Lumber Liquidators, a nationwide company, has had numerous complaints from homeowners regarding the Chinese-made laminate flooring. However, the concern has also been noticed in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Lumber Liquidators, in response, began providing free air test kits to their customers using a local lab in the Tampa area.
Recently, the ABC Action News I-Team investigated the matter and interviewed Will Spates of Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) for his expert opinion on the subject.
I-Team Investigator Jarrod Holbrook asked Will Spates specifically about the kits offered by Lumber Liquidators. “In your expert opinion are these kits effective enough to get the job done?”
“I would consider them a very low end way to evaluate what’s going on in a home and they really are not capable of telling a client whether there’s a risk or not, based on conversations with homeowners who have not received their test results sent to the lab over six weeks ago” Spates said.
Formaldehyde Testing for Lumber Liquidators flooring
The goal of IET’s formaldehyde test is to determine and document the current conditions in your home related to elevated formaldehyde levels from Lumber Liquidators composite laminate flooring and other internal sources. IET will then provide you with the necessary information to make informed decisions related to the nature of the conditions in your home, and the steps necessary to return the home to conditions typical of properly functioning buildings. Since 1992, IET continues to lead the industry in investigating indoor environmental issues in residential and commercial properties.
We provide formaldehyde testing in the entire Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.