Commercial Indoor Air QualityOrland Park, IL, Valparaiso, IN, Schererville, IN, Tinley Park, IL & Munster, IN
Indoor Air Quality is the leading environmental health problem. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that most Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. Office workers spend an average of 40 hours a week in office buildings. Each commercial space has its own set of circumstances. Air quality concerns can arise from a single source or any combination of factors. Site of the building, original design, renovations, HVAC maintenance, number of occupants, and activities conducted within the facility all directly influence the quality of breathing air. Poor conditions may result from contaminated HVAC systems, overcrowding, radon, moisture, outside air pollutants, cleaning supplies, aerosol products, materials within the space, improper humidity control, and use of mechanical equipment. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is extremely important to the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of the workforce.
Let an expert improve the air quality of your commercial space!
Problems with air quality may be difficult to pinpoint and resolve, and require professional assistance. With our vast experience and specialization in the field of indoor environmental risk management, the factory trained technicians from EDCO Environmental Services Inc. can perform an in-depth investigation of the design and operating practices of your facility’s air handling and distribution systems. We combine this information with data collected from comprehensive air sampling and analysis to provide accurate recommendations for improvement. Through the development and implementation of an Indoor Air Quality strategy, EDCO Environmental Services Inc. effectively prevents and resolves issues in your specific environment.
Some important concerns with commercial IAQ that the professionals from EDCO Environmental Services Inc. will address and effectively manage include:
- Airborne particles, such as dust and dirt, may be drawn into the building from the outside, or produced inside, due to construction, printing, copying, and operating equipment.
- Office equipment, furniture, wall and floor coverings, pesticides, cleaning and hygiene products, and adhesives and paints are common sources of chemical pollutants in commercial spaces.
- Gasses such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and nitrogen dioxide are products of combustion and can be problematic in the workplace.
- Harmful concentrations of bacteria, viruses, fungi, dust mites, animal dander, and pollen often result from insufficient housekeeping, water spills and leaks, inadequate humidity control, and condensation.
- Often when commercial facilities are renovated or redesigned, the HVAC system is not updated to accommodate changes in occupancy, leading to improper temperature, relative humidity, and airflow.
- If the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are not operating properly, for any reason, the commercial structure is often placed under negative pressure. The infiltration of outdoor pollutants such as vehicle exhaust, humid air, pollen, and dust adversely affects the indoor work environment.
- Long term consequences of indoor air pollutants include respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.
- When sufficient moisture facilitates the growth of bacteria and fungi, particularly mold, workers may develop respiratory symptoms, allergies, or asthma.
- According to studies, a large percent of work absenteeism due to colds, flu and numerous respiratory infections can be linked to the circulation of airborne bacteria and fungi in commercial HVAC systems.
Our knowledgeable team will provide the right recommendations to improve the indoor air quality of your commercial building!
EDCO Environmental Services Inc. offers an array of Indoor Air Quality solutions to maintain a safer, healthier, and cleaner work environment. Identifying pollutant sources, evaluating the HVAC system operation, and measuring contamination levels allows us to address the specific needs of your facility. We ensure that your commercial space is maintained under a slight positive pressure, so that air comes out of the building when exterior doors are opened. Through routine maintenance of HVAC systems, safety checks, and proactive measures, we establish a clean, comfortable, and healthy work environment. Our NATE-certified technicians accurately recommend and meticulously install state-of-the-art IAQ products to ensure maximum results for your investment.
- Air Cleaners – Dirt, pollen, mites, bacteria, dander, and mold are just a few of the contaminants that negatively impact air quality, and can be effectively removed from breathing air as the air passes through air purifiers incorporated into HVAC equipment.
- Ventilation – Proper ventilation is critical to improving air quality. By cost-effectively incorporating fresh air that is pre-conditioned to eliminate energy losses, the concentration of chemicals, carbon dioxide, and numerous contaminants is significantly reduced.
- Humidity Control – Maintaining ideal relative humidity levels protects comfort, productivity, and environmental conditions by preventing the growth of molds and bacteria, and controlling the spread of allergens.
- UV-C Light – The incorporation of germicidal UV lamps within the HVAC system promotes more efficient HVAC operation and healthier air quality by destroying harmful mold and bacteria before it becomes established within the equipment and is introduced into the air stream.