Do You Know About Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a combination of ailments (a syndrome) associated with an individual’s place of work (office building) or residence. A 1984 World Health Organization report into the syndrome suggested up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be linked to symptoms of SBS. Most of the sick building syndrome is related to poor indoor air quality.
Sick Building Causes
Sick building causes are frequently pinned down to flaws in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Other causes have also been identified, such as toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) offgassed by some types of building materials, molds (see mold health issues), improper exhaust ventilation of ozone (byproduct of some office machinery), light industrial chemicals used within the buildings, or lack of adequate fresh-air intake/air filtration (see Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value).
Symptoms of SBS are often dealt with by boosting the overall turnover rate of fresh air from outside the building. However, the new green building design goal should be to avoid most of the SBS problem sources in the first place by minimizing the ongoing use of building materials and cleaning compounds that give off VOCs and by eliminating conditions that encourage allergenic mold growth in HVAC components. This is exactly where Safety King fits into the picture. We can remove all forms of contaminants from all HVAC components and we can apply anti-microbial treatments to these same components to discourage the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria, a major cause of SBS.
Southern Africa’s Air Duct and Kitchen Hood Cleaning Company
Safety King specializes in cleaning , inspection and restoration of air ducts and industrial kitchen hood equipment in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. We are specialists at it, we clean, inspect and restore air ducts and kitchen hoods, and we do nothing else. One of the difficulties encountered by many duct cleaning service companies is that proficiency in other services, unrelated to duct cleaning, is required to be successful. For example, many heating and cooling companies offer duct cleaning as a supplemental service, but of course their primary business is installing and servicing heating and cooling equipment. For these companies, air duct and kitchen hood cleaning is not always given the attention it deserves. Often it is done by less experienced employees, and is almost always done with inferior cleaning equipment. This is not true with Safety King because duct and kitchen hood cleaning is our ONLY business. With Safety King, you always get true trained experts using only the very best equipment and cleaning techniques to do the work.