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Poor Air Quality At The Office

Poor Air Quality At The Office

Office Indoor Air Quality

There’s no need to put up with the negative effects of poor air quality at the office when M3 Environmental LLC in Monterey, California, is just a phone call away. We provide businesses with thorough air quality testing reports so you can pinpoint problems and proactively improve your work environments.

Poor Air Quality & Employee Health

Though it’s not an obvious hazard, air quality at work can have a significant impact on your employees’ health. What starts as stuffiness and a weird odor could lead to workers being too sick to come into the office, and a considerable loss in revenue.

If you’ve noticed a drop in productivity and morale and an increase in health complaints from your staff, contact us to schedule a building inspection.

Causes Of Indoor Air Pollution

Poor indoor air quality can result from many different, fixable factors. Some are the by-products of a typical workday: cleaning products, copy machines, restroom air fresheners, and tobacco smoke, for example.

Others are fumes and contaminants from one area of the building — a dumpster, boiler room, print shop, or underground parking garage — leaking into your usual workspace. Standing water in air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and cooling towers grow fungi and bacteria which can also spread around the building through the ventilation system.

  • Moisture From Leaks, Flooding, Or High Humidity
  • Construction/Remodeling Work Inside Or Nearby
  • Poorly-Maintained HVAC Systems
  • Poor Air Circulation
  • Poor Ventilation

Sick Building Syndrome

Workers can and do develop serious health problems from the office environments they work in. Cases of asthma and certain strains of pneumonia can be traced back to sources within a building.

Many times, however, the symptoms that employees experience aren’t as severe, which can make tracing the source of a problem harder. If health symptoms only appear at the office and disappear once you leave, this is called sick building syndrome.

It’s also a sign that you ought to investigate the building for possible causes.

  • Burning Throat
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy Or Runny Nose

How Poor Air Quality Hurts Your Bottom Line

It’s common business sense that sick workers aren’t at their best, so they can’t do their best work. Whether psychological symptoms plague them or they’re distracted by physical ones, their productivity will drop.

An employee affected by sick building syndrome will call in sick more often and for more extended periods to regain strength before returning to struggle against the office building itself.

The longer your employees can’t work, the more profits your business loses.

Why Put Off Better Business?

Putting off repairs, turning off a deteriorated HVAC system, and blocking vents might provide short-term cost savings and relief from odors, but it will hurt you, your workers, and your bottom line in the long-term.

Hiring an environmental consulting firm, like M3 Environmental, can help you improve your workplace by uncovering hidden problems and determining the causes behind the health complaints.

Our inspectors will explain the results of all tests they’ll perform in your building and give you expert recommendations on what you should do to correct any issues they find.

Clear The Air At Work Today

Are you worried that the air in your California office might be making you and your employees sick? Contact us atM3 Environmental LLC today for details about our indoor air quality testing service. Tell us a bit about your office building and your concerns. We’ll connect you with one of our environmental consultants who will guide you through the inspection process.