Those wanting more comprehensive compressor service might consider using one of our distributors. Many of these companies offer air quality testing in addition to their regular maintenance and installation services. Simply ask our customer service team, and we’ll let you know if we have a distributor in your area.
For those who prefer to test on their own, taking an air sample is a simple 10 minute process in most cases. Once we receive your collected samples, you will have your results within 1-3 business days. If the results are needed sooner, a 1-business day rush is available. Should your test be out of spec for any reason, our customer service team will call you immediately to help you troubleshoot the problem and will provide you a resample, free of charge.
Because poor air quality can be so costly, it is critical to budget for regular breathing air testing. Fire departments seeking to take a more proactive approach to protecting their employees’ health and preventing costly equipment issues will find that the savings far outweigh the costs of a simple breathing air test. Testing more frequently, like quarterly or monthly, also allows fire departments to take advantage of discounts, resulting in further cost savings. An experienced, accredited laboratory like Trace Analytics can help guide you through the process of taking air samples and help ensure that your compressed air is safe.
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