Temporary Air-Conditioning for a New Building

Temporary Air conditioning for School

A school with a new building has no air conditioning unit yet. It will be hard to have the right air quality in their classrooms during the summer’s first school day. It was for this reason that the school called Agile Aircon Hire to install portable air conditioning units.

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Flood Damage Drying Equipment – What do I need?

Flood Damage

Ensuring the right type of drying gear is used for water and flood damage can mean the difference between paying $500 and $5000 dollars (or more!). In some cases, using the wrong gear can even cause secondary damage. The aim of this article is to outline the equipment and tools that enable you to save contents and building materials, instead of having to replace them.

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Working in Restoration? Here’s how to stand out.

Restoration technician with computer

As restoration professionals, it can be hard to know what you can charge for. Especially when there are those who will charge nothing for “Cowboy” restoration. If you are looking for ways to grow as a restoration technician or company, you will not go wrong taking these tips:

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What does Water Damage look like?

Water Damage FLIR camera

What does a flood damage clean up look like?

Immediate action is required when water damage occurs at a property. The quicker the reaction, the less repair and costs are needed to fix the issue. But what is the process of water damage remediation?

Typically building water damage remediation will include the following steps:

 

  1. Inspection, Extent of water damage
  2. Water Extraction
  3. Damaged material removal
  4. Drying Equipment installation
  5. Remove drying equipment
  6. Ready for repairs

Let’s look into each of these to see what each entails.

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How often should I change the HEPA Filter on my Vacuum?

HEPA Vacuum

When using a vacuum, air is exhausted out of the machine. If the air is not filtered with a HEPA rated filter, then you may be exhausting the dirty particulate matter back into the environment you are trying to clean!

If you are using a HEPA vacuum, then you should know that HEPA Filters in vacuums should be replaced periodically due to build-up of debris/dust. But how can you tell when it’s time to replace the HEPA filter in your vacuum?

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What Cleaning Gloves Should I Use?

Gloved hands making a heart

Finding the right gloves for the job can be tough. There are hundreds of disposable glove types and brands, how is anyone supposed to know what’s right? In this article, we’ll break down why you should wear cleaning gloves, the types to use for most household and business uses (including the ones we use everyday), along with the correct way to put them on so you don’t contaminate yourself in the process.

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What is an Air Scrubber and What Do They Do?

Technician operating a dehumidifier

Typically, the first piece of equipment to enter into people’s mind when they think about cleaning the air is the air purifier. However, another piece of equipment that is regularly used to clean the air in homes and businesses is air scrubbers. An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that can be used to remove pollutants from the air. Air scrubbers draw in air from the environment and pass it through an internal filter to remove any contaminants.  Read more

How Dehumidifiers & Fans Work Together

Dehumidifier and Fan

Water damage and excessive humidity can cause severe damage to the property, which includes mold, mildew, allergens, water stains, and a musky odor. It is therefore required to access the water/humidity damage under the guidelines of IICRC to be able to cater to it accordingly. We have previously seen how Dehumidifiers are an asset to even households and provide a number of benefits; today, we will be looking at how dehumidifiers and fans work together to eliminate moisture and treat water damage. Read more

What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need?

Dehumidifier Sizing Table

Do you live in a place where the climate or atmosphere is very humid? Do you have excessive humidity in your house that is damaging your walls, paint, and ceiling? Do you suffer from allergies and they seem to get worse when you are in the house? Then this all points towards one direction and that is: ‘You Need a Dehumidifier in Your House’.
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Are Air Filters and Dehumidifiers Useful for Allergies?

Varied Air Remediation Equipment

YES, air filters and dehumidifiers are useful for allergies. An air filter inside an air purifier will collect contaminants inside the filter as air is passed through the filter media. A dehumidifier on the other hand can reduce humidity in the air to help inhibit the growth of mould and other allergens such as dust mites.  

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