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Wildfire Smoke Causes Air Pollution

California has unfortunately been experiencing a copious amount of wildfires recently. An unexpected concern is how this effects our air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the emissions of fine particles when timber and brush burn are three times higher than they estimated. These particles circulating through the air are extremely harmful to the respiratory system. Continue reading

Cleaning Your Ducts before Buying or Selling a House

Before putting your home on the market, you want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape to look the most desirable for the best offer. Many people do yard work and make small improvements all over the house. An area that is often overlooked, however, is the air ducts. The air duct system is the lungs of a building. Accumulated dust and debris can linger on the lining and break off every time the system is used. Those particulates then become airborne and can cause asthma and allergies. Continue reading

Lower Heating Costs This Winter with These Tips

What can we say? We like to be warm! Sometimes slippers and Snuggies just won’t do the trick. If your household or boss is anything like mine, the heater is left untouched during winter due to fear of high energy costs. Fear not, as below you will find 5 tips for lowering your heating costs this winter. Continue reading

Healthcare Services Manager Interview

We wanted to highlight one of our newest team members, Alan Inbody, by conducting an interview.

What are your primary job responsibilities in your new position with Airtek Indoor Air Solutions?
My primary responsibilities are to reach out to hospitals to introduce them to the services that Air Tek and Alliance provides. In doing this, I meet with hospitals along with the Facilities/Engineering staff as well as the operations Management. With some of our services, we also work with the Safety and Security Departments of the hospital and I meet with them as well to offer our services that we provide. When we get an opportunity to help the hospital, Medical Office Building, or any other buildings they manage or own, I get involved in many ways; from helping to walk the job to figure out what needs to be done, to bidding out the job, helping to staff the work we have to complete, as well as following up with the clients to make sure the job went well. If there are any issues that arise while we are doing work or after the work is completed, I also assist with the customer service and customer follow up for the work that has been performed. I am also very involved with one of the Organizations that support this industry called CSHE, which is the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. There are (4) Chapters in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego) that I go to monthly meetings and I am also on many committees for each of these chapters. On top of that, I have been the LA CSHE Secretary/Treasurer for the past four years. Some of my other duties include going to events and conferences for this Sector. There are also other Sectors or Market Vertical’s that I go introduce our services to which are Commercial, Retail, Property Management, Schools and Universities, Builders and General Contractors, etc. Continue reading

Kosher Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

When working in religious establishments, there are numerous additional guidelines you must adhere to. On top of federal and state regulations, abatement or restaurant kitchen cleaning, your company must also be aware of the religious regulations. For kosher kitchens, you team must follow the below guidelines: Continue reading

Get Rid of Christmas Tree Mold with a Professional Air Duct Cleaning

According to The American Academy of Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI), indoor air quality can significantly decrease around the holidays due to “Christmas tree mold.” To ensure your employees or family members are safe and healthy, consider getting a professional air duct cleaning to kick off the New Year! Continue reading

Thanksgiving Means Cooking: Time to Clean Your Hood

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about cooking, eating, and getting together with friends and family. However, studies show that an estimated 14 million people dine out on Thanksgiving. An additional 16 million people order take out to supplement their meals at home.  With this increased surge in food preparation and service, it is critical to rid commercial kitchens of the accumulated grease and oil build up that is the primary cause of kitchen fires.  Kitchen exhaust cleaning, also known as hood cleaning, removes the grease that has accumulated inside ducts, hoods, fans and vents of commercial kitchens.  Therefore, Thanksgiving Time means it’s time to clean your hood!

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Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Azusa, Calif. (October 13, 2015) – Alliance Environmental Group, a leading environmental services company, will celebrate 20 years in business this October. Founded in 1995 by brothers Joe and Jeff McLean, Alliance Environmental Group started out as a two-man company offering asbestos removal services in Southern California. Continue reading

Preparation and Rapid Response Leads to Successful Containments in Hospital

In September 2015, Airtek Indoor Air Solutions responded to an emergency call from a local hospital who was experiencing a flood in a major area of the building.   Airtek built successful containments in order to stop the flooding and minimize the damage to the building. Airtek’s quick response, experience, and professional knowledge effectively turned what could have been a costly and serious disaster, into a manageable restoration so that the hospital could continue to function and service its patients.  Continue reading

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