Indoor air pollution is today one of the largest environmental issues facing commercial buildings in Manhattan, New York City and across the United States. No one is immune to the short and long-term effects of indoor air contaminants.
Mold and other indoor air contaminants effects worker productivity and can endanger both employees and customers. Sick building syndrome describes buildings where occupants experience acute but non-specific health problems that appear to be directly linked to actual time spent in a building. It has become a legal liability for many Manhattan workplaces. In many cases, the cause is due to mycotoxins from mold spores – including the infamous black mold.
Mold infestation and sick building syndrome can strike anywhere, including:
– Commercial office buildings
– Retail and manufacturing facilities
– Hi-rises and apartment buildings – Other residential and commercial real estate
According to the New York City Department of Health, the presence of any significant mold in residential dwellings must be inspected. Specific guidelines are required for cleaning up mold growth in apartments and residential units.
Common physical symptoms of sick building syndrome include:
– Headaches and sinus congestion
– Allergies and allergic reactions
– Asthma Flare-ups
– Immune system disorders
If you suspect a problem or have received city violation notices for mold, then you have a problem. Even though mold cannot actually be seen, felt or even smelled, it is the building itself that causes mold exposure symptoms. If you suspect that you have an extensive air quality problem, comprehensive air quality testing can determine what types of pollutants exist.
In commercial mold removal, the first step is to identify the source of any water or moisture that is contributing to the problem. Once the water source is identified and fixed, then the mold itself can be removed safely and effectively.
Even if there are no obvious signs of mold in your business, a mold inspection can still provide value and peace of mind. For example, if you are selling your commercial building, having the place tested and certified as mold-free can help smooth any real estate transaction.
If mold remediation is required, job can be performed during business off-hours so as to limit any disruption.
H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting keeps up-to-date information on New York City mold removal standards and regulations. We use environmentally friendly products in our remediation – and we provide the best guarantees and warranties in the industry.
If you are a commercial building owner, landlord or business owner in Manhattan or within New York City, contact us today at 888-250-6653 for a free consultation!