The HVAC industry has been searching for a method to help their clients with identifying and measuring levels of the indoor environmental contaminants.
Eight (8) years ago, a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment consulted with their national premier contractors and asked to prioritize their top 10 requests for support from the manufacturer. The consensus #1 request response from the HVAC companies was for the IAQ Screen Check a simple do-it-yourself field test that the HVAC contractor could use to help their customers identify baseline indoor air quality conditions of their customers so that they could better serve them.
The Bio-Scan400™ was developed by the world-class scientists at EDLab—a division of interdisciplinary environmental consulting firm Pure Air Control Services, Inc.—as the core component of the IAQ Screen Check product line. Manufactured by Building Health Check, LLC, the DIY screen check kits offer a revolutionary test for identifying and determining the levels of various indoor air contaminants.
Building Health Check, LLC has teamed with many HVAC supply firms to offer the IAQ Screen Check line to HVAC dealers throughout the southeastern states.
One of the new distributors is Ferguson Supply, the third largest HVAC supply house in the nation.. “We are excited about the distribution capabilities of Ferguson Supply to reach the HVAC Dealers with our invaluable IAQ Screen Check Kit product,” said Ed Ziegler, vice president of business development at Building Health Check, LLC. “Ferguson Supply HVAC patrons can offer their residential and commercial customers indoor air quality help.”
Headquartered in Clearwater, FL, Building Health Check, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pure Air Control Services, Inc. and manufacturer of indoor environmental screen test kit products. In 2002, the company launched its innovative IAQ Screen Check line, which includes test kits for mold, bacteria (including staphylococcus), dust mites, fiberglass fibers, formaldehyde, mycotoxins, organic vapors (chemicals) and other allergens and irritants. The kits include complete instructions, sample collection devices, fact sheets, and American Industrial Hygiene Association accredited lab analyses, performed by the scientists at Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (AIHA 102795).
Some of the IAQ Screen Check products that are available include:
Mold Screen Check - identification of precipitated molds in cts/m3
Allergen Screen Check - identification of precipitated allergen e.g. molds, pollens, insect biodetritus, fiberglass fibers, skin cell fragments in cts/m3
Fiberglass Screen Check - identification of precipitated fiberglass fibers in cts/m3
Dust Mite Screen Check - identification of dust mite allergen dermataphagoids p1 in cts/m3
FAST Screen Check - field identification of Aspergillus sp, Stachybotrys sp (results in 5 minutes) in ppm and in cts/m3
RAPID Screen Check - field identification of Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp. (results in 5 minutes) in ppm and in cts/m3
Trichothecene Mycotoxin Check (TMC) - identification of mycotoxins in parts per billion (ppb)
Organic Vapor Screen Check – identifies over 50 common household chemicals in part per million (ppm)
Formaldehyde Screen Check – identifies formaldehyde off gassing from furnishings, carpets, cabinets etc.. in parts per million (PPM)
Bacteria Screen Check – identifies the most predominant bacteria in colony forming units (cfu’s)
Fungus Screen Check – identifies the most predominant fungi in colony forming units (cfu’s)
After initially being used largely by Pure Air Control Service’s building diagnostic sciences division and other industrial hygiene consulting firms, the IAQ Screen Check line’s major rollout to wholesale distribution began in mid-2006. Today, more than 30,000 IAQ Screen Check test kits have been used in-house, packaged with Building Health Check, LLC’s evalu-aire product line, or sold individually.
About Building Health Check, LLC
Alan Wozniak founded Building Health Check, LLC as a product manufacturing component for Pure Air Control Services, Inc. Today, the screen check kit products are manufactured from its offices in Tampa, FL and in which they set the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis. 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; Carrier Air Conditioning; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; and Naval Air Station - King's Bay, Georgia, and many other Fortune 500 companies, school boards, and city, state, and county governments, making Pure Air a reliable industry leader.
For more information on Building Health Check, LLC. and/or its distribution through ACR Supply, please contact Ed Ziegler, VP Business Development, at (800) 422-7873 x802, or Dan Primeau ext 303 or visit www.indoorairtest.com .
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