Air Hygiene

Specialist Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Services

Our indoor air quality testing and monitoring services are delivered by in-field experts who combine the latest high performance indoor air testing and analysis equipment, computer modelling and laboratory analysis techniques to help identify air quality and other environmental issues to improve the quality of internal workplace environments and the health and well-being of people using commercial, domestic and residential buildings.

Risk Assessments

Comprehensive indoor air quality assessments, air testing and environmental monitoring solutions to BREEAM Health & Wellbeing Hea 02 – Indoor Air Quality.

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory analysis for bacteria, moulds and fungi.

Gas & Particle Analysis

Gas analysis and particle counts for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), dust and pollen.

Physical Factors

Expert review of physical environmental parameters including mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems, air velocity, temperature and relative humidity.

Air Flows

Air flow investigations and computer modelling.

Full National UK Coverage

With offices in London serving the South and Sheffield serving the North, supported by regional teams of specially trained engineers, in-field air quality specialists and technical experts we can offer professional, cost effective indoor air quality testing and environmental monitoring solutions for all industrial, commercial, and domestic-residential environments throughout the UK.

The Impact of poor indoor air quality

In today’s modern world many of us now spend a significant proportion of our time indoors.

It is therefore very important to ensure the quality of our indoor workplace and home environments, including the air we breathe are as clean and healthy as they can possibly be.

Indoor air quality is becoming increasingly important to homeowners, businesses and other organisations as it can impact significantly on workplace health and well-being, employee comfort, attendance and productivity issues.

At its most extreme, poor indoor air quality can result in significant numbers of building occupants experiencing discomfort and malaise, increased work related health and illness issues, increased absenteeism and reduced productivity.

This situation is often referred to as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and requires expert advice and evaluation if a successful resolution is to be found.

Factors affecting air quality

Indoor air quality is a measure now used by many organisations to evaluate the suitability of indoor environments and how this impacts on the health, comfort and productivity of their employees and other building occupants.

The quality of the air inside an office, factory or at home can be influenced by a whole range of factors and as importantly, how these interact with each other.

Such factors can include reduced internal air flows, poorly managed ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), the accumulation of unwanted gases, unpleasant odours, microbial contaminants, the presence of fine particulates, and fluctuations in relative humidity and temperature.

iaq testing, monitoring & assessment services

We offer a comprehensive range of specialist environmental air quality testing and monitoring services designed to evaluate, test and ultimately identify the most appropriate strategy for managing your indoor air quality issues both in the workplace and at home.

A detailed indoor air quality evaluation from us would typically follow the assessment criteria set out in the BREEAM Health & Wellbeing Hea 02 – Indoor Air Quality document.

It would also involve the collection, testing and analysis of air samples, monitoring occupant exposure to pollutants, swabbing and evaluation of samples from internal surfaces.

An examination of the physical parameters affecting the internal environment would also be conducted and this would involve a review of the condition and performance of existing ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), temperature and humidity, particulate levels and computer modelling of the internal air flows.

Once a detailed air quality assessment is complete it is then possible to identify ways to cleanse the air more readily, reduce pollutant levels and improve the overall quality of the working environment for building occupants.

The benefits of a cleaner, healthier enironment

The healthier the environment in your home, office, school or other facility is, the healthier the people in that environment will be.

It is only by identifying the risks and causes of poor air quality that real improvements can be achieved.

Reduce absenteeism, workplace illness, lethargy and instances of poor work performance by paying closer attention to air quality now.

Investing in a professional air quality assessment is like investing in the health of your business and your employees.