The kids love the backyard and the wife thinks the kitchen is perfect, but you have a nagging feeling that something just isn’t right. Every time you’ve toured your potential new home, there seems to be an odor you just can’t place. Is it a new paint smell? Cooking odors? Fido and Fluffy? Or is there something else darker and potentially more sinister lurking in the attic, basement, carpeting and walls?
It is important for your health and the health of your family to request an air quality test before heading to the closing table. While each home has its own unique smell, you want and expect the air to be fresh and free of harmful contaminants including mold, pollen and dust. This is especially true if you or a family member suffers from asthma, seasonal allergies, hay fever or other chronic respiratory conditions.
While older less energy efficient homes come with their own challenges including leaking galvanized pipes which can cause mold to grow, cracked fireplace chimneys and even depending on the age of the home and materials used, asbestos and lead paint, today’s new home construction methods have created residences which are airtight and draft free. This may be a very good thing when it comes to heating and cooling costs, but if there isn’t a constant supply of fresh filtered humidity controlled air, overall air quality will deteriorate.
Mold, mildew, rodent droppings, pet dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and even pesticides, along with more dangerous air pollutants can all be detected with indoor air quality testing. Carolina RES is an expert in the field of professional scientific air testing. After testing the home’s air, we provide a detailed and easy to understand report showcasing the pollutants found and offer solutions on how to correct any deficiencies.
Our handy online form makes ordering your indoor air quality test so easy. Or please feel free to call us at 864-242-1099 with any questions or concerns.