If you’ve ever bought a new piece of furniture and noticed a “new” smell coming from it, what you’re actually smelling is a volatile organic compound (VOC). VOCs can be both human-made or occur naturally in the environment–either way, high VOC levels are strong indicators of an air quality issue. For this reason, VOC testing in Ottawa is important for all home owners.
Did you know that concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors? This toxic air is most often produced by the off-gassing of everyday household items like
- Paint, varnishes and coatings
- Furniture and appliances
- Cleaning products
- Office equipment
- Air fresheners, candles and perfumes
And since Canadians spend nearly 90% of their time indoors, long-term exposure to VOCs can lead to major health problems such as breathing difficulties, allergies, headaches and overall discomfort.
Mold Busters can help put your mind at ease with our fast and affordable VOC testing in Montreal or Ottawa. Contact us today to set up an appointment.