Environmental, Inc. performs indoor air quality
investigations in residential, commercial and industrial
buildings to evaluate existing conditions and identify
the sources of indoor air quality problems. Helix
Environmental, Inc. also responds to emergency situations
involving immediate health threats to building occupants
and can document acceptable air quality to permit
expedient re-occupancy. Helix Environmental, Inc.
assists building owners and managers to identify
air quality problems and specify corrective engineering
and administrative controls.
Investigations may include the following:
of employee concerns and history of activities
in the building that may affect indoor air quality
and evaluation of sources of chemical air contaminants
including measurements of diagnostic air quality
parameters for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide
and other identified chemical air contaminants.
of microbial contamination including the identification
of growths such as Stachybotrys, Aspergillus,
Legionella, Histoplasma and other microorganisms.
and evaluation of ventilation systems serving
of physical stressors that could affect perceptions
of indoor air quality, such as temperature and
humidity levels, lighting, noise, vibration, or
of corrective action specifications, surveillance
of contractors performing remediation and final
inspections and testing to document
psychosocial stresses are often exacerbated by indoor
air quality complaints, Helix Environmental, Inc.
assists clients in the selection and implementation
of communication programs that will work best in
their particular situation. Psychosocial stresses
can be minimized by frequent and regular communication
to involve the affected occupants.