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Formaldehyde Testing Services

Danger FormaldehydeFormaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. In addition, formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories. Formaldehyde also occurs naturally in the environment. It is produced in small amounts by most living organisms as part of normal metabolic processes.

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How is the general population exposed to formaldehyde?

According to a 1997 report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, formaldehyde is normally present in both indoor and outdoor air at low levels, usually less than 0.03 parts of formaldehyde per million parts of air (ppm). Materials containing formaldehyde can release formaldehyde gas or vapor into the air.

What are the short-term health effects of formaldehyde exposure?

When formaldehyde is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, some individuals may experience adverse effects such as watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde, whereas others have no reaction to the same level of exposure.

Can formaldehyde cause cancer?

In 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen under conditions of unusually high or prolonged exposure (1). Since that time, some studies of humans have suggested that formaldehyde exposure is associated with certain types of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies formaldehyde as a human carcinogen (2).

Formaldehyde Sources

  • Laminate floors
  • Cabinetry
  • Pressed wood products
    particle board, plywood paneling,
    and medium density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Foam insulation
  • Carpets
  • Drapery fabrics
  • Resins; glues
  • Cigarettes
  • Un-vented fuel-burning appliances {gas stoves or kerosene heaters}

As you can see Formaldehyde vaporizes from numerous sources and can cause serious health problems.

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Trademark Home Inspection, LLC - Service Area

Trademark Home Inspection, LLC proudly serves the following Michigan Cities and the surrounding areas:

Adrian, Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills,  Belleville, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Brownstown, Canton, Clarkston, Clawson, Chelsea, Carleton, Commerce Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Dexter, Dundee, Ecorse, Erie, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods, Hazel Park, Highland Park, Howell, Hudson, Huntington Woods, Huron Township, Ida, Inkster, Jackson,  Keego Harbor, Lambertville, La Salle, Lathrup Village, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Luna Pier, Madison Heights, Manchester, Maybee, Melvindale, Milan, Monroe, Morenci, New Boston, Newport, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Petersburg, Pittsfield Township, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Redford, River Rouge, Riverview, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rockwood, Romulus, Royal Oak, Saline, Southfield, Southgate, South Lyon, Sterling Heights, Sumpter, Taylor, Tecumseh, Temperance, Trenton, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, Wayne, Warren, Willis, West Bloomfield, Westland, Wixom, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, and Ypsilanti.

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We Are Open!

First we would like to say our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by COVID-19. We would like to also express our sincere gratitude for all of the first responders and their hard work.

In light of recent news regarding COVID-19 in Michigan, The Department of Insurance and Financial Services, inspections are deemed an “Essential Service”, and our office has implemented policies in line with what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services are recommending. All of our inspectors have also taken and passed the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI’s) class COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and gained Certification.

Keeping Everyone SAFE!

Typically, we encourage our client(s) to attend their home inspection however, the current COVID-19 guidelines dictate that we no longer are allowed to have our client(s) or their agents  attend the inspection. Our inspectors will call the client at the end of the inspection and once payment is received to briefly sum up our findings. In addition, we require that the sellers must also vacate their home during the inspection. In order to comply with CDC guidelines, if they do not have another residence they are welcome to stay in their vehicle, at the premises, during the inspection.

During inspections we will: 

  • Wash hands multiple times during every inspection, especially after touching things like faucets and door handles.
  • Bring hand towels or paper towels for drying our hands. 
  • If available, we’ll keep hand sanitizer nearby and use it when needed.
  • If available, use disinfectant wipes or the equivalent on faucets and door handles.
  • We will not shake hands or bump fists.
  • We will avoid touching our faces.
  • If requested by the seller, our inspector will wear a mask during the inspection.
  • If any of our inspectors have a fever or cough, we will not conduct the inspection.
  • If any of our inspectors have been exposed to COVID-19, we will not conduct the inspection.

Likewise, if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 21 days, have come in contact with someone who has, or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule to a later date:  

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of Breath

Thank you again for trusting Trademark Home Inspection, LLC with your inspection needs and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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