Construction and renovation work is necessary, but can create among the most serious indoor air quality issues. Renovation of occupied homes or buildings can disturb pollutants and fill the air with hazardous materials. This includes potential exposure to mold, asbestos, lead, and other respiratory irritants. When it comes to construction, the use of roofing materials, paints, drywall, etc. can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other irritating chemicals into the air.
To provide a safer working environment, here are some precautions to keep in mind. Be sure to check the HVAC system before attempting any renovation or construction work. This may include:
Also consider implementing work site practices to minimize exposure to air pollutants. This includes daily cleaning of occupied areas to remove dust, fumes, and other particulate materials.
It’s important to keep in mind that even with the necessary precautions in place, air pollutants can still easily spread and plant themselves in hidden areas that the average person normally wouldn’t think twice to look at. Be aware of the following places:
Removing air pollutants from these hard to access areas requires the use of industry grade equipment that directly targets and breaks down VOCs and other irritating chemicals.
At Hydroxyl Rentals, we’re dedicated to providing a safe breathing environment for people working in the construction industry. We work with large-scale spaces and can ensure your commercial building is free of air pollution. We offer rentals on a range of hydroxyl equipment to cleaning contractors for safe and effective removal of odors and air pollution.
So next time you’re faced with a construction job, be sure to contact our team at Hydroxyl Rentals and we’ll make sure you’re equipped and ready to handle construction air pollution of varying degrees.