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Mold and Asbestos Testing

Air Quality Testing includes screening for particulates, allergens, molds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Air quality lab results can help in the diagnosis of a building and confirm occupant concerns about specific pollutant or give peace of mind.

We Are Local

We are a home inspections firm that specializes in air quality inspections for homes and business. We are based in Federal Way covering from Vancouver to Everett. We opened in 2019 but we have been involved in home improvements since 2001 here in western washington.

our mission is

To provide the highest-quality inspections to our clients. We succeed at this because of the integrity of our inspectors and support staff, our commitment to being respectful and considerate of our clients and of each other, and our passion for Continuing Education for learning the newest innovations of our industry.

book us for a site survey

If you have determined that you need an air quality survey or inspection for your home, apartment or business, we are here to help you with that. Check here for Same Day availability.

we put customers first

From the moment you book your site survey we are available to answer any questions you have via phone, text or email.

fast report delivery

We have your test results available for you in 48 hours or less. This gives you the ability to move on to the next step right away if the results require actions.

24/7 scheduling available

You can use our website to schedule your survey or inspections at your convenience. This is also our preferred method of  scheduling as every info is confirmed via text or email to you and to us.

Your Health matters.

The time and cost of a test is worth the results.

Our on-site survey or inspection only takes 45-60 minutes. As soon as the inspection or survey is completed We overnight the samples to our laboratory for analysis  so you can get the results in 48 hours or less.

Choose your package

We have put together these 3 packages that would cover most requirements to diagnose the air quality in a building. additional samples can be added for selected areas or rooms depending on the condition of such.

Basic IAQ Test

Apt/condo/home up to 1,000 s.f.


Per survey

standard IAQ Test

Apt/condo/home up to 2,000 s.f.


Per survey

business IAQ Test

Office/retail space up to 1,000 s.f.


Per survey

A Step-By-Step Roadmap To Success

site survey process

This is a typical IAQ  site survey or inspection to familiarize yourself and clarify our process.

Survey Scheduling

You schedule and confirm your site survey or inspection thru our website.

Survey Scheduling

You schedule and confirm your site survey or inspection thru our website.

Survey Scheduling

You schedule and confirm your site survey or inspection thru our website.

NOT frequent but important questions about

indoor air quality

Increasing the amount of outdoor air coming into the building helps to control pollutant levels, odors, temperature, humidity and other factors that can impact the health and comfort of building occupants.

The rate at which outdoor air replaces indoor air is described as the air exchange rate.  ASHRAE  (formerly called the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) recommends (in its Standard 62.2-2016, “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings”) that homes receive 0.35 air changes per hour  but not less than 15 cubic feet of air per minute (cfm) per person. as the minimum ventilation rates in residential buildings in order to provide IAQ that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects. ASHRAE also suggests intermittent exhaust capacities for kitchens and bathroom exhaust to help control pollutant levels and moisture in those rooms. ASHRAE also notes that “dwellings with tight enclosures may require supplemental ventilation supply for fuel-burning appliances, including fireplaces and mechanically exhausted appliances.

Copies of ASHRAE Standard 62.2 are available from ASHRAE at www.ashrae.org.

There are several low-to-no-cost steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home based on three best practice strategies of: controlling the sources of pollution; insuring there is adequate ventilation; and, using supplemental air cleaning and filtration. It is also important to control moisture and keep humidity below 60% (ideally, 30-50%).  Learn more about the specific steps you can take at: www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/improving-indoor-air-quality

If you are in the market for a new home, look for the Indoor airPLUS label. Homes built with the Indoor airPLUS label are designed for improved indoor air quality compared to homes built to minimum code. For more information, see: www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/basic-information-about-indoor-airplus.

While remodeling or improving the energy efficiency of your home, steps should be taken to minimize pollution from sources inside the home, either from new materials, or from disturbing materials already in the home. In addition, residents should be alert to signs of inadequate ventilation, such as stuffy air, moisture condensation on cold surfaces, or mold and mildew growth. These issues should be addressed either before or during the remodeling process.

Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust, mites, cockroaches, and pollen (see more about Asthma triggers at www.epa.gov/asthma). There are many sources of these pollutants. Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and animals; bacteria are carried by people, animals, and soil and plant debris; and household pets are sources of saliva and animal dander. The protein in urine from rats and mice is a potent allergen. When it dries, it can become airborne. Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the home.

By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth of some sources of biologicals can be minimized. A relative humidity of 30-50 percent is generally recommended for homes. Standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria, and insects. House dust mites, the source of one of the most powerful biological allergens, grow in damp, warm environments.

  • The key to mold control is moisture control.
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:

There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:

  • Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.
  • You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation.  For about 50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
  • If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
  • If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas which at high levels can cause serious illness and death. CO alarms are widely available and should be considered a back-up to BUT NOT A REPLACEMENT for proper installation, use, and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances. CO alarms are designed to warn you of any unusual build-up of CO in your home. These higher levels of CO may occur from improperly maintained, installed or used fuel-burning appliances, backdrafting appliances or fireplaces, or idling cars in garages. If a CO alarm is to be installed:

  1. Make sure the device is certified to the most current Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standard 2034 or the International Approval Services (IAS) 6-96 standard.
  2. Install a CO alarm in the hallway near every separate sleeping area.
  3. Be aware of all instructions and warnings associated with the CO alarm.

CPSC Recommends Carbon Monoxide Alarm for Every Home (January 18, 2001 CPSC Release # 01-069)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that every home should have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. CPSC also urges consumers to have a professional inspection of all fuel- burning appliances — including furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, clothes dryers, water heaters, and space heaters — to detect deadly carbon monoxide leaks.  CPSC recommends that every home should have at least one CO alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2034 standard or International Approval Services 6-96 standard.  www.epa.gov/radtown/americium-ionization-smoke-detectors

For further information on formaldehyde and consumer products, call the EPA Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Assistance Line (202) 554-1404.

Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, and the use of un-vented, fuel-burning appliances, like gas stoves or kerosene space heaters. Formaldehyde, by itself or in combination with other chemicals, serves a number of purposes in manufactured products. For example, it is used to add permanent-press qualities to clothing and draperies, as a component of glues and adhesives, and as a preservative in some paints and coating products.

In homes, the most significant sources of formaldehyde are likely to be pressed wood products made using adhesives that contain urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. Pressed wood products made for indoor use include: particleboard (used as sub-flooring and shelving and in cabinetry and furniture); hardwood plywood paneling (used for decorative wall covering and used in cabinets and furniture); and medium density fiberboard (used for drawer fronts, cabinets, and furniture tops). Medium density fiberboard contains a higher resin-to-wood ratio than any other UF pressed wood product and is generally recognized as being the highest formaldehyde-emitting pressed wood product.

Other pressed wood products, such as softwood plywood and flake or oriented strandboard, are produced for exterior construction use and contain the dark, or red/black-colored phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin. Although formaldehyde is present in both types of resins, pressed woods that contain PF resin generally emit formaldehyde at considerably lower rates than those containing UF resin.

Volatile organic compounds are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOCs typically are industrial solvents, such as trichloroethylene; fuel oxygenates, such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); or by-products produced by chlorination in water treatment, such as chloroform. VOCs are often components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry cleaning agents. VOCs are common ground-water contaminants.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.  VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.

Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.

EPA’s Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside, regardless of whether the homes were located in rural or highly industrial areas. Additional TEAM studies indicate that while people are using products containing organic chemicals, they can expose themselves and others to very high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long after the activity is completed.

Some Facts

Here are some important statistics about indoor air quality

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According to the EPA, Americans today spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors; so, if the air quality in their home is poor, this can be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. 


EPA notes that pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels – rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses have also increased.


World wide In 2017, 1.6 million people died prematurely as a result of indoor air pollution – 45% were aged 70 and older. Source: link below


Homes need to be inspected for:

Roof & Gutters

Roof system is the most important part of a house as well as the drainage attached that completes the system.

Windows & Siding

Siding needs to keep wind, water, heat and inspects to enter the building

Grounds & Vegetation

Grounds & vegetation are meant to beautified the surrounding of the house but if they are too close or dense it could affect the building exterior.


Foundation, framing and building materials

Mechanical System

Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing and Security.

Indoor Air

It is important to make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe.

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