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Sick Home Syndrome: Is Your House At Risk? 

Sick building syndrome (SBS), also known as sick home syndrome, refers to a condition where occupants of a building experience acute health effects or discomfort that are linked to time spent inside the building. These symptoms can vary widely and may.

The causes of sick building syndrome are often multifactorial. They can include poor ventilation, high humidity levels, indoor air pollution from sources such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), molds, and other biological contaminants, as well as inadequate temperature or lighting control. Additionally, factors such as inadequate cleaning or maintenance practices, building design flaws, and even psychological factors like stress or job dissatisfaction can contribute to SBS.

What are The Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome?

Sick Home Syndrome symptoms can affect your skin, respiratory, and neurological systems. You may experience self-diagnosing yourself with a cold or flu.

Among the possible symptoms are:

  • Throat irritation
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Runny nose
  • Allergy-like symptoms, such as sneezing
  • Burning sensations in the nose
  • Dry, itchy skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Chills

What Causes Sick Home Syndrome?

There are many reasons for SBS and some are mentioned here:

  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides
  • High levels of dust
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Rooms with poor lighting
  • The presence of mold or fungus
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Low workplace morale
  • Heat or low humidity
  • Noisy work environments
  • Insect or animal droppings
  • High levels of stress at school or work
  • Ozone from the use of printers and fax machines
  • Outdated computer displays that cause eye strain
  • Formaldehyde (mostly found in wood furniture and floors)
  • Buildings with poor ventilation, such as schools, offices, and public spaces
  • Chemicals in the air from cleaning products

What are The Problems with Sick Building Syndrome?

People who work in buildings with sick building syndrome might be concerned about long-term issues. However, there aren't any confirmed studies showing a direct link between working in a sick building and ongoing health problems. Usually, sick building syndrome symptoms go away once you leave the building.

What's Involved in Checking Indoor Air Quality?

When we assess indoor air quality, we follow different steps.

First, we look around the building and check things like the air conditioning and ventilation systems.

After that, we test the air in the whole building. We check for things like pollutants, moisture, and how hot or cold it is. We also look at how air moves around.

People who work or study there can tell us about their experiences. They might mention if they feel sick because of something in the building.

We also take samples from different places in the building. Then, we analyze these samples in a lab to see if there are any harmful things in the air.

How to Deal with Sick Building Syndrome?

There isn't a specific treatment for this problem. But trying to avoid or get rid of what's causing it can help reduce symptoms. Here are some things that might help:

1. Using medications to ease pains and aches.
2. Taking short-term medications to lessen anxiety and improve sleep.
3. Using anti-nausea medications to control feeling sick.

First, make sure there aren't any dangers in the building like mold or bacteria. If there's no clear reason for why people are feeling sick and it seems like sick building syndrome might be the cause, here's what can be done:

  • Replace air filters more often.
  • Store chemicals in well-ventilated areas.
  • Increase ventilation rates in the HVAC system.
  • Keep the air handling system clean and working properly.
  • Make sure there's good ventilation when using cleaning chemicals.
  • Consider putting limits on smoking indoors.

We Are Professional SBS Redemption & HVAC  Experts in Dallas, TX

Dalworth Restoration stands out as a leading expert in addressing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and providing top-notch HVAC solutions in the Dallas, TX area. With a dedicated team of professionals, Dalworth Restoration offers complete assessments and effective remedies for indoor air quality issues, ensuring the well-being and comfort of its clients.

Serving communities like Irving, Dallas, Grand Prairie, and throughout Northern Texas, Dalworth Restoration's expertise and commitment to excellence make them the go-to choice for SBS redemption and Mold Removal in the region.