Air Quality Inspections

Air Quality Inspections

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Keep your family or staff safe and healthy with an annual inspection of the air quality of your residential or commercial property.

Subject to safe and reasonable access, the inspection will report on the condition of each of the following areas on the date and time of inspection:

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

CO2 is a greenhouse gas that is natural and harmless in small quantities but as levels rise it can be dangerous to your health. Most commonly produced by the air we exhale, CO2 levels concentrate indoors with less ventilation.

Exposure to high carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can cause: suffocation by displacement of air, incapacitation and unconsciousness, headaches, vertigo and double vision, inability to concentrate, tinnitus, seizures.

PM2.5

PM2.5 are very small particles usually found in smoke. They have a diameter of 2.5 micrometres (0.0025 mm) or smaller. PM2.5 particles are a common air pollutant.

Breathing in PM2.5 particles can affect your health. PM2.5 particles are small enough for you to breath them deeply into your lungs. Sometimes particles can enter your bloodstream.

People who are sensitive to air pollution might experience symptoms when PM2.5 levels are high. This includes people with heart or lung conditions. Symptoms can include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and/or difficulty breathing.

Common sources of PM2.5 particles include:

  • smoke from fires
  • smoke from wood heaters
  • car and truck exhausts
  • industry

PM10

PM10 are very small particles found in dust and smoke. They have a diameter of 10 micrometres (0.01 mm) or smaller. PM10 particles are a common air pollutant.

PM10 particles are small enough to get into your throat and lungs. High levels of PM10 can make you cough, your nose run and eyes sting.

People with heart or lung conditions might have more symptoms when PM10 levels are high. Symptoms can include wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing.

Some common examples of PM10 are:

  • Mold spores
  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Airborne viral particles
Humidity

Humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor (moisture) in the air. Indoor humidity would ideally be between 30 to 50 percent.

Low levels of indoor humidity lead to very dry air, which increases the prospect of catching airborne viruses like the flu, etc. This is due to their ability to survive longer in dry cool conditions and irritated nasal passages making it easier to catch them. Eczema can be exacerbated and dry skin can also be uncomfortable.

Higher indoor humidity creates an environment for two of the most common and undesirable triggers for asthma and allergy – dust mites and mould.

Illumination / Light

Lighting in our living and workplaces is critically important for our ability to accomplish tasks efficiently and safely. In addition, proper light levels prevent eye strain, which allows us to work comfortably for longer periods of time.

Some of the most common lighting problems are:

  • Insufficient light – not enough (too little) light for the need
  • Glare – too much light for the need
  • Improper contrast
  • Poorly distributed light
  • Flicker

Too much or too little light strains the eyes and may cause eye discomfort (burning, etc.) and headaches.

Poor lighting can be a safety hazard leading to incidents and injury. Poor lighting can affect the quality of work and overall productivity.

Please Note: Room test results will be provided for the main rooms in the property.

Air Quality Inspections start from $257…please view our pricing guide for more information.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries or to request a free no obligation quote.

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Call us on 1300 907 119 or 0426 447 458 to book your inspection or book online.

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