Envirotech Clean Air recently cleaned and restored the HVAC mechanical system and ductwork at an area hospital, after heavy mold growth was found in several areas. The project took the Envirotech team into the emergency room, ICU and several other critical care areas. Work was performed on an emergency basis over long weekends and extended several weeks, with the Envirotech team working nights and weekends.
Problem: Severe mold growth on the interior supply ductwork serving hospital surgical and ICU suites.
Remediation: The internal fiberglass lining in the ductwork removed and the sheet metal ducts were scraped, cleaned and scrubbed with a fungistat. The interior ductwork and the air were tested by an independent industrial hygiene consultant, and the exterior of the ductwork was wrapped.
Coordination: The project was performed over one weekend on an emergency basis with 24 technicians and supervisors. The project was coordinated with the HVAC Mechanical contractor, hospital facility personnel, and the independent industrial hygiene consultant.
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ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. ASHRAE was formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.
IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and Board of Directors. IAQA will operate independently within ASHRAE’s organizational structure. IAQA headquarters has relocated from Rockville, Md., to Atlanta, Ga., home of ASHRAE’s international headquarters. The agreement was reached between the leadership of both associations and confirmed at ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference that concluded earlier this month in Seattle, Wash, and the move was completed on August 15. 2014.
“This merger is beneficial to both ASHRAE and IAQA in that it strengthens the programs and services of both organizations,” Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE president, said. “The work of IAQA complements the work of ASHRAE in its standards, research, publications and educational offerings. We now combine our resources to ensure the industry receives the best indoor air quality technical guidance and educational programs possible, which means improved indoor air quality for the world around us.”
Dan Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. and treasurer of IAQA, was a part of the management oversight and search team which fielded proposals from Association Management and related Indoor environmental associations, to be IAQA’s new management team. “ASHRAE formed in 1894 and has over 170 chapters and 54,000 members” says Dan. “We are proud to be a part of such a world class association both nationally and at the Boston Chapter”.
The professionals at Envirotech Clean Air take pride in being the specialty cleaning and remediation company that very sensitive clients can depend on for results.
Envirotech specializes in cleaning home owner’s contents and family living areas. Clients who are sensitive to chemicals or cannot physically tolerate moldy items or surfaces, hire the professionals at Envirotech. First and foremost, we protect our clients and personnel from contamination. We work with indoor environmental consultants and developed a strategy for every project which may include using new equipment, HEPA vacuuming, wiping surfaces and engineering controls that exhaust air to the outdoors. “Every client is different”, said Vice President Steven Goselin, “we employ customized strategies that work for the individual homeowner or client.”
For information about Envirotech Clean Air’s individual and specialized remediation team, call Steven Goselin the Envirotech team at 781-279-2900. Breathe Easier, Envirotech has cleared the air.
Envirotech Clean Air’s emergency fire duct cleaning division is comprised of highly qualified and experienced HVAC and commercial duct cleaning technicians. Envirotech’s disaster duct cleaners come quickly as an elite group of trained and certified HVAC air duct cleaning restoration specialists. They react to emergency situations for public or private clients.
Envirotech is the most highly qualified and recommended commercial duct cleaning service known for providing outstanding service, whether responding to a local church devastated by fire, office buildings, schools or universities, commercial buildings or homes. We restore indoor air quality after fires and perform duct cleaning restoration services for large commercial projects and smaller home disasters.
Both commercial and residential clients count on Envirotech for all their duct cleaning disaster restoration services because they know that the job will be done correctly and the HVAC Mechanical systems will be restored.
Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. www.BreathEasier.com. 800-698-1300
There was a fire in the vestibule of the church, and a huge quantity of water was used to extinguish the blaze. Because the area was not properly dried, mold began to grow from the basement all the way up to the belfry.
Approximately 50,000 cubic feet of attic blown-in insulation, and 80,000 square feet of surface area was contaminated with mold growth. Also, about 18,000 square feet of the balcony and 20,000 square feet of classroom ceilings and walls were contaminated.
When performing mold remediation, it is important to establish a strong relationship and game plan with key individuals and companies. On this project, we coordinated efforts with: The engineering company managing the project, their Industrial hygiene consultant, the asbestos removal company, and the rebuild/restoration company. Also, the church’s industrial hygienist was often onsite to inspect and provide post remediation verification for our work.
Steps taken on this remediation project were to established separate containments of each infected area and to engineer a negative pressure in the contaminated areas relative to surrounding spaces. We removed all contaminated walls and ceilings and insulation from the attic, transported all contaminated materials to refuse containers, and finally, HEPA-vacuumed and sanitized all remaining services. All material containing asbestos was removed in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
EnviroTech will successfully remove mold from institutions and homes across New England; for more information, please call us at 781-279-2900.