- Toxic Gases: carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), formaldehyde , and radon
- Microbial Contaminants: pollen and fungal spores (viable and non-viable testing)
- Indoor Atmospheric Parameters including temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide level.
- Respirable Particulate Matter measured by real-time testing instrumentation.
- Allergen screening from pets and insects
Patriot above services are performed in accordance with EPA/NIOSH guidelines for the recognition, evaluation and control of indoor air pollutants.
Indoor Air Quality
Every individual’s health and well-being is greatly affected by the quality of air that one breathes. It is a known fact that indoor air may be more harmful to occupants than the air outside of buildings, when toxins and gases are not adequately vented due to poor HVAC systems or when mold growth is not controlled due to temperature and humidity factors. Extensive and regular use of chemicals in manufacturing, production, testing and cleaning contributes to the release and accumulation of hazardous gases in the air. Every commercial, industrial, government, school or residential building is at risk of exposing individuals to toxic substances that may cause severe allergic reactions and other illnesses that could be fatal.
Our consultants and technicians conduct thorough and systematic investigation to determine building air pollutants, contaminants and their sources. All projects are under the supervision of a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Our approach is client-interactive in order to establish a level of confidence with our clients and our recommendations include a well-planned strategy to meet our clients’ need to restore a healthy environment to eliminate or limit potential sources of pollutants through regular checks to monitor the integrity of the ventilation and exhaust systems.
Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are important evaluations and studies of a site that outline, in general, the environmental risks that can be present at a site. Whether it is for personal use or for the development of a property, a site assessment provides valuable insight into what has been done to the land that people use, and can involve several stages. Patriot Environmental offers its capability and resources to perform Phase I and Phase II ESAs. Patriot’s staff of experienced Registered Environmental Assessors (REAs) and Registered Geologists provide an excellent resource for those looking to assess the activity, history, and presence of contaminants that can be of concern to land owners and developers. Whether the project is a military base, elementary school, or right at home, Patriot can be an invaluable asset to the future of your site.
Phase I Site Assessments
Phase I ESAs address and scrutinize underlying or persistent environmental problems that can be present at suspected real estate. A complete assessment can include, but is not limited to, an overall image of present land conditions and historical information regarding the active or previous use of hazardous materials on the land of interest. The “big picture” of a Phase I site assessment should provide property owners and future end-users impact knowledge about a site that outlines the probability of water, soil, and flora/biological contamination that can lead to liability and damages in the future for occupants and neighbors to the site.
Phase II Site Assessments
Phase II ESAs supplants the Phase I, and may follow suit to determine the actual concentration of environmental contaminants such as petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, and other toxic metals present at the site.