The built environment is highly complex with numerous ways for occupants to become exposed to contaminants. Gases are commonly called VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) or MVOC’s (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) from office machines, cleaning products, renovation activities, building materials, microbial growth (fungi/bacteria), insects, cigarette smoke, and a host of other pollutants from outside of buildings can affect occupants. Temperature, relative humidity, and ventilation rates also can play a part in occupant comfort.
Sick Building Syndrome is a term that describes building occupants experiencing acute health effects that appear to be linked to time spent in the building, but no specific cause or illness can be identified. Building Related Illness is a term that describes when building occupants have symptoms of diagnosable illness identified that can be attributed directly to airborne building contaminants.
Titan Environmental Services staff has conducted numerous inspections in regards to Sick Building Syndrome and Building Related Illness concerns. Our consultants are cognizant of the sources of indoor environmental contaminants and the state of the art practices used to control or prevent Building Related Illnesses. Titan not only assists clients with identifying the cause and solution to Building Related Illnesses, but also conducts proactive investigations in an effort to prevent Building Related Illnesses from occurring in the first place.
Titan Environmental Services approaches Indoor Environmental Quality issues with the best interest of all parties involved. We assist building owners with reducing liability and property maintenance issues, assist tenants with maintaining a clean work environment with greater productivity and reduced truancy, and assist workers in having a comfortable work environment.
Titan offers quality consulting services for healthy indoor environments in the following areas:
- Building Ventilation Evaluation
- Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, Relative Humidity measurement
- Microbial Contamination, Bio aerosol Sampling: bulk, surface, air
- Airborne Particulate Survey
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Infectious Control Risk Assessments
- Industrial Hygiene Services for OSHA Compliance Testing
- Particle Counting to assure Indoor Air Quality