Comparing DIY Home Air Test Kits: Air Quality Testing Just Got Easier
When comparing do-it-yourself home air quality test kits, it’s important to look at a variety of factors, including price, testing comprehensiveness, and value.
For years, consumers have been able to purchase a variety of off-the-shelf tests to assess the levels of environmental contaminants in their homes. But each test has typically gauged only a single contaminant, making comprehensive assessment a challenge. Alternatively, hiring a team of professionals to do the job could cost thousands.
This scenario is now changing thanks to new technology hitting the market, as summarized in an interview with our founder, Greg Sancoff, for Medgadget.
Greg was inspired to start Live Pure with the goal of educating consumers about their indoor air and drinking water quality, and providing the information necessary to take action to improve their well-being. He helped innovate Live Pure’s main product, the yogi, an all-in-one, do-it-yourself air and water quality kit that can detect the presence of nine environmental contaminants and toxins in the home—including mold, allergens, lead, asbestos, radon, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and formaldehyde in the air, as well as lead and copper levels in the drinking water.
The yogi offers professional results at a DIY price, providing actionable results. It is designed to provide important information and is especially recommended for anyone concerned with allergens, expecting mothers, people who have chronic lung diseases, and anyone whose home was involved in a natural disaster or has suffered water damage.
“We believe that the yogi represents the industry’s gold standard for home environment self-assessment, and will gain recognition as a popular option among consumers as a result,” according to Greg.In Medgadget, he notes that the yogi is unique—it can capture a variety of air samples using only the push of a button. It is specifically designed to sample air at very specific flow rates and durations of sampling time, depending on the contaminant or toxin. Customers simply press color-coded buttons based on the particular contaminant being assessed.
It takes just minutes to collect samples, which are then sent to an independent, accredited laboratory that adheres to industry standards for review. The results are emailed back to the consumer within days of the lab’s receipt of their samples.
If customers receive a report indicating high contaminant levels in the home, they will receive a free phone consultation with Live Pure’s certified industrial hygienists. This unbiased consult equips customers with the key information needed to address these challenges, potentially mitigating contaminant levels in the home.
If you’re ready to test your home’s indoor air and water quality but don’t know where to start, here’s an informative comparison guide to get you started. Also, check out why indoor environmental testing is so important and get some indoor air quality tips from HomeRiff here.
Thanks to contributions from DGI Wire in the creation of this story.