Indoor Air Quality Testing Procedure

Indoor Air Quality Testing

The establishment of One Stop Safety Services was done with the sole intention to provide high quality services in the area of indoor air testing. All our services are designed towards the health care operations of a number of industries. We provide laboratory testing facility in a number of cities across the country. The services extended by us are provided by experienced and professional staff in respective fields and we design cost effective programs for the benefit of our esteemed clients.

Process of Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor air quality testing procedure is a process to ascertain the level of pollutants present in the indoor air as this can adversely affect the productivity and well-being of the inhabitants. A healthy air quality at the work place can result in motivation among the employees which can result in to better productivity. By having a complete check on the indoor air quality, employers can have the assurance that workers will be satisfied with healthy work conditions with cleaner air, free from unrequired pollutants. Poor indoor quality at the workplace can contribute towards decrease in productivity, absenteeism and even quitting work. When the air quality improves it will result in reduction in absenteeism, increased productivity and higher retention levels. In the current scenario, people have become more aware as to how the air quality is getting worse day by day. Cost of testing the indoor air quality depends on the area, for which you want to test the air quality and a number of parameters.

Causes of Indoor Air Quality Testing

There can be a couple of reasons for the poor quality of indoor air. Some of the sources may include inefficiently maintained HVAC Systems, use of wood/coal stoves, vehicle emissions, smoke and so on. Even inadequate ventilation may lead to poor quality of air-control and can amplify the pollutant absorption at the work space. In the initial stages, before the actual testing procedure can be started, it becomes important to have information on certain aspects. Below are some of them:

  1. Humidity levels : The levels of humidity in the areas need to studied. There may be certain areas which may be more humid during summer, while other areas may remain less humid. Indoor humidity can occur due to some factors such as water leakage inside, moisture seeping through the cracks developed, moisture due to the air flow coming from outside. If the level of humidity inside the workplace increases than the required level, it may prove to be harmful to the workers inside. It may cause certain adverse effects such as difficulty in normal breathing, lung issues, other respiratory diseases including skin irritation, sore throat issues and many more. To keep a control on this, there has to be a proper check on the coolness / warmth of the air flowing inside the space. Steps should be taken to maintain proper humidity levels.
  2. Poor ventilation : A thorough check on proper ventilation system in the working space is an equally important factor to be considered. In case, the area is poorly ventilated it can cause polluted air to recirculate and create issues with the health of workers. A badly ventilated area may lead to building up of pollutants and microbes leading to breathing harmful air. If any worker is suffering from any allergies or asthma then the issue becomes difficult to handle. Proper attention need to be given to make the working area a good ventilated zone so that the workers do not feel tired and demotivated.
  3. Proper maintenance : A perfect cleaning and maintenance system at the workplace may prove to be beneficial for both the employers as well as the workers. Regular and daily cleaning of the area may keep away the dust and other harmful particles away from the atmosphere. The dust particles may include dead skin cells, hair, dirt particles and other unwanted pollutants. Use of vacuum cleaners and regular servicing of the air conditioning systems will be helpful to create a dust free atmosphere and this can encourage the workers to give their best.
  4. Volatile compounds : The entry of volatile organic compounds in the work atmosphere can contribute to poor indoor air quality. A large amount of these type of compounds may be harmful to the health as it may lead to issues like fatigue, nausea and other issues. One should be careful while using such products which may release volatile compounds and for this, a space with a perfect ventilation is a must.