Contaminants such as mold may cause poor indoor air quality. Research shows that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others show that indoor environments sometimes can have levels of pollutants that are actually higher than levels found outside. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers’ comfort but also for their health. Many factors affect indoor air quality (IAQ). These factors include poor ventilation (lack of outside air), problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, recent remodeling and other activities in or near a building that can affect the fresh air coming into the building.
Ask yourself the following questions to learn whether a mold or air quality problem exists in your office:
- Are building materials or furnishings visibly moisture damaged?
- Have building materials been wet more than 48 hours?
- Are there existing moisture problems in the building?
- Are building occupants reporting musty or moldy odors?
- Are building occupants reporting health problems that they think are related to the indoor environment?
- Has the building been recently remodeled or has the building use changed?
- Has routine maintenance been delayed or the maintenance plan been altered?
WHY YOU WANT TOP AIR QUALITY IN THE OFFICE
Your employees spend most of their work time at their desks. At ServiceMaster Tri-Cities, we understand that their productivity levels are your top priority. However, their performance may be affected if the air quality in your office is anything but ideal. Allergens, odors and germs can quickly spread, causing your top employees to miss important business days because of illness.
If your employees come to you, or you notice several employees feeling the same effects, your building may have poor air quality. Ask employees if they generally notice that they feel better after they leave the building. If they do, their symptoms are most likely because your building is affected by poor air. Common physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:
- Shortness of breath
- Allergy-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing & sinus congestion
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin
Find out how you can partner with the experts at ServiceMaster Tri-Cities and improve indoor air quality at your office. The sooner we can come in and assess the causes of bad air and treat the issues, the faster your employees can happily get back to business.
We are available 24/7, every day of the year, to come in and assess your unique situation. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive plan to restore your air quality back to health. We even keep you updated with our progress and processes to ensure everything we’re doing will benefit you and your business. With the perfect mixture of proven guidance, expertise, innovative technologies and proper tools, we’ll be able to get everyone back at work quickly—with the peace of mind and satisfaction of a job well done.
DON’T LET YOUR BUSINESS BE RUINED BY MOLD!
ServiceMaster Tri-Cities works with recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, laboratory analysis and written remediation plans. We know how to identify and eliminate the source of mold and implement the proper processes to eliminate mold growth.
Take action at the first sign of mold. Call the experts at ServiceMaster Tri-Cities (855) 813-6959.