Clean Air In Commercial Buildings

Indoor Air Quality for Commercial Properties

There are standards for indoor air quality in commercial properties. Clean air impacts the health, comfort, well being, and productivity of all building occupants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Many spend most of their working hours in an office environment.

Clean air in commercial buildings should be monitored. Any complaints should be taken seriously immediately. If you have a business and concerns about air quality, call in the professionals to evaluate your commercial space for indoor air pollution.

Pollution inside Commercial Buildings and Offices

Studies conducted by the EPA and others show that indoor environments, like commercial buildings and offices, can have levels of pollutants that are higher than levels found outside. Pollutants in commercial buildings and other indoor environments can increase the risk of illness.

The EPA and independent scientific panels have consistently ranked indoor air pollution as an important environmental health problem. While most buildings do not have severe indoor air quality problems, even well-run buildings can sometimes experience episodes of poor indoor air quality. Keeping the air clean in commercial buildings is a major concern for businesses and their owners.

How To Improve The Air Inside Your Commercial Buildings

Some basic steps can have a big impact on the quality of the air inside your commercial building. Your first steps should be to evaluate a handful of things listed below that impact indoor air quality and pollution. Take a look at your space today with the list below.

• Don’t block air vents or grills.
• Comply with the office and building smoking policy.
• Water and maintain office plants.
• Dispose of garbage promptly and properly.
• Store food appropriately.
• Avoid bringing products into the building that could release contaminants.
• Notify your building or facility manager immediately if you suspect an indoor air quality problem.

Large or small commercial air quality project? Sante Property Damage Reconstruction is always available to help improve indoor air. Feel free to call us anytime at (844) 254-1480.  

Monitor Air Quality in Offices

Building managers and office managers have a lot of responsibilities. Assuring the air quality is healthy should be on that list. Here are some ideas on how to fulfill that responsibility:

• Ask tenants and employees to alert you to any air quality issues.
• Maintain a good working relationship with building management on indoor environmental issues.
• Place office furniture and equipment with air circulation, temperature control, and pollutant functions of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in mind.
• Work with building management whenever responsibility for design, operation, and maintenance of the ventilation system is shared.
• Establish an effective smoking policy. Protect nonsmokers from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke.
• Avoid procedures and products that can cause commercial indoor air quality problems.
• Integrate indoor air quality concerns into your purchasing decisions.
• Make sure the building manager uses only necessary and appropriate pest
control practices. Non-chemical methods are usually preferable.
• Work with building management and the contractor before you remodel or renovate. Identify ways of keeping building occupants’ exposure to pollutants to a minimum. Help ensure that the air distribution system is not disrupted.
• Encourage building management to develop a preventive indoor air quality management program. Try following guidance issued by EPA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

These tips are from a free EPA booklet on the EPA website, “An Office Occupant’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality.”

Business Air Quality Help Is Here

Sante Property Reconstruction has specialized training and experience improving air quality for businesses. If you have concerns, you should call in the air quality professionals to protect yourself and your employees. Basic and affordable safety measures for commercial air quality can be life changing. Call us today at (844) 254-1480 to find out more!

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100 Peters Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Phone: (860) 216-2784
Business Hours: 24/7

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