The air we breathe can often be filled with potential contaminants such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and mold spores to name a few. Identifying when or if a indoor air quality concern exists can often be a challenging endeavor for even the best trained and most experience IEQ professionals.
At EMC, we have been providing IEQ inspection and testing services for all types of clients for over 25 years. Our staff is trained and, where applicable, certified to both inspect for and sample for all types of IEQ concerns.
It's not cost-effective or feasible to "just sample the air", knowing where to look and what to look for is extremely important in any IEQ investigation. A thorough investigation should start with occupant interview and be followed with a detailed visual inspection. Upon completion of these tasks, a sampling plan may be developed to help identify areas of concern.
In Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Department of Instruction or DPI requires school to develop and implement an IEQ plan for their facilities.
The IEQ Management Plan must address the following ten (10) specific key elements: