You may not think water intrusion affects indoor air quality, but it does. When water enters the building undetected it creates an ideal environment for mold to grow and thrive. It also allows outside contaminants into the building. This impacts the health of building occupants both at home and in the workplace. Therefore, building managers […]

It’s important to keep HVAC equipment clean and free of built-up dirt and debris. Hygienic duct cleaning and the disinfection of system components are also key to achieving proper indoor air quality. While this step assists facilities managers in their efforts to maintain healthy IAQ for occupants, static pressure is another consideration. Static pressure is […]

  With the risk of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus established, homeowners and business owners seek to limit the spread of COVID indoors. This requires a combination of methods and guidelines including increased HVAC maintenance and social distancing. A recent air cleaner study recommends an additional tool in the fight against virus transmission. The […]

  The COVID pandemic highlights the danger of airborne viruses as well as the need to limit their spread. Viruses, however, are not the only risk posed to building occupants. Airborne particulate matter (PM) poses a significant risk as well. When we breathe in these tiny particles, some smaller than ten microns, we put ourselves […]

  OSHA Safety Stand-Down Week on Fall Protection is May 2nd-6th. This is a national event in which Pure Air Controls participates annually. Throughout the week, all our field services divisions will seize this opportunity to have a Stand-Down, not only for Fall Protection but to address SAFETY OVERALL. Each team will discuss various safety topics (applicable to their area […]

02 May 2022

In March, the Biden Administration released its National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The plan provides guidance on the continued fight against COVID-19. A key part of this plan includes the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. The clean air challenge is for facilities managers, business owners, and other stakeholders to improve indoor air quality and limit the […]

  The ongoing pandemic introduced the general public to many new terms and acronyms. While a term such as indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t new, many more people became familiar with it as a result of COVID-19. HEPA is another term now gaining a wider understanding. It relates to the effectiveness of air filters. CADR, […]

11 Apr 2022

Indoor air quality entered the national conversation with the onset of the COVID pandemic. For the owners of commercial buildings, however, IAQ has always been important. With the health of students, customers, and workers at risk, stakeholders look to their facilities managers for solutions for optimized HVAC performance. Optimized HVAC performance improves IAQ. It’s that […]

04 Apr 2022

  When times get tight, preventive maintenance seems like a pipe dream. For cash-strapped school districts, school deferred maintenance becomes the status quo. However, the dangers posed by the ongoing pandemic force many administrators to confront the aging mechanical system in their buildings. The good news is the billions of dollars available from the federal […]