Why Test Your Commercial Space’s Air Quality?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high indoor air quality standards are key factors in providing a hazard-free, healthy commercial environment. Reasons for testing commercial indoor air quality vary widely. Whether it’s routine safety testing, ensuring dust control for an upcoming renovation or perhaps getting a confirmation on a contaminant-free work environment in Austin, TX, air quality testing provides all the evidence you’re looking for.
What Do They Test For?
Commercial air quality testing hones in on any number of potential areas including determining the presence of toxic gasses, contaminants or even an excess of humidity. Common contaminants include bacteria, mold and fungal spores. Common toxic gasses include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, ozone and even formaldehyde emissions.
How Does it Work?
The actual test entails a non-invasive monitoring procedure. Units are set up throughout the commercial site and tracked over a pre-determined period of time. At defined intervals, air samples are taken throughout the sampling period in order to provide an evenly distributed total sample volume.
Later, the indoor air samples are compared to a baseline outdoor air sample. Laser particle counts detect density ratios of microscopic contaminants and decipher the presence of varying gas components. Along with air samples, humidity and temperature are monitored, tracked and recorded to provide additional data points and an overall understanding of the air quality characteristics.
Finally, the most important part of the process is interpreting the results. The collected samples are analyzed for data and compared with allowable amounts of each component. A clear and concise report is generated, delivered and explained providing all the tools necessary to reach the highest standards of air quality and a safe commercial environment.
For more information about how to test indoor air quality in commercial spaces, check out Weatherman Mechanical’s commercial indoor air quality testing solutions or call today.