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AIR QUALITY

Preventive indoor air quality testing and controlled environment auditing

Workplace air quality

Workplace air quality

REGULAR PREVENTIVE CHECKS OF INDOOR AIR FOR EMPLOYEE COMFORT, HEALTH, SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY

The BOMA BEST and WELL certifications recommend that indoor air be regularly checked in different work areas, as air quality is not consistent across all spaces. Some offices may be less productive if the ventilation system is poorly calibrated.

Our team helps you ensure your employees are comfortable and safe by testing the air quality of your workplace.

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Preventive check – High-risk environment

LIMIT THE POLLUTANTS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT

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For environments with at-risk populations, it is important to do preventive inspections of the air quality and the indoor environment.

Our team of experts can help you:

  • Establish an annual plan for preventive checks on your institution’s indoor air quality
  • Check the air for comfort (temperature, humidity, ventilation rate or airflow problems) and health (mould, bacteria) aspects

Clean room checks

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REGULAR EVALUATIONS

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There are a wide variety of actions our experts can take to help ensure the quality of your clean rooms and white rooms.

  • Measuring various microbiology, chemical and physical contaminants
  • Comparing production standards (ISO 14644-1, USP 797)
  • Responding to water damage from work that can release dust or micro-organisms into the air
  • Supporting the client with regular assessments and identifying ways to improve the air quality and the microbiological cleanliness of surfaces
  • Checking high-risk environments (pharmaceutical, research centres, fibre optics)

Management of suspicious smells

YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO HANDLE ANY UNDESIRABLE SMELLS, WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE HARMFUL TO HEALTH

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Our experienced personnel can help you identify the source of odours, evaluate their potential impacts on building occupants and find a solution. We can also support you during and after the works to make sure the problem is solved.

Our experts can conduct analyses on different kinds of odours:

  • Mould odour: smells damp, earthy, like a cellar, etc.
  • Chemical odour: off-gas, formaldehyde (new smell), smoke, cigarette smell, sewer smell, dead animal smell, etc.

Symptoms reported by occupants

MAKE SURE YOU’VE GOT THE RIGHT TESTS

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No matter what the symptoms are (trouble breathing, congestion, fatigue, feeling like there’s not enough air, irritated eyes or throat), it is important to conduct different tests to evaluate air quality and make sure there are no contaminants in concentrations that can pose a health hazard. You can count on our team of experts to identify contaminants.

Indoor pools: mould and chlorine odour

INDOOR POOLS, HOT TUBS AND WATER PLAYGROUNDS CAN AFFECT YOUR AIR QUALITY

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Suspicious stains, earthy smells and chlorine odour can all cause people to experience discomfort or exhibit symptoms. We can help you deal with such issues by running tests to:

  • Assess the concentration of trichloramine, which is responsible for chlorine pool smell
  • Measure the relative humidity and moisture content in materials
  • Measure the concentrations of mould in the air and on surfaces

Inspecting ductwork for contaminants

CHECKING WHETHER VENTILATION DUCTS ARE CLEAN, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER A CLEANING

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We verify whether your ducts are clean (dust, biological contaminants, etc.) through observation and samples taken from surfaces. We then establish whether your ventilation ducts need to be cleaned and prioritize which ducts and systems should be targeted first. Our impartial analysis gives you the straight facts.

  • Verification and post-cleaning certification
  • Testing and analysis in accordance with the NADCA standard
  • Sampling cassettes or weighing cassettes in the lab

Certifications

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