Mould and Indoor Air Quality Testing

Air quality and mould growth are a growing concern for many industrial facilities.  Mould has the ability to affect people’s health and is potentially damaging to building materials if left unchecked.  Lakeside Green Environmental provides multiple services for analysis of mould.  Air samples are collected to obtain information related to the genus and concentration of moulds in the building.  This may be done for an entire facility or specific areas.  Lift tape sample of specific growth are obtained for identification of the genus and/or species; this is often done if there is extensive growth of one visually similar strain.  The type and number of samples are generally determined based on consultation with the client, the desired outcome and the project budget. 

Air quality analysis of carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) are used to provide insight into other potential indoor pollutants and contaminants related to indoor air quality and flow. Elevated levels of CO2 may be an indication of high levels of indoor air pollutants from items such as furnishings, flooring, construction materials or office equipment.  Many products release gases which can be harmful to people, especially those predisposed to susceptibility as a result of a compromised immune system or respiratory issues.  Elevated levels of CO may be related to oil or gas heating systems not properly vented or suffering inefficiency for any number of reasons.   CO can be the unknown cause of symptoms as benign as headaches and dizziness or as severe as mental confusion or even death in extreme cases. 

Lakeside Green Environmental will develop a sampling program specific to your facility to address your individual air quality concerns.