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Headaches, upper respiratory irritation, fatigue, and nausea can all be indicators of toxic mold or poor indoor air qualityTERS is a leader in mold, toxic mold, indoor air quality testing and remediation as well as being restoration experts after fire damage and water damage have occurred. Often the result of poor indoor air quality, mold contamination and exposure to chemical contaminants leads to a series of health symptoms and illnesses known as Sick Building Syndrome.

Headaches, upper respiratory irritation, fatigue, nausea, and membrane irritation are among the most common symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome, (SBS).
Sick building syndrome is a term used to describe health effects that seem to be linked to building occupancy without any other diseases being detected. Causes of SBS are not easily recognizable. Complaints and symptoms are usually relieved after exiting the building. Diagnosis is based upon exclusion of other diseases and is determined by sampling and testing of indoor chemical or biological contaminants, as well as evaluating for other possible outside causes (See Water Damage Cleanup and Fire Damage Restoration sections).

There are many sources of indoor air pollutants in buildings. They include: combustion sources, building materials, furnishings, cleaning products, personal care products, air duct systems, and bioaerosols such as bacteria and mold. Any of these contaminants can create poor indoor air quality and lead to symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome.

TERS can assist you in finding and identifying the type of indoor air pollutants and identify and find other indoor environmental conditions that are conducive to Sick Building Syndrome symptoms. Our experts can recommend solutions for remediation and improvement of indoor air quality in addition to utilizing our expert testing methods. TERS can conduct toxic mold and indoor air quality testing and remediation, as well as flood, sewage, and water damage restoration, and fire, soot, and smoke damage cleanup and repair to eliminate Sick Building Syndrome.

MEMBERSHIPS: Indoor Air Quality Association Inc. ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers RIA - Restoration Industry Association ACAC - American Counsil for Accredited Certification Mold Inspection Consulting and Remidiation Organization NRSB - National Radon Safety Board USGBC: U.S. Green Building Council IIRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification