Building managers and homeowners should care about healthy indoor environments to protect their clients and investments. It will reduce any chance of liability caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

IAQ issues in Hawaii

Breathe Easy Homes Hawaii has run into these three serious causes of IAQ problems: mold, slobs and VOC (volatile organic compounds). Mold happens because our outdoor air is loaded with water vapor or high relative humidity on a consistent basis. Poor mechanical hygiene from HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems is the main cause of IAQ complaints in buildings. Overtime ventilation systems, including ductwork, become layered with fine dust and particles, which are allergens.



Building managers can improve IAQ by providing annual HVAC and IAQ inspections. To prevent a problem, you have to understand your building condition and existing environment. Keep ventilation systems serviced and cleaned to provide the highest level of filtration possible. Janitorial services should use HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter vacuums and cleaning products that do not add VOC.

When it comes to commercial buildings, not addressing obvious issues, it can lead to litigation cases, especially if there is perceived negligence by management like dirty air ducts, uncared for water damage, or frequent leaks due to building issues.

Knowing where you stand is the first step, and a building IAQ inspection will at least determine where you are and need to go.

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