BreatheEasy Testing Services
We are pioneers in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) space and have a team of highly skilled and trained professionals that manage the IAQ Testing and assessment vertical of BreatheEasy.
Our experts are detail-oriented and meticulous as they visit your home or commercial space to test a range of parameters and assess the issues that are causing discomfort.
Our laboratory is equipped with some of the best equipment in the world, approved by the US EPA for various parameters (sometimes referred to as “reference grade” monitors).
Parameters we test:
- Particulate Matter (PM10)
- Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5)
- Particulate Matter 1 (PM1)
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Temperature and Relative Humidity (RH)
- Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC)
- VOCs - Acetone, Benzene, Toluene, Xylene
- Formaldehyde (HCHO)
- Oxides of Sulphur (SOx)
- Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
- Ozone (O3)
- Ammonia (NH3)
- Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
- Gaseous Chlorine (Cl2)
- Lead (Pb)
- Total Bacterial Count (TBC)
- Total Fungal Count (TFC)
- Positive and Negative Ion Count
- Air Flow Measurement
Quick facts on some of the contaminants we test for:
PM10 and PM2.5
Fine particles directly emitted from aerosols, power plants, industries, construction activities and automobiles.
Formed by all metabolic activity and combustion activities. Elevated levels of CO2 indicate an insufficient amount of fresh...
Concentration of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) is up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors. Main sources are...
Formaldehyde (HCHO) is emitted as gas from certain solids or liquids. Concentration of HCHO is consistently higher indoors...
Oxides of Sulphur (SOx)
A non-flammable gas with a penetrating odour that irritates the eyes and nose-lung air passages.
Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
A product of combustion, automobile exhaust, tobacco smoke, fossil fuel-fired electricity generating stations and indoor space heaters.
O3 can impair lung function and cause irritation to the respiratory tract. If exposure is high, it can cause irreversible...
We schedule a time for testing as per the client's convenience and bring all the required equipment. Most of the tests are digital, although sometimes clients request chemical tests of certain parameters. This takes longer and is scheduled accordingly. Digital testing in a home takes no more than one hour and the final report will be created and sent typically within 24 hours, with a maximum of 3-4 business days.
For Commercial Spaces:
We conduct an analysis of the space (office/mall/school/gym, etc.) with the facility manager to identify the locations and key parameters to be tested. Tests can be digital and/or chemical depending on the type of pollutants we are testing for. The process can take anywhere from one hour to one week, depending upon the size of the facility and the number of samples needed. The client will be informed of the estimated time required, and the testing scheduled accordingly. The final report will be sent typically within 5-6 days, with a maximum of 10 business days.
The value of our home and commercial testing
Our testing service fees are determined based on the following:
- Cost and life of equipment
- Cost to maintain equipment on annual basis
- Cost of professional staff who are trained to operate the equipment (environmental engineers and master’s degree holders)
- Travel cost
For Commercial Spaces
As you will see, we highly subsidize our home testing service as we believe everyone has a right to know what kind of air they are breathing. Our commercial rates are closer to what it costs us to provide a high-quality service.
We have watched our competitors test spaces and know the quality of our testing services is many notches above what they have to offer.