Indoor Air Quality & Assessment

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within buildings and structures, as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. There are many factors that can contribute to and/or are related to IAQ:

Microbials                                   HVAC conditions                              Building Materials
Chemicals                                   Volatile Organic Compounds           Pests

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Abatement Restoration provides a wide-range of consulting services to assist building owners, managers and contractors in providing healthy, energy efficient building environments. We provide proactive and incident response services to assess and correct IAQ issues. In addition, we offer periodic proactive IAQ testing to document environmental and comfort conditions for our clients as part of the building management protocol. We also provide IAQ testing in response to complaints or event issues.

Pollutants are commonly found in the indoor environment and can be responsible for a variety of issues. These issues range from irritation of eyes, nose or throat, to dizziness, headaches and fatigue. There is considerable uncertainty around what concentration or length of exposure is necessary to create specific health problems. People react differently to the exposure to pollutants.

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IAQ investigation will determine:

  • Pollutants, and the levels that are present
  • The cause and location of pollutants
  • Scope of project to remove pollutants including the remediation and cleaning protocols

Abatement Restoration Specialists can investigate any IAQ conditions.

IAQ services provided by Abatement Restoration Specialists:

  • 24/7 response, after hours, weekends and holidays
  • Providing visual inspection with report presented, including photographs, within four business-days including the remediation and cleaning protocols
  • Working knowledge of building envelope construction
  • A working knowledge of HVAC systems with the ability to open units, VAVs and ducts for testing and visual inspection
  • Collect viable and non-viable samples over a continuous 24 hour period
  • Record temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide over a 24 hour period
  • Stachybotrys chartarum0001Perform invasive testing as needed

Our services are performed in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • ASHRAE Standard 55-2010. Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010. Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (ANSI Approved)
  • USEPA National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
  • AIHA and IICRC S520
  • IICRC S520
  • AIHA Assessment, Remediation, and Post Remediation Verification of Mold in Buildings
  • Guidelines for the Assessment of Bioaerosols in the Indoor Environment
  • EPA –  Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
  • NYC DOH –  Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments