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New IAQ App Released for Apple and Android OS

IAQ app, IAQ Quick Check, lets you easily gather the data needed to fix your HVAC and indoor environmental issues. Building owners, facility managers, purchasing directors, partners, among others are often faced with compiling the specific information needed to get a quote for HVAC system or indoor air quality (IAQ) projects. Sometimes there is only vague or incomplete background data for the project scope. This can result in less detailed specifications that can expose the project to change orders and lost time. Now there is a unique IAQ app that helps collect the right information for the job. It’s free saving you time and money. IAQ App Helps Define Project Scope IAQ Quick Check is an easy to use IAQ app that provides a step by step process to input the necessary data for Pure Air Control Services to accurately quote indoor air quality testing or building and HVAC/Building restoration services. It allows the end user to quickly build a spec for the project scope, cutting out any guess work. It’s the only IAQ app of its ...
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Mycotoxins Diagnosis and Remediation in University Building – Part 2

A multi-approach remediation plan was successfully completed to restore the university campus building* after mycotoxin proliferation. Background Part 1 of this 2 part series explained the likely cause of the chemical byproduct of mold and its spread into different areas of the building. It also demonstrated how the Building Sciences and EDLab divisions of Pure Air Control Services worked together on the building investigation to identify mycotoxins as the source of occupant complaints. With this knowledge a remediation plan was implemented to ensure the mycotoxins would be neutralized. The scope focused on both the directly affected areas as well as the air conveyance system. The Scope of Remediation Mycotoxins are a stubborn chemical substance that cannot simply be “disinfected”. They require a process that fundamentally changes their pH to neutralize their toxicity. The university did not want to remove and replace what was then brand new carpet. So, a specialized cleaning protocol was engineered utilizing dry steam cleaning, a tannic acid solution and HEPA vacuums. Pure Air Control Services also understood that this environmental cleanup would require ...
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Mycotoxins Diagnosis and Remediation in University Building – Part 1

Exhaustive environmental investigation of a university campus building* in the Great Lakes region uncovered mycotoxins as culprit of occupant health complaints. Background It’s not uncommon for actively used buildings to have plumbing or roof leaks. A water event of any kind inside of a building must be immediately addressed to prevent other more serious issues from occurring, like microbial growth or other contaminants like mycotoxins. That is just what happened at a mid-sized university in central Michigan. They experienced a leak that affected the cavity between the walls, the subfloor and carpet. While making plans for remediation, mold began to grow. Some occupants expressed IAQ related concerns such as coughing, sneezing and upper respiratory irritation while at work in the building. Finally, professional restoration services were undertaken. These included drying out the affected areas, disinfecting them, replacing drywall, painting and new carpet. Samples were taken, and tests were conducted. No detectable mold was found. End of story, right? Not really. Complaints Continued Not long after the initial remediation,  six occupants in the offices and classroom began to ...
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Pure Air Control Services Certified as an Environmentally Responsible Contractor

Environmental Risk Professionals, LLC recognize Pure Air Controls Services as a Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor (CERC) Pure Air Control Services, Inc, a world renown Indoor Air Quality firm, earn a CERC certification for their exemplary work in the field by demonstrating a high level of commitment and professionalism to environmental risk management. Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor Criteria The CERC program was initiated by Environmental Risk Professionals, LLC to endorse a contractor’s environmental due diligence and jobsite protocols.  There are two categories that qualify a contractor for a CERC. They are Best Management Practices and Cleanup Protection. Best Management Practices Best management practices (BMPs) were introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the release of toxic and hazardous pollutants to surface waters. Adhering to EPA guidelines and implementing BMPs through training and protocols is the main consideration for CERC. These BMPs put into practice on every job mitigate common environmental, health, and safety risks while promoting pollution prevention. Cleanup Protection Cleanup protection simply verifies the contractor’s insurance relative to environmental accidents. It ensures that should an ...
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New TIPS Coop Contract for Disaster Restoration and Emergency Recovery Services

Pure Air Control Services Awarded New Cooperative Purchasing Contracts for Disaster Restoration and Emergency Recovery Services This two part contract allows The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) cooperative members to quickly and easily procure indoor environmental testing and disaster restoration in their most dire times of need A new two part contract for Disaster Restoration and Emergency Recovery Services has been competitively solicited and awarded to Pure Air Control Services, Inc. by TIPS.  These contracts will provide a way for members, on a national level, such as city, county, state, education and non-profit agencies to quickly get started with recovery after disaster strikes. A natural disaster or emergency almost always presents a worst case scenario for facility management and purchasing alike. No matter how well prepared, an event like a fire, flood or storm can been devastating. Even in non-catastrophic best case scenarios, like a small roof leak, or a contained fire, contingent problems can arise and compound quickly. Most times faster than a normal procurement cycle takes. That’s why cooperative purchasing contracts like this play a critical ...
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