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How can I prevent IAQ problems before they happen?

Every week we perform indoor air quality assessments for all different types of properties – residential, commercial, governmental, and industrial. By the time we are on-site, the occupant typically has some concerns that they believe are related to indoor air quality. Sometimes the occupant has a general sense of what the issue could be and other times the cause is less apparent. This blog post will cover common IAQ problems that may be occurring in your property and how you can prevent them from happening in the first place.

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The Basics of Methamphetamine Testing

Methamphetamine use may be perceived as a rural issue for many Chicagoans. However,  Indoor Science has recently seen an uptick in calls about methamphetamine testing. In this blog, we will discuss the basics of Methamphetamine, the methodology for testing, and...

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“When Can You Have the Results By?”

One of the first things clients ask when they book an appointment is, “when will I have the results?” Whether the project is a real estate transaction that is up against a looming inspection period deadline or a post-remediation project with eager homeowners who want...

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Illinois Daycare Centers and Radon

Radon testing in a daycare center is important for knowing how safe the indoor environment is for the children.  When you drop off your kids, the natural assumption is that the facility is safe. We presume that the workers are properly trained. We assume that all...

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Wildfires & Air Quality

In recent weeks, headlines have been dominated with news of wildfires, specifically in Australia. Wildfires can create a range of air quality contaminants such as particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), carbon...

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Can Indoor Air Quality Affect Productivity?

Does indoor air quality increase productivity in the workplace and reduce absenteeism in schools?  Employers and administrators are constantly looking to improve productivity and test scores. We often get calls from office managers about IAQ issues, but there is...

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Fireplaces and Indoor Air Quality

It’s wintertime!  I don’t know about you, but in my family, a big part of the season usually involves gathering around the old fireplace and enjoying a crackling fire.  That’s why today I want to talk about potential hazards of fireplaces and indoor air...

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Where Can I Find Mold Growth?

Mold is an essential part of the natural world. It plays a crucial role in the decomposition process of organic materials. Mold spores can be found floating around in the air both outdoors and indoors. For most property owners, mold growth becomes a concern when it is visibly growing on a surface inside of their home. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion about where mold can grow. This blog post will talk about the different areas and materials where mold is commonly found indoors.

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