Nearly every single modern space has an HVAC system installed. Unfortunately, these are magnets for mold, mildew, dust, dirt, viruses, debris, and much more. Your HVAC should be serviced (cleaned) and inspected at least once a year for general health and safety purposes.
What is Total Air Analysis?
Total air analysis uses Air-O-Cell, Micro-5, or Allergenco-D cassettes to conduct a thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis of fungal spores and environmental particles. The goal is to identify any potential hazards to human health. This type of testing is absolutely vital to create a clear picture of what microbes are in the air. While there is always some percentage present, this will identify whether or not further actions must be taken. The results will help identify microbes down to the genus level and provide calculated values for spore and particle concentration per cubic meter of the sampled air. Results will also provide a visual comparison of indoor versus outdoor particles.
Swab sampling is one of the easiest ways to get a full report on the bacteria contained in any area. Whether you have a commercial property or a construction site, it’s vital to make sure that those that live or work in the area are safe. Swab sampling can identify problems such as mold, fungus, and bacteria.
Finding black spots during a property safety inspection is never fun – if you can rub it and it stains, it may be carbon black or soot. Either way, this will merit further analysis by a laboratory, as both of these matierals are harmful to people’s health. Many people don’t expect to find either one of these on a property or construction site, as these types of materials are usually associated with cars and truck pollutants. If you notice these stains on carpets, around wall outlets, or near ventilation gates, carbon black or soot may be a problem.
Bacteria can be exposed at construction sites since the soil is being constantly disturbed. Water runoff can also be a concern as a source of bacteria. Sources of bacteria can include runoff from wood-lands, pastures, and also nearby feedlots. Septic tanks, sewage plants, animals, and wild fowl also are potential contributors to harmful environmental bacteria problems. Domestic animals contribute heavily to the bacterial population in more populated areas.