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Indoor Air Quality


Clean air is essential for good health, and this is especially true when it comes to indoor air. As Canadians, we spend close to 90% of our time inside; at home, at work and in recreational environments. Most people, however, are unaware of the effects that poor indoor air quality can have on their health. All of us have the ability to control the quality of our own indoor air.
Do you have mould in your home?
Is the air in your home really healthy? Learn more about:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Radon
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Major indoor air pollutants
  • Mould Guideline
  • Residential Indoor Air Quality Guideline – Carbon Monoxide
  • Residential Indoor Air Quality Guideline – Ozone

Mould & Bacteria:

Recently one of our customers wanted to know the difference between moulds and bacteria. Moulds and bacteria are very different organisms. They are genetically unrelated. Moulds are larger, complex and grow as long, multi‑celled filaments (hyphae). Those filaments can aggregate to form larger masses (referred to as mycelia) visible to unaided eye. That is why we can see mould growth, for example, on a wall surface. Bacteria are smaller, single-celled and less complex. Requirements for growth and the means of reproduction for moulds and bacteria differ in many aspects.

Air Quality Investigations:

Growing attention is being given today to issues about environmental pollution, allergens and sensitivity, and in particular to our air quality. Witness the 1000’s of Internet searches done daily in Google and other search engines on subjects like “indoor air pollution”, and “mold inspection and testing”. This brings to light a field of real importance to our quality of life: Indoor Air Quality.
Do you know that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in the home can affect the health of the occupants? Excessive moisture (so prominent here on the West Coast), mold, pets, lifestyle, chemical contaminants and carbon monoxide can cause indoor air quality problems. The good news is that there are ways to deal with such problems and significantly improve indoor air quality.

About Us


We are a safety-conscious, Canadian owned and operated multidisciplinary consulting firm focusing on ecologically-based service. We offer complete range of services including all aspects of indoor air quality; hazardous and occupational hygiene services.

Contact Us


800A 8th Street
Courtenay, BC V9N 1N8
Phone: (250) 871-8638


Phone: (250) 585-2261
Fax: (250) 585-3374
2213 Northfield Rd.
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 3C3


Phone: (250) 590-8638
Fax: (250) 590-8628
907 Esquimalt Rd.
Esquimalt, BC  V9A 3M7