By Evelyn Witterholt.
In the past few years, more and more building owners have been increasingly considerate of their property’s air quality and for good reason. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when a building’s air is not clean, it can lead to a build-up of pollutants that can have a negative effect on the health of its occupants. That’s why companies like Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated (WTI)’s Pure Air Controls work to provide buildings with cleaner, healthier air.
Since 1984, Pure Air Controls has been providing indoor air quality (IAQ) services to a variety of large buildings and businesses, including schools, hospitals and governmental agencies. We got the chance to speak with Barrington Green, their project manager, about the various IAQ services they offer, including HVAC cleaning and thorough building health checks.
Barrington says that many building owners are aware of the necessity of basic indoor air quality and how this is largely affected by their air-conditioning system. “It's best to have a professional assessment so that they can identify the current environmental condition of the building,” he said.
These assessments are performed by trained building scientists who collect air and surface samples from around the building. These scientists collect samples from desks, carpets, walls and more to be analyzed by a lab. Once the contaminants are identified, then Pure Air can begin the process of cleaning up the building’s air.
“Most building owners are responsible for providing a safe, healthy environment for you guys to be in while you work,” he said. “If everything isn't good, then we can go back and say, ‘Look, you are performing in an unsafe manner with occupants in this building.’”
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Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.
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