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Indoor Air Quality and Mold in Commercial Buildings – Texas

If you need mold or indoor air quality services in Texas as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or e-mail us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate.

Written By:       Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President
Updated:  August 1, 2020

Indoor Air Quality in Commercial Buildings, Texas

Atlantic Environmental has been providing expert testing and consulting in the mold and Indoor Air Quality in commercial buildings since our founding 42 years ago (1978).  Our Texas office is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Building occupants may feel a variety of adverse effects from their work environment.  This can be simple as a headache, or more complex such as upper respiratory irritation, colds, burning eyes, skin rashes, lethargy, bad odors, weakness, allergies, asthma attacks—all of which may be work environment-related, and are certainly within the realm of possibilities in Texas.  Also, concern for COVID-19 has heightened awareness of buildings currently occupied or planning for re-occupancy.

Texas has a great variety of climate conditions—from tropics to swamps, arid lands, wind, tornadoes, hurricanes—all of which can temporary—or permanently affect a Texan’s work indoor environment whether office, factory, warehouse, hospital, school, interior construction, or retail stores and malls.

IAQ Testing

We can test for molds, chemicals, sewer gas, bacteria volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), dust, formaldehyde, even radiation in an effort to determine if any such symptoms are location-related.  Our testing now includes testing of air and surfaces for the Coronavirus.

Even new buildings can offer an environment not always conducive to the occupants’ well-being.  “Green” Buildings are built and operated to be very energy efficient and make the most of the surrounding environmental conditions whether desert, damp, hot-cold, windy, or tropical, but not always achieving optimal conditions for all occupants.  Some tenants may be comfortable while others are suffering a variety of maladies—and not just the results of humidity and temperature variations.  The reason new “Green Buildings” can cause problems is that construction materials and new furniture need to “off-gas” chemicals like VOCs and formaldehyde before occupancy.

Remember also that the air handling system is part of the occupant’s environment.  If the HVAC systems are not regularly serviced, they may be the source of occupants’ complaints or illnesses from such things as mold and bacteria.  Mold can propagate in condensate points in the ductwork.  Mold can also grow in dirty, plugged drain pans.  Filters can become blocked and reduce airflow further increasing the potential for stagnant air, mold growth, and accumulation of dust and debris.

Atlantic Environmental, Inc. has the knowledge and experience to provide testing, consulting, and expert services for Indoor Air Quality and Mold in Commercial Buildings for Texas with an office located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

We also have a State of Texas Certified Mold Consultant who can test locations and act as an expert witness where litigation is involved.

Our website contains the type of details that answer most of your questions related to Indoor Air Quality including mold in the commercial buildings in Texas.  However, if your concerns are not answered, feel free to e-mail, call us, or use our easy contact formWe can answer your questions and most likely submit a free estimate of the costs of services.

Our primary service areas are New Jersey NJNew York NY, (New York City)Pennsylvania PAConnecticut CTDelaware DEMassachusetts, (Boston) MARhode Island RIWashington DCWisconsin WIMaryland MDMichigan MIIllinois (Chicago) ILVirginia VAIndiana INGeorgia (Atlanta) GAAlabama ALNorth Carolina NCSouth Carolina SCTennessee TNTexas (Dallas, Ft Worth) TXOklahoma OKDCArkansas AR, Florida FL. We can service most other areas of the U.S. but with some added travel charges.

 

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