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Air Quality Testing in Toronto


We offer services for indoor air quality testing, mold testing, environmental assessments, and commercial buildings or office assessments in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. Your air quality in your home has the potential to negatively impact your health, well-being, and state of mind. In addition, Health Canada and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifies that air quality may be 6-10 times worse and surprisingly more contaminated than the air outside, even in large cities. 

Through a proper air quality test we can provide solutions that are easy and need not be expensive. The first step is finding out what the air quality issues are in your home and office.


How much does it cost for air quality testing?

Air quality testing can tell you a lot about what’s happening behind the scenes in your home and is a small investment that you can make for your long term health and wellness. When it comes to air quality testing in Toronto and the GTA, we’re happy to give you a free in-person quote to help determine what your home needs. Our prices are the best in the industry and are very affordable, making SafeAir one of the top choices for indoor air testing in the GTA.

How do you test for air quality in your home?

At SafeAir, we approach air quality like a doctor would - when your home is sick, your air quality health can tell us a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes. Unlike a broken arm, an indoor air problem can be difficult to self diagnose because they often don’t have obvious signs or symptoms.

This is part of the reason why we don’t recommend DIY kits - a licensed professional air quality expert will give you the kind of documentation and scientific results that you need to make informed decisions. Our comprehensive services range from asbestos air quality testing to mold testing, as well as residential, commercial, and environmental assessments. Air quality testing isn’t just for families that can afford fancy filtration systems and other gadgets - by simply working with a professional, you can identify problems in your home and make small and large changes that will positively change your home and health.

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Air Quality Assessment

The air quality testing services that we offer leaves you with extensive knowledge and information about the state of your home or office. We will outline everything from the composition to your home’s levels of pollutants. The reason for many of these usual pollutants can stem from dust issues, poor ventilation, inadequate levels of humidity in your home, water leakage (leading to mould growth), sewer issues, chemical off gassing, bacterial problems, and sometimes, the poor state of your building. The main benefit of ordering an air test is that it will show you exactly what you’re putting into your system everyday.

Overall, the only thing that can tell you the causes for your inadequate air quality is an assessment. It can truly test the amount of bacteria in your home. With this type of information, only then, can you begin to make changes. After we help you find the solution to improve air quality, you won’t ever have to be in a sick environment again. We take the time to perform high quality tests for your air quality. We also perform forensic mould tests to further improve the air quality of your home or office.

Does an air quality test detect mold?

Indoor mold growth is a challenging problem in homes across the GTA that can lead to long-term health problems and complications. An air quality test for spores can make a huge difference when mould growth is suspected but no visible signs of growth are present. Mold reproduces by releasing tiny spores (which can be likened to seeds) into the air; these spores then attach themselves to people, objects or pets or float through the air to start a new colony elsewhere. This reproduction system is unfortunately very effective - but it also means that an air quality test is your best weapon.

While inexpensive mold test kits available at hardware stores may seem convenient, they really only give yes or no answers - and when it comes to mold, the more information you know, the better able you are to deal with the problem. A professional mold inspection and air test will help you confirm the presence of these spores and to pinpoint the type and amount of spores present. This not only helps us design an efficient remediation plan, but it also helps you feel confident and safe in your home.

Reasons for mould growth

There are many reasons why your home may be suffering from mold problems, and many of them are easy to improve or fix without breaking the bank. Like human illnesses, ‘prevention is nine tenths of the cure,’ and by approaching mold as a sickness that affects your home, you can make a number of easy, positive changes to help your home feel - and do - its best to keep you and your family safe and comfortable.

Two common reasons for mold growth are moisture problems and a lack of ventilation.

Moisture Problems: 

Homes with high humidity or moisture problems (such as a leak or flood) are often plagued with mold problems. Moisture and water damage are the single most common cause for mold growth in the GTA. Mold spores can be present but remain inactive for years - until they are exposed to water or moisture in the form of humidity or condensation, which can then restart its growth. Mold and moisture can damage the structure of your home and lead to expensive renovations and remediation.

Reducing the amount of moisture in your home by installing ventilation, running dehumidifiers, airing out after a flood, and promptly fixing leaks can all make a huge difference in preventing mold growth. Places that commonly suffer from excess moisture in GTA homes are basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and attics.

Lack of ventilation:

Mold thrives in places that are airless in part because air helps to dry out excess moisture. Places in the home where a lack of ventilation are commonly found are the basement and the bathroom.

The basement is a classic problem area for mold growth - it stays cool all year round, often has moisture problems due to leaks or floods, and has reduced traffic and ventilation. Opening windows or installing additional ventilation can make a big difference in keeping the basement dry, and homeowners with older properties may like to install a dehumidifier as well.

The bathroom can also suffer from mold growth because of a lack of ventilation. There’s plenty of water in sinks, bath tubs, showers and toilets, as well as steam and the potential for leaks. Installing an exhaust fan can help whisk moisture laden air out and bring fresh air into small areas like the bathroom.

Common indoor air pollutants

There are many different chemicals, allergens, and particles that can be detected in an air quality test. Health problems caused by air pollution is a growing problem around the world, and is not limited to places with loose health regulations or rampant pollution. Because we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, healthy air quality is a priority we all need to take seriously. Some of the common indoor air pollutants that appear in our testing services include:

Health problems associated with mold and indoor air pollution

Health problems caused by air quality issues have a huge range of symptoms that makes them difficult to diagnose based on symptoms alone. An air quality test is a valuable tool in getting back to wellness and pinpointing various pollutants and allergens that may be affecting you and your family. Some of the common health problems our customers report include:

Ways to improve your air quality

With many common household materials or products that off-gas or release harmful chemicals, it may seem as though it is difficult to improve air quality - but it’s actually quite easy to make simple changes that have immediate positive effects. Some of the best ways to improve your air quality include:

Air quality testing for improved indoor air quality

Mould Inspection - Air Test

All of our air quality testing services in Toronto & GTA include a detailed 15-30 pages report with findings and solutions to make your home or office a healthier place to be. We don't just identify the problems with your indoor air... we provide air quality solutions! Call us today to discuss your air quality testing needs (416) 414-5690.

Toronto & GTA

We perform air quality testing, forensic mold inspections, as well as detailed indoor environmental assessments to help you improve your indoor environment.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

10/10! SafeAir was courteous, professional & on time! We received an easy to understand report about where to improve our air quality. They helped us make our home a healthy home.


SafeAir took time to assess the issue and think through it properly. He found the mold, gave us recommendations on how to deal with it & pointed out other factors contributing to our sensitivities.


Everyone involved is courteous and extremely knowledgeable. The great thing about Safe Air is that they do not sell you any solutions. I would highly recommend this company!


They came over right away, did air quality testing and provided us with a report that has been extremely helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend SafeAir to anyone!

Hania & Laura

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