If you are considering having the indoor air quality in your home or office tested, beware! Shanghai Daily reports that many air quality companies in Shanghai are lying to their customers and faking results.
Many of these air quality testing companies are presenting false data and tricking their clients into purchasing expensive and unwarranted remediation solutions. Even more horrifying, nearly all of these companies- approximately 90% according to Shanghai Daily journalists – do not use professional laboratories and have no qualifications whatsoever!
Consider these helpful hints when choosing an indoor air quality consultant:
* Beware of very low prices — if it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Ensure that testing fees are completely separate from remediation.
* A sign of a good company is that they will prediagnose — they should ask you about the type of building you have, recent renovations, occupant health sensitivities, and then knowledgably recommend what to test.
* Look for a company that will provide more than just numbers — and will give you insight into likely sources, whether specific furniture, paint, or other construction materials. Contact us to receive a free sample report.
* If pollutant levels are high, a reputable testing company should suggest more than just a paid treatment. High volatile organic compounds (VOC) levels can be addressed through a variety of solutions — ventilation, air purifiers, photocatalytic oxidization treatment, indoor plants, and most importantly, controlling or eliminating the source of the chemicals.
Don’t be fooled! Choose your indoor air quality consultants carefully. PureLiving is the only firm in Shanghai accredited by both the international industry body Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the Chinese Metereology Association (CMA) and offers a wide range of solutions tailored to your specific needs. Check out the PureLiving testimonials here.