disease, and more.  Even household cleaning products could cause respiratory, skin, and eye irritation without proper ventilation.  More concerning, perhaps, are pollutants that linger in the environment, such as tobacco smoke and gases like radon, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide that come from fuel-burning appliances or filter in from outdoors.

The good news is, you don’t have to live with these frightening, unseen threats circulating in your air.  When you work with a reliable service provider like Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc., you can schedule indoor air, HVAC, and even testing and evaluation related to COVID-19.

Tips for Reducing Viruses, Pollutants and Allergens in the Home

In addition to scheduling HVAC air quality testing, you can do a lot to achieve healthier indoor air on your own.  If you or your family members are susceptible to respiratory issues due to age, asthma, allergies, or other conditions, you should start by addressing potential causes of indoor air pollution, such as harsh cleaning solvents and substandard filtration.

You can switch to green cleaners and easily upgrade to HEPA filters in your HVAC system (and even switch to a HEPA vacuum) to trap particulates and allergens as small as 0.3 micrometers (including dust, dander, pollen, and even bacteria).  You can improve the ventilation system in your home if necessary and add dehumidifiers throughout the home to combat moisture, or even install a whole-home dehumidifier as an add-on to your existing HVAC.  To mitigate further growth of bacteria in your HVAC system as well as mitigating the transmission of COVID 19, the installation of properly sized UV-C light systems utilizing PCO, PHI and CUV-C technology is provided.

When you contact Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc. for environmental issues, indoor air quality, and COVID 19 mitigation, you have the best opportunity to discover potential problems and correct them, ensuring the superior indoor air quality and creating a safe and healthy home environment for you and your family.

Reliable Environmental Air Quality Testing with IAQ

At Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc., we’re committed to providing the superior environmental consulting services every property owner needs to ensure outstanding indoor air quality, optimal health, and peace of mind.  With multiple industry certifications and over 30 years of experience diagnosing and mitigating indoor air quality concerns, the experts at Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc. are more than qualified to achieve the fresh and uncontaminated indoor air quality you expect and deserve.

As part of the testing after an HVAC inspection, we interpret the  lab work using the latest technologies to ensure precise results that tell us exactly what kind of contaminants are polluting your indoor air.  From there, we create a targeted and comprehensive plan to improve interior air quality in your home.  With extensive knowledge and experience, as well as a commitment to offering competitive rates, Advanced IAQ Solutions, Inc. is the certified and reliable indoor air quality specialist that puts your health and safety first.

Pandemic Preparedness

Pandemic Preparedness goes beyond following CDC clean and disinfect Guidelines, practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings. It entails the careful evaluation of many factors within the occupied building. How the building is going to be used by employees and customers ? What HAVC and environmental controls are in place ? Proper ventilation, filtration and use of supplemental UVCGI or BPI are also critical factors in stopping the COVID 19 spread inside the building. The viral cloud can extend the infectious virus out to 26’ from the source and remain airborne for up to 18 hours or more.

Continual testing and research are revealing the a major transmission route of the virus is by airborne transmission. A well designed Pandemic Preparedness plan incorporates all critical factors and advises the property owner where to put their investment in making the building a safer place for employees and customers. There is no cost for the initial discussion and clarification by a continually trained and certified
Pandemic consultant.

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