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Sick Building Assessments & Odor Sources

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Our inspection designed for complaints from home or the work place for odors or health problems is designed to identify the way the building manages water and air through an analysis of the temperature and moisture content of the air and the building materials.  By identifying the relationship between the architectural design and the building materials and the water management and air management systems we are able to identify where the contaminants are.

Generally speaking the most common and simplest answer is the answer.  The most common problem is water, whether a leaky roof, ice damming, inadequate drainage, leaky water heater, high humidity or flooding; water problems don't have to but often due lead to mold problems or other microbial problems.  Even issues like sewer gases is related to a plumbing problem.  After mold and sewer gases, animals are the next most common indoor problem and not just dogs and cats, don't forget about rodents and birds.  Sometimes it is carbon monoxide. After these issues it still leaves a whole host of more exotic less common problems, which are usually chemical related like off gassing from building materials or furniture.  Even issues with lighting or other mechanical systems can be the source of potential health problems.

In addition to our inspection we can do mold sampling of the air or physical sampling of a suspect substance; we do carbon monoxide testing, carbon dioxide testing, hydrogen sulfide testing, volatile gas tesing, particulate testing, radon testing and volatile organic chemical testing, including formaldehyde. Between the inspection and testing if necessary, we are able to identify the source of an odor and or determine if the contaminants in a building are of the type or quantity to raise a concern for occupants health. 

Over the past 20 years we have provided these services to public buildings, schools, libraries, commercial and residential properties.