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Human Health Dangers: Bird Droppings and HVAC Hygiene

July 21, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Protect Your Employees from the Health Dangers of Bird Droppings Associated with Building HVAC Hygiene &nbsp According to the U.S. Department of Labor, poor indoor air quality inside offices, schools, and other workplaces has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs; and some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments. Poor indoor air quality and the health dangers associated can be a result of poor HVAC hygiene. Health dangers of bird droppings associated with HVAC hygiene Serious health risks arise from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations ...

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6 Summertime Yard Care Tips!

July 14, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Don’t Get Burned While Maintaining Your Yard! &nbsp As the heat of summer trickles into your yard, chances are you’re out there hard at work. Unfortunately, so are UV rays. The Federal Occupational Health (FOH) sector of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has deemed July UV Safety Month in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers of UV rays. According to the FOH, several studies have linked overexposure of the sun with skin cancer; and harmful UV rays from both the sun and indoor tanning sunlamps can cause many other complications aside from skin cancer, such as eye problems, weakened immune systems, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin. For your best yard yet, and to protect your skin in the meantime, here are a few yard care tips to get you started: Wear protective clothing like long-sleeve shirts and pants, as ...

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Grill Safety for National Grilling Month!

July 8, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Grill Safety to Grill Smart If the weather didn’t give it away, we’ve got a spoiler alert for you: as of June 20, it’s officially summer, which means plenty of sun-filled days by the pool as well as by the grill. But be careful – Why are we telling you this now? The National Fire Protection Association reports that July is the peak month for grill fires, accounting for 17% of structure, outdoor ...

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For Dryer Fire Safety, Get the Lint Out!

June 29, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

For Dryer Fire Safety, Get the Lint Out! According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that an estimated 2,900 residential dryer fires occurred between 2008-2012, and that those dryer fires contributed to five deaths and $35 million in property loss. How can you help prevent your home from being a dryer fire casualty? Get the lint out! What Causes Dryer Fires? FEMA explains that a clothes dryer works by forcing hot air ...

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Are You Losing Dollars to Energy Loss?

June 23, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Are You Losing Dollars to Energy Loss? According to Benefits.gov, a White House initiative to build, launch, and manage a government-to citizen website, the average American spends around $2,000 per household on energy costs every year. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that money spent on electricity and other cooling-related energy costs outpaces the consumption of natural gas by nearly double. To help you and your loved ones save money and stay ...

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Sewage Clean Up: 7 Tips to Get You Through A Smelly Situation!

June 16, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Homeowner Guidance: Sewage Clean Up Uh-oh. Your septic tank is backed up, and that certainly isn’t love that’s in the air – that foul odor is bacteria-soaked liquid waste. According to the National Association of Realtors, to get rid of that smell, you’ve got no time to waste. Getting Started on Sewage Clean Up Before starting sewage clean up, go ahead and call the sewage professionals. Call a cleanup specialist to pump out ...

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Maintaining Your Air Conditioner: The Checklist Your Contractor Should Follow

May 12, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning Filters, and Air Conditioning Coils Warmer weather is just around the corner, which likely means you’ll be turning on your air conditioning system any day now. Before you do, be sure to have a contractor follow a maintenance checklist to keep your cooling system working at peak performance, and to avoid any future problems and unwanted costs. Checklist Your Contractor Should Follow for Maintaining Your Air Conditioner Check ...

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What is Sick Building Syndrome?

May 10, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

What is Sick Building Syndrome? According to an article written by Department of Preventative and Social Medicine Correspondent Dr. Sumedha Joshi and published in the US National Library of Medicine, Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe a situation in which the occupants of a building experience health-related effects that seem to be directly linked to the time spent inside the building. Signs and symptoms can include headache; dizziness; nausea; eye, nose, or ...

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Employee Health Matters: Using Office Air Quality Test Kits

May 3, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Office Air Quality Test Kits Is your office making you sick? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, poor indoor air quality inside offices, schools, and other workplaces has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs; and some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments. Additionally, some exposures such as asbestos and ...

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How to Use Trees to Save Energy

April 27, 2016 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

How to Use Trees to Save Energy April 22, 2016 marked the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to take action to live in a more environmentally-friendly world. Earth Day and beyond, join the movement and educate yourself on ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and leave a green one in its place. Use Trees to Save Energy One simple way to become ...

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