Every day we take more than 3,000 gallons of air into our lungs. We do this with 12 to 15 breaths every minute which translates to roughly six million breaths per year. For this reason alone, we should care about the quality of the air we breathe. Building managers should know this and the recent […]

10 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the indoor air quality worries of businesses around the country. This is a well-founded concern. However, in the rush to increase ventilation and purify indoor air, many companies purchase subpar products that have undergone limited studies in labs that do not accurately create the real-world situations in which they will […]

Legionella bacteria exist in lakes, streams, and other bodies of freshwater. While they thrive in many natural environments, they can also transfer to buildings through plumbing systems. This bacteria causes an infection of the respiratory system called Legionnaires’ disease which can be fatal in some cases. Legionella risk increases after buildings sit empty for long […]

Building managers put much time and money into improving indoor air quality. These efforts doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic when disinfecting efforts increased. Managers also pay more attention to how HVAC concerns impact IAQ. Air purifier performance is another important tool in the fight against viruses and other pathogens, but not all commercial air purifiers […]

For most of 2020, we heard about the importance of people getting tested for COVID-19. That’s still true. Testing is a critical part of fighting the spread of the coronavirus. However, new technology makes it possible to test for the presence of the coronavirus in buildings as well. Building coronavirus testing plays a critical part […]

Many common medical conditions complicate the coronavirus infection. Those who suffer from heart or lung conditions or obesity remain at greater risk from the virus. New evidence also suggests that an infection from the mold aspergillus affects COVID-19 patients at a high rate well. Hidden Dangers of Mold Colonies Aspergillus is a type of fungus […]

28 Apr 2020

Pure Air Control Services has one of the few environmental laboratories that provides Coronavirus environmental testing of surface samples utilizing RT-qPCR technology. As businesses prepare to reopen and more importantly for essential businesses that remain open, ensuring a safe environment for occupants is the number one priority. Many organizations have been taking extra measures for […]

23 Apr 2020

EDLab earns accreditation for biological testing from A2LA EDLab at Pure Air Control Services has been accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for technical competence in Biological Testing Clearwater, FL – Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Pure Air Control Services, Inc. is proud to announce that its Environmental Diagnostic Laboratory (EDLab) has been […]

25 Sep 2019

Microorganisms are ubiquitous. Though if in abundance and unchecked the propagules of microorganisms inside a pipes e.g. fire sprinkler pipes, chiller pipes, potable water, oil & gas pipes, etc. can cause catastrophic outcomes. Microbial life creates its own tiny environment, or biofilm. Beneath that biofilm, as life proliferates, Microbial Induced Corrosion ( MIC ) is […]

19 Mar 2019

With recent spring storms and snows melts impacting the plains we take a look at how flooding affects IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). Nearly 10 million people were under flood warnings as of Monday, March 18 in the Midwest and Mississippi Valley. According to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal […]