Poor indoor air quality can be the cause of many occupant health and comfort issues. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building Related Illness (BRI) are becoming more prevalent as a result of some modern building construction techniques. Klingner & Associates, P.C. maintains a staff of qualified professionals ranging from Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning engineers to architects to environmental specialists trained to evaluate indoor air quality issues. The following factors can have an impact on indoor air quality:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Air velocity
  • Air mixture imbalance (improper ventilation)
  • Toxic chemicals & gases (including radon)
  • Combustion products
  • Volatile organic chemicals (formaldehyde, solvents, perfumes, and fragrances)
  • Bioaerosols (mold spores, pollen, viruses, bacteria, insect parts, and animal parts)
  • Miscellaneous particles (fiberglass, gypsum powder, paper dust, lint, carpet and clothing fibers, asbestos, soot, smoke, and lead paint dust)

Klingner utilizes a variety of investigation techniques including occupant interviews to air sampling to site reconnaissance in order to identify and  mitigate poor indoor air quality issues.  Our capabilities include:

  • Mold inspection, testing, and remediation design
  • Building envelope inspection and analysis
  • Water intrusion and moisture trapping investigation
  • HVAC system inspection and design/construction/operation evaluation
  • Operations/maintenance/janitorial processes and procedures assessment
  • Field measurement of air quality parameters (temperature, relative humidity, air mixture balance)
  • Building components and materials assessment
  • Pest infestation assessment
  • Occupant complaint information collection and evaluation
  • Air, water, and bulk sampling and laboratory analysis