If you need indoor air quality (IAQ) prevention and maintenance assistance as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or e-mail us at email@example.com for details and a free estimate.
Written by: Mr. Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President
November 27, 2018, Updated May 2019
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing Programs
We now offer a program designed to prevent Indoor Air Quality complaints and maintain good IAQ in commercial buildings.
This program would include quarterly or semi-annual routine inspection of a commercial building (office, public service, retail, or entertainment). The testing programs would include an initial inspection focused on general indoor air quality parameters (temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, VOC’s and airborne particulates) and any other potential problem that may arise due to activity or location (construction debris, nearby vehicle traffic, hair/nail salons, formaldehyde, mold, noise, etc.). The following is an outline of the IAQ Preventive and Maintenance Program:
IAQ Preventive and Maintenance Program
1. Initial Site Visit:
A detailed inspection of the building and property noting construction, HVAC system, business activities, any air quality complaints, or anything in the building or activity that are known to cause complaints. Also, this inspection will identify prospective problems that may lead to air quality issues in the future such as roof leaks, mold, odor problems, paints, tenant complaints.
2. Regular Site Visits for Inspection and Testing.
Generally, such visits are on a quarterly or semi-annual basis and will include specific tests:
- Relative Humidity
- Carbon Dioxide
- Carbon Monoxide
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Particulates Identification (Mold and Other Particulates) and any other specific agents that may be a potential cause of air quality complaints, such as: formaldehyde, allergens, specific chemicals, radon, asbestos, lead, bacteria, and water sampling
A final report will be developed after the initial site visit recommending what tests seem appropriate for the conditions and a recommended frequency of the scheduled visits (usually quarterly or semi-annual).
As a result of each site visit, the testing results and any other findings will be presented in a formal report including recommendations for corrective measures, (if necessary), and any suggested changes to the inspection and testing protocols because situations not foreseen may be apparent.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing Programs Cost
The cost of the initial visit will be presented as the first step. If approved, we will perform this inspection at a time that is convenient for you.
After the initial visit, as part of the report, a cost estimate for the quarterly or semi-annual visits will be presented.
If you are interested in such an IAQ Preventive and Maintenance Program, e-mail us your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 800-344-4414 or use our contact form. Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President.
Our primary service areas for Indoor Air Quality Sampling are: NJ, NY, NYC, PA, CT, DE, MA, RI, Wash DC, WI, MD, MI, IL, VA, IN, GA, AL, NC, SC, TN, TX, OK, DC, AR, we can service most other areas of the U.S. but with some added travel charges.