Homa Inspection INC.
- Indoor Air Quality Test
If you have recently moved into a new home and have started to experience health issues, it is highly recommended to perform an indoor air quality test. Furthermore, an air quality test should be performed if you suspect that the home may have air quality problems such as asbestos, insulation, mold, or high humidity. Indoor air can sometimes be several times more polluted than the outdoor air. Let HOMA Inspection Services provide you with detailed information regarding the composition, levels, and sources of pollutants that may be present in your home.
2. Asbestos testing and vermiculite analysis
Our services are included identifying, sampling and analyzing the hazardous materials likely to contain asbestos. After these steps, we provide you with a detailed characterization report following the asbestos analysis.
3. Mold test
There are three testing methods: (1) Indoor Air Quality Test Method (2) Air Conditioning & Heating Sample Method (3) Surface Sampling Testing Method (when visible mold is present).
4. Lead Test
Lead can be found in following construction materials:
Most interior and exterior paints used before 1960 contained high concentrations of lead. If you live in an old building or house, old paint on walls, ceilings, mouldings, doors and so on may be cause for concern. Between 1960 and 1990, lead continued to be used in outdoor paint. The lead content of indoor paint has been significantly reduced, but not enough to eliminate all possible danger, especially to children. Since the 1990s, consumer paint manufactured in North America has contained virtually no lead.
Drinking water found in nature contains trace amounts of lead. When this is considered in addition to the lead present in some water service connections, notably those in older homes and buildings, the national standard of 0.01 mg of lead per litre of drinking water may be exceeded. Lead service connections can be found in:
buildings in Quebec dating from before 1955;
buildings in Montreal from before 1968); and
buildings in the Laurentians constructed before 1972.
5. Iron Ochre Test
Have you noticed the presence of reddish deposits in your drains? Iron ochre is the result of a chemical reaction or biological activity that produces a reddish muddy deposit on the walls of the drain. When the iron naturally present in some soils meets the air and water inside the drain a chemical reaction occurs forming an iron hydroxide sludge. An assessment of current conditions can help determine the presence of iron ocher. The iron ochre analysis consists in determining the potential for clogging by taking a sample of water inside the drainage system and analyzing the pH, the bacterial activity and the amount of iron.