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Maintaining the right indoor air quality (IAQ) conditions in a commercial establishment is essential for comfort and high productivity. The fact is that odors, mold, and dirt accumulation on surfaces and within the air ducts drive down air quality. You can search our Frequently Asked Questions below for ready answers about Lightspeed Restoration’s IAQ services.

A: IAQ is an implicit measure derived from the guidelines provided by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupation, Safety and Health Agency (OSHA). The goal is to promote clean air within buildings by limiting particulate matter levels and pollutant gasses such as carbon dioxide.

A: Several factors can influence the air quality at your premises, such as the occupancy level, the nature of the activities carried out within the building, and the presence of microbial contaminants such as mold. However, under ordinary circumstances, the quality is hinged on how well the structure handles: 

  • Humidification and dehumidification  
  • Temperature control 
  • Purification 
  • Filtration & ventilation 

A: No solution fits all circumstances since every commercial space is unique. However, maintaining good air quality is more effective with a few best practices, such as:   

  • Performing air quality evaluations when necessary 
  • Keeping proper maintenance schedules, including for ventilation systems
  • Establishing appropriate moisture control measures
  • Installing custom monitoring solutions 

A: If your building maintenance crew keeps the entire property clean, you are one step closer to your goal. Periodic air duct cleaning can also help reduce particulate matter and pollutants in the air.  

A: You may think moisture infiltration is benign, but it can influence air quality more than any other factor. Moisture encourages microbial growth, so mold and bacteria levels in your property increase if it is constantly damp. Water also changes form by evaporating from wet materials and accumulating in the air as humidity. Lightspeed Restoration can help dry and dehumidify properties.

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