I was referred to Shawn and Indoor Air Quality Ottawa by Kollaard’s Engineering in Kemptville. The engineers were involved in testing the soils around my home for soil gases and an oil smell coming in through the basement. A long since closed gas station uphill across the street had storage tanks that leaked gas into the deep soils. Over the years, the gas then seeped through the soils and was contaminating the home. Oil smell, high humidity, and mold rendered the home unfit to live in. My grandchildren lived in the house and I was concerned for their safety and I was uncomfortable about having visitors because of the recurring odour. Shawn provided the testing to establish the levels of VOCs (oil smell) and mold spores in the air. IAQ Ottawa wrote a scope of work for mold removal, foundation sealing and air clearance testing for the mold. Shawn then designed a depressurized floor and wall system that uses 3 air pumps hidden in the walls and sump pump room to vacuum out odor, humidity, and oil fumes before they enter the home. The system works perfectly. Not only has the original issue been resolved but I am confident that the air circulation system designed by Indoor Air Quality will keep the family safe and comfortable from now on. Shawn acted as the construction manager to oversee the mold removal, and to check on his wall system he designed, provided room by room layout, and work with the contractors on the finishing. He continues to assist us in our dealings with the many trades necessary to complete this project. I have absolutely no problem recommending Shawn and Indoor Air Quality for any project of this type.

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Company Response

Thank you Ms. Joanisse. It was a pleasure working on your home. It was an interesting project for us and were very happy with how well the system is working.