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Indoor Air Quality FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Indoor Air Quality TERS is a leader in mold decontamination and indoor air quality testing, in addition to fire damage repair and water damage restoration. All TERS 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 indoor air quality? 

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 identify 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 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, as well as health risks associated with mold, contamination, and poor indoor air quality. TERS is uniquely qualified to help analyze air quality 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 NADCA - National Air Duct Cleaners Association USGBC: U.S. Green Building Council IIRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification