Commercial VOC & Environmental Testing

Commercial VOC & Environmental Testing

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Since Millions of man hours a year are lost to illness due to allergens and Sick Building Syndrome, we offer a wide range of sampling and analysis options to address your indoor air concerns, increase productivity, and add to your bottom line, for you and your tenants.

Decreased air pollution could reduce the burden of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, health-care costs, workforce productivity loss due to illness and increase life expectancy for local populations. 

FixAIRx offers a comprehensive portfolio of air testing for VOCs.   This allows for detailed investigations that are determined by the specific issue.  In addition to these customizable tests, we offer VOC air quality testing used for LEED® certification and the IAQ Commercial Survey. 

  • Soiling characteristics (filter)
  • Non-viable fungal spore trap analysis (ASTM D7391)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Testing (EPA Method TO-17)
  • Full Chemical VOC Analysis & identification
  • Surface and bulk sampling (bacterial, fungal or particulate identification)
  • Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds MVOC (EPA Method TO-17)
  • Dallas Green Building Code – Section 804.2-Post Construction PreOccupancy Baseline IAQ / VOC Testing 

Benefits of a Healthy building

Tenant RetentionGood Indoor Air quality (IAQ) Management is one of the most valuable tenant retention tools. Your tenants will experience greater productivity rates and overall happier employees.
Risk ManagementBe prepared – By having a proactive and reactive IAQ Program, it provides a formidable defense should any tenant or third party question our clients’ commitment to a safe and healthy workplace. Clients who “manage what they measure” have far lower exposure to liability than those who only address issues when they cause harm, real or perceived. A good plan can also identify help prevent  larger issues. 
Retain your Buildings Value

Having a plan on how to address IAQ issues is an investment strategy in the value of the building by heading off problems before they become larger expensive issues 

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • An on-site interview is undertaken with the Property Manager or Building Engineer to learn of areas where air quality is a particular concern in the building and to obtain information about the building operation and
  •  layout along with any activities in or around the building that could affect indoor air quality.
  • A complete look at the design and operation of the air handling system, heating, cooling, and humidification systems and the internals of the supply and return duct work are inspected.
  • Various air quality tests are conducted throughout the occupied areas of the building, plus outdoor samples for control purposes. Tests are conducted for comfort factors such as temperature and humidity along with carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, airborne particulates, and common indoor gases and vapors.
  • Airborne fungal spore counts are taken within the ventilation system and suspect areas indoors and outdoors. Any visible suspect fungal growth is sampled for analysis and studies are made to ensure that conditions inside the building are not serving as an amplification point for microbial growth.
  • Testing for formaldehyde from possible off gassing of furnishings and building materials.
  • Tests for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs) are conducted; this is especially important in renovated areas and newly commissioned buildings.
  • Optional testing includes: Full Chemical VOC Testing, drinking water evaluations, lead analysis of water, paint or dusts for allergens, radon, environmental tobacco smoke, and electromagnetic radiation surveys.

Work environments can contain a myriad of sources that produce unwanted chemicals (VOCs) in the air.  Couple that with insufficient ventilation and the resulting air breathed by building occupants can affect productivity, work quality and worker health.

 IAQ Commercial Survey is a simple but comprehensive air test that can determine the extent of unwanted chemicals (VOCs) and it also predicts the sources of these chemicals.  By knowing the sources, an action plan can be developed and implemented that will lead to a healthier work environment.

Eliminating unwanted chemicals creates better quality air.  This leads to increased worker productivity, job satisfaction and an overall healthier work force.