The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is a nonprofit, trade organization dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and the ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation, and knowledge transfer.
Mold produces a byproduct as it grows and matures. That byproduct is called a mycotoxin. The US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health states, “Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by mold." As the name implies, it is a toxin.
All signs point to sustainability, safety and BIM technology when it comes to future success in the HVAC industry. But where do you begin? And most importantly, how do you keep building on what you’re already doing? Steve Jones — director of industry insights and research for Dodge Data & Analytics and keynote speaker at this year’s AEC BuildTech (April 30-May 2) — shows you the way forward to the future.
The indoor environment is an inherently complex system. There’s the building itself, of course. The design, materials, systems, and so much more come together to create a home, office, retail space, hospital, school, and so on.
For decades, scientists have been focused on outdoor air quality. Today, there are regulations in place across the U.S., and around the world, to help keep the atmosphere clean, and reduce smog and other pollution.
With the legalizing of marijuana for recreational use in many states and more coming on board, as restorers we can expect to see more cleaning jobs that involve this type of residue, especially in rental situations.
What is thermal tracking? What causes it? Is it a sudden occurrence? Is it a mechanical failure? Is it a maintenance issue? Can burning candles cause it? Will your insurance cover damage caused by thermal tracking? Annissa discusses all this and more in this weeks Ask Annissa!
The first three parts of this series covered an overview of chemical sensitivities, the critical importance of source removal and detailed cleaning, and products and processes that can be used for neutralization of chemical or biological residues that remain following cleaning.
Check out the January 2020 edition of Restoration & Remediation: Burnout in the restoration industry, mold remediation round table discussion, odor removal, changes in the insurance business and much more!