Have you ever noticed a change in office air quality during different seasons? Maybe your workers experience more allergies in the spring or notice drier air in the fall and winter. The truth is that the weather outside can have a significant impact on indoor air quality. Thankfully, Valley Building Inspections can help identify why when inspecting your commercial property.
One factor that can impact indoor air quality is humidity levels. High humidity in the summer months can lead to mold growth and increased dust mite populations, both of which can lead to respiratory issues for those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions. Low humidity in the winter can cause dry skin and respiratory irritation. To combat these issues, consider investing in a humidifier or dehumidifier to keep your office humidity levels in check.
Outdoor Air Pollution
Another factor that can impact indoor air quality is outdoor air pollution, most of which is a result of neighboring wildfires. During seasons where outdoor pollution is high, such as in the summer months, it’s important to keep windows closed and use air conditioning or air filters to keep the air inside your business clean. Additionally, consider checking your HVAC filters frequently and changing them as needed.
Pests Seeking Shelter
Pest allergens also significantly contribute to poor indoor air quality in commercial spaces. Pests, such as rodents, cockroaches, and birds, can be forced indoors when the weather gets too hot or cold, leaving behind allergens through their droppings, fur, and dandruff. These allergens can circulate through the air, causing allergic reactions and breathing issues among the inhabitants.
Book Your Commercial Air Quality Test Today
The weather in Scottsdale, AZ, can play a major role in the air quality inside a commercial building. However, having your property thoroughly inspected and the air quality tested by Valley Building Inspections can help you mitigate these issues. We can also test for radon, which can have a significantly negative impact on your employees. So, don’t wait! Request your quote for a commercial building inspection today at (408) 860-1100.