“To Prevent The Next Pandemic We Must Regulate Our Air, Like Food And Water” Scientists say. Scientists have finally woken up to what some of us in the HVAC industry have been saying for the past 20 -30 years. That said, I cannot agree more with Professor Lidia Morowska from QUT who is quoted in the paper as saying ... “Air filtration and disinfection will be needed” and “There needs to be a shift away from the perception that we cannot afford the cost of control”. In many bu
Time for preventative maintenance on HVAC systems WHY?
* Shutting down HVAC systems and reducing airflow increases filter efficiency = increased level of bio-contaminants settling in filters ductwork and entire building envelope
* Bio-contaminants are food for bacteria and mould creating bad odour.
* Restored airflow blows the bio-contaminants around your building.
* Restored foot traffic grinds and throws up settled bio-contaminants in carpets. Ultrafine particles >PM1.5
The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Commission) report today that the Rosslyn Nursing Home, Hamilton, Canada, has been closed on several counts. In mid May they had an outbreak of COVID-19 causing 10 deaths that forced the removal of all patients. Subsequent inspection found glaring problems of black mould and mouse droppings in the kitchen area. The black mould was found in the coolrooms, a ‘"fuzzy dust" coating the ceiling of the home's walk-in cooler, along with black mould tha
The Nelson Mail (NZ) reported today that parts of The Millers Acre Centre, were closed in early May for urgent repair after four different locations in the building tested positive for the presence of Stachybotrys chartarum, a potentially toxic black mould. This was due to water ingress from the cladding. Nelson City Council acting group manager of community services Mark Preston-Thomas said the cladding system of the building, Insulated Concrete Form-work also known as Poly