Particulate Testing

Total Particle Analysis

The Total Particle Analysis involves microscopic examination of particles collected from the air or surfaces, excluding mold.

These particles include fiberglass and cellulose fibers from insulation, silicates, soot, dust mites, insect parts, pet dander, pollen, and wood dust. They may trigger allergic reactions or cause respiratory, eye, and skin irritation. Sometimes, skin and respiratory issues are not solely due to mold; other particles like dander, gypsum, talc, mineral salts, and soot can lead to excessive dust accumulation in homes.

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Identifying Particles Present

By conducting the Total Particle Analysis, we can identify which of these particles are present in excessive amounts within homes or workplaces.

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Proper and consistent cleaning is essential to manage these dust types, as they significantly impact our daily lives.

Silicate dusts, cement dust, gypsum powder, and other particles also pose risks to respiratory health. Renovation projects within homes can elevate nuisance dust levels, and even wood dust can cause skin irritation and rashes. Remember, maintaining a dust-free environment contributes to our overall well-being.

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Understanding Allergy-Causing Nuisance Dusts.

Not all allergy like symptoms stem from mold growth. Our health can be impacted by various materials and biological matter in our environment, affecting both our breathing and skin daily. Homeworks Environmental specializes in collecting air and surface samples to evaluate for several of these nuisance dusts.

Our Indoor Air Quality Testing for Particulates
will include the following:

  • Cellulose Fibers
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Fiberglass Fibers
  • Gypsum Fibers
  • Talc
  • Dust Mites
  • Insect Parts
  • Animal Hair
  • Wood Fibers
  • Plant Hairs
  • Human Hair
  • Carpet Beetle Larvae
  • Insect Frass
  • Feather Barbules
  • Opaque Particles
  • Starch
  • Rust
  • Ash and Char-like Soot
  • Aciniform-like Soot
  • Silicates
  • Pollen

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