Home Owners

Home owners seeking peace of mind may find their answers with one of MicroVision Labs’ analyses.  When larger than normal amounts of dust accumulate or health concerns such as skin irritation or breathing issues develop, it is often advantageous to determine the source of the dust to stop the buildup and identify potential allergens.  If the dust is black or a ghosting effect appears on walls, combustion products are commonly the culprit.  MicroVision Labs can also identify any other suspicious substances found throughout the home.

Dust Characterization

Our dust analysis provides a general overview of many common particle types present in a dust sample and the concentrations at which they are present. Depending on the level of detail and confirmation needed, this analysis can be performed with optical and/or electron microscopy. This is extremely useful in helping to determine the potential source of your dust or in evaluating the impact that one site is having on another. We handle samples from home owners to indoor air quality professionals daily.

Soot Analysis

This analysis utilizes light and electron microscopy to determine the quantity and potential source of any combustion products present in a residential or business dust sample (e.g. oil soot, wood ash, natural gas soot, candle soot, fly ash, coal ash, etc.). Our detailed analysis informs clients of the type of soot present in addition to other particles that may be of concern in their samples. When your dust is black, we can tell you if soot is the problem.

Unknown Materials ID

Useful when you have a solid, liquid, gel, powder, fiber, or multiphase material of unknown origin that needs to be identified. By using a combination of microscopy techniques and in-house methods we are able to categorize your sample if not identify it specifically. Let us take the “un” out of your unknown.