Often, we associate air quality with the outdoor air we breathe. However, indoor air quality is equally important because pollutants can also exist inside.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Indoor levels of many pollutants can be up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. This can have an impact on our health in our home or office apartments, and workplaces.

The primary cause of indoor pollution is vapors or particles from household or office products and furnishings. In Santa Barbara, California, the indoor environment can also be affected by external factors.                                                                                                      ACAC Certification for Indoor Air Quality

Gold Coast Inspectors offer indoor air testing services in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and nearby areas. We check for harmful levels of chemicals in your home, retail store, or business by testing for:

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Radon
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Off-gassing from Carpets or Furniture
  • Particles from Furnaces and Wood-Burning Stoves

Indoor Air Quality Testing in Santa Barbara

Other Testing Services We Offer:

What We Inspect:

Our thorough home inspections involve comprehensive visual evaluations of the property’s structures, systems, and grounds, encompassing:

  • EXTERIOR: Walls, Stairs, Trim, Sprinklers, and Chimney.

  • INTERIOR: Walls, Windows, Ceilings, Doors, Stairs, Fireplace, Smoke Detectors, Floors.

  • FOUNDATION: Crawlspace, Slab, Basement, Drainage, and Grading.

  • HEATING AND COOLING: HVAC system, Controls, Condition of Dust Filters, Venting.

  • POOL / SPA: Pumps, Deck, Heater, Filter, Electrical, Coping, Blowers, Fencing.

  • ROOF: Downspouts, Gutters, Roofing Material, and Flashings.

  • ELECTRICAL: Main and sub-panels, Outlets, Service Wires, Wiring, GFIs, and Switches.

  • PLUMBING: Water Heater, Supply Lines, and Wastelines.

  • KITCHEN: Range/Cooktop, Sinks and Disposal, Cabinets, Counters, Dishwasher.

  • BATHROOMS: Showers and Tubs, Toilets, Sinks, Cabinets, Counters, Ventilation.

  • GARAGE: Vehicle Door and Opener, Exterior Doors, Interior Doors, Fire Walls, Ventilation, Floor.

  • ATTIC: Insulation, Ventilation, Framing.

  • GROUNDS: Driveway, Sidewalks, Retaining Walls, Patio, Decks, Porches, Fences, and Gates.

Certified Air Quality Inspector for both commercial and residential properties in Santa Barbara

ACAC Certified

Scott Taylor has achieved two certifications from ACAC – CIEC and CRMI. These certifications acknowledge his expertise in analyzing and advising indoor environmental issues.

To earn the CIEC certification, Taylor had to pass a tough exam and submit real field examples for peer review.

To keep his CIEC certification. Taylor will stay active in the field and complete 40 hours of professional development in the next 24 months.

Scott is now listed as a certified indoor environmental professional on the ACAC website with more than 2,800 others worldwide. You can search the frequently updated list by name, zip code, or company.

The CIEC Certificate is recognized by well-respected organizations like CESB and NCCA. For additional information, visit the ACAC website. If you need an air quality inspection for your home or business, contact us by email or phone at (805) 766-0072.


Contact Scott today at (805) 766-0072 and gain peace of mind knowing that your investment is in the hands of a true professional.



How do you measure indoor air quality?
To evaluate it accurately. We use a device called a VOC sensor that gauges the quantity of diverse volatile organic compounds present. Moreover, these sensors are capable of assessing formaldehyde levels “a substance given off by new floorings, and ketones”. Which can accumulate in congested areas and are found in exhaled breath.

In terms of determining whether the levels of carbon dioxide or radon pose any potential risks. Carbon dioxide meters and radon detectors are essential. Since these gases are not easily detectable through the senses. The only way to ascertain any negative impact they might have on our surroundings is through these devices.

Furthermore, the harm caused to our health by their presence is often gradual.


– When should I perform indoor environmental testing in Santa Barbara?
It is recommended for homeowners, particularly those who suffer from allergies or breathing issues. To have their home’s air tested and have a clear assessment every 3-5 years.

Additionally, it is advised to lead testing if one has been experiencing symptoms linked to airborne irritants or pollution.

We offer both residential and commercial environmental services. So If you’re looking to improve air quality Call us at (805) 766-0072 for a free quote.


– What factors affect my property environment?
Numerous substances can have serious impact such as:

  • Mold
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Allergens
  • Bacteria
  • Radon
  • Asbestos
  • And other toxic organic substances.

Contemporary constructions are typically built to retain heat, resulting in tighter seals than in earlier times. Consequently, ventilation is usually diminished and air pollution levels grow, leading to adverse effects.

Customer Reviews

Scott looked gave us recommendations based on the test results we were working with. He was honest and helpful. We’ve decided to replace our HVAC and install an air scrubber to help with air quality. Scott was able to recommend the air scrubber he’s used in the past.

Cara M.

Highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Ron K.

Very professional, we used him 3 times, always punctual, he sent the reports fast and he was very thorough. Highly recommend him.

Periklis P.

Had a terrific experience with Scott. I’m buying a condo in Oxnard which had had some prior issues and repairs. Scott took the time and listened to my concerns and did a very complete inspection. He addressed all my questions and also reviewed some previous inspection/repair docs from the seller to ensure that things were as they should be. Happy to recommend.

Mary-Pat C.

Gold Coast Inspectors is my first choice in home inspection. They are prompt in returning calls and scheduling an inspection as quickly as possible to meet the clients’ schedules. The reports are returned promptly also and are very thorough. Scott shares his knowledge and expertise with the client in a way that is easy for them to understand items he calls attention to.

Loretta B.

Scott always is on time for an inspection. He is prepared and does his inspection thoroughly, and in a timely manner. He seems always patient with my buyers; answering their questions either at the end of the inspection or takes the time to discuss something during the inspection. To me it shows a level of compassion and understanding of the client’s needs. I appreciate that.

Kathy K.

Scott was great to work with. Very thorough and professional. We highly recommend him!

Hannah M.

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