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Air Analysis: Much More than Just a Test

The Importance of an Air Quality Analysis
It is very important to pay attention to the air quality in our homes. Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors on average, and our homes contain many substances that could be harmful to our health. Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants such as dust and animal dander to more dangerous irritants such as mold and chemical vapours from building materials and furniture. It is important to know the effects airborne pollutants have on our health and take corrective measures to improve the air quality in our homes.

To take stock of the existing situation, Constrox Plus expert will start by making a thorough tour of your building and asking targeted questions. Using a questionnaire, he will analyze your daily habits to determine whether they are affecting the quality of your indoor air. The Inspector will note the components of your building and the construction methods used, as these can cause water or moisture infiltration and encourage mold. Our investigator will pay attention to chemical as well as biological contaminants.

Testing Air by Capturing Spores
Do you suspect there’s a problem with mold in your building? Do have problems breathing, or is the quality of the air where you live a concern to you? Or has the decontamination work been done and you want to make sure the quality of ambient air is now safe? Do not hesitate to contact Constrox Plus in Montreal! Our team of specialists will be pleased to give you information on the appropriate steps to take and introduce to you our microbial building inspection services.
The mold spores capture test will trap airborne mold onto a microscope slide. The advantage of this technique is that it estimates the total quantity of dead and live mold spores in the air. However, this method only partially identifies mold. The results vary depending on environmental conditions.

Airborne Asbestos Fibre Sampling and Analysis
During asbestos removal, it is common for asbestos fibres to be released into the air. Using the same sampling methodology and analysis of fibres in the ambient air, the control test is used to ensure that the asbestos removal work was done properly and safely.

Vermiculite Analysis
Vermiculite is a mineral that is used primarily for warehouse insulation. This insulation may comprise a health hazard if it contains amphibole asbestos. The fibres of amphibole type asbestos, when airborne, are the most dangerous: they remain longer in the lungs where they may cause damage and disease. Zonolite brand Vermiculite, produced between 1920 and 1990 at the Libby Mine in Montana, is recognized as one type that may contain amphibole asbestos.

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