Reading Pennsylvania boasts some of the most beautiful landscape in the entire state. I’m Kieth Roe, owner of Advanced IAQ Solutions and I want to make sure that the air you breathe inside your home is as fresh as it would be when you’re out in nature. Our main goal is to make sure that you have the highest quality air in your home. The average human takes 22,000 breaths every day. That comes out to around 30lbs of air and 3,000 gallons. This has a dramatic effect on your overall health. Consulting with an Environmental consultant can shine a light on any potential issues that may be present in your home. By having an in-home evaluation done you can ensure that you are breathing the best quality air and getting the most out of your home and out of your life.

What Does A Reading Environmental Consultant Do?

The main purpose of an Environmental Consultant Job Description<!– markerend → is to provide the people of Reading PA with a service to address any potential environmental issues they may have to deal with. Important impact areas include water pollution, waste management, air quality, and soil contamination. We work with client in both the private and commercial spaces.

Protecting the natural resources of an area is also an important job that we take on. Maintaining a healthy living area is essential not only for the current residents but for future generations as well. We offer our services to government agencies as well as the business sector to help them in planning upcoming projects and informing them of any environmental hazards that might be created due to the cause of said projects.

Each environment is unique unto itself offering different sets of challenges to work with, Identifying these is important to providing the best living or working area for the inhabitants. We first start by creating a report and scope of the project and the overall area in Reading PA and the surrounding areas. Monitoring the area provides us with the information that we need in order to best understand the ecosystem and how to best go about changing it to provide the best living space for our clients. Based on those findings we then develop a plan and go from there to make that plan a reality.

Combining our experience, knowledge with testing, regulatory requirements, and technical expertise IAQ is able to provide an unmatched service in the Reading Pa area for environmental indoor air quality assessments. With gathering all of this information we are able to identify and minimize risks and preserve health and safety. It can also serve to stave off legal action, stop fines, reduce illness, and ensure compliance with current laws.

Commercial Air Purifiers and Indoor Air Quality

Commercial spaces are directly affected by the product of service that they provide to the Reading Pa community. Using restaurants as a great example, they give off a big number of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds)and other gasses in their normal day to day operations. Meanwhile, office buildings since they are so densely occupied can give off high levels of carbon dioxide. With these two examples you can see that comercial setting just based on the effects of the business or people inhabiting the building can produce more effects then a normal residential area. During the COVID-19 pandemic the majority of our work has been evaluating commercial buildings and certifying them for re-entry of employees. What they looked like was an overall system check of HVAC functionality as well as conducting tests on the air quality and determining what contaminants were in that.

Coronavirus - Covid-19 Environmental Consulting

The transmission of airborne disease has been on the forefront of everyone’s mind in the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after we move through this as a country we will still have to think about airborne germs just not on a deadly basis. That being said, it is imperative that commercial buildings have their HVAC ducts checked regularly to ensure that the filtration system is working properly. Especially during cold and flu season.

With an increase in the population receiving the vaccine and returning to a normal work schedule they are less likely to contract the corona virus. They are however still about to carry and transmit the disease even without affecting themselves.

As the mask mandate is pulled back and normal business operations are beginning to reemerge the likelihood of other airborne diseases are still present to be contracted. When you are breathing in high levels of VOC’s or find yourself in an area with above average dust levels it is important to monitor your time spent there. These small respirable particles, the tiny sub-micron particles that enter our lungs are elevated, all of that has an effect on your health, and many times is a gradual decline in your health, or a gradual response that is being built up.

Other Reading Environmental Contaminants

Medical journals are now saying that our immune systems are becoming weaker and weaker as the years go by. This has many factors that play into it but the quality of the air that we breathe is a major player in the equation. For people who sit in office buildings with recirculated air for years and years that can add up to dramatically affect your quality of health. In the Reading Pa area buildings are constructed to be as energy efficient as possible, but in doing so they are trapping in air particles and contaminants that are being pushed through the same ducts over and over again. The fresh air ventilation, even in a commercial building is a very small part of the air that gets heated and cooled. All of that has had an effect upon the health of our buildings.

Environmental Consultant Day To Day Tasks

In Reading Pa health care facilities, nursing homes, extended health care, daycares, and schools have been our most consistent clients in the past year. These types of facilities which have large gatherings of people on a daily basis need to be held to a high standard once business gets back to 100% following the pandemic. The indoor air quality of these facilities will be routinely checked to make sure that it is clean and safe moving forward.

Finding Your Answers

Once all the tests are run and metrics are reported what actually happens? As Environmental Consultants we go in and look at about 14 different factors of air quality, and from those factors, establish what standards are out there to be complied to. And almost all the contaminants that we know about have had research, and there are standards of exposure that should be adhered to. We define what those standards are against what we found.

When it comes to long term solutions for commercial and residential structures in the Reading Pa area it can range from a modification of the HVAC system, the heating and air conditioning system; increasing filtration levels. Increasing the level of fresh air into these enclosed environments is an instant way to better the quality of air for the people who work or live there. Our first steps are to simply what we can and create the best environment possible. Air purification and disinfection devices are an example of a simple solution and have grown in popularity since the technology behind them has increased in recent years.

How Much Will This Cost Me?

Some people ask, “What is an environmental consultant salary?”

Don’t worry about it! We do Reading PA consultations for free! We will walk you through everything and have a survey that will explain all the findings in a simple understandable format. We can then go about discussing a budget and plan to move forward.

Providing this service to the citizens of Reading PA, is a joy for our team. You can contact us through our email address Keith.Roe@rcn.com and schedule an appointment. We would love to help you find out what’s in your air and how we can help to make it better.

Find Out What You Need

Check out our website and take our online questionnaire. Its 30 questions consisted of individual questions to help evaluate what could be happening in your home or office building. After you complete the questionnaire feel free to contact us and we can walk you through the findings and go over our plan to get you breathing better.

More Information on Environmental Consultants

Environmental Consultant Certification
An environmental consulting career

Environmental Consultant Companies
If you need Environmental Consultants for other types of Reading PA environments beside air quality. Please let us know. We may be able to get you connected with trusted professionals.

Environmental Consultant Internship
If you are interested in pursuing a career in Environmental Consulting then this would be a great place to start. In the coming year after the Covid-19 pandemic we look forward to having our office back up and running. Give us a call and inquire about potential future opportunities.

Engineering and Environmental Consultant
An Environmental Engineering Consultant or firm can assist you with full building system design and project oversight in Reading PA. They can also provide you with ongoing reporting as well as compliance reports, grant applications for FEMA or other government-sponsored funding/programs.We can handle most of these aspects for you including system design for existing business or residential structures. If you have any questions on the scope of our services and whether we can help with your project, please contact us directly.