Clean air is important for sustaining life, preventing respiratory problems/illnesses and enhancing comfort. Commercial building owners (employers) owe their employees clean air to breathe and work comfortably in. This is why you might come across indoor air quality services.
It is important to note that even though the service name is indoor air quality, indoor air quality companies also consider how the air outside affects the air indoors. Here's what you need to know about indoor air quality services:
Before Hiring Employees
Before you start working in a space, you should have already identified a reputable indoor air quality company to assess the quality of air in your business space. Indoor air quality is a broad term that considers ventilation, humidity, temperature and biological or chemical contaminants that can be found within a space. The company can also recommend a good AC system for different rooms in your business environment.
What If You Did Not Hire Indoor Air Quality Services at The Beginning of Your Business?
You can still hire air quality services even after your company has been in business for a while. If you find that your employees are uncomfortable and unproductive and that the air in the workrooms feels stuffy, it might be time to get the air quality checked.
Other signs of poor air quality can be employees suffering respiratory problems when in the building or a particular room, frequent sneezing (maybe due to allergies and dust), headaches, sinus irritation, fatigue, etc.
Sometimes, if an employee suffers from respiratory problems due to air quality issues in the workplace, you can find yourself in legal problems because you neglected his or her health. Avoid such situations by hiring air quality services. Remember that you are also in the workspace and might also be putting your health at risk.
What Happens When You Contact an Indoor Air Quality Company?
The company sends its representatives to your business:
- To check how spacious the workplace is and how well it is ventilated
- To identify the types of equipment you have (some pieces of equipment can harbour dust and air contaminants)
- To check for potential sources of air pollutants
- To estimate the amount of cleaning work required
Once the above information has been collected, you are given a quote and might be required to set a day when the business will be closed to carry out the cleaning process. It might get dusty during the cleaning process; you don't want your employees around contaminants that may cause respiratory illnesses.