VOCs, MVOCs, and Formaldehyde Testing

VOC Testing Company in Phoenix AZ

Get info on Formaldehyde and any specific VOCs present in your property and their specific levels in as little as 48 hours.

We offer full VOC and Formaldehyde sampling and report analysis for both residential and commercial properties.

Our VOC sample service can monitor for over 500+ airborne chemicals and hidden mold growth (MVOCs) with a single sample.

Board Certified Indoor Environmentalist

What are VOCs?

VOCs stand for Volatile Organic Compounds. They are a group of carbon-based chemicals that can easily evaporate into the air at room temperatures. Some produce odors while others do not. There’re thousands of VOCs which are emitted from numerous products that we can be exposed to in our every day living situations. Below are just a few of the more common VOCs we can expose ourselves to:

So where exactly do VOCs come from?

There’re many possible products we keep in our homes that could emit these chemical-based compounds. Some of the more common sources are found in:

Building Materials

  • Carpet and Padding and their adhesives
  • OSB (Orient Strand Board – e.g. sub flooring material under carpet, tile, or wood flooring)
  • MDF (Medium Density Fiber Board – e.g. baseboards)
  • Paints
  • Sealing caulks
  • Solvents
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Varnishes
  • Vinyl Flooring Materials

Home and Personal Care Products

  • Aerosol (spray) and Plugin Air fresheners
  • Ozone producing Air purifiers (“ionizing” or “ionic”)
  • Cleaning agents and disinfecting chemicals
  • Cosmetic products
  • Fuel oil and/or gasoline stored in an attached garage
  • Moth balls
  • Vehicle exhaust from running a car in an attached garage
  • Degreasers

Human Behaviors

  • Cooking
  • Dry cleaning clothing and bedding
  • Reading Newspapers
  • Using non-electric space heaters
  • Smoking
  • Using wood burning stoves

When should you test for VOCs?

In essence, you should test whenever your concern, situation, and budget warrants it. A lot of people test their home for VOCs after remodeling activities. Others will test after a known pregnancy or before brining home a newborn from the hospital. Most other scenarios come as a result of an unknown smell or symptoms that upon research indicate the possibility of exposure to VOCs. Whatever your individual situations, we have different methods and options for identifying these volatile organic compounds in your property. We also can help provide solutions, should an issue be discovered.

What are the health effects of VOC exposure?

Because there’s so much solid information from reputable sources on the web, rather than regurgitating it here, or making you search for it, the USEPA’s website provides some valuable insight to this topic as well as additional information on VOCs generally.

The following are some of the VOCs included in our Total VOC testing:


Please note that some VOCs that are a part of this screening are not listed here.

Please contact our office if you have questions about testing for a specific VOC not listed here.

Areas we cover for VOC related services

Casa Grande
Gold Canyon

Cave Creek
Paradise Valley

Queen Creek
San Tan Valley
Apache Junction
Fountain Hills

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