Indoor Air Quality Assessments in Kamloops and Surrounding Areas
Indoor spaces can contain various irritants and allergens such as dust, smoke, and other airborne particulates. An air quality assessment involves assessing your current indoor environmental conditions. If there are problematic signs found through the assessment process, WP Consulting can help by prescribing appropriate steps to safeguard the building occupants.
Poor air quality can come in many forms, such as high concentrations of CO2, CO, VOCs, Radon and/or other gases or airborne particulates. A common concern these days is mould. Mould exposure can impact one’s health in many different ways ranging from the development of allergy or cold-like symptoms to serious complications for individuals that already suffer from serious health conditions. WP Consulting can provide clients with guidance and self-awareness by explaining health-concerning conditions associated with poor indoor air quality.
Air Quality Assessment Standards
WP Consulting's assessments are conducted in reference to standards and regulations set by governed bodies and health associations surrounding indoor air quality. Some of these entities include:
Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for assessment and remediation of fungi in indoor environments
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) protocols for microbiological assessment and controls
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Mold (Mould) and Moisture
One of the most common indoor quality concerns is assoicated with mold (mould). Mould is everywhere. It is in the air we breathe outside and inside our buildings. However, adverse health affects are usually associated with heavy colonized mould (visible to the naked eye and high airborne concentrations). Our detailed building moisture and mould assessments provide our clients a full capture of their building's current conditions. These assessments include testing moisture in building materials, visual identification of mould and potential mould causing conditions, testing surfaces and/ or air for problematic mould presence/absence.