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Indoor Air Quality Testing Toronto

Speak with an Indoor Air Quality Testing Specialist. Call us today for Indoor Air Quality Testing Services. In Toronto, call 416.575.6111. Free consultation.

Environmental Services Group performs testing for a variety of substances and conditions that can affect indoor air quality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond. These include:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Dust and allergens
  • Temperature and humidity levels
  • HVAC systems

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless toxic gas and is a deadly asphyxiate at high levels. CO can be produced when incomplete and improper burning of fossil fuels occurs. Gas and oil heating systems, gas, diesel and propane driven vehicles, floor polishers, forklifts, generators, fire pits and other related systems have the potential for harmful concentrations and are all around us at work and at play.

Chronic low levels of CO can compromise any health condition. At low concentrations CO can go undetected, and contribute to nagging illnesses and premature death. Healthy adults may show no ill effects to low-level concentrations and still complain of headache or a constant stuffiness that can worsen if undiagnosed.

Elderly people, small children and infants or anyone in poor health can experience effects much sooner than a healthy adult.

Respiratory problems, chronic heart disease, dizziness, vomiting, flu like symptoms, general weakness and confusion are all symptoms of CO poisoning. Pets can be more susceptible because of their faster metabolic rates.

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide or CO2 is a naturally occurring substance that exists as a gas at standard temperatures. We exhale it when we breathe and it’s used by plants in photosynthesis. It’s one of the so-called greenhouse gases and is also produced by burning fossil fuels.

At various levels, it becomes toxic to the human body and can have many consequences including:

  • Weakened powers of concentration
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Increased rate of breathing
  • A choking sensation
  • Eventually unconsciousness

Carbon dioxide measurements indicate whether the amount of fresh air is sufficient, and airflow measurements indicate whether the volume of air supplied is adequate.

How ESG Can Help – Residential and Commercial CO and CO2 Testing Services

In the case of CO and CO2, we measure levels outside first before entering to determine if levels are too high. Additionally our building pressure diagnostics can prevent generation and dispersion within a building. Using the proper equipment we can measure the exhausts of systems and reduce hazards by correcting the problem before it gets out of hand. Our sensors are capable of detecting CO and CO2 levels that are generally missed by most home detectors.

Dust and Allergens

More and more people are finding themselves to be sensitive to dust and other allergens which may be present in the air both indoors and out. We can’t control the air outdoors but we can do something about the air we breathe inside.

Dust and allergens in your home can contribute to a variety of respiratory issues along with aggravating existing allergies.

HVAC Systems

Maintaining clean heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems is an important part of sustaining acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ).

Contaminates in HVAC systems may take many forms. Common contaminates include dust particles, active bacterial or fungal growth, debris from rusted HVAC component, man-made vitreous fibers, mold spores, and other items.

Our experience has shown that very few (if any) HVAC systems are free of all particulate. In fact, particle deposition on component surfaces starts before the HVAC system is even installed. Airborne particles in factory settings and assembly areas are likely to settle on air-handling components and fiberglass insulation, as well as adhere to the surface of metal components.

Temperature and Humidity

Measurement of the following indoor air quality parameters is recommended as part of an indoor air quality audit:

  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Air movement

Temperature and relative humidity measurements provide a useful check on the thermal comfort within the home or commercial building. These factors may also aggravate existing conditions like allergies or other respiratory issues.

Residential and Commercial Indoor Air Quality Testing

The proactive Indoor Air Quality audit should be undertaken by trained personnel at regular intervals. Our audits involve both a physical inspection of representative items of air conditioning plant and equipment, and measurement of IAQ parameters.

Speak with an Indoor Air Quality Specialist.  Call us today for Indoor Air Quality Testing Services.  In Toronto, call 416.575.6111. Free consultation.