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4 Tips to Prevent Mold -- Turn on Your Air Conditioner is #1

Posted by Dale Blasingame

So happy to have a guest blogger for your education and enjoyment!  Dale Blasingame is the social media manager for Champion AC, an air conditioning and heating company based in San Antonio, Texas.  Let's give Dale a warm welcome!

Here in Texas, we don’t see rain all that often. But you know that old cliché, “When it rains, it pours?” That perfectly describes our weather patterns. Just last week, some parts of south Texas saw 20 inches of rain in 48 hours! When you combine the summer heat, humidity and precipitation, your home and office are at a higher risk for developing mold and mildew.

But whether you live in Texas or Virginia, receive 20 inches of rain in two days or 20 inches in a year, there are steps you can take to prevent a full fungus invasion. If the health concerns surrounding mold don’t kick you into high gear, at the very least, that awful smell should.

Four tips for preventing mold from developing in your home and office.

  1. Run Your AC.  Mold thrives in damp, humid spaces.  A little known fact about air conditioners is that they were designed to dehumidify rooms. (The first one was installed in a printing plant to keep paper straight and help ink dry.)  So, while those showers may bring cool breezes, don’t let them entice you into leaving your windows open. This allows the humidity (and opportunity for leaks) to skyrocket.

  2. Identify and Stop Leaks.  If you’re already aware of leaks in your home or office, the summer rainy season should be good motivation to get them taken care of.  Letting water seep into your ceilings, walls and floors can cause serious problems.  Trust us on this - you’d much rather pay to fix a leak than to repair extensive water damage.

  3. Airflow and Ventilation.  Mold loves stale air.  By making sure that all of the corners and crevices in your home or office have proper airflow and ventilation, you can prevent its growth.  You can do this by leaving space between bigger furniture, exterior walls and running the exhaust fans in your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

  4. Care for your Carpeting.  If your home or office is mostly carpeted, take care to avoid moisture from soggy shoes and pets.  Once damaged by water, carpeting must be cleaned and thoroughly dried in 24-48 hours.  After that time, replacement is your best option to avoid mold growth.

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Topics: HVAC Industry, Air Conditioning, Mold Prevention

Protect Nursing Home Residents with Portable Air Conditioner Rentals

Posted by Tina Behnke

Each summer, there are reports of skilled nursing home (SNF) residents that are subject to extreme heat due to broken air conditioners. One of the more recent incidents took place in May 2013.  Thankfully, the nursing home involved in the situation took immediate action by strategically placing fans and portable air conditionersQuick action is essential when a nursing home’s air conditioning system breaks down causing a heat emergency.

There are two main reasons skilled nursing homes must take immediate action when there is an air conditioning failure causing a heat emergency

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Topics: Rent Portable Air Conditioners, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Keep Your Cool with Emergency Air Conditioner Rentals

Posted by Tina Behnke

It always seems to happen on the hottest day of the summer: you come into work in the morning, and instead of relief from the heat, you get hit with another wave of stuffy, hot air.  HELP!!  The building’s air conditioning system is down.  It actually seems hotter inside than it is outdoors!

If you’re the person in charge, getting that AC system fixed isn’t your only problem – people just don’t want to work in sweltering conditions, and the higher the temperature is, the more your lack of cool air goes from an issue of comfort to an issue of health. 

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers