Providing a safe, healthy environment for workers requires proper indoor air quality. The same is true for visitors to retail outlets, medical clinics, gyms, and restaurants. It’s also true for homes and apartment buildings. When problems arise that affect the integrity of the building envelope, IAQ suffers. Therefore, facilities managers need to understand how the […]

  If you suspect a water intrusion issue in a building you own or manage, it’s important to get clearance testing for mold. This process is a part of creating a safe work environment for staff and visitors to a building. It also assures building occupants that their well-being is important to management. Testing either […]

In late September of 2022, Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc across Western Cuba and the Southeastern United States. The storm reached peak intensity as it approached Florida where it caused billions of dollars in damages. Ian also resulted in the deaths of 126 in the state as well as fatalities in South Carolina and Virginia. The […]

The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac offers some interesting news for the US for this winter. The almanac calls it “a tale of two winters.” That means mild temps for the western states and cold and snowy for the Midwest and the East Coast. According to the almanac, southern US states can also expect lower temps […]

  While spring allergies cause discomfort for millions of Americans across the country, fall is no slouch when it comes to triggering symptoms. Rotting leaves produce mold and ragweed release pollen during the autumn months with a peak in September. Indoors, the same culprits of dust and dander trigger symptoms. Read on to learn more […]

The pandemic stressed the need for creating and maintaining healthy indoor conditions to keep building occupants safe. How HVAC affects IAQ, however, is something facilities managers always need to stay on top of. What follows are three ways HVAC affects IAQ as well as solutions for keeping the indoor environment safe for all. Three Ways […]

  Building occupants are concerned with their health as it relates to the indoor environment. The ongoing pandemic only highlights the need for addressing IAQ issues. While anxiety about the spread of airborne viruses is high, other aerosols pose a threat to our health indoors as well. For example, how HVAC insulation affects IAQ is […]

  With students heading back to the classroom, concerns about safety return as well. While the threat of COVID eases, other indoor air quality risks remain. For example, periods of high humidity in closed buildings over the summer allowed mold a chance to spread. This makes school mold testing a top priority for administrators. In […]

  That leak in the roof of your building seems like a small problem right now. Letting it go unrepaired, however, leads to bigger problems down the line. One major reason for concern is that roof leaks affect IAQ. Taking care of commercial roof leaks early prevents them from developing into health risks for employees. […]