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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor Air Quality Explained

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality in and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.   IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide radon, volatile, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mould, bacteria).   Source control, filtration, and the use of ventilation to dilute containments are the primary methods for improving air quality in most buildings.

We have recently completed work on a high end multi story west end apartment building and its two level underground garage.

With particular attention to the apartment extraction systems, the laundry extraction systems and the garage extraction.   Part of the garage system were so badly contaminated that its overall performance was significantly degraded.

This issue has wide reaching implications in a commercial work place or environment, such as a factory, office or commercial kitchen.   The air being breathed by employees and others affected by the business falls under Health and Safety legislation, typically the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

Speak to us at In The Hoods to discuss how your air quality systems may be putting you and your business, your staff and maybe even your customers at risk.


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