Indoor Air Quality
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POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
What You Should Know About Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the workplace has become a serious concern. The media calls it "Sick-Building Syndrome" or "SBS", one of the major health concerns facing the nation.
What Causes Poor IAQ?
Poorly maintained HVAC systems harbor bacteria, fungi, mold, pollen, dust mites and other disease carrying biological pollutants which are re-circulated through forced air systems. Given the right conditions of temperature and moisture, these contaminants can flourish in duct work and be carried out into the work space where humans are exposed.
Compounding the problem are buildings which have been made air tight for the sake of energy efficiency. While no heat or cooling escapes, neither do bacteria or other pollutants. Think of the unhealthy situation this creates, especially considering that the average person spends 90% of their time indoors - and much of it in the workplace!
While irritating fumes from copier machine liquids, carbonless paper, paint, rugs, draperies, wall paneling and cleaning solvents all contribute to poor IAQ, dirty or contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a major culprit.
How Poor IAQ Affects Employees & Work Productivity
Poor IAQ can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, dizziness, dry cough, headache, nausea, skin irritation, itching, and burning eyes, and a host of other problems. In addition, microscopic spores can trigger other allergic reactions including fatigue, fever, chills and upper respiratory problems. All of which can adversely affect an employee's work performance, cause absenteeism, and result in lost productivity for the company. To make matters worse, owners of office buildings may be held legally liable and responsible for health effects and injuries incurred as a result of poor IAQ.
What Can Be Done to Make Everyone in the Workplace Feel Better and Breathe a Little Easier?
Most everyone, from leading medical authorities, to government agencies like the National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), agree on one thing: the problems and causes associated with poor IAQ can be significantly reduced through improved ventilation techniques and proper HVAC system maintenance. We can dramatically improve the quality of your air by professionally cleaning and sanitizing your HVAC systems on a regularly scheduled basis.
|Indoor Air Quality Services Available from Service-Tech
- Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Air Handling Units
- Registers, Grilles, Diffusers
- Application of Anti-Microbial Coating to inhibit the Growth of Mold, Mildew and Bacteria
- Sealing of Deteriorated Fiberglass Duct Liner
- Fiber Optic HVAC Inspections and Testing
- Microbial Inspections and Testing
- Fire Damaged HVAC Systems
- Filter Changing and Cleaning