HVAC Maintenance Implications of Nearby Fires

The West Coast is again facing epic wildfires filling the air with soot and ash settling onto roads, cars, and buildings, sometimes hundreds of miles away from the fires. For managers of commercial buildings, the flying ash increases the possibility of HVAC maintenance problems particularly in facilities with open cooling towers. Some building managers close to the fires have reported increased microbial growth in their open cooling towers as a result of the additional airborne particulates. The algae growth is clogging up the tower fill and wet ash is being drawn into the piping systems restricting the flow of tower water. If not immediately corrected, pipe fouling in open towers is an expensive and disruptive situation to correct.

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How Maintenance Reductions Can Put Student Health at Risk

Every parent knows from experience that classrooms are swarming petri dishes of runny noses, coughs, and pink eye. Between wiping their noses, putting fingers in mouths, or just close contact, germs and infections spread very quickly among school kids. There’s little school employees can do about the inevitable transmission of colds between students, but school maintenance staff can make sure the building itself isn’t the source of additional infections. As such, less maintenance staff can mean higher risk of illness for students.

Maintenance technicians are at a school not just to fix things. A large part of their job is to perform routine preventative maintenance (PM) to keep equipment from breaking in the first place. For heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, PM includes changing air filters, wiping out drain pans, and cleaning cooling coils. These PM tasks not only keep HVAC equipment operating efficiently, but keep the equipment clean reducing the likelihood that mold or bacteria will grow inside.

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Encore of Webinar-Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does, and How to Descale Safely and Effectively.

Back by popular demand, Goodway Technologies will be hosting a webinar on June 26th at 2:00 PM EST titled, “Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does and How to Descale Safely and Effectively, with Goodway’s Director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, Tim Fregeau. 

Mr. Fregeau will discuss the basics of scale and the impact it has on industrial systems across multiple business segments. You will learn how to properly identify scale, and develop an effective plan for removing it and managing any recurrence. Attendees will  have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

From power generation to manufacturing, scaling in equipment can cause lost efficiency which lead to lost production and profits. That’s why understanding types of scale, what it can do, and how to get rid of it are fundamental to maintaining a productive and profitable business.

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Webinar-Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does, and How to Descale Safely and Effectively.

To maintain a steady flow in production, equipment maintenance must be maintained. From power generation to manufacturing, scaling in equipment can cause lost efficiency which lead to lost production and profits. That’s why understanding types of scale, what it can do, and how to get rid of it are fundamental to maintaining a productive and profitable business.

In order to help you do just that, Goodway Technologies will be hosting a webinar on April 27th at 10:00 AM EST titled, “Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does and How to Descale Safely and Effectively, with Goodway’s Director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, Tim Fregeau. Mr. Fregeau will discuss the basics of scale, and the impact it has on industrial systems across multiple business segments. You will learn how to properly identify scale, and develop an effective plan for removing it and managing any recurrence.

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The Cost of Delaying Mold Prevention and Treatment

Mold RemediationIf you’re a facility manager who likes to stay under the radar when it comes to tenant safety and maintenance costs, preventing and treating mold growth should be a high priority. Why? Even though mold is always present in any building, it needs food and water to grow and thrives in warm, humid weather. Since mold can feed on just about anything, your facility’s carpet and drywall are on the menu. Mold’s biggest threat is when spores release into the air. One of the fastest ways to spread mold is through an ill-maintained HVAC system.

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