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What Is Included in Our Environmental Testing Services in Maryland?

Posted in Blog | Environmental Testing on November 15th, 2017 by Hunter Adams

With so many invisible dangers to the air and water in your home and office, how do you know that it’s safe? That’s where MD Mold Testing comes in. Our environmental testing service covers everything from the air you breathe to the water you drink so you can have peace of mind.

Radon Gas

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that’s present in nearly all soils. It occurs when natural uranium in the soil decays and gets into buildings from holes or cracks in the foundation. Luckily, if the test shows high levels of radon inside, there are steps you can take to mitigate it, including venting it away from the house using pipes and sealing cracks in the foundation.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was once widely used in automotive parts, textiles, and construction materials because it’s flexible and resistant to electricity, chemicals, and heat. Unfortunately, it was only years later that scientists learned asbestos breaks up into microscopic pieces that build up in our lungs and cause damage. Asbestos testing can determine if any materials in your house contain the mineral and properly dispose of it if necessary.

Lead

Buildings constructed before the late 1970s could contain lead in the plumbing, paint, and soil. While lead is hazardous to everyone and can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system, it’s especially harmful to children, where it can cause developmental delays and stunted growth.

Water Testing

While municipalities will regularly test public water supplies for chemicals and pathogens, this won’t find any contamination that happens because of old plumbing fixtures in your home or office. However, our water testing can look for lead, nitrate, sulfate, iron, and more.

Make sure the air and water in your home or business are safe for everyone by contacting us about our environmental testing services.