The Benefits of Professional Air Quality Testing

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The quality of the air in our homes and commercial premises can have a significant impact on both our bodies and on the properties themselves. Because of this, more and more people are taking advantage of professional air quality testing services in the UK. A comprehensive test, conducted by qualified and experienced professionals, can reveal a lot about the air that we breathe on a daily basis. Among the many benefits, these tests have to offer are the following:


Lower Building Maintenance Costs 

All professional air quality test results include accurate relative humidity figures, with unusually high readings indicating the presence of excess moisture. By identifying the presence of excess moisture at an early stage, it is possible to deal with problems such as mould before they get out of hand.


Increased Productivity in the Workplace 

Poor air quality can lead to a number of potentially serious health issues, which inevitably have a negative impact on productivity in the workplace. With a professional air quality test, you can find out exactly how clean the air in your office, factory or warehouse is and take remedial action if required.


Avoidance of Dangerous VOC Concentrations

The air in newly built or newly renovated properties may contain a dangerous level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds are found in many types of paint, varnish and commercial cleaning products and when present in large quantities in the air, may cause a wide variety of health issues. With this in mind, it is a good idea to arrange for professional air quality testing to be performed before moving into any new property.


Identifying Malfunctioning Appliances

Poorly maintained or malfunctioning appliances can cause a potentially fatal build-up of carbon monoxide in enclosed spaces. Professional air quality test results include an analysis of carbon monoxide levels, which means they can act as an early warning system when such appliances are present in the home or workplace. An air quality test is not, however, a substitute for regular maintenance of oil and gas-fired appliances.


Professional air quality testing results may also reveal the presence of pest infestations and poorly functioning ventilation systems. For more details of the many benefits that air testing has to offer, please feel free to contact us now. As air, water and environmental hygiene specialists, we perform comprehensive air quality tests for domestic and commercial customers in the United Kingdom.

This article was written by Andrew