- Unusual Smell
Garbage/Recycling Emptied Regularly?
Moisture Problems? AC unit, condensation, etc...
Staining and discolouration of ceilings, tiles, walls, or carpets?
Are large amounts of paper stored, moved, or shredded?
Presence of chemical substances?
Very new or old furniture, fabrics, etc.?
Are any areas currently being, or have they recently been, remodelled, repaired, or redecorated?
Compare the original use of the complaint area and surrounding space with the present use.
Enter Temperature Reading
Any local sources of heating or cooling? Ex. Solar load or cold through windows, personal heaters, fans, AC units...
Floor-to-ceiling differential should not exceed 3 degrees C.
Ideal indoor humidity levels are 35% in the winter and 50% in the summer. ASHRAE specifies a range between 25-60%.
Enter Relative Humidity Reading
Chemical additives for water treatment?
ASHRAE recommends that average air movement not exceed 0.15 m/s for winter periods and 0.25 m/s for summer periods.
Enter Air Flow Reading
Balanced Air Distribution? Use of fans...
Obstruction of Airflow?
Are air diffusers located directly above people?
Are air intakes located near exhaust outlets, parking areas, smoking areas... Etc.?
Direct Reading Tube Sampling
Integrative Air Samples Required? If so list potential parameters and locations.
Are Dustrak readings required?
Average particulate concentration found in buildings is 10 ug/m3 in a non-smoking environment, and can range from 30-100 ug/m3 in smoking areas.
Number of Employees Affected
- Difficulty Breathing
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes