VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are chemicals that end up vaporizing into the air. You may or may not realize just how many items release VOCs in Tampa, Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, or elsewhere in Florida. These VOCs can build up and cause a number of symptoms, but the good news is that, at Building Performance Solutions, we can perform VOC testing in your facility or building and determine if VOCs are present and in what levels. Once you know if they are present and what kinds they are, steps can be taken to help mitigate these VOCs. Contact us today to schedule your VOC testing session.
Where do VOCs Come From?
VOCs are more common than many people realize, and they can be released from a wide range of products that we use on a daily basis. Some places you can find VOCs is in new carpeting or new furniture; some paints, including those that you may use in your home, release VOCs; pesticides that you may use on your garden or flowers; some cleaners and room deodorizers can also give off VOCs.
In most cases, people will exhibit symptoms that are brought on by the release of VOCs. Usually, things are fine and then shortly after a homeowner installs new carpeting, for example, some of these symptoms arise. Issues such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, nose and throat discomfort, and many others can indicate that VOCs are present in the building.
How To Deal with VOCs
Fortunately, there are several different options when it comes to dealing with VOCs. In some cases, there are low VOC equivalent options that you can use to help prevent VOCs from being an issue in the first place. Interior paints are a common product that has low VOC options readily available now. You may also want to look for quality used furniture that has already had the opportunity to release all of the VOCs, so that you don’t have to worry.
Other times you can easily handle the VOCs by providing additional ventilation in the Tampa, Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, or Florida building. If this isn’t an option, you may want to have the items in question off-gas and outdoors before bringing them indoors to use. This will help keep VOCs and the associated symptoms from becoming too overwhelming. Contact Building Performance Solutions today to schedule your VOC testing service so that you know what is being released into your air and what you can do about it.