If you ever had an odor issue within your facility you can appreciate the difficultly in identifying the odors, the sources and responding to questions from employees. The professionals at 1Source have developed a specific protocol that has been successful in identifying odors and odor sources that are:
• external to a building, i.e not related to a buildings systems, or processes and occupants within a building
• internal to a building, i.e. related to a buildings systems, or processes and occupants within a building.
1Source professionals utilize their understanding of potential odor generating sources as the first step in resolution of the odor problem.
In order to assist in the resolution of odor issues, it is beneficial to gather some information to assist in determining what steps need to be taken and if sampling is needed. The perception of an odor within a building is a clear indication that there is a problem that must be resolved. It is important to note that while some odor causing compounds can be simply categorized as being a nuisance others are potential health hazards.