28 Jan 2020

Let’s take a look at how to prevent Legionella in your HVAC system. But before we do we must understand what this bacteria is and how it affects building occupants. Legionnaires’ disease is an infection of the respiratory system. It is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. While milder than pneumonia, […]

21 Jan 2020

Mold management for optimal indoor air quality is important to building and occupant health. Mold is everywhere. It’s a natural part of our environment and is useful in breaking down dead organic matter. Mold spores get carried through the air like seeds. They can attach to dust particles and travel on our clothing as we […]

14 Jan 2020

Many people worry about the outside air. They feel anxious about pollutants. Allergy sufferers get concerned about pollen and mold counts. These are legitimate concerns, but the reality is that the air we breathe indoors can be just as harmful. So, what can be done to improve indoor air quality (IAQ)? The IAQ of a […]

07 Jan 2020

How to minimize the flu in your buildings during the 2019-2020 flu season. As the new year began, all 50 U.S. states reported instances of the flu. The overwhelming majority have reported widespread cases. Flu season in the U.S. begins in October and can last until as late as May. The biggest spike typically occurs […]

30 Dec 2019

Pure Air Control Services will be showcasing their industry leading services for HVAC restoration plus IAQ testing and analysis at AHR Expo Booth 5671 Each year tens of thousands of HVAC, Plumbing and Energy professionals gather at the AHR Expo to learn about new products, services and standards being introduced to their respective trades. Pure […]

26 Nov 2019

Industrial hygiene is a series of practices performed to ensure the health of buildings as well as the people who work inside them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes industrial hygiene (IH) as: A science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising […]

20 Nov 2019

Air handling unit restoration just makes sense. As buildings age, so does the infrastructure and equipment that supports them. Systems break down, components corrode, and building materials degrade. The fact is, as facilities managers well know, equipment needs replacing. This certainly includes air handling units (AHU). Replacement requires new planning, designing, and engineering, and a […]

13 Nov 2019

Mold is everywhere. Outdoors it lives on dead leaves and plants. Indoors it forms on the building materials and HVAC systems of homes and office buildings. It releases spores which travel through the air. We breathe them into our lungs where they can cause, sometimes serious, health problems. Mold identification is the first step followed […]

05 Nov 2019

Despite our desire to spend more time outside enjoying the fresh air, it isn’t always possible. The demands of the workplace, and inclement weather in certain parts of the country, keep us indoors for much of the time. But what if the time we spend inside office and apartment buildings is making us sick? Let’s […]