What is a HEPA air filter, anyway?
Postad: August 5, 2016 | Postad av Mike Booth
To facility managers, HEPA is a common phrase, but to the rest of the world it’s just a buzzword. The hype surrounding high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filters is real, but how do these filters actually function? We have all the facts about air filtration for facility managers and indoor air quality enthusiasts alike.
Can Houseplants Make Indoor Air Healthier?
Postad: June 15, 2016 | Postad av Mike Booth
Sure, houseplants can enliven an indoor environment, but can they actually alter it for the better? According to scientists and other lab coat types, certain ones can. That’s because some houseplants traffic in something called phytoremediation, which acts as a catalyst to remove pollution from either the air or soil. Farmers for years have used […]
Sometimes, Cutting Edge Isn’t So Great
Postad: May 3, 2016 | Postad av Mike Booth
So you walk into a public restroom, impressed with the contemporary décor. Gleaming surfaces. Ultra-modern fixtures. Chrome everywhere. Then you see the futuristic hand dryer, one unlike the typical nozzle-and-push-button machines from the industrial 1950s. There’s no button. No nozzle. You simply thrust your hands into an empty space in a sleek, wall-mounted box, where […]
Flu prevention: Why traditional methods aren’t enough
Postad: February 3, 2016 | Postad av Mike Booth
While experts have always advocated the flu shot as a means for flu prevention, especially for children and seniors, the 2014-15 vaccine was only 19 percent effective, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Air fresheners: Friend or foe?
Postad: October 21, 2015 | Postad av Mike Booth
Air fresheners have become more than a billion-dollar market in the U.S., capturing the American spirit of convenience and making odor easier to tackle in our busy daily grind. Coming in various forms such as aerosol sprays, scented candles and outlet plug-ins, these products are often used as a catch-all solution to every unpleasant smell, both in homes and shared building spaces. They’re a fast, easy-to-use option that seem like an obvious choice for homeowners, janitorial services and facility managers – at first.