Mold Growth in the Hvac System Can be Eradicated by Uv Light

The growth of mold in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems is a main contributor to poor indoor air quality. Mold spores are a prevalent part of bacteria and dust in the home. Ignoring a problem or potentially harmful situation involving poor indoor air quality can render an even more serious issue, so it should be taken care of immediately.

Mold allergies are a serious problem for many people. Those that are often exposed to poor indoor air quality are at a higher risk for developing some sort of respiratory complication. These people are often those that don’t even know that they could be vulnerable to such hazardous allergens.

The cause of inadequate atmosphere quality can stem from faulty HVAC equipment, poor air circulation, inappropriately operated or preserved HVAC systems, and not having a sufficient amount of external air. All of these things can cause the growth of the allergen, mold. Mold spores can lead to congestion, asthma, and other breathing difficulties for those that become exposed. During the time that HVAC systems operate they are able to transport considerable amounts of recirculated and outside air through the home or occupied space. The system becomes the channel through which toxic entities are spread.

It has been found that ultraviolet radiation is the most effective way to combat mold and other airborne bacteria in the home. UV rays can be used individually or can be combined with an EAC (Electronic Air Cleaner) to prevent or diminish the health risks that mold presents. UV light is able to restrict the reproduction process and growth of germs, allergens, and bacteria, such as mold.

To successfully kill microorganisms, found in an indoor atmosphere, ultraviolet energy waves are used. The UV radiation must make direct contact with the harmful bacteria to make sure that it is exterminated. The ultraviolet rays then infiltrate the organism, causing the molecular bonds to stop functioning properly and inducing mutilation of the cells. This remedy of doing away with mold spores in the HVAC system kills or sterilizes germs, rendering them unable to reproduce. The germs are either killed or sterilized, leaving them unable to reproduce. This is a guaranteed solution to reducing the allergens in the atmosphere in your home and improving your family’s overall quality of life.

Indoor air quality is an issue that is quickly becoming a priority problem in homes across the nation. Making sure that you and your loved ones are protected from harmful toxins is very important and should not be taken lightly. Having your HVAC system inspected and keeping up with its maintenance can mean the difference between breathing poor quality or high quality indoor air. Why not make the place that you spend a majority of your time a safer place to live and breath.

When is Facility Management Staff Involved With Office Furniture?

Facility management personnel are usually involved with office furniture. However, the level of their involvement can vary from company to company. The decisions made by project facility management personnel can be based on many conditions. Some of these conditions could be:

Budget – Even when the budget is provided by a financial officer of your company, the facilities staff can be responsible for breaking out the amount by department or some other factor.

By this time you have a budget, you should be in contact with a reputable furniture representative who can provide you with furniture brochures or other furniture samples based on your preliminary budget. (If you are working with a design firm, they may be involved in this process.)

Internal politics – If this is relevant at your company, facility management personnel will certainly be aware of the situation.

Efficiency – Choosing the best furniture applications based on the needs of the staff and your budget.

If requested, the furniture representative will interview staff members at your direction. This can be both helpful and timesaving for facility management personnel. The results of these interviews indicate the overall furniture needs of specific staff members and/or departments based on the type of work they perform, their filing needs, etc.

Important: The purpose of this interview process is not for the staff to choose their furniture unless this has been requested. I have experienced situations where staff members interviewed thought they were meeting to pick out their own furniture.

Design and style – This can include paint color, carpet selection, wood finishes, fabric choices, laminates, and paint colors to name a few. If you don’t have a Designer/Decorator on your project facility management staff, you need a professional to help you put it all together. This professional can be from an architectural firm, design firm, or your office furniture dealership.

If the project is large or complicated with many finish choices, the facilities people should be presented a “finish board” before making final decisions. This comes in handy later on if more furniture is needed or change colors, etc.

Growth or downsizing – If your company is expecting one or the other, the facility management personnel will definitely be involved.

Other responsibilities that can be the responsibility of facilities staff:

moving people and/or furniture

rental furniture

disposal of unwanted furniture

furniture delivery and/or installation

reconfigure existing furniture layouts

warranty information

ergonomic issues and furniture that resolves these problems

electrostatic painting of used files and other metal furniture

making elevator and other building arrangements

coordinating security requirements

project coordination

schedule project meetings

In my experience, facility management personnel was very helpful when there were unusual situations. They are familiar with their company and the needs of the people working there.

Janet Vogel, who is retired from the office furniture industry, is now the owner of Homemade Gift Basket Ideas which she created to supplement her retirement income