VOC Testing Sacramento
Introduction to VOC Testing
VOC testing deals with volatile organic substances emitted as gases from various solid and liquid substances. These VOCs contain an assortment of chemical compounds that can result in severe chronic long-term illness to living things. The concentration of VOCs is much higher indoors as compared to outdoors substances. VOCs are found in thousands of products because many manufactured goods and other home products release them.
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As a result, parents should note that taking care of their loved ones should involve providing basic amenities and maintaining the safety of their indoor environment. This indicates that VOC testing is critical for all homes in California. Your family can be at risk of exposure to these harmful compounds resulting in severe health complications caused by a hazard you can't even see. Every home should conduct VOC testing to save their family from the possible risk of VOC contamination.
Volatile Organic Compounds get into the air through burning fuel or any vaporizing chemicals and can become hazardous when they transform into a gas or vapor state. People become highly vulnerable to inhaling these poisonous chemical substances leading to health problems if inhaled in large quantities over an extended period of time.
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Common Sources of VOCs
There are familiar indoor products that are frequently used in homes that are likely to result in potential VOC contamination, such as:
• Cleaning products and antiseptics
• Gas stoves, candles
• Paints, strippers, and other thinner products
• Fuels and other vehicle products
• Wood preservatives
Many home equipment and products can cause VOCs so California residents should ensure they conduct testing if they suspect their indoor air quality is compromised.
Reasons Why you Should Test for VOCs
The most important reason to test for VOCs in your house is the possible health complications they cause after continuous contact. Exposure to VOCs can result in an allergic response, throat infection, breathing difficulties, skin responses, and other severe respiratory complications. Constant exposure to VOCs can further result in cancer in the throat, nose, or lungs. They also result in kidney damage, liver complication, and damage to the nervous system. Chronic or extreme inhalation of VOCs can even result in death.
Testing should be conducted in homes with elders, small children, and family members with other chronic illnesses since they are highly vulnerable to the occurrence of VOCs. These VOCs are mainly present indoors as compared to outdoors hence raising a health risk to these members of the family who may tend to remain indoors. VOCs can be found in indoor air caused by burning fuel and other home equipment which can be hazardous when inhaled by susceptible groups.
Homes in California should conduct VOC testing to detect formaldehyde, which is the most widespread of all the VOC compounds. As a result, homes should conduct specialist testing to determine if they are in danger - or to at least see if the level of exposure in their home is too high. Formaldehyde is in the gaseous state, and can be dispersed from various plastics, paints, gas burning stoves and other thinners and many more sources.
After renovation projects, owners should conduct VOC testing. This is because the VOCs can be present in the building materials. Products such as paint, cabinet, furniture, and carpeting can result in an elevated concentration of VOCs. Unfortunately, humans cannot detect these chronic compounds through their sense of smell, hence the need to undertake professional VOC testing.
Ways of Reducing VOC Exposure
When undertaking remodeling in the home, VOC testing companies advise residents of California to carry out the following measures to reduce exposure:
• Ensure sufficient ventilation in homes, especially when using products that release VOCs.
• Always carefully read label precautions on the product.
• Avoid storing opened containers of unused paints in homes.
• Formaldehyde, an indoor air pollutant, should be tested, and if found present, all possible sources should be removed. If the homeowner is unable to remove it, they should consult with a remediation company to reduce further exposure.
• Farmers can employ integrated pest control measures to reduce the use of pesticides.
• Household merchandise should be used according to the direction of the manufactures.
• Plastic containers should be disposed of safely.
• Avoid mixing household care products without following the directions on the label and any other specific guidelines in the provided instructions.
As a VOC testing company, we only employ the absolute best method for measuring volatile organic compounds. Air samples are collected and delivered to the laboratory for examination to ensure the most accurate VOC testing currently available.
Symptoms and Potential Health Effects Associated with VOC
Some of VOC's health effects include irritation of the throat, nose, or eyes, nausea, headache, and potential damage to the liver and nervous system. Significant symptoms associated with VOC exposure are allergic skin reactions, decreased serum cholinesterase levels, tiredness, and dizziness.
The degree and nature of health effects depend on the level of exposure and the period exposed. Headaches, dizziness visual disorders are among the immediate symptoms that people experience just after exposure to organics.
Please be aware that A-1 Certified Environmental Services performs VOC Testing for COMMERCIAL Projects as well as for RESIDENTIAL Testing.
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A-1 Certified Environmental Services provides VOC Testing and Indoor Air Quality Testing services in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Vacaville, Davis, Citrus Heights, Arden Arcade, Folsom, Carmichael, West Sacramento and almost all other regions of California.