Tag: HVAC Hygiene

Microbe of the month: Corynebacterium

Classification: BacteriaCultured from / Found in: HVAC Coils, Filters, Grilles and DiffusersAssociated Health Risks: Fever and Swelling of Nose and Throat, Pseudomembrane Diphtheria, Skin Lesions/Infections, Paralysis, Heart Failure Corynebacteria (from the Greek words koryne, meaning club, and bacterion, meaning little rod) are gram-positive, catalase-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, generally nonmotile rods. The genus contains the species […]

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Training for Success ~ HVAC Hygiene and Indoor Air Quality

Getting it right first time, every time.The success of ever HVAC Hygiene project relies heavily on standards and practices.In an addition to the external training certifications that our employees receive such as IICRC, NADCA, Safe Work Methods, and Confined Space Training, we also conduct our own internal training proficiencies, facilitated by our Team Leaders.New and […]

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Microbe of the month: Basidiomycota

Classification: FunghiCultured from / Found in: HVAC Coils and FiltersAssociated Health Risks: Type III hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Allergic Alveolitis. About the FunghiBasidiospores develop into many sorts of commonly found mould. These moulds are identifiable by their MVOC (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) releases that have a unique musty and condensed smell. As small as 100-120 picometers […]

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Microbe of the Month: Cladosporium

Microbe of the Month: CladosporiumClassification Type: FungiCultured from / Found in HVAC: Coiling Coils, Diffusers, Grilles, Filters, Drain Pans, HumidifiersNoted Health Risks: Fungal Sinusitis, Asthma Attacks, Lung Infections, Chronic Migraines / Fatigue. About the Cladosporium FungiCladosporium is among the most widespread varieties of mould that can be found in HVAC Systems. Its presence is indicative of […]

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Microbe of the Month: Acremonium

Classification Type: FungiCultured from / found in HVAC: Coiling Coils, Diffusers, Grilles, Filters, Drain Pans, HumidifiersNoted Health Risks: Immune System Diseases, Nail Infection, Corneal Ulcers, Eye Infection, Heart Inflammation About the Acremonium FungiAcremonium is a common type of mould found in HVAC Systems. This type of mould has the appearance of white powder. It can […]

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Microbe of the Month: Aspergillus

This month’s Microbe has been guest-chosen by Shani from Aeris Environmental. Shani graduated with a Health Sciences Degree from the University of Central Florida in 2015 and currently works as an Air Quality Applied Scientist in Queensland.“Aspergillus spp. is a fungi that we often come across, due to HVAC-related moisture/condensation or poor hygiene maintenance.” SHANI […]

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Brisbane Girls Grammar Aeroseal Case Study

Aeroseal technology is the solving factor for exhaust leakage at elite school for girls. OverviewThe School’s Main Campus is situated in Spring Hill, on the edge of Brisbane’s CBD. The historic Main Building (opened in 1884) to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre and the Elizabeth Jameson Research Learning Centre. The Science […]

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What’s going on with the AC in this Greek Taverna..? The Coanda effect.

So you’re about to tuck into the a delicious mezze platter at your local Greek restaurant, when something catches your eye; mould patches around the A/C ducts – you start to question their hygiene standards. Doubt creeps in about the freshness of the seafood platter and you’re wondering what Gordon Ramsay would find if he raided […]

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The Importance of HVAC and UVC in Food Refrigeration

The Food Safety Standards of Australia and New Zealand 3.2.2 indicates that the environmental conditions required for processing and storage to maintain the safety and suitability of food. The most popular method to prevent contamination is the use of HVAC-R systems with UVC technology.“An HVAC-R system is a climate control technology that is widely used in the […]

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