IAQ Home Survey Reveal
IAQ Home Survey™ Reveal is one of the most advanced, trusted air testing products on the market today for identifying chemical sources and active mold growth in a home. Many indoor air quality (IAQ) issues identified by IAQ Home Survey can be easily remediated or eliminated. This test is an invaluable tool for homebuyers, homeowners, and renters because it provides important information on potential contamination issues in the home that cannot be detected by a visual inspection alone. Acting upon the information in this report will enable you to dramatically improve the air quality in your home, creating a healthier environment for you and your family.
What's in your Indoor Air Quality Report?
Your Indoor Air Quality Report has several sections describing different aspects of your home's air quality.
1. Formaldehyde: lists the concentration, severity, and some potential sources (separate submitted sample).
2. The Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) level: a general indicator of the IAQ in your home. Typically, a lower TVOC means better IAQ in your home.
3. The Total Mold Volatile Organic Compound (TMVOC) level: an assessment of the actively growing mold in your home. Levels above 8 ng/L indicate that there is a source of actively growing mold in your home.
4. The Contamination IndexTM (CI): shows the types of air-contaminating products and materials that are present in your home. Each CI category shows the approximate contribution of that category to the TVOC level, indicates how your home compares to thousands of other homes, and provides some suggestions for where these products and materials might be found. The CI is divided into 3 main sections: Building-Related Sources, Mixed Building and Lifestyle Sources, and Lifestyle Sources. Building-Related Sources are those that are typically part of the structure of the home and may be more difficult to reduce in the short term. Mixed Building and Lifestyle Sources are those that could belong to either category and investigation on your part may be necessary to determine which source is more likely. Lifestyle Sources are those that the occupants of the home bring into the home and can usually be readily identified and remediated. Levels indicated as Elevated, High, or Severe should be immediately addressed, and those listed as Moderate are areas that can be improved over time. Since there are potentially many sources of VOCs, homes can often be re-contaminated even after sources have been removed because new products are constantly being brought into the home. Home occupants and homebuyers should take note of this fact, and view IAQ as a continuous improvement process.
5. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs): listing of the chemical compounds measured with the IAQ Home Survey test that are known or suspected to have serious health or environmental effects (also known as air toxics).
6. TDT Air Scan®: comprehensive record of all compounds detected in the air sample above the listed reporting limit, including, but not limited to, those compounds contained in the Air Survey Analysis List (TB503, Rev. 15, Quantitative List A and Semiquantitative List).