Home Air Check


Unhealthy indoor air is often undetectable by smell. It’s usually caused by normal everyday consumer items. The good news is that it can often be easily remedied, once you know what’s in your air.

We’ve compiled a checklist below that works as a general guide of leading poor indoor air quality causes that can help determine whether you should check the air in your home. If you check more than one, the probability that your indoor air quality could adversely affect your health increase substantially. Finding out what’s in your air is the first step in making it healthy, and it’s no longer a prohibitively expensive thing to do.

  • Does anyone in your family experience itchy eyes, headaches, or respiratory symptoms at home and feel better when they are away?
  • Are you in a multi-unit residential building (apartment, duplex, condo, etc.)?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Have you purchased any new home furnishings in the last year?
  • Have you completed any remodeling in the last year?
  • Do you have an attached or underground garage?
  • Does anyone smoke or vape in your home?
  • Do you live in a manufactured home or military housing?
  • Currently searching for a new home or looking to sell your home? Know before the signing.
  • Do you have an indoor pool, jacuzzi, or sauna?
  • Is there an unpleasant/musty odor in the home?
  • Previous water damage, not remediated by a licensed professional?
  • Does your home heat and/or cool with a non-forced air system such as baseboard, boiler, or geothermal systems?
  • Have you performed any energy efficiency upgrades that have tightened the home from heat/cool loss?
  • Does anyone in your home suffer from asthma, allergies, or immune compromising illness?
  • Is your home within 0.5 miles from any of the following: airport, agricultural area or farm, industrial/chemical plant, or major highway?
  • Do you live within 1-2 blocks of or can you smell any of the following in your home: dry cleaner, gas station, golf course, restaurant, or coffee roaster?

The well-being of our employees, our customers, our communities, and our environment is at the heart of our business here at Prism Analytical Technologies (Home Air Check's Laboratory). Now, more than ever, we must come together as we adjust to the challenges resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). I am reaching out to let you know that we at Prism Analytical are committed to operating in a safe and responsible manner while maintaining the highest standards of quality in these troubled times.   

Prism Analytical continues to follow the direction of federal, state, and local governments regarding our operations, and we are closely monitoring the latest reports from the CDC and WHO.  We have instituted recommended cleaning and disinfection procedures of all our sampling equipment as well as the work spaces of all our personnel. We have also enabled staff to work from home where possible, delayed or cancelled upcoming travel plans, and are restricting access to our work spaces.

Our business will continue to operate as usual; from shipping equipment to laboratory operations to reporting. As always, we are here to help you be successful and are available via phone and email to help you plan projects, review data and answer questions.  

This is a constantly evolving situation and we will continue to closely monitor conditions and evaluate additional measures to support our customers, team members, and communities as needed. We will provide prompt updates regarding any adjustments to our procedures or operations.

We sincerely appreciate your patience during this time and are committed to maintaining transparent and open communication with you. Please reach out to me or any of our staff if you have any questions or concerns.

As a reminder, as more people spend time at home it’s more important than ever that they maintain good indoor air quality to help keep everyone healthy and facilitate successful remote learning and working.

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