What is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant while other effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure.
When to Test Indoor Air Quality
It is always a good idea to be aware of the quality of indoor air in your home or workplace, as those two spaces are where we spend the majority of our time. Testing indoor air quality becomes particularly important when construction, demolition, renovation, or remediation projects are taking place. If hazardous materials are being exposed or removed, it is important to ensure that air quality is at a safe level for the individuals working on the project, as well as those utilizing the space upon completion.
Common Indoor Pollutants
Below are some common indoor pollutants that should be closely monitored:
- Second-hand smoke
- Molds and other allergens
- Carbon monoxide
- Volatile organic compounds
- Asbestos fibers
- Carbon dioxide
Contact DS Environmental!
It is good practice to have a third party air quality testing company monitor conditions during and after a remediation project to prevent any conflicts of interest. Our team at DS Environmental is skilled and experienced in providing this service, and can help ensure human and environmental health.
Call DS Environmental at (303)286-9094 to learn more about Indoor Air Quality testing, and if that service is right for you!