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    THE AIR QUALITY GUY
    Indoor air quality experts
    iaqo.ca (613) 821-0035
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    THE AIR QUALITY GUY
    by Shawn Rankin
    (613) 821-0035
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    KEEP YOUR AIR SAFE
    Protect your family
    Ensure the air they breath is safe!
    Call now (613) 821-0035!

Certified Indoor Environmental Consultants

Indoor Air Quality Ottawa (IAQ Ottawa) has been successfully performing complete air quality assessments since 2003. IAQ Ottawa has comprehensive building science knowledge and construction experience including mechanical system design and total indoor environmental assessments.

Complete biological (mould and bacteria) environmental sampling

Have your home or office inspected by a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant providing professional building science solutions to all types of air quality conditions. Let us solve your air quality problems.

Training

Customized Air Quality Courses for Property Managers, Real Estate Agents, Superintendents, government employees, etc. Air Quality for Northern Environments

We only sell good advice

Professionally trained certified air quality consultant.
Focused on helping you provide a safe and healthy environment for your family.

Our strength lies in finding the source – mould, sewer gas, combustion spillage, chemical off-gassing –
then ensuring it won’t come back again by specifying remediation solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.

Identifying an odour is secondary to determining why it occurred in the first place. Our strength lies in finding the source – mould, sewer gas, combustion spillage, chemical off-gassing – then ensuring it won’t come back again by specifying remediation solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.

Talk to a professionally trained, certified,
experienced air quality consultant today.
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Our Vision And Mission

Our strength lies in finding the source – mould, sewer gas, combustion spillage, chemical off-gassing –
then ensuring it won’t come back again by specifying remediation solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.

Identifying an odour is secondary to determining why it occurred in the first place. Our strength lies in finding the source – mould, sewer gas, combustion spillage, chemical off-gassing – then ensuring it won’t come back again by specifying remediation solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.




Keep it dry. Keep it clean. Keep it ventilated. Keep it healthy!






Shawn Rankin

Shawn Rankin is the President and Senior Inspector of IAQ Ottawa. He has been performing air quality inspections since 2003. He is a Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, HVAC Designer, and a Course Provider and Lecturer. He also completed the CMHC Air Quality Inspection Training Program.

His extensive training and experience in air quality testing, coupled with his knowledge and experience building healthy homes has garnered him the reputation of “the air quality guy”, able to solve complex issues in both residential homes and large commercial buildings.

Shawn is a sought-after continuing education instructor and has developed multi-media presentations and training programs for the Ontario Real Estate Board, the Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders, the Registered Insurance Board of Ontario, the University of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, and the Government of Nunavut.

Experience

  • Performed over 350 large building air quality surveys in Ottawa and the Canadian arctic,
  • Performed over 3,000 residential air quality inspections
  • Air quality consulting, inspection, environmental testing, and training / seminars / workshops
  • Project Management for construction, abatement, and remediation work
  • Extensive building science knowledge
  • Construction experience in building renovating, and consulting projects
  • Complex mechanical air handling unit and building systems inspection
  • Air flow and balancing analysis

Memberships

  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
  • National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)

Certifications

  • Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) Since 2010, re-certified 2013
  • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
  • Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician, November 2015 ABRA (American Bio-Recovery Association)
  • Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician, 2007-present
  • Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT), 2007-present
  • Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician, 2007-present
  • The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • Certified Mechanical Ventilation Design Consultant
  • Certified Mechanical Ventilation Installation Technician
Shawn Rankin

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Courses completed

Investigating IAQ and Housing Durability Concerns, An Efficient Method, 2006, Mould Assessment and Clean-up: Residential, The Essentials, 2004, IAQ Resources Canada, Completed the CMHC Indoor Air Quality Inspector Program, 2004-2006, Recognized Healthy Home Builder, 2004, Recognized Healthy Home Renovator, 2004, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Heat Loss and Heat Gain Calculations Course The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Asbestos Management Planner Course, 2011 Ontario Environmental and Safety Network (OESN) Asbestos Awareness Course, Inflector Environmental Services, 2012 Asbestos Abatement Worker – 253W, 2008 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor – 253S, 2008 Jacques Whitford / Stantec Residential Heating Inspector Program, 2007 George Brown College Residential Radon Measurement Provider, 2008 National Environmental Health Association – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) Radon Measurement Technician Training Course, 2008 Biomation / Environmental Solutions Association (ESA) Occupational Hygiene Air Sampling Workshop, 2007 ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Ltd. Defect Recognition and Reporting Course, 2006 Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) R-2000 Builders’ Workshop, 2005 Natural Resources Canada Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Training, 2004 Fall Arrest Protection Awareness Certificate, 2012 Confined Spaces Entry Awareness, 2012

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Residential Inspections

357

Commercial Inspections

8

Training Courses

9

Certifications

Our Services

IAQ Ottawa provides full, in-depth air quality consulting services. Our consultants address all aspects of air quality identified in today’s energy efficient indoor environments. Gas, mould, chemical, biological, mechanical, and building pressure hazards are routinely identified and documented. Our reports are comprehensive and easy to understand.

Residential

IAQ Ottawa’s investigations begin with an occupant survey focusing on air quality related questions in your home or office. Following the survey, our technicians will perform a visual assessment of the building and determine what sampling or investigative techniques are required to diagnose and identify your air quality problem. Electro-chemical sensors, particle counters, or air collecting pumps will be calibrated and used to take samples.

  • Chemical and organic vapours (VOCs)
  • Mould, lead, asbestos, oil spills, combustion gases
  • Complete moisture mapping and thermal imaging
  • Building pressure differentials and airflow analysis
  • Gas and fuel oil leaks

Commercial

Indoor Air Quality Ottawa provides solutions to all types of indoor environmental problems. Today’s tighter energy efficient building pose a variety of new challenging air quality concerns. Our experience in building construction science, mechanical system design, and air quality testing ensures our clients of a cost effective permanent solution to every type of indoor environmental condition.

  • Identify the odour or problem
  • Scientifically quantify the exposure
  • Provide the solutions
  • Remedy the cause of the problem, not just the result.
  • Perform independent, professional clearance testing to ensure occupant health safety.

Workshops

We offer the following courses to suit your needs:

  • The Healthy Home Academy
    • The Healthy Home
    • The Healthy Condo
  • Customized Air Quality Courses for Property Managers, Real Estate Agents, Superintendents, government employees, etc.
  • Air Quality for Northern Environments
  • Woodworking Workshop Safety Program
  • Analysis & Consulting

Latest Videos

We do things differently company providing key consulting services.
Focused on helping our clients to live and work in a healthy environment.

Mould remediation kits and other tools

Shawn Rankin demonstrates the basics of mould remediation.

Mould remediation and asbestos removal

Shawn Rankin demonstrates the safety requirements needed for asbestos removal.


Moisture migration and proper wall assembly

Demonstrating how moisture can migrate through improper wall assemblies.

Duct cleaning

Shawn Rankin explains the importance of keeping your ventilation ducts clean


Duct work and commercial ventilation

Shawn discusses proper duct work and commercial ventalation practices.

Vapour pressure

Damp basements, wall assemblies and vapour pressure


Ventilation and HRV technology

Shawn demonstrates HRV technology and how that effects ventalation.

Cracked basement walls

Why its important to keep your basement dry


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