Portland Oregon Indoor Air Testing
CO, CO2, PCB, Formaldehyde, Radon, VOC.
A typical test of this type can detect the presence of several environmental contaminants and toxins in a building—including mold, allergens, lead, asbestos, radon, VOCs and formaldehyde in the air—offering a comprehensive approach to IAQ testing. The tests provide actionable results that can be used to improve the health and well-being of building residents and workers.
Most people believe they may have mold or asbestos and the first thing they do is hire a company to test just for that one contaminant. When your employees or household members start complaining about headaches or dizziness the first thing that pops into their head is mold or asbestos. Most of the time this is waste of money to have testing done. We have the solution. We conduct particles testing utilizing scientific meters. If you have mold we will visually find it. However if you have other airborne contaminants we will also find it. Have you ever heard of formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or TVOC? ? Did you know that mold particles can be picked up in other types of testing? Did you know that a source of CO,CO2 and formaldehyde is in your walls, furniture, drywall, paint and carpet? So the next time you hire someone to conduct just a asbestos or mold test and they don’t find anything, then you may just give us a call.
We provide several types of airborne tests all at the same time along with a visual inspection.
We always hear stories about people having headaches, sneezing, dizziness. In almost every case we will find the source. There is not a common contaminants for each project or building we test. Because we are experts in this field we know what areas to look in or under. We have to utilize several meters to understand what particles we are searching for. Once we narrow it down, at that point we can pinpoint the source. It’s more like an investigation until we track down the bad particle.
One of our specialized services is bulk and air asbestos testing. Our team is well-versed in asbestos air clearances for all commercial building environments.
We offer lead-based paint testing for HUD properties as well as construction lead testing. Whether it’s paint inspections, risk assessments and lead clearances, Building Analyst Group can help with wide ranges of lead environmental testing services.
Mold is one of most common complaints of property owners, managers and tenants. Building Analyst Group uses a scientific approach to perform mold testing in both air and bulk material. Moisture assessments can be performed as well.
Radon Testing. Our radon test only takes 48 hours and you receive a spreadsheet report.
Radon is an invisible, odorless, and carcinogen gas. Building Analyst Group has in-house radon experts that can perform both long and short-term tests throughout West coast. If high radon levels are found, Building Analyst Group assists in the remediation process. 48 hours and you will receive a spreadsheet report on the levels of radon.
Building Analyst Group has a team that adhere to your property inspections and oversee your soil sampling needs. Whether it’s Geotech or environmental soil sampling, you can rely on our expertise to provide the information you need.
TVOC values reported in the literature are mostly not comparable. To increase comparability, TVOC must be defined clearly. Such a definition is given for a specified range of VOCs. The measured concentrations expressed as mass per air volume of identified VOCs within that range are added. Non-identified compounds in toluene equivalents are included and, together with the identified VOCs, they give the TVOC value. Most reported TVOC-concentrations in non-industrial indoor environments are below 1 mg/m3 and few exceed 25 mg/m3. Over this range the likelihood of sensory effects increases. The sensory effects include sensory irritation, dryness, weak inflammatory irritation in eyes, nose, airways and skin. Learn More
Formaldehyde Get an answer in 30 minutes if your home or business has formaldehyde. Learn More
The World Health Organization guideline for indoor air formaldehyde concentration is 0.08 ppm (0.1mg/m3). The California Air Resources Board recommends an “action level” of 0.1 ppm and a “target level” of 0.05 ppm or lower for homes. Aside from ALS risk or other nervous system consequences, formaldehyde is a respiratory irritant that causes chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and nose and throat irritation, according to the ATSDR. It can also cause cancer, and has been linked to an increased risk of asthma and allergies in kids.Jul 27, 2015
CO carbon monoxide is general found in your fossil fuels, however many chemicals are present and provide you with an answer in 30 minutes. Learn More
PCB testing is commonly performed on building components and sealants during a demolition. Depending on the type of building, a building survey for regulated materials may need to be performed. Contact us for more information about our environmental testing services.This information applies if you would like to test for the presence of PCBs in a building. Once you have made the decision to test, EPA recommends that you first test the air to determine if building occupants may be exposed to PCBs in the indoor air. This initial step may help prioritize the steps and/or approaches for the renovation or repair work. If you have identified a PCB problem, you will need to characterize it and determine the extent of PCB contamination. It is important to note that even if PCBs are not present in the air, they still may be present in building materials. The commercial production of PCBs started in 1929 but their use has been banned or severely restricted in many countries since the 1970s and 80s because of the possible risks to human health and the environment. Learn More
As PCBs are resistant to acids and bases as well as to heat, they have been used as an insulating material in electric equipment, such as transformers and capacitors, and also in heat transfer fluids and in lubricants. PCBs have also been used in wide range of products such as plasticizers, surface coatings, inks, adhesives, flame-retardants, paints, and carbonless duplicating paper.
Chemical testing in air and bulk materials is performed when odors cannot be identified in industrial environments to measure potential personal exposure.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
We use cutting edge technology to diagnose indoor air quality problems, so we can provide the appropriate solution for your building inspection.