IAQ Initial Site Visit

The first step is to have one of our Industrial Hygiene Consultants conduct an Initial Site Visit, which typically includes:

  • Obtaining a detailed history and collecting necessary background information, including:
    • Health complaints
    • Building construction and usage history
    • HVAC system design
    • History of operations or events that might be contributing to the problem
    • Background on surrounding environment
    • Chronology and success of previous interventions
    • Regulatory compliance and enforcement history
  • Inspecting all accessible areas of immediate concern, plus utility spaces, storage areas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, exterior of building, etc.
  • Evaluation of any potential physical, chemical or biological factors that may be contributing to poor indoor air quality.
  • Recording digital images of areas of concern for use in final report.
  • Compiling careful field notes and research data to document and analyze findings and facilitate useful and accurate reporting

Next: Step 2 - Measure and Evaluate