Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing VOCs, Formaldehyde, Mold & Organic Dust Inspection / Consulting Services

Dallas, Houston, Austin Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing for VOCs, Mold, Formaldehyde, Organic Dust

214.912.4691

ScanTech checks the following key indoor air quality level indicators and can give rapid answers onsite – no waiting for lab results in most cases. (radon testing and mold sampling are some exceptions)

*EFFECTIVE January 1st, 2019 ScanTech will no longer perform residential testing OR consulting for homeowners / tenants – all services are COMMERCIAL ONLY. Here is a page for resources to common questions – CLICK HERE.

Mold Assessment Consultant (MAC) Texas Dept. of Safety & Health Services License # MAC1387

Certified Industrial Hygienist Credential # 12082 CP ABIH / BGC – American Board of Industrial Hygiene & Board of Global Credentialing

 

Houston Austin Dallas Indoor Air Quality Testing

Houston Austin Dallas Indoor Air Quality Testing

 

We have been testing formaldehyde in the Dallas – Fort Worth area for years and DO NOT require cutting into your laminate floor or charge $525 – $600 per sample and then make you wait for results like some laboratories.

BASIC INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) INSPECTION

  • Formaldehyde (HCHO) – non-destructive testing – immediate results
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) including benzene, toluene
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – general measure of ventilation quality
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) – deadly gas
  • Respirable Dust Particles in PM2.5 (fine) and PM10 (coarse) size regimes
  • Oxygen Levels (where applicable)
  • HEPA Filtration, MERV rating and other air purifier efficiency metrics
  • Relative ventilation levels – critical to know in newer buildings that are built “tight” for energy efficiency
Indoor Air Quality Testing Purifier Guide Allergens Size Ranges

Indoor Air Quality Testing Allergens Size Ranges

 

SPECIAL / OPTIONAL AIR QUALITY SERVICES

  • Mold Assessment Consulting (MAC licensed by the State of Texas)
  • Radon Rn-222 Levels (known alpha emitter lung carcinogen)
  • Forensic laboratory field testing (air grab, bulk, tape lift, swab / wipe, etc.) where required for bacterial, viral issues
  • Particulate counts by size channel: 0.3 um, 0.5 um, 1.0 um, 2.5 um, 5 um, 10 um
  • Ozone gas levels and hydrogen sulfide (associated with sewer gas leaks)
  • Positive / negative air pressure checks to confirm tendency for contamination

along with atmospheric factors such as:

  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure (to judge whether the structure is under positive or negative pressure with respect to the outside air)

and for commercial applications such as HVAC metrics, we can also measure:

  • Absolute Humidity
  • Dew Point
  • Mixing Ratio
  • Vapor Pressure
  • Heat Stress (WBGT) & Heat Index Factors

 

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

National Ambient Air Quality Standards – EPA Guidelines

 

LEED v4 Contaminant Limit Table for Indoor Air Quality

Contaminant

Particulates

PM10                            50 ug / m^3

PM2.5                           15 ug / m^3

Carbon Monoxide         9 ppm or no greater than 2 ppm above outdoor levels

Formaldehyde               27 ppb

4-PCH*                          6.5 ug / m^3

Ozone                           75 ppb

Total VOC                     500 ug / m^3

Specialized VOCs except formaldehyde   see California DPH Table 4-1

*only if carpets or fabrics with SBR latex backing material are present

 

ASHRAE 189.1-2014 Indoor Air Quality Green Buildings

ASHRAE 189.1-2014 Indoor Air Quality IAQ Green Buildings

 

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature vs. Heat Index NOAA Weather

Historical Weather Link

Indoor Air Quality and other IAQ Links

Texas CMIS (Consumer Mold Information Sheet)

Texas CMIS Mold Information Sheet

 

Texas Department of Health on Indoor Mold Testing

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/iaq/links.shtm#mold

 

EPA on Ozone Pollution Levels

https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution

 

Ozone Level Safety Limits

http://www.ozoneservices.com/articles/007.htm

 

EPA on Indoor Particulate Matter Levels

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/indoor-particulate-matter

 

New OSHA Regulations on Silica Dust Exposure in Construction and Industry

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/buffalo-law-journal/2016/07/is-the-osha-limit-on-silica-exposure-excessive.html

 

Stronger Proposed Regulations on U.S. Air Standards for Health & Safety in terms of PM2.5 particles and Ozone Levels

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-08-10/tougher-us-air-standards-would-be-lifesavers-study

 

Formaldehyde Increases Through Increased Ozone Levels

http://www.texairfilters.com/formaldehyde-increases-through-exposure-to-ozone-from-ionizers-and-ozone-generators/

 

Meth Lab Cleanup Guidelines

Methamphetamine Labs Cleanup Regulations and Statute – Colorado

 

MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) Ratings & Air Quality Particle Dynamics (Excellent resource on the science of air filtration)

NAFA National Air Filtration Association MERV Filter Modeling

 

Water Quality

Best Bottled Water Brands

(my personal favorite is Icelandic, very refreshing with a pH of 8.4 which is somewhat alkaline and has a very slight sweet mineral taste)

8 Responses

  1. Steven Gonzales says:

    Wanting to know what your charge is to test the formaldehyde levels in my travel trailer? I live in Ft. Worth.

  2. EMF Testing Indoor Air Quality Consultant says:

    Mr. Gonzalez,

    I do test for formaldehyde as well as other VOCs, mold and indoor air quality, but due to demand for my services, my rates and clientele are now all commercial.

    JAG of ScanTech

  3. Mark Simon says:

    These are some great useful tips for making your indoor air quality better, really appreciate this work of yours.

    • EMF Testing Indoor Air Quality Consultant says:

      Mr. Mark Simon,

      Thank you for the compliment on my website regarding indoor air quality information!

      JAG of ScanTech

  4. Rolland Tinker says:

    I need the indoor air quality tested in my apartment for Formaldehyde and VOC’s. I had to move to a hotel because I was nauseous and had headaches. Can you help me ASAP?

    • EMF Testing Indoor Air Quality Consultant says:

      Mr. Tinker,

      Per the announcement at the top of this page, I only accept air quality testing and other environmental / biomedical / electromagnetic survey projects for commercial customers. Please follow the link in the announcement to find possible alternatives to your scenario.

      JAG of ScanTech

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