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Preventing Mold Growth: 5 Ways to Better Building Health

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 mold and how to prevent it. Mold in Buildings Mold is fungus that is commonly found in nature. Preventing mold growth within the indoor environment requires an understanding of the conditions that are favorable for its proliferation. Warm temperatures and higher humidity are critical factors for mold growth. Areas of dampness or water intrusion also allow mold to thrive. Mold grows on a variety of materials including carpet, ceiling tile, drywall, fabrics, and wood. It can also grow within the HVAC system. Speaking of the HVAC system, as mold grows it produces a tremendous number of spores. When the spores are released they become airborne and make their way through the ventilation system. So, the HVAC system not only harbors mold growth ...
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Holistic HVAC Hygiene Approach Improves Building Health

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 brief look at how holistic HVAC hygiene can be tested and maintained. Basic HVAC Function & Design The HVAC system is designed to provide heating, ventilation and cooling to a building. Hence the acronym “HVAC”. Think of it like the respiratory system of the building. In the most basic sense the ventilation part of the HVAC system consists of the air handler units (AHU), ductwork, and sometimes variable air volume (VAV) boxes within the ducts. The AHU has dampers, return plenums, filters, evaporator coils, heating coils, drain pans, fans, motors, insulation and supply plenums. Holistic HVAC hygiene accounts for the cleanliness of all of these components at a systemic level. Deficiencies in any of these areas quickly compound throughout the system and ...
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Pure Air Control Services Recognized with OMNI500 Top Emerging Business Award

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 transform the way we live and advance our economy. Millions of companies take part in the annual survey. The “Top Businesses” are evaluated and then determined by a selection committee for each award category. The main categories for nomination include:
  • Top 500 Diversity Owned businesses in the U.S.
  • Top 500 Emerging businesses in the U.S.
  • Top 500 Privately-Held businesses in the U.S.
  • Top 500 Women Owned businesses in the U.S.
Pure Air Control Services was recognized in the “Top Emerging Business in the U.S. 2019” category. The company is the only environmental/IAQ firm selected for this prestigious award. Pure Air Control Services is a Hispanic owned and certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). They were recognized for tremendous year over year ...
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Pure Air Control Services Opens Northeast Office

Philadelphia area location will be a hub for Indoor Air Quality services for Mid-Atlantic and New England clients. King of Prussia, PA – Pure Air Control Services, Inc. leader and innovator for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) services has opened a new northeast office to better serve their customers’ needs in that region of the United States. The new King of Prussia office will be managed by building scientist, Karl Stefan. Karl has been with Pure Air Control Services since 2017. He is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) with The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and has conduct numerous building investigations over the years for Pure Air Control Services. “I am really excited to be able to help our customers improve the health, comfort and energy efficiency of their buildings” says Mr. Stefan, “We will be able to provide not only much needed IAQ testing out of the northeast office, but innovative services such as HVAC New Life restoration and PURE-Steam coil cleaning.” Engineered Solutions Pure Air Control Services provides IAQ and energy saving engineered solutions ...
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Midwest Flooding Risks Environmental Safety for Residents

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 of flooding comes after the 12 wettest months in the U.S. since record keeping started. Levees have been breached and dams opened to ease the strain. Tens of thousands of people have evacuated and sought shelter. Businesses and interstates are closed. Millions of acres of farmland are swamped disrupting the planting season. The Mississippi has been in flood stage for more than 80 days with little sign of retreat! It’s clear that Midwest flooding risks public safety. When water breaches man made barriers it becomes a mixture of everything it permeates. This includes toxic a-biological and biological contaminants. Special areas of concern being regional agrichemical and waste water treatment facilities. Midwest Flooding Risks – Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Health and ...
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