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  1. #1
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    May 2007


    "Is there some way to test air quality in an environment? Some kind of DIY test or tool that can be used? Or, do you have to call in some kind of professional?"

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Default Re: OUR MOST EMAILED QUESTIONS: Air quality

    Get a canary, if you wake up one morning and he's laying on the bottom of the cage get the hell out of the house.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: OUR MOST EMAILED QUESTIONS: Air quality

    To assess general air quality in a home, you could try a photoionization detector (PID, which is used to screen ambient air for volatile or semivolatile organics. Again, this is not a method to identify specific air constituents, but can help the user to identify specific areas, items, etc. in a home that may be contributing to air quality issues in the home. You can rent a PID for $40 to $0 a day.
    -Daryl, learning how to keep up with an 80 year old house in PA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default Re: OUR MOST EMAILED QUESTIONS: Air quality

    Install a carbon monoxide detector. If they detect a change in the levels of carbon monoxide in your home, an alarm will sound. Use a radon detection kit.These kits must be left open and undisturbed for three days. Use a test for dust mites, molds, and mildew test kit. After then, ship it to a lab to get your results.

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