Huntington Beach, CA, June 25th, 2019
Being a first-time homebuyer is difficult for anyone, but this is especially true for those in California. Housing is expensive in most of the state, making it one of the toughest places for first-time buyers. In fact, mortgage payments in California consume one of the highest percentage of buyers’ incomes found anywhere in the country.
For those in the market, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the process of looking for a home, negotiating a sales price, getting a mortgage and the home inspection process. During this exciting, stressful and sometimes hectic process, it’s also important for first-time homebuyers to evaluate the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of the property they are considering for the health, safety and well-being of their families, and to protect their investment.
“Indoor air and overall environmental quality issues are not just a potential problem in old homes, they are also frequently encountered in remodeled homes and even brand new properties,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “IEQ is an important consideration as too many homes are contaminated with elevated levels of chemical, microbial and even radioactive pollutants. Things to consider include mold, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, asbestos, lead-based paints, allergens, clandestine drug laboratory residues and more. At LA Testing we offer easy-to-use test kits, analytical services and all of the sampling supplies necessary to evaluate a home’s air and environmental quality. We also carry a line of inspection tools that can be instrumental for identifying water damage and other issues.”
LA Testing has sponsored an educational video with indoor air quality (IAQ) tips for first-time homebuyers that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/NjaNi44KZTs.
To learn more about indoor environmental quality or other building science, health and safety testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794. To obtain IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro and San Diego.