Indoor Science performs mold inspections in homes, schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings. How are we unique? We do a thorough inspection for moisture to find the underlying causes of mold problems. It is important to not only find the mold problem but also understand why it is growing. We don’t perform remediation work so we don’t have any conflicts of interest.
There are many contaminants that can affect the indoor air quality and your health. Indoor Science can perform a general indoor air quality assessment or target any specific concerns. No other Chicago-area company matches our expertise and credentials.
Asbestos can be found in building materials, especially in older structures. Indoor Science performs asbestos inspections and asbestos air sampling to identify any problems in your property. We work in all building types and have all projects signed off by a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Because radon is a colorless and odorless gas, the only way to know if you have an elevated level is to do a radon test. Indoor Science is licensed to test in homes, schools, childcare facilities, and commercial buildings. If we find levels exceeding the EPA Action Level, we can help connect you with companies that are licensed to install mitigation systems.
If you have a strange odor and you gave up trying to figure it out yourself, we are here to help. Our odor testing and odor investigation services use our knowledge of building science, chemistry, and microbiology to hunt down offending odors.
There are over 10,000 chemicals that are classified as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Have Indoor Science do VOC testing to see if your levels are high. A great time to do VOC testing is after recent renovations. We use handheld instruments and laboratory-based tests to provide you with a professional evaluation.
Our industrial hygiene services include both personal monitoring and area sampling for chemicals, particles, noise, thermal stress and more. We specialize in projects related to welding fumes, asbestos, hexavalent chromium, silica, and respirable dust.
Are you concerned about peeling paint or lead dust in your home or facility? Was it built prior to 1978? Feel free to contact us to inspect for lead paint. What is Lead Paint? Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used in paints prior to 1978. It was incorporated into paints due to its
Flood and sewage damage can contaminate your home, school, or office. A sewage backup can bring bacteria, viruses, and mold. Indoor Science performs specialized sampling to detect the presence of fecal bacteria and other contaminants.
Because secondhand smoke is a mixture of many different chemicals and particles, it is a challenge to measure individual components. Therefore, we measure various indicator measurements as surrogates for cigarette smoke including particles and chemicals including nicotine.
Do you have allergy symptoms when spending time at home or work? Indoor Science can do allergen testing for dust mite, cockroach, cat, dog, mold, and more. We try to identify the underlying causes of these allergens so that they won’t return.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can be present in many building products, especially those with processed wood. Without performing formaldehyde testing, it is impossible to know if you have elevated levels.
Because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, it is important to measure it. A carbon monoxide alarm is helpful at detecting deadly levels of CO, but our high-sensitivity equipment and testing procedures and find low-level problems.
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) can be totally debilitating. What makes matters worse, these chemical intolerances are poorly understood by the medical community. Your symptoms may be occurring at very low concentrations. Indoor Science can consult with you to find strategies to avoid exposure.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be found in flame retardants, pesticides, and plasticizers such as phthalates. In today’s world, it is difficult to escape exposure to endocrine disruptors. There are over 100 different endocrine disrupting chemicals and they can be found throughout your home.
If you are pregnant or have young children in your home, you should prohibit the use of pesticides. However, it can be difficult to know if a previous tenant or homeowner used liberal amounts of indoor pesticides. These chemicals may be persistent and pose a health risk to your family. Call (312) 920-9393 to have
Are you worried about Legionella bacteria in your water system? Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially fatal disease that can be caused by improperly maintained buildings. Have Indoor Science put together a Legionella risk assessment and water management plan to prevent a problem from ever happening in the first place. You may also consider hiring us to perform
Is your new commercial building aiming to become LEED certified? We recommend targeting points for demonstrating that your building has exceptional indoor air quality by doing LEED air testing. Building owners have 2 options to document improved indoor air quality in LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction): Flush out the building without actually testing the
Your commercial building may qualify to be awarded the ENERGY STAR® label! Part of the application process requires field verification by a professional engineer (PE), which is where we come in. ENERGY STAR® Basics ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). You
We perform testing after a fire to determine which exact areas were impacted. Post-fire testing includes surface samples for fire-related particulate such as char, soot, or ash. Several different levels of fire and smoke testing are available including tests for odors and chemicals such as dioxins and PAHs.
Indoor Science performs indoor air quality assessments for just about any contaminant or concern. Besides the services elsewhere described on our site, there are a number of other indoor environmental issues we handle, including: Sewer gas We use instruments to detect if sewer gas is coming out of a plumbing fixture, floor drain, or vent stack.