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Five State Governors Mark September National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month

Award-winning indoor environmental consulting firm Pure Air Control Services, Inc. offers professional duct-cleaning services to safeguard against biological contaminates in the home an/or business

Tampa, FL 9/23/2008 5:30:23 AM

In recognition of the importance of maintaining high indoor air quality, last Friday the governors of Florida, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Nevada and Michigan signed the National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Proclamation according to the National Indoor Mold Society (NIMS). The goal is to use this month—between Sept. 5 and Oct. 5—to spark awareness of how indoor mold and mycotoxins can adversely affect health, and to prompt home and business owners to take precautions.


According to Clearwater, FL-based environmental consulting firm Pure Air Control Services, Inc., mold can occur wherever there is excess moisture—including carpets, walls and ductwork—and, without professional diagnosis and remediation, can lead to health conditions such as chronic allergies, asthma or more serious lung illnesses. A good start toward proactively safeguarding against mold, say experts at Pure Air Control Services, is to ensure that all Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are in top shape hygienically and functioning properly.


The HVAC system has been known as a significant carrier of biological contaminants if not professionally maintained and cleaned.  The design of most HVAC systems is to change the air in the building 4 times an hour thus causing all airborne contaminates to recurculate the building.


According to a recent ABC News Medical Unit article Dr. James Sublett, section chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in Louisville, KY., “The only solution is getting that underlying exposure cleared up. You can’t just clean it up and not fix the underlying problem”.


With more than two decades of experience covering over 500 million square feet of building/home environments, Pure Air Control Services is uniquely qualified to assist in any IAQ duct cleaning project. If mold or other contaminants are found in a building’s duct system, remediation services are performed with state-of-the-art equipment under regimented National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) standards, qualified trained technicians and a highly acclaimed internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control program.  NADCA recommends that commercial HVAC systems be checked every other year and cleaned if deficiencies are noted.


Ronald Hertwig Jr., Assistant Regional Adminstrator with the General Services Administration (GSA) recently applauded the efforts of Pure Air Control Services on the completion of a very high profile critical federal courthouse project: “Your staff has been instrumental in the revilization of the West Palm Beach Courthouse, working often times very fast-moving and challegning conditions.  Your company (Pure Air Control Sevices) efforts during emergency conditions and your ongoing work have been instumental to the projects success.  The General Services Administration greatly appreciates your efforts”.


What benefits might justify an air quality HVAC system cleaning project? Speaking of clients in general, the list of potential outcomes includes:

  • Reduced absenteeism. In "worst case buildings" the improvement has been as great as 80 percent.
  • Reduced workers compensation claims, as much as 40 percent in at least one case.
  • Reduced medical costs.
  • Fewer union grievances.
  • Improved productivity and morale.  If people see you're doing something to help the environment, they're going to help the employer.
  • Fewer lawsuits. indoor air quality lawsuits have become more common.
  • Energy conservation - up to 30 percent can be saved
  • Improved maintenance efficiency.
  • Return on Investment - Overall, a 20 percent annual payback on the investment in indoor air quality can be realized.

To schedule a remediation consultation with a specialist at PACS, please call (800) 422-7873 or visit


About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.


Alan Wozniak founded Pure Air Control Services, Inc. in 1984 as a small mechanical contracting firm. Today, the work distributed from its offices in Tampa, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Houston and Washington D.C. sets the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis and remediation. Pure Air has serviced more than 500 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.


Pure Air’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences Evaluation; Building Health Check; an AIHA accredited Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; and Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services. The company’s expanding client roster includes the General Services Administration (GSA); Allstate Insurance; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Carrier Air Conditioning; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; and Naval Air Station - King's Bay, Georgia, US Postal Service (USPS) and many other Fortune 500 companies, school boards, and city, state, and county governments, making Pure Air Control services the reliable leader in IAQ.


For more information on Pure Air Service Services, Inc. and/or its duct-cleaning services, please contact Ed Ziegler, VP, at (800) 422-7873 x804, or visit





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