IAQ Assessments

There are several reasons why an IAQ assessment may be needed – including:

  • Investigating possible sources for employee complaints
  • Identify health and safety issues
  • Monitor airborne particulates during construction or a renovation
  • Identify the cause or source (of mold contamination
  • Evaluation of ventilation systems
  • Concerns of or monitoring of) allergens, airborne asbestos, chemical contaminants, VOC’s, mVOC, bacteria, etc.

IAQ Diagnostics will use our team of professionals to work with you to identify realistic and cost effective solutions to your IAQ problem.

While some IAQ problems have complex causes, others can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions:

  • Schedule regular preventative maintenance for all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Deal promptly with ceiling leaks, leaking plumbing, and other water leaks.
  • Require janitors or janitorial services to use non-toxic products as much as possible.
  • Maintain building humidity between 30% and 60% RH.
  • Prohibit delivery trucks, especially diesel trucks, from idling at delivery docks.
  • Restrict smoking to designated smoking areas with their own ventilation systems.
  • Notify tenants before major renovations that may cause odors or dust, such as painting, re-carpeting, and moving walls.
  • Store and use all chemicals as specified by manufacturers’ instructions and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • If portable humidifiers are used, add disinfectant or biocide whenever water is changed.
  • Investigate all complaints promptly.
  • -- Barr Engineering

Complaints are more likely to get worse than go away.