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What is sick building syndrome?

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Sick Building Syndrome is the term to describe a facility that is exposing occupants to harmful conditions or uncomfortable environments; most often resulting from poor ventilation or errors in HVAC functionality.

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What is sick building syndrome?

  1. 1. Sick Building Syndrome Sick Building Syndrome is the term to describe a facility that is exposing occupants to harmful conditions or uncomfortable environments; most often resulting from poor ventilation or errors in HVAC functionality. Sick Building Indicators 1. Incoming draft at front door 2. Hot or cold spots in dining room 3. Condensation on ceiling diffusers 4. Slippery floors 5. Mold 6. Hard to open doors 7. Stuffy or stale air 8. Grease odors 9. Sewer odors 10. Cold food at pass-through 11. Poor smoke capture 12. Hot cook line 13. Water heater back drafting 14. Insects and dirt 15. High energy costs Achieving a Balanced Building 1. Ask the Restaurant • What are their complaints? 2. Turn on All HVAC Equipment • Verify thermostats set to fan ON 3. Check Building Pressure • Verify positive pressure at front door 4. Observe Smoke Capture • Verify proper hood overhang • Verify no drafts exist along the cook line 5. Check for Comfort 6. Inspect the Room • Verify HVAC equipment filters are clean • Verify belts are in good condition • Verify EF fan wheels are clean 7. Call Melink to Rebalance HVAC

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