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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants – air quality test is recommended. IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Source control, filtration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings. Residential units can further improve indoor air quality by routine cleaning of carpets and area rugs.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Air quality test has become a necessity to determine the causes of unhealthy air in your home or office. Air quality testing works by revealing levels of VOCs, the gasses emitted by mold, and it tests for levels of formaldehyde. Did you know the Department of Health Indoor Air Program began in the late 1980’s. Its goal is to improve the health of Floridians by reducing exposure to indoor air contaminants. The primary function of this program is to provide advice and expertise to Floridians with indoor air concerns in residences, schools, health-care and public facilities. The program currently consists of a statewide indoor air coordinator in Tallahassee, and environmental specialists working through County Health Departments to provide Indoor Air Quality expertise to the public. We do not offer inspection services. Ref: http://www.floridahealth.gov

Indoor Air Quality Professionals

EE&G indoor air quality professionals have over 30 years of experience with Indoor Air Quality Testing. We understand the steps IAQ involves such as the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, a collection of samples on building surfaces, and computer modeling of air flow inside buildings. IAQ is part of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which includes IAQ as well as other physical and psychological aspects of life indoors (e.g., lighting, visual quality, acoustics, and thermal comfort)

What You Need To Know About Air Quality

Did you know, a major source of indoor air pollution in developing countries is the burning of biomass (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, or crop residue) for heating and cooking. The resulting exposure to high levels of particulate matter resulted in between 1.5 million and 2 million deaths in 2000. Professionals are concerned with both health hazards, industrial hygiene, and the immediate economic impact of the health hazards. Every Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) situation is unique; many variables may need to be considered to address a specific issue. Accordingly, EE&G utilizes a phased study approach to economically evaluate IAQ. The initial phase includes visual inspections and a preliminary air quality screening. Based on the data collected in this phase, recommendations for corrective action or additional testing are prepared. The phased approach reduces client expense and focuses on results. IAQ Services include

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  • Preliminary building and environmental assessments.
  • Development of written scope of work for remedial actions.
  • On-site supervision of contractors.
  • Post-remediation verifications.
  • Collections of air and surface samples.
  • Water Intrusion Evaluations (IR Scanning & Moisture Mapping).
  • Diagnostics of HVAC systems.
  • Chemical testing
  • Place hazard evaluations.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing
  • Evaluation of HVAC system design and performance.
  • LEED Testing
  • Building Pressurization