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- Healthy Home
Is your Annapolis or Eastern Shore home making you feel sick or unhealthy? There are a lot of different ways that a home can be uncomfortable or unsafe. Total Home Performance offers Healthy Home Assessments along with our Healthy Home Solutions to help identify and address the aspects of your home that are preventing you from creating a healthier, safer, and more comfortable living environment for you and your family.
What makes our Healthy Home Assessment different from a Home Energy Audit? With indoor air quality testing, a visual inspection and evaluation, and more, our assessments look at every area and system in your home that could pose a threat to your health, from poor air quality all the way down to a rug that may cause a tripping hazard!
Our assessment leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the health of your home. We look to resolve the following home-health issues:
Indoor Air Quality
Mold & Moisture
Indoor Drafts & Inconsistent Temperatures
Excessive Dust & Allergen
Ventilation & Filtration
Pests & Rodents
Often, homeowners don’t even realize that the symptoms they’re experiencing, like chronic coughing,frequent sneezing, congestion, or itchy eyes and skin, can be traced back to their home and poor indoor air quality. If you feel better when you leave your home, only to be sick again when you return, it could be due to an unhealthy indoor environment.
We tailor each Healthy Home Assessment to accommodate the unique circumstances of the individual home and its occupants. This is done through a series of inspections, interviews, and diagnostic tests, including:
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
CO & CO2 (Carbon Monoxide and Dioxide)
Mold, Lead, and Asbestos
Ventilation & Filtration Systems
Electrical & Chemical Hazards
Aging-in-Place Safety Concerns
HVAC Components and Duct System
Building Envelope (Air Leaks, Insulation, Pest Intrusion)
Attic, Crawl Space, and Basement
First, we take the time to sit down for a conversation with you and your family to hear more about the specific problems you’re looking to address. This homeowner interview helps us better understand what it’s like to live in your home and what you experience at different parts of the day.
Sometimes we will use diagnostic tools, like infrared cameras or blower doors, to inspect different parts of your home and uncover the source of moisture or humidity intrusion. However, the most powerful diagnostic tool we have is our eyes, backed up by our building science and healthy home knowledge and experience!
During your Assessment, we’ll check out all the different parts of your home, including areas you probably don’t spend much time in, like your crawl space, looking for the cause of unhealthy indoor air and safety concerns.
Almost every Healthy Home Assessment we conduct includes indoor air quality testing. It’s a top concern for many local families and homeowners, and we can test for a variety of indoor air pollutants, including mold, mVOCs, and microtoxins, all of which can be a problem in Maryland homes due to our higher humidity levels.
After we are done, you will have a chance to sit down with your Healthy Home Expert to discuss the issues affecting the health and comfort of your home. You’ll immediately receive a copy of your indoor air quality testing report, followed by a write-up outlining our recommendations for a healthier and safer home. These recommendations can be anything from installing aging-in-place upgrades in your home to services like crawl space encapsulation, ventilation, humidity control, and more.
Don’t let the name fool you—we have just as much to offer businesses and commercial building owners who are experiencing signs of an unhealthy building and looking for answers to the same questions local homeowners have. Reach out to our team today to learn more about the ways we can help!