Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality testing is commonly overlooked in schools, offices, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and countless other types of heavily populated indoor environments. While pollutants from any one single source may not be enough to cause significant health issues, multiple types of contaminants in the air can be cause for serious concern. Indoor air quality testing can identify levels of numerous contaminants, including radon, mold and other biological contaminants, environmental tobacco smoke, asbestos, lead, and more. The Scott Lawson Group, Ltd – a certified indoor air quality consultant – will help you determine the right tests and provide prompt and accurate turn around times once the samples have been processed. For over 20 years, our in house laboratory has been providing indoor air quality testing with rapid response times and exceptional service.
SLGL has performed hundreds of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations for everything from odor complaints to building comfort issues (heat and cold) to allergy related issues. From years of experience, we have found that there is no one prescribed method for evaluating the indoor environemnt.
Although SLGL has the ability to test for a myriad of indoor air contaminants, we generally find that extensive testing does not necessarily lead to a good outcome for an indoor air quality problem. We generally do not find a “smoking gun” when it comes to indoor air quality issues. In most indoor air quality investigations, we often refer to trying to identify and resolve the problem as a “race with a moving finish line.” We are trying to slow down the finish line by identifying issues that are not part of the problem. The most effective outcomes in these indoor air quality issues center about interviews with building occupants that help direct sampling strategies towards contaminants that are most likely to result in the conditions and symptoms noted by the occupants. by sharing interview and testing results with building occupants, there is a more cooperative attempt to solve the problem rather than chasing it with mixed results.
Tight or “Sick” Building Syndrome
- Airborne Dusts
- Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
- Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Evaluations
- Ventilation Performance Assessment
- Investigation and Sampling
- Mold Remediation Design
- Remediation Oversight
Renovation and New Construction
- Airborne Dusts
- Ventilation Assessment
For more information on indoor air quality, contact us.