As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it remains essential to do all we can to reduce the spread of this dangerous virus. Since viruses can spread easily in office environments, so it is vital to take steps to prevent this and create safe and healthy workspaces for staff and visitors. Along with taking social distancing measures, employing stringent cleaning routines, and encouraging frequent handwashing, businesses are investing in professional ventilation cleaning to allow them to bring clean, fresh air into their offices.
With COVID-19 still a significant risk to health in the UK, it is vital to take steps to limit its spread. One way to do this is to ensure that buildings are adequately ventilated. Ventilation is the process of bringing fresh air into indoor spaces whilst removing the stale air. Introducing fresh air to indoor spaces can remove air that is contaminated with virus particles, helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ventilation systems should be maintained to a high standard to ensure they continue working effectively. Regular ventilation cleaning is essential for removing pollutants from the ductwork.
Comfort Services Group is a proud sponsor of the BSRIA 6th edition BG 29/2020 Application Guide. The 1st edition of the guide was created in 1991, to provide guidelines regarding pre-commissioning cleaning. Pre-commissioning cleaning, includes the flushing of heating and cooling pipework systems, as well as using biocides and other appropriate measures where needed, to prevent damage to systems. This document is updated continuously as the importance of pre-commissioning is better understood.
We now know that serious operating issues can occur when systems are not pre-commissioned; presence of harmful bacteria in systems is becoming more common and there are always new British and European legal standards to abide by. At Comfort Services Group, we make sure our specialists are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills outlined in these guides, in order to best help our clients determine their pre-commissioning needs.
The key takeaways from the 6th edition that you should know are as follows...
COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets, which are expelled into the air when an infected person coughs, speaks, sneezes, or sings. If air is not diluted properly indoors, the virus has the potential to remain suspended in the air for up to 16 hours and can fall onto surfaces and survive for up to 72 hours.
In fact, almost all cases of COVID-19 have been traced back to indoor areas and many researchers believe this is due to poor ventilation in buildings. This is why it is so important to keep exposure of the virus to a minimum, by working with qualified engineers who will provide trusted solutions...
Temperature drops in winter can have a significant impact on the performance of your commercial water systems and, worse, could lead to split valves, disastrous leaks, and huge scale disruption.
Thankfully, a little bit of early planning is all you need to combat the big freeze. Read on to learn about simple water treatment methods and jobs you can use to keep your water systems and pipework protected this winter.
A BSRIA flush is a term often thrown about and requested, but rarely fully understood. In fact, when most people ask for a BSRIA flush, they get just a regular system flush - they just don’t know they’ve been short-changed.
It’s easy to see why everyone is so confused about what a BSRIA flush is. You have to obtain a guide from BSRIA BG29/2012 to get the full details.
When squeezed budgets mean difficult decisions, building maintenance and water hygiene often slips through the cracks. But what seem like a shrewd financial decision can become a costly mistake.
A recent article in Education Executive highlighted the importance of proactive facilities management. There’s a clear warning that a short-term saving can lead to substantially higher costs and damages.