The quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers’ comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Also, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments. In addition, some exposures, such as asbestos and radon, do not cause immediate symptoms but can lead to cancer after many years. Many factors affect IAQ. These factors include poor ventilation (lack of outside air), problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, recent remodeling, and other activities in or near a building that can affect the fresh air coming into the building. Sometimes, specific contaminants like dust from construction or renovation, mold, cleaning supplies, pesticides, or other airborne chemicals (including small amounts of chemicals released as a gas over time) may cause poor IAQ.
Our team of experts will utilize state-of-the art technology to augment visual inspections and occupant interviews. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) “Guidelines for Schools and Commercial Buildings” as well as” IICRC S520” are among the guidance documents our experts will follow in conducting your IAQ investigation. Common IAQ problems such as Fungal Contamination, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), Bacterial Contamination, Particulates and Allergens will be evaluated.