required can vary from space to space depending upon the substance of concern.
Hydroscience Group has the trained professionals and equipment necessary to test for a wide range of indoor air quality issues.
Testing For The Presence Of Mold
Hydroscience Group’s technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to collect air samples for mold testing. This test often involves a series of small cassettes that are attached to portable battery-operated Indoor Air Quality sampling pumps. As a specific volume of air will then be drawn through the cassette.
The Indoor Air Quality Assessor will collect enough samples from within the environment to accurately assess the area. This might also include background samples which will need to be collected from the nearby outdoor environment for comparison.
Testing For Radon
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends action levels that are higher than four picocuries per liter.
Digital radon detectors tend to be the easiest way to measure the presence of radon. Hydroscience Group uses commercial quality detectors which provide data-logging features for things like periods of higher ventilation rates of the indoor structures. This might also include periods of changing weather conditions, as well as changes in barometric pressure is rising or falling.
Testing For Volatile Organic Compounds
Indoor air sampling tends to be one of the most effective methods for identifying potential sources of Volatile Organic Compounds. This might include a bevy of tests such as:
- Indoor air sampling
- Soil gas sampling
- Outside air sampling
- Air sampling sub-slab or foundation
- Vapor intrusion
Vapor intrusion testing has become increasingly popular for testing indoor air quality. This diagnostic essentially implies that VOC vapors are making their way into the structure in question from the nearby outside environment. Additionally, subsurface vapor testing might be needed to detect VOC vapors that could come from a nearby underground storage tank, a pipe leak, the surrounding soil or potentially contaminated groundwater.
Keeping You Safe & Healthy
Once we have determined the cause and severity of the indoor air quality problem, our highly trained specialists can help you understand your options. This might include reporting issues to the proper governing bodies, developing a remediation strategy, upgrading or repairing a compromised feature.