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INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND MOLD

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality issues can lead to a host of problems within the office environment, including complaints and lost productivity from employees. When indoor air quality concerns arise in an office environment, or when a company decides to take a proactive, preventative approach to indoor air quality is necessary without evidence of air quality concerns, Loflin Environmental believes in taking a whole-building approach in order to ensure potential problems are accurately identified and thoroughly addressed.

Our staff of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) is prepared to draw upon extensive knowledge and experience to implement a focused sampling program. Utilizing in-house equipment, sampling can be performed for fumes, vapors, gases, and particulates. A thorough air and bulk sampling investigation can be performed to identify bioaerosals, including airborne and surface contaminants, as well as viable and non-viable microorganisms.

 

Air sample analyses are performed by AIHA accredited laboratories accustomed to working closely with Loflin Environmental inspectors and hygienists on air quality projects. We believe in working in conjunction with our clients to tailor the IAQ investigation process to meet the specific needs of the client's office environment.

Indoor Air Quality Investigation

A typical IAQ investigation may include:

  • A building walkthrough to identify existing and potential areas of microbiological growth and indoor air emission sources

  • An evaluation of building air handler condition

  • Measurement of IAQ indicators

    • carbon dioxide

    • carbon monoxide

    • temperature

    • relative humidity

  • Any air sampling that may be warranted

 

Indoor Mold Identification and Assessment

Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms in sensitive populations. Molds are ubiquitous and can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and insulation if moisture and oxygen are present. Prime growing conditions for mold exist when excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or is not properly addressed. Our staff of experienced inspectors can identify mold sources and contamination levels.  (All laboratories used by LOFLIN for mold analysis are AIHA - EMLAP accredited.)

 

Commercial and Public Building Inspections

Our staff of licensed mold inspectors can assist clients with identification and assessment of existing mold growth, as well as provide recommendations to eliminate growth.