Air, Surface and Water Quality Testing

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* Sample quantity can be modified
** Cars, Trucks and SUVs - $175
Our Air, Surface and Water Quality Testing services include:
  • The use of professional sampling and testing equipment
  • Full visual and thermal inspection with free estimates
  • Water, air, surface and inside of the wall testing
  • 24 to 48 hour laboratory turnaround time
  • Rush laboratory turnaround time available
  • Very detailed and easy to understand certified test results
  • We use EMSL Analytical in Chicago, Indianapolis, or Cinnaminson
  • Each additional Lead, Mold and Asbestos sample testing is $75 extra

Normally 3 Mold samples are enough to determine if/or what kind of Mold or other Bacteria are present in your home or office. Our fee of $350 will be credited toward your Mold Remediation if you’ll hire us to remove Mold (projects $1000 and up).

VOCs Test will analyze for 74 specific compounds and hundreds of thousands of other Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) also.A report will identify concentration of chemical compounds in the air. We can also provide supplemental information so you have an understanding of where these compounds typically come from within standard homes and businesses.

Residential Air, Surface and Inside of the Wall Testing for Mold and Bacteria
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There are a variety of sources of pollutants in the typical home and business environments, but one of the most common pollutants is Mold related to excess moisture. Practice of many years' shows that just a visual Mold inspection isn’t sufficient enough. By the time Mold becomes visible, a problem is pretty far along. If you suspect or smell Mold, air or surface testing has to be done. Air testing can detect Mold spores invisible to the naked eye before it takes its toll on the building and your possessions. While Mold plays a natural part in breaking down dead organic matter, it can lead to health issues if not remediated in our living areas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says indoor air can contain two to thousand times the contaminants experienced outdoors. This leads to health problems; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say poor indoor air quality not only lead to issues with the eyes, nose and throat – it can also cause lung problems, triggering asthma symptoms, cancer and chronic heart issues. In some cases, a serious illness called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis develops. People living in clean air environments are less likely to experience the side effects of chronic and acute health air-related issues, which can result in sickness.

Residential Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Analysis

If you complaining of odors at your home or workplace have headaches or feel nauseous, you may want to conduct testing for general Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are chemicals used to manufacture and maintain building materials, interior furnishing, cleaning products and personal care products. "Volatile" means that these chemicals can easily evaporate at the room temperature. "Organic" means these chemicals are carbon based. Studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other researchers have found that VOCs are common in indoor environments and that their levels may be 2 to a thousand times higher than outdoors. There may be anywhere from 50 to hundreds of individual VOCs in the indoor air at any one time. Some may produce objectionable odors at very low levels, but many have no noticeable smell. Many VOCs are irritants and can cause headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation and dizziness. Long-term exposure to certain VOCs may lead to chronic diseases or cancer. At high concentrations, some VOCs are toxic.

Residential Asbestos in Air Sampling and Analysis

All types of asbestos fibers are known to cause serious health hazards in humans. Homes and apartments built before 1980 often are filled with asbestos, needing only normal wear and tear with age to dislodge the fibers and send them airborne. Asbestos can be found in floor tiles, roofs, furnaces, plumbing, appliances, fireplaces and window caulking, leaving most everyone vulnerable. Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing disease and symptoms may take many years to develop following exposure. Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure is lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

The United States remains one of the few developed countries to not completely ban asbestos which is legal and still widely used in such commonly used products as clothing, pipeline wraps, vinyl floor tiles, millboards, cement pipes, disk brake pads, gaskets and roof coatings.

Residential Air and Surface Analysis for Lead & Metals

Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of time. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children. Other sources include contaminated air, water and soil. Lead poisoning can be treated, but any damage caused cannot be reversed. Signs of repeated lead exposure include sleep problems, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, memory loss, kidney failure. Lead poisoning occurs when lead is ingested. Breathing in dust that contains lead can also cause it. You cannot smell or taste lead and it’s not visible to the naked eye.

Residential Radon Sampling and Laboratory Testing

You can't see it, smell it or touch it. The #1 cause of lung cancer outside of smoking is a radioactive gas that everyone breathes in every day, usually at low levels, according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon gas is produced from a natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. This radioactive gas can be detected in homes, offices and schools; it enters buildings through cracks in floors and walls, construction joints or gaps around service pipes, electrical wires and sump pits. When radon gas exceeds acceptable levels, the result can be deadly. People who breathe in radioactive particles, swallow water with high radon levels or are exposed to radon for a long period of time are susceptible to lung damage and lung cancer. The EPA reports elevated levels of radon gas have been measured in every state, Illinois and Indiana falls into so called Zone 1, where levels are much higher - 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter which is a unit that measures levels of radon/radioactive gas) and greater. Everyone is at some risk. Smokers who are exposed to elevated levels of radon gas are at higher risk of developing lung cancer. Testing is the only way to determine how much radon is present in your home or drinking water.

Odor, Smell, Virus and Bacteria Removal

Go no further than Ozone or Hydroxyl. Kill the bacteria on the spot. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. It takes only 4 hours in an average size house. Tobacco, curry, mold, musty, animal smells, virus and other bacteria is gone or our service is free of charge. We flip smoking units to nonsmoking within 4 hours. Cars, trucks and SUVs in under 1 hour. No multiple treatments, one sitting does it all. Have to try to believe our service 100% guaranteed. We use only commercial grade generators producing up to 50,000 milligrams of Ozone in one hour and can “Shock Treat” instead of just producing Ozone for hours and hours. Here is how it works: Ozone, (O3), sometimes called "activated oxygen", contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. When contaminants such as odors, bacteria or viruses make contact with Ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is consumed and there is nothing extra atom, only oxygen. While Ozone is very powerful, it has a very short life cycle. Ozone reverts back to oxygen after it is used usually within 30 minutes (16:8:4:2).
For more conventional way a Cold Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Fogging is effective and fast way to eliminate mold and bad smells in large, small or inaccessible spaces. Fogging is ideal for treating and pre-treating various areas including large spaces like entire rooms, basements, cellars, hard-to-reach areas like attics, crawlspaces, wall cavities. Can be used in homes, businesses, institutions, cottages, RVs, boats, aircrafts – anywhere that mold or smells takes hold. A fogger evenly mists liquid to saturate the air in the enclosed environment and evenly coat all surfaces.

Residential Lead and Asbestos Analysis in Water

The primary source for lead and asbestos in most drinking water sources is the piping used within a distribution system or the household pluming. Lead and asbestos can be harmful to your health, but just how harmful depends on how much gets into your body, your health, and where the lead and asbestos becomes stored in your body. The biggest water contaminant is lead. Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful to human health; there is NO safe level for lead exposure. It has been estimated that up to 20 % of the total lead exposure in children can be attributed to a waterborne route, i.e., consuming contaminated water. In addition, infants, fetuses and young children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. High levels of lead contamination in a child can result in convulsions, major neurological damage, organ failure, coma, and ultimately death. Moderate to low levels of exposure may result in hearing loss, inhibit growth, and cause learning disabilities. There may be no signs of lead poisoning or the signs could mimic flu or other gastrointestinal disease. The symptoms may include: cramps, irritability, fatigue, vomiting, constipation, sleep disorder, poor appetite, and trouble sleeping. Unlike other contaminants, lead will accumulate within the body over time, i.e., bioaccumulate. Lead will tend to be stored in the brain, bones, kidneys and other major organs. It can be stored in child’s blood for months and bones for many decades. Some of the effects of lead poisoning cannot be cured, but it is possible to reduce exposure to lead. If you suspect that your water contains lead or asbestos, it needs to be analyzed by a certified laboratory, not someone giving a free analysis to sell you some type of treatment systems, or using onsite kits.

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The benefits of healthy Indoor Air Quality
  • Easy breathing
  • Increased comfort
  • Better sleep quality
  • Elimination of allergens
  • Less frequent headaches
  • Reduced odors, cleaner smell
  • Decreased adverse health effects

Air Quality Testing for Mold, Asbestos, Lead, Radon and VOCs

Polar Tiger offers air quality, surface and water testing, inspections for homeowners and commercial or industrial facilities. We are nationwide certified, insured and we strictly adhere to all government regulations and guidelines. We gather data through visual inspection while using on-site instrumentation that measure indoor air pollutants. Air sampling is one of the most common methods used to assess fungal and chemical compound levels in indoor environments. The samples taken are sent to a certified laboratory to be analyzed and identify any potential air quality issues. Often, air sampling will provide positive identification of the existence of non-visible mold and other bacteria, or chemical compounds.

Innovative Mold Removal Process with Dry Ice Blasting

We use State of the Art Revolutionary Dry Ice Cleaning Technology that leaves no residue. No moisture or drying time, completely environmentally friendly, approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA and most important it’s a chemical free process. Cleaning time is cut as much as twice comparing to the manual cleaning which involves chemicals.


Service area

We proudly serve Chicago Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Even if you are outside of the service area, please give us a call. We can travel outside of the area and help you!

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Professional Air, Surface and Water Testing
630 270 2100
10661 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
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