Are you or your employees continuously congested in Woodinville? One possible cause is that sick building syndrome is affecting your indoor facility.
What Is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome occurs when people within a building, or part of a building, fall ill in large groups. Occupants may experience common symptoms associated with the common cold, such as:
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Itchy eyes
- Itchy and reddish skin
- Sore throat
How can a building make people feel sick? This could be due to a number of indoor environmental conditions. Even if the facility appears clean, it’s often what you don’t see that hurts you. Unseen factors include:
- High indoor humidity.
- Abnormally high temperatures and stuffiness.
- Poor indoor air quality due to insufficient ventilation or improperly maintained HVAC. The higher the building occupancy the more the need for adequate ventilation.
- Chemical residue. Seemingly harmless items, such as paint, glue, ink, and cleaning liquids, can all emit fumes that affect the air.
- Outdoor chemicals. Fumes from outside can make their way in. This includes emissions from passing vehicles, cigarette smoke, and vapors from e-cigs.
- Standing water. You may not notice visible pools of water. However, water may still be stagnating in one place or another. This may include, for example, dripping water from a refrigeration unit or weeks-old water from a humidifier’s drain pan.
We Improve Facility Air Quality
When your staff doesn’t feel well, they’re less productive. Contact us at All Points Heating for a checkup on your commercial HVAC system to see whether it may be the culprit. Our store development places heavy emphasis on a strong HVAC and ventilation system. Sick building syndrome is often a sign these components are not well maintained. We also do checkups on residential HVAC systems.
Sick Building Syndrome: Facility HVAC & Ventilation Maintenance in Woodinville
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