Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is frequently used to treat wood and laminate flooring, as well as other building materials. However, it can be dangerous in high concentrations. Therefore, it is important to have your home or commercial building tested to be sure that the formaldehyde levels are within acceptable limits.
The proven professionals from Same Day Inspection offer superior formaldehyde testing services for customers in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. We also offer commercial inspections, home inspections, mold inspections, roof inspections, termite inspections, specialized inspections and more!
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Formaldehyde is composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Naturally-occurring formaldehyde is present all around us and carries no health risks. However, high concentrations of formaldehyde can pose a severe health hazard to humans.
Yet formaldehyde is an extremely popular component in building materials. It is an important part of the manufacturing process for everything from adhesives to particleboard, and from plywood to permanent press fabrics.
The main problem with formaldehyde in the home or office is its tendency to off-gas. This process occurs when the previously trapped formaldehyde enters a gaseous phase and leaches out into the air. Other common compounds also off-gas, raising the levels of airborne VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in your home or office. However, formaldehyde is particularly notable because it is classified as a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent).
In older homes, which tended to be much draftier and less airtight than modern homes, off-gassing was not much of an issue because the indoor air was constantly being replaced. Today, however, we attempt to seal up our homes to improve energy efficiency. That makes it tough for airborne contaminants to escape. High levels of formaldehyde carry a number of acute health risks that include:
Studies have shown that long-term exposure to high levels of formaldehyde increases the risk of cancer in humans. Although home formaldehyde testing kits are readily available, professional testing is a much better and more dependable choice. Professional testers from Same Day Inspection use high-end, professional equipment that is not available to the general public, and have the experience to accurately interpret the results.
They can create instant results backed by laboratory confirmations with a matter of days. Same-day testing also is available.
At Same Day Inspection, we offer a comprehensive collection of inspection services to our customers in South Florida, including state-of-the-art formaldehyde testing. We also handle wind mitigation inspections, air quality testing, mold testing and more. We are an established Florida company that carries an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. When you are ready to do business with Florida's industry leader in property inspection, be sure to Contact Us online or give us a call at 954-908-6862 today.