Indoor Science performs indoor air quality assessments for just about any contaminant or concern. Besides the services elsewhere described on our site, there are a number of other indoor environmental issues we handle, including:
- Sewer gas
- We use instruments to detect if sewer gas is coming out of a plumbing fixture, floor drain, or vent stack. We may even perform peppermint or smoke tests to help identify a source.
- If you need to calculate air exchange rates for a building or determine a ventilation rate, Indoor Science can use several different methods including carbon dioxide and tracer gas (sulfur hexafluoride).
- Particulate matter
- We can monitor airborne particle and dust levels using a laser particle counter or nephelometer.
- We can identify the source of particles or dust using advanced laboratory-based methods.
- We can monitor your workplace for respirable and total dust for OSHA compliance.
- If there are dark stains on the wall, we can perform an assessment to determine the source. It may be from a combustion appliance, candles, or mold.
- Outdoor air pollution
- Although most of our instruments are not made for the harsh conditions outdoors, we can perform spot measurements of the outdoor air quality. We can detect combustion by-products like nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.
- Ozone can be released by some equipment found in an office, home, or factory. For example, some photocopiers can give off ozone. Ozone is a lung irritant and can exacerbate asthma.
If you have any of the above concerns, or even ones not listed, please contact us at (312) 920-9393 for a free phone consultation.