10 Jul 2019

Preventing mold growth in buildings is important to occupant well-being and performance. There are news stories everyday about mold in hospitals, offices and schools making people sick or worse. As a result, buildings shut down, occupants relocated, and costly repairs undertaken. Some organizations even face serious legal action. So, let’s take a quick look at […]

26 Jun 2019

Holistic HVAC hygiene is a common sense, proactive maintenance concept. It demonstrates how each component of an HVAC system works together to provide fresh air exchange and temperature control in a building. A single component being compromised can have a chain effect on the rest of the system and impact building health. Let’s take a […]

18 Jun 2019

Leading Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) firm honored as a “Top Emerging Business in the U.S. 2019” by Diversity Advocate OMNIKAL Clearwater, FL OMNIKAL has championed the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing the “Top Businesses in America”. Since 1999 the Top Emerging Business award has showcased diverse companies that have established themselves in the community, continue to […]

04 Jun 2019

Midwest flooding risks come from regional agricultural production, commercial pollution and sewage overflow. Residents of impacted areas need to be vigilant. Cleanup poses risks because harmful bacteria, molds, protozoa and viruses linger long after flooding recedes. Davenport, IA – Midwest flooding risks rise with the waters of the mighty Mississippi river and its tributaries. Weeks […]

21 May 2019

HVAC coil testing is important to determine the amount of obstruction or level of fouling before cleaning. Measurement and verification (M&V) shows what areas of the coil need the most attention. It establishes a baseline for the amount of airflow passing through the coil. Tests taken after cleaning are then compared to the baseline. A […]

14 May 2019

Clean Air Month is celebrated each May. It originally began as Clean Air Week sponsored by the American Lung Association (ALA) in 1972. The original intention to bring awareness to the connection between clean air and respiratory health remains unchanged. In 1994 the campaign was expanded to a whole month! Why Air Quality is Important […]

08 May 2019

HVAC deferred maintenance is a serious problem that often goes overlooked. Building owners or managers think they are saving money. But in reality, the hidden costs of HVAC deferred maintenance compound over time. The Domino Effect HVAC deferred maintenance impacts building operations and occupant safety. When one area of the HVAC gets compromised other areas […]

30 Apr 2019

Buildings are havens for asthma and allergy triggers. This article will take a look at how to identify and minimize their impact to occupants. Everybody knows how outdoor air affects seasonal allergies. But what about indoor air quality? Even with the most rigorous housekeeping allergy triggers still thrive indoors. Asthma and allergies affect more than […]

09 Apr 2019

Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated bird droppings can lead to several diseases, including a pulmonary disease called Cryptococcosis. Birds affect HVAC systems and equipment in many ways. Some ways are obvious. Others? Not so much. Let’s take a look at how birds affect HVAC systems from a mechanical and building health standpoint. HVAC […]