Frequently Asked Questions About Evaluair
What can Evaluair offer me?
Real-time testing with low detection limits (ppb = parts per billion) for:
- benzene: 5 ppb;
- ethylbenzene: 10 ppb;
- formaldehyde: 100 ppb;
- methane: 0 – 100% LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) and 0 – 100% by volume of sampled air;
- toluene: 3 ppb;
- xylene (m-xylene): 10 ppb.
Our real-time tests can indicate if your home contains those VOCs (most of which are toxic) that contribute to sick house syndrome. Please see our Home page and Services page for more information.
We also provide sampling and testing at our laboratory for:
- PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls);
and everyEvaluair investigation includes a comprehensive and comprehendible report.
What is your service area?
The entire state of California but under special circumstances sometimes test outside of our usual area. Ask us. We can travel anywhere in the continental U.S.
Will your findings hold up in court?
We can provide the documentation required to indicate our findings. We follow established chain of custody procedures, the legal chronological documentation or paper trail, showing the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of physical or electronic evidence.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed and certified. If you want more information you can phone us at 1-800-686-1992 or use our convenient contact page.
You mention that the testing protocols you follow are approved by a Certified Industrial Hygienist. What is a Certified Industrial Hygienist?
A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is an individual who has met the minimum requirements for education and experience, and through examination, has demonstrated a minimum level of knowledge and skills in the following rubric (subject matter) areas according to the American Board of Industrial Hygiene:
- Air Sampling & Instrumentation
- Analytical Chemistry
- Basic Science
- Biostatistics & Epidemiology
- Community Exposure
- Engineering Controls/Ventilation
- Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
- IH Program Management
- Non-Engineering Controls
- Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
- Thermal Stressors
- Work Environments & Industrial Processes