Interior Building Smoke from Cigs/Pipe – Air Monitoring Testing
Does anyone know of tool or company that can provide air monitoring data to prove there is “smoke” coming into our condo suite?
We have been working with the condo board to mitigate cig/pipe smoke coming into our suite. We have identified where we think the smoke is coming from, but the board will not proceed to enter those suites without “proof” from testing in a written report that the smoke is real. We have supplied the board with witness testimonies, we have taken 2.5 particulate readings from our handheld monitor… nope, they will not accept this. They want “legal evidence” before they will act. The quote I got to run a 3 day 24 hour test, was $2100… craziness.
We have sealed our suite (filled all air holes, installed door sweeps, we have 2 large hepa filters running, we have cleaned the furnance and air ducts)… it has all helped a bit… but not enough. It is not coming from outside, as we have had no wildfire smoke come into our unit. We are not anti-smokers, we just don’t want to enjoy their smoke too… our goal is to identify the suite, and seal it to prevent smoke coming our way. I am a breast cancer survior, and never ever want to get cancer again. We have also tried to change the bylaw to non-smoking building, it did not pass.
Ideas for how I can capture this myself ie. rent a tool to capture and take it to for testing (where). Or some other monitoring device that can identify/show smoke… or a company that will do this for a more reasonable price.
Many thanks, soooo appreciate the help.
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