Sick Home& Building Syndrome

Indoor Air Quality Professionals

Indoor Air Quality USA is a website for Acquired Home Services Inc.

Phone: 877-932-7177   /   Email:

Fax: 703-754-1216

The catch phrase "Sick Homes / Building" describes homes or buildings with poor, even hazardous, living environments.

There are several sources which can make homes or buildings uncomfortable and unhealthy to live in. And a basic problem is poor air quality often caused by too little ventilation.

Inadequate ventilation may be a combination of things. New houses are insulated and sealed so well that no fresh air enters in. Moisture builds up but can't escape and that makes a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Also, some types of building materials emit vapors that are harmful or discomforting to many people. Such conditions eventually make a house "sick."

If you think you have a “Sick Home” or “Sick Building” call to discuss our Inspection and Remediation Services. Phone: 877-932-7177
Serving VA, MD and DC

Summary of Problems

"Sick House" symptoms develop because the house literally can't breathe. As a result, it gets congested with internal pollutants.

Especially in winter, pollutants can be more abundant when air flow is less. Common sources of pollutants in the home are Carpets, Furnace, Fireplace, pressed wood Cabinets & Cupboards, excessive moisture or humidity.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) consist of a range of chemicals that are released into the air over time. Often described as that pleasant, "new smell," VOCs can be harmful. Short-term exposure to VOCs can cause headaches, nausea and irritate eyes, throat and nose.



Found In


Carpet, Paint, Fabric

Mold & Mildew

Air Conditioner, Humidifyer, Heat Ducts,
Basements, Bathrooms, Kitchens...

Nitrogen Dioxide

Wood-burning Stove & Fireplace Smoke



Resin-based Particleboard, Fiberboard, Cabinets, Countertops, Carpet, Fabric

Radon Gas

Seeps Through Cracks in Foundation

Airborne Particles

Carpets, Ducts