Sick BuildingHeadaches, upper respiratory irritation, fatigue, nausea, and membrane irritation are among the most common symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS is a term used to describe health symptoms that seem to be linked to building occupancy without the presence of any other ailments or diseases. The causes of SBS are not easily recognizable. Complaints and symptoms are usually relieved after exiting the building. A diagnosis is made based upon the exclusion of other diseases and is determined through sampling and testing of indoor chemical and/or biological contaminants.
Buildings with SBS may cause its occupants to complain of: eye, nose and throat irritation; neurotoxic or general health problems; skin irritation; hypersensitivity reactions; infectious diseases; and sensory damage.
Many sources can cause indoor air pollutants within a building. They include: combustion sources, fire damage, building materials, furnishings, cleaning products, personal care products, water damage, poor air duct systems and bioaerosols such as bacteria and mold.
TERS experts are full trained and qualified to:
- Find and identify all indoor air pollutants through extensive testing.
- Identify indoor environmental conditions and contamination that are responsible for health risks to building occupants.
- Recommend and execute solutions for remediation that eliminate Sick Building Syndrome.
- Perform flood, sewage and water damage cleanup and repair
- Perform fire, smoke and soot damage repair and restoration