ESMCorp’s Indoor Air Quality Approach
ESMCorp provides indoor air quality testing services to ensure that there are not toxins in a building’s air. “Sick Building Syndrome” is a term for buildings with health-compromising air conditions. To determine whether a building is healthy, we consider the wide range of parameters that may suggest air quality issues.
Indoor Air Quality Warning Signs and Factors
Strange odors often indicate the presence of air toxins or chemical hazards. ESMCorp has been addressing odor concerns for over 25 years. If you have an odor concern, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Carbon Dioxide & Fresh Air Supply
As a natural by-product of human respiration, carbon dioxide is an important factor in determining Indoor Air Quality. If a building has low carbon dioxide levels, indicate how well-ventilated the building is with fresh air. ESMCorp leads the industrial hygiene industry in fresh air supply testing. If you have any fresh air or ventilation concerns, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Volatile Organic Compounds, Formaldehyde, or Chemical Contaminants
Volatile Organic Compounds are harmful gasses that emit from cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers, building furnishings, or industrial and manufacturing processes. The ESMcorp staff determine what VOC is present, measure how prevalent the VOC is, and develop a plan eradicate VOC’s from a building. In some cases, we use screening methods to estimate VOC levels. In other cases, we must deploy special sampling and analytical techniques with laboratory analysis. If you have Volatile Organic Compound exposure concerns, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Carbon Monoxide is an poisonous gas that stops the blood from carrying oxygen through the body. It can emit from clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, and other domestic appliances. Low-level exposure to carbon monoxide can cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and confusion. High-level exposure can be fatal. If you have a carbon monoxide concern or require carbon monoxide monitoring in your building, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Temperature and Humidity
A building’s indoor temperature and humidity affects its indoor air quality and occupancy comfort. Extremely dry conditions can irritate a person’s eyes and upper respiratory system. Alternatively, excessive humidity promotes the growth of mold on in air handlers and on surfaces. Thermostat settings in buildings can also impact humidity, thermal comfort, and in some cases, fresh air supply. ESMCorp monitors and make recommendations to control temperature and humidity to help reduce temperature and humidity indoor air quality issues. If you have temperature and humidity concerns, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Dusts and Allergens
There are many types of dusts and allergens including pollen, animal parts, plant parts, and inorganic materials. Some chemical compounds including metals, isocyanate, aldehyde and other classes cause or exacerbate allergies. ESMCorp is has been testing for dust and allergens for over 25 years. If you have any concerns, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Different people have varying responses to naturally occurring mold spores and water-damage associated mold contamination. The staff at ESMCorp are highly qualified to determine whether airborne mold levels are within their normal ranges, or if remediation is necessary. See our mold page for more information. If you have mold concerns, please fill out our contact form or call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557.
Building Related Illness
Clients often contact us to determine whether poor air quality is causing physical symptoms in their occupants. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Microbial Consultant, and Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, holding a Ph.D in Public Health, Dr. Lynch can assess your air quality concerns and develop the appropriate remediation protocols. Fill out the contact form or Call Dr. Lynch directly at (856) 764-3557 to discuss.