Healthy Air Cape Cod is an indoor air quality consulting firm. Our goal is to provide home and business owners the means of achieving healthy indoor environments for their families and employees. Healthy Air Cape Cod is located in Osterville Cape Cod Massachusetts but consults on air quality issues in all areas of New England and beyond. The company was founded in 2008 by Rob Donaldson B.S. Chem. Engin. Rob Donaldson Engineer and Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant has over thirty years background in the building and inspection sciences providing him with a wealth of experience to draw on. Rob is proficient at both finding the source of problems and providing practical solutions to correct and sustain healthy indoor air quality.
Air quality assessments are useful for residential homes and commercial properties alike. Although the focus of attention may differ depending on the use of the building, the process and principles used are the same.
One of the first and most important parts of the investigation is interviewing the house occupants or the workplace employees. This is done to obtain first hand information about the indoor environment, history of the building or any complaint symptoms they may be experiencing. It isn’t unusual to get to the bottom of a problem using the information gained by this interview.
A walk through of the building on both the outside and inside is also very useful. This will include inspecting HVAC equipment and observing pressure relationships within the building. The experienced eye of a trained investigator will often pick up on things that affect air quality.
Additional information is gathered using instruments that measure things such as air temperature, humidity, CO, CO2, surface temperature, particulate levels, VOC levels and moisture content of building materials. These are referred to as indicator measurements.
Samples may also be taken for further analysis to verify what may be suspected as the problem or to get more detailed information.
At this point the training and experience of the investigator is drawn upon to “connect the dots” and provide conclusions about the situation and probably most important for the client, prepare a solution-driven report providing recommendations to rectify the problem and prevent it from reoccurring.
Healthy Air Cape Cod uses this approach assessing air quality.