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Indoor Air Quality FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Indoor Air Quality TERS is a leader in moldtoxic mold, and indoor-air-quality testing and remediation in addition to fire damage repair and water damage restoration experts. All certified professionals, experts and mold inspectors utilize state-of-the-art testing equipment and techniques. TERS serves New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Connecticut (CT), Rhode Island (RI), Massachusetts (MA), Pennsylvania (PA), Delaware (DE), Maryland (MD) and New York City (NYC).

Question: What are the most common biological contaminants (microbials) that lead to poor Indor Air Quality, (IAQ)? 

Answer: Microbials are the largest group of indoor contaminants found in buildings and homes. They are mold, mildew, bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, amoeba, pollen, dander and dust mites. A trained, certified inspector, such as the experts at TERS, can use state of the art testing methods to ouncover all contamination that leads to poor indoor air quality.

Question: Isn’t it the government’s job to monitor and regulate indoor air quality?

Answer: Most governmental regulations concern outdoor air quality such as those enacted to control emissions from factories, power plants and smelters that pollute and cause contamination directly into the atmosphere. Because people spend the majority of their time indoors, serious questions must be raised about indoor air quality and the possible health risks associated with mold, contamination, and less than satisfactory indoor air quality. TERS is uniquely qualified to help analyze the quality of your air in any indoor environment big or small.

MEMBERSHIPS: Indoor Air Quality Association Inc. ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers RIA - Restoration Industry Association ACAC - American Counsil for Accredited Certification Mold Inspection Consulting and Remidiation Organization NRSB - National Radon Safety Board USGBC: U.S. Green Building Council IIRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification