INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes.
The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
Mejaro Inspection Services Co. is a qualified radon testing service, having completed the Radon Measurement Operator Proficiency course. We use a variety of measuring devices that are placed in the lowest level of the residence for a minimum period of 48 hours.
Should test results show high levels of radon (greater than 4.0 pCi/L) then mitigation is required. Mitigation techniques will help reduce the radon to a safe level in your home.
To learn more about radon and view A Citizens Guide to Radon:
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers not only to the air within a building, but also the air around a building as it relates to the health and well being of its occupants.
Mejaro acquires two outdoor samples as a base test and at least two samples on the inside of the home. The tests will collect a sample of the air and gauge the level of biological components (like mold), chemical pollutants (VOCs), and combustion pollutants (carbon monoxide). We then send the samples to our off site lab to test the levels of these pollutants.
Health effects of these pollutants can range from irritation of the ears, nose and throat to asthma in the short term. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants may lead to more serious issues such as respiratory diseases and heart disease.
Mejaro Inspection Services Co. is a qualified Indoor Air Quality testing service, having completed the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) course. We use a thermal imagining camera and a hygrometer to read moisture levels around the home, and an IAQ pump to collect samples of the air inside and outside of the home.
To learn more about Indoor Air Quality testing: