Air Quality Problems
in Dallas, Fort Worth
As a business owner in the Dallas area, you should be concerned with the indoor air quality of your building. While The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has put additional regulations and control requirements in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, including restrictions on industrial plants, Dallas is still above federal standards. With Dallas being a metro area and inheriting other pollutants from other cities, such as Houston whose coastline blows pollutants up to us, the challenges are greater for our North Texas area. When you protect your employees, you are also protecting yourself and your business.
If your building is more than 20 years old, chances are it’s suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). While SBS can have a number of causes -- from poor lighting to badly maintained air conditioning -- the main causative factor is the quality of indoor air.” – EPA
INDOOR AIR QUALITY EFFECTS WORKERS’ HEALTH
Poor Indoor Air Quality Could Lead to Occupational Asthma
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “The quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers' comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Also some specific diseases, like asthma, have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments.”
The most common work-related lung disease in the United States is Occupational Asthma. Per Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), over 200 respiratory sensitizers have been detected and more are continuously being identified. Also according to OHS, “sufferers of Occupational Asthma are having greater access to legal redress and financial compensation from their employers. For today's employers, it's about recognizing and dealing with the problem because many jurisdictions now make it unlawful in codes of employment to discriminate against asthmatics.”
AIR DUCT CLEANING
Air duct cleaning helps your business on multiple levels.
Whether you are a large manufacturer, warehouse, office building, retailer, school, hospital, government entity, or anything in-between, you need to be aware of the commercial indoor air quality standards in the Dallas area. Why risk the health of your employees, yourself, or visitors to your building? Poor indoor air quality can not only put your employees’ health at risk and make you liable, it can also cost you more money in air conditioning and heating repairs. If dirt, debris, and contaminants are circulating in your air ducts, they are being pushed into your A/C and heating system every time the system is running. This can make your system work harder and can also damage the system, causing you additional money in unexpected repairs. To learn more about our services, see commercial air duct cleaning.