Clean Air for Daycare
A healthy indoor environment is important to us, and Healthy Building Science helped us to create a clean and safe place for our clients.
Clean Air for Daycare Project Summary:
A daycare in the Bay Area wanted to test the air quality throughout all of its rooms. HBS performed the inspection and testing as a preemptive measure to identify any potential concerns. A wide range of onsite and laboratory testing was performed. While no “red flags” were identified in the daycare which would call for immediate attention, multiple ways to improve the indoor environment were identified and recommended.
Indoor Air Quality IAQ Assessment Process:
The inspection of the daycare was comprehensive and thorough, with indoor and outdoor areas, attic and crawlspace, living spaces and hidden spaces investigated. Interviews with daycare workers and a review of the building history also helped to identify any areas of concern.
After analyzing sampling results and relating them to the initial visual inspection, HBS found ways to improve the air flow to spread fresh air throughout all rooms in the daycare. Unsealed openings that led to the crawlspace were also found. Sealing the openings helped the Daycare to control the migration of contaminants into the indoor areas. An upgrade to the air filters in the HVAC system as recommended by HBS provided a measured reduction in airborne particulates. Finally, a variety of cleaning and organizing techniques were recommended and implemented by the Daycare to keep the indoor environment healthy.
Daycare IAQ Results:
- Improved ventilation and added comfort to the daycare.
- New techniques for the Daycare to maintain clean and healthy spaces.
- Peace of mind that the daycare’s indoor environment is a healthy environment.
Clean Air for Daycare Project team:
HBS Team Kevin Cordes, Environmental Consultant and David Sasse, Senior Environmental Inspector, CMI, CIE, Council-Certified Microbial Investigator, Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification