Odour
Investigation

Odours within indoor environments can be unpleasant or potentially harmful

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Poor air quality within the indoor environment can result in occupants experiencing a number of symptoms, ranging from fatigue to shortness of breath.

Odours that are generated from unknown sources can be particularly problematic to identify and therefore require a tailored approach to any sampling and analysis strategy.

Approximately 15% of all odour investigations do not positively identify the source of the odour for a number of reasons. Many odour occurrences are sporadic in nature which adds further complexity to the investigation.

ActionsActions and advice

Odour investigations should follow a logical process of elimination using a combination of site investigations and appropriate sampling and analysis techniques.

It is common that a number of site visits may be required to positively identify the source of an odour.

HelpHow can we help?

Our consultants are here to help you with advice and guidance. We offer a free consultation service to identify an appropriate investigation methodology and likely source of the odour.

We will then provide you with a no obligation proposal to attend your premises to carryout the site investigation and any appropriate sampling and analysis.

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Knowledge Centre Article

Expand your knowledge on this topic by reading our informative article

Poor Indoor Air Quality - The Complete Guide
Poor Indoor Air Quality - The Complete Guide

2021-05-01

Indoor air quality has been identified as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health, and as a responsible employer – you need to ensure your employees are safe and healthy whilst in the working environment.

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