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Indoor Air Quality:

Clean air is important for our health.  While poor air quality affects us all, older adults, children, and people with heart and lung conditions, are most at risk.

Indoor Air Quality Concerns are addressed by the:

Several circumstances have lead to increased concern for indoor air quality in homes in recent years:

  • Increased contaminant levels in the ambient (outdoor) air 

  • The widespread use of synthetic construction materials and finishes

  • Increasingly tighter structures without a corresponding increase in ventilation

  • Increased awareness of the dangers of airborne carcinogens like formaldehyde and radon and their presence in our homes

  • Increased awareness and possibly increased sensitivity to molds and other airborne microbial contaminants

Some contaminants may cause respiratory issues, some may be carcinogenic.  We can test for the presence and levels of several contaminants and impurities in indoor air:

  • Mold

  • Radon

  • Other respiratory irritants like secondhand smoke & airborne microbials

  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), like Formaldehyde

  • CO (Carbon Monoxide)

  • CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)

  • Lead

  • Asbestos

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Connecticut Licensed Home Inspectors:

Home inspectors may be helpful in identifying certain IEQ contaminants like moisture, rodent and insect infestations, and problems with furnaces that may lead to back drafting and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Home inspectors have a variety of backgrounds and expertise.  Choose someone with experience and success with evaluating your type of situation.  Before hiring, ask for and check credentials and references. Note that Home Inspectors must be licensed and registered with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

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