One location that you need to be aware of when considering the Indoor air quality (IAQ) where you live and work is your job. Your workplace can have many of the same air quality problems that your home does, which can lead to health problems. While there are some substances, such as tobacco smoke, carpets, and building materials, that are the same in homes and businesses, there are other materials, such as cleaning solvents and automobile exhaust, that you need to be aware of when considering how to improve indoor air quality at your office.
It’s easy to take the air quality at your work for granted but you need to be concerned and also be aware of how to get rid of smells in my office. It’s important to eliminate manufacturing smells as well as VOCs as they can be very harmful. Poor air quality can result in medical problems such as asthma and allergies; irritate your throat, nose, and eyes; and even cause nausea and fatigue. These symptoms can affect your overall well-being and cause you to suffer from decreased productivity at work, which can result in you missing work or losing your income. When you breathe in something at work that exacerbates your asthma or causes asthma, then the condition is known as work-related asthma or Occupational asthma. Employers need to make sure that they are providing healthy work environments for their employees and do everything possible to restore indoor air quality (IAQ) when necessary. Lower air quality can lead to employees being sick, missing work, and even safety hazards. Being proactive can lower the number of health claims your employees make.
Using an OdoroxAir hydroxyl processor, which makes hydroxyls to clean the air in your building, is a great way to clean the air. These molecules are made in the atmosphere but can be replicated in a building to remove chemicals, viruses, and bacteria. Using hydroxyl radicals that are produced from a hydroxyl generator/processor is a great way to clean your air. Rather than wondering how to eliminate VOCs indoor, you can use these machines to decompose the VOCs. Hydroxyl radicals are able to eliminate odors and VOCs by decomposing them, thanks to complex steps that cause the VOCs to turn into carbon dioxide. The cascading effect of hydroxyls allows for these radicals to continue to eradicate molecules in the air, quickly and effectively improving your air quality. It’s important to understand how to eliminate manufacturing smells and that using hydroxyl processors is the best way to do this. Since VOCs are emitted from many solids and gases, you need to do everything possible to control them. They can be hazardous to your health and are present in cleaning products, wax, and paints.
A study from the EPA has shown that pollutants build up inside homes and buildings, which is why it’s so important to do everything you can to improve indoor air quality.
Many products produce VOCs, including paint, solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, moth repellents, and even pesticides. Additional products that can release VOCs include glue, correction fluid, office equipment, building materadhesives, markers, and carbonless copy paper.
VOCs can cause a number of health problems including headaches, kidney damage, and liver damage. Other symptoms include skin reactions, dizziness, nose and throat discomfort, and fatigue.
Some VOCs don’t have any known health effects while others are toxic. The time you spend exposed to VOCs in addition to the type and number in the air will play a role in how they affect you. Watch out for:
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To Whom It May Concern:
This past holiday season, I experienced significant smoke damage in my home from an electrical malfunction in my oven, which occurred when running the oven cleaning cycle on a timer in the middle of the nightÑit appeared that the thermostat had stopped working, and the oven temperature just kept rising and rising. When the smoke detectors went off, I wakened and opened my bedroom door on the second floor and saw nothing but smoke in the hallwayÑI could not even see downstairs. There were no flames, just heavy smoke.
The smoke had traveled throughout the first and second floor of my home. A strong odor was detected in the air, and it went into all the closets on both floors, affecting most of the clothing in them. I opened the windows in the home to get cross ventilation and waited outside until sufficient smoke at exited so I could go back into my home. At that point, what remained was a foul odor from the smoke, which was from the protein in the oven as well as some of the plastic surrounding the oven.
The next day, when I went to a meeting, several people in the meeting noticed the smoke odor on my clothing and asked if I had been in a fire. This was an uncomfortable situation to say the least, as I was expecting to host family during the holiday season, not to mention the embarrassment experienced in client meetings. Anxious to remedy the odor problem I contacted Odorox Air Technologies (OAT) in Basking Ridge NJ to see if their Odorox equipment might be able to help my situation.
The guys contacted a local Paul Davis restoration firm, who agreed to operate the Odorox hydroxyl generators at my home to assist in the clean up. Felipe Rodriguez ("Phil") from Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling followed the instructions given to him by Odorox personnel, and in a matter of just a few days successfully removed the smoke odor from my house (most of it had dissipated after just one day). Paul Davis had installed three of the Odorox machines on the two floors as well as a number of fans to move the air through the house.
Besides the obvious benefit of eliminating the smoke smell, I appreciated not having to leave my home during the clean up processÑthat is because the clean-up process does not use any ozone, which would not have been safe to be around..
It also was interesting to note that the local Maryland Paul Davis folks, having not heard of this hydroxyl technology, were very skeptical of its ability to work. When they came and installed the equipment (shipped to them by Emerald), they said that they could come back the next day with their own equipment to take out the smoke that the Odorox equipment didn't do. When they came back the next day, they were truly amazed at how quickly most of the odors had already been removed much faster than through their more traditional methods they became believers literally overnight. And given that this technology did not require that I vacate my home and dry clean my clothing, treat carpet, etc., they were more than impressed.
Unrelated to the smoke damage, Phil found some mold in my basement (it was from a water leak a few months earlier). I had mentioned that the Odorox equipment could kill the mold spores as well. So once the smoke cleanup was done, and following consultation with the Odorox personnel, I moved one of the Odorox units on the job to my basement to deal with the mold. I am pleased to report the mold is gone with the help of the Odorox and additional clean-up from the restoration crew.
As a business owner and building professional who works with commercial and institutional facilities managers facing odor, mold and other indoor air quality issues threatening their companies, I can say with a great deal of confidence that the Odorox hydroxyl technology will eliminate these types of problems faster and with less disruption and at a lower cost than other previously available means. A big thanks to Odorox!
Peter S. Kimmel, AIA, IFMA Fellow
I have ten years experience as an estimator, trainer, and general manager of a 3 million dollar+ cleaning and restoration firm. As a Certified Restorer I have never endorsed one product over another. I have always believed that there were products available laterally that were as good what was being offered at the time.
After using your Odorox machines my opinion has changed. We recently put them to the test by placing them in a basement that had a fire..before we tore out! The Odorox completely eliminated the smoke odor. I thought for sure the odor would return when we tore out the drywall but it didn?t. This was great since we had spaced sheathing with felt paper and hardwood above it. We were able to eliminate the odor without removing the floors! I believe you may have found the next 'sliced bread'.
Johnathan B. Launder
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.