Hazardous substances / building renovations

Determination of indoor pollutants and analysis with renovation work

building renovations

Building materials, furnishings and floor coverings that emit harmful substances and even mould can endanger health and cause high renovation costs. As an accredited laboratory we offer you reliable and fast assistance with indoor pollutant analysis, indoor air measurements and test chamber tests for acute problem cases, risk assessments or as part of expertise for building renovation work.

Supplemented by indoor air tests, sources of emissions indoors can be identified clearly and action can be taken to remedy issues.

Our range of indoor air analysis services:

  • Determination of unknown harmful substances (screening)
  • Dust testing
  • Asbestos, man-made mineral fibres (MMF), carcinogenicity index (CI)
  • Solvents, VOC (volatile organic compounds), TVOC
  • Formaldehyde and other aldehydes
  • PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls)
  • PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • Wood preservatives, PCP, Lindan, other pesticides
  • Test chamber tests to determine the gas emission rate of harmful substances from materials
  • Fire damage investigations
  • MVOC (microbial volatile organic compounds), mould
  • Plasticisers/phthalates (“black dust”, fogging effect)
  • Flame retardants (e.g. HBCD / HBCDD)

We support you with your issue with top quality, reliable analysis as well as comprehensible, meaningful DEKRA test reports - fast and reliable. DEKRA experts are also available for you to take measurements and samples on site.

Our experts will be happy to advise you.


DEKRA Automobil GmbH


Yvette  Olah

Laboratory for Environmental and Product Analysis


Phone +49 (0)711.7861-3515

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