Indoor air pollution, building-related illness, and “sick building syndrome” have received increased attention over the last several years. Research, conducted by various agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has shown that the quality of indoor air can be many times worse than that of the outdoor air. Given the fact that many people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, the health risk due to indoor air pollutants is a significant public health concern.
Inadequate ventilation and the release of contaminants from indoor and outdoor sources are the primary reasons for indoor air quality problems.
Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor air pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the structure. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Other causes related to construction include:
• Off-gassing of building materials and or furnishings (formaldehyde, adhesives, some interior paints) Manufacturers are beginning to realize the problems associated with some of the traditional chemicals and consumers are demanding more choices. Paint manufacturers, for example, are creating low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and flooring now comes in formaldehyde-free finishes.
• Poor selection of new construction materials
• Inappropriate installation details of windows, doors and other building materials
• Inappropriate installation and maintenance of HVAC equipment
• Lack of proper sealants at windows, doors and HVAC system
• Sealing the building envelope without the proper ventilation
Call us today for an appointment to assess your indoor air quality. We specialize in corrective actions for offices and commercial buildings, schools, and homes providing:
• Emergency Dry Out
• Containment and Demolition
• Air Purification
• Super Cleaning
• HEPA Vacuum Cleaning
• Ultraviolet Cleaning
• Water Damage Repairs
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The Aerial Companies, Inc. is available to provide indoor air quality improvement for historic and contemporary buildings, commercial establishments, and luxury estate homes in Florida including areas around Naples, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Miami, Lantana, Cape Coral, and Tampa.