Winter Season Creates Indoor Environmental Concerns for Many
The building science professionals at Clark Seif Clark provide testing services to identify and resolve indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.
During January and February, many parts of the country experience their coldest temperatures of the year. Even in places many think of as hot deserts, such as Phoenix and Palm Springs, temperatures can reach freezing temperatures at night.
Cold weather results in people using furnaces and sealing up their homes, offices and schools to keep out drafts. During the winter, and in places with cold weather climates much of the year, there are indoor environmental issues that can cause health and safety concerns for building occupants.
It’s during this time of year when many people may begin to experience unique health issues related to their indoor environment. Some building occupants may complain of dry indoor air, stuffy rooms, and odors. Others may experience more frequent allergies and even asthma attacks. Many times, these conditions and complaints are due to the building’s indoor air quality.
“During cold weather, many buildings may experience a lack of ventilation and fresh air,” reported Franco Seif, President of Clark Seif Clark (CSC), one of the nation’s premier providers of indoor air quality consulting services. “This can cause levels of carbon dioxide and other indoor pollutants to begin to build up. The building’s HVAC system, which may not have been in use in weeks or months, may have accumulated dust and debris. Furnaces may be in need of repairs or have faulty boilers that could be releasing carbon monoxide into the indoor environment. Another area of concern involves indoor pollutants that can range from mold, pollen from indoor plants, pet dander, and even volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from building materials and furnishing or chemicals stored indoors. CSC has the experience and expertise to identify and help resolve these IAQ issues.”
CSC recently sponsored an online video about cold climates and indoor environmental concerns that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/0gppks6uDV0
To learn more about indoor environmental services or other health and safety issues, please visit http://www.csceng.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 807-1118.
About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address environmental, IAQ, and health and safety (EH&S) issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.
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