Tampa Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Testing
Are you searching for a reliable air quality testing company in Tampa Bay, Fl? At Markham Services, we specialize in providing professional air quality testing services throughout Central Florida.
Did you know that there are many contaminants that can affect the air quality inside of your home and/or office space?
At Markham Services, we make sure that the air quality of your home or office is safe so you can breathe easy.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Nearly 96% of homes have at least one indoor air quality problem.
We provide services for the following properties:
- Educational Facilities
We conduct indoor air quality assessments, as well as inspect and evaluate the condition and maintenance of building ventilation systems andidentify potential chemical contamination hazards.
Let us give you peace of mind knowing that you or your family or even your business is not exposed to unhealthy living or working conditions.
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For more specific information regarding your personal mold inspection questions and concerns, call Markham Services to speak to a Certified Professional.
Indoor Air Quality Testing in Tampa
Markham Services has all the services you need to maintain this safe and healthy indoor air quality. We offer mold inspection, mold, and indoor air quality testing. Maintaining a proactive healthy and safe indoor quality is essential to your quality of life.
In case you were curious about everything that can be found in the air around you, here are some facts about indoor air quality:
1. A rise in respiratory diseases and other sicknesses
Poor air quality has been linked to allergies, asthma, as well as lung problems.
According to The American Heart Association, poor air quality has even been associated with heart problems.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is ranked as a top five environmental risk to public health according to EPA.
The quality of indoor air can be two to five times and even up to 100 times more polluted than the worst outside air.To learn more about indoor air quality visit the EPA’s Site for Indoor Air Quality.
2. Environmental tobacco smoke
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or “secondhand smoke,” is a major contributor to indoor air pollution.
The smoke alone contains thousands of chemicals, like known poisons such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
3. Biological pollutants
These include mold spores, mold, pollen, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, and animal hair. These contribute to poor indoor air quality.
HVAC systems in school and office buildings are sources of these pollutants due to the sheer number of people occupying the space.
There are several types of mold, most of them being harmless.
But if you find plenty of damp spaces in homes and offices, these are perfect areas for mold to grow. This is especially true in areas where humidity is high.
Examples of these spaces can include kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and carpeted areas. Make sure these areas are well ventilated and cleaned often to avoid a serious mold problem.
5. Natural gas
Did you know that naturally occurring gas such as radon can enter the home through cracks in the foundation floor and walls, drains, and other openings?
Indoor radon exposure is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung disease. A recent report by the National Research Council estimates that radon is responsible for between 15,000 and 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
Many materials found in homes and offices contain formaldehyde. This is a common chemical used in adhesive and bonding agents for upholstery, carpets, particle boards, and plywood paneling.
You may not smell it but the release of this chemical into the air causes health problems. Symptoms include coughing, headaches, dizziness, and skin rashes.
This can also be the cause of skin rashes and eye, nose and throat irritation.
7. Heating systems
Home appliances and heating systems that use fuel such as gas or wood produce carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.
Fuel burning stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, heaters, water heaters, and dryers are all contributors to this.
8. Common household items
Did you know that common products in your home contribute to poor air quality and can lead to illnesses?
These products include cleaning agents, personal care products, pesticides, paints, hobby products, and solvents may be sources of hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals.
Proudly providing mold inspection and testing to the following Central Florida counties and cities for over 20 years:
Indian Harbor Beach
Howey-in the Hills
Lake Buena Vista
New Smyrna Beach