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How to Minimize Indoor Air Pollution in Your Commercial Building

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Indoor air pollution is possibly one of the commercial buildings’ most underrated health concerns.

Did you know that indoor air pollution causes many health symptoms in workers? Indoor air is worse than outdoor air. This is why minimizing indoor air pollution in your commercial building is vital. Your workers will be comfortable and in good health.

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality is the way the air inside a building impacts a person’s health, comfort, and capability to work. It’s a significant concern to companies and workers because indoor air can affect the well-being and productivity of workers.

In addition, even the most well-maintained facilities can have periods of poor indoor air quality. Plus, these health problems can cost the government money each year because of productivity loss and medical care.

What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

Moreover, indoor air pollution is possibly one of the commercial buildings’ most underrated health concerns. For instance, indoor air has the ability to hide behind the cool air blown by the AC. So, it’s easy to dismiss that it exists since many people cannot see it.

Additionally, many air pollutants are commonly found in homes and commercial buildings. Among the most popular (and harmful) are dust, chemical pollutants, tobacco smoke, mold and mildew, and VOCs.

How Do You Detect Potential Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Furthermore, it can be challenging to determine the reasons for indoor air pollution, particularly in commercial buildings. The approaches taken to test potential indoor air problems differ among businesses, but they typically include the following:

  • Inspect the ventilation system to check if enough outdoor air is taken in and adequately released around the area and if the filters are functioning.
  • Also, rule out potential triggers of symptoms such as ergonomics, noise, poor lighting, and others.
  • And use air testing kits to test for the presence of air pollutants (mold, toxic gases, carbon monoxide, and other chemicals). From there, submit the samples to the laboratory for analysis.

Keep in mind that switching out your air filter every three months can assist create and keep a fresher, neater, and healthier indoor work environment in your commercial building. Otherwise, contact an HVAC technician right away for an inspection!

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals navigate the post-COVID-19 environment. We can develop a cost-effective, customized program for your building that will mitigate the potential health risks of COVID-19. Click Here to Request a Quote!

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