It has been shown that unmaintained air conditioning ducting provides ideal conditions for the development and spread of hospital associated infections such as MRSA.
There are many pollutants can also be harmful to health through their potential to cause illness or allergic reactions. Ventilation systems need to be maintained in order to supply fresh purified air to the occupants, so that stale and polluted air is removed for safety and wellbeing.
Outdoor air is generally considered to be fresh and clean, it contains a range of pollutants including particles from vehicle emissions, pollens and fungal spores. When air filter systems are unmaintained, insufficient or have failed, this will cause contamination of the system. If moisture from humidification or condensation combines with organic pollutants it can lead to the growth of microbial activity, presenting potential risks to the building’s occupants.
Our surface and airborne microbial sampling service can identify and benchmark any such contamination.
Stale air, can also have an adverse effect on the building’s occupants, causing drowsiness or lethargy. Low humidity can lead to eye, nasal or skin problems, all of which reduce the effectiveness of those working in the building.
QES can provide short-term or long-term monitoring to check temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels ensuring your air quality standards are safe and clean.