VOC & Formaldehyde Sampling

  


Volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure can very well be a common daily experience. For example, many of us notice that unique “new” smell from that new car, new comfy sofa or even home building materials. Unfortunately, this exceptional smell we all long for can be directly related to potentially harmful chemical off-gassing. These compounds may cause a variety of symptoms as well as spontaneous levels of impact on one’s self depending on the current influence it has on the indoor air quality. Overtime these smells or VOCs begin to diminish resulting to be faint to non-existent due to it undergoing its off-gassing period.

Volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure can very well be a common daily experience. For example, many of us notice that unique “new” smell from that new car, new comfy sofa or even home building materials. Unfortunately, this exceptional smell we all long for can be directly related to potentially harmful chemical off-gassing. These compounds may cause a variety of symptoms as well as spontaneous levels of impact on one’s self but truly depends on the current influence the compound has on the ambient air. Over time these smells or VOCs begin to diminish resulting in being faint to non-existent due to it undergoing its off-gassing period. Not only do we have the ability to perform specific compound testing such as formaldehyde sampling but in many cases when we lack compound or history specifics we can perform a library search to cover dozens of commonly found compounds in one sampling period. Our team of professionals will guide you in the direction for a proper solution when considering risk, liability, and exposure.


Possible sources of VOC off-gassing:
Paints
Solvents
Sealing Caulks
Varnishes
Upholstery Fabrics
Carpet, Padding and their adhesives
Vinyl Flooring Materials
Medium Density Fiber Board
The list continues….


Why Test?
Aeris provides third-party sampling and analysis to help residents and business owners understand their facility’s indoor air quality in terms of exposure to irregular levels of VOCs such as common ones like formaldehyde. Recent news has made the public aware that manufactured and engineered products like flooring have a realistic possibility to have been improperly produced. Excess amounts of formaldehyde have been found in a variety of products causing an elevated level of VOC exposure during its off-gassing period.

While residents can order testing whenever they feel concerned, depending on the situation and financial responsibility, many get their homes tested for VOCs after remodeling, a recent pregnancy in the family, or prior to a newborn's arrival. For business owners, we encourage you to perform testing for similar, if not, more reasons. As a business or property owner, you have a responsibility to understand the risk and liability associated with you, your business, your clients and your employees.