A Home Inspection with VOC Inspection Testing

Springfield Quality Services offers a home inspection to ensure you are safe in your residence.

Did you know that volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, when found in a home can negatively impact your home’s air quality? By booking a home inspection with our team you can ensure your indoor air quality is safe for you and your loved ones. 


What are VOCs? 

VOCs are compounds with high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are artificial and used in the manufacturing of paints or pharmaceuticals. In addition, these chemicals can be found in building materials used in common household products such as: 

  • Cooking sources
  • Gasoline and fuel
  • Air freshener
  • Carpeting
  • Laser printers
  • Paints
  • Cleaning products
  • and many other sources.

    You may be exposed to VOCs in your home if you find yourself suddenly nauseous or experiencing headaches or smell odors not common to your home. 


According to the EPA, health effects from VOC exposure can include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system, or even cancer in animals and humans.

 

How Springfield Quality Services find VOCs

The team at Springfield Quality Services in Carthage, MO can conduct a home inspection and testing to locate the VOCs in your home since they are often found in indoor air.  

 

We use a sorbent badge, worn by occupants of a building for up to 8 hours, to determine VOC exposure in the workplace. We use a sorbent tube, placed on an air pump for 2 hours, to determine VOC exposure in a given area. 

 

The test also looks for mold VOC and Formaldehyde levels and in homes that have experienced a fire.  

 

Find out if a home test is suitable for you and your family by calling us at (417) 323-6235. You can also click the button below for more information or to schedule a home inspection.