LSS News & Articles

Aspergillus Mold Is A Serious Issue In Hospital Ductwork

One of the biggest issues with improper ductwork cleaning is the spread of the Aspergillus fungus. Aspergillus is a fungus whose spores are present in the air we breathe, but does not normally cause illness. However, for those with weakened immune systems, damaged lungs or with allergies, Aspergillus can be a serious health hazard. While strains of this fungus are present in everyday air and...

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Give Your Patients The Gift Of Clean Air With Routine Duct Cleaning

With the holiday season officially in full swing, now is the time we spend a lot of time with our family and friends. Unfortunately, that could mean for many of us spending a lot of valuable time in a healthcare facility. And whether we are celebrating a new life being born or visiting someone trying to recover form an illness or accident, there are many vulnerable lives coming in and out of a...

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Legionnaire’s Disease Can Be Serious In Long-Term Care Facilities

The Legionella bacteria grows in water, and people can contract it by inhaling the bacteria through the water’s vapor, not by drinking it. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacteria can cause a mild infection known as Pontiac fever or the more serious infection known as Legionnaires’ disease. This is considered particularly dangerous for older people and...

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Prevent The Spread Of Bacteria With Commercial Duct Cleaning

The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in a California state prison is more widespread than expected. Investigations found the bacteria in the water supply at a prison medical facility in Stockton and at two neighboring youth correctional facilities. Therefore, officials have restricted water use throughout the medical facility and neighboring juvenile facility, and are bringing in bottled water....

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Cleaning Ducts In a Facility Helps Prevent Fires

As a fire and life safety company, we talk a lot about the different ways to prevent the spread of fire and smoke through a facility’s passive fire protection systems. However, we don’t talk a lot about the different ways of preventing a fire from starting in the first place. For the most part, fire prevention seems pretty obvious and straight forward. For example, never leaving cooking...

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Improve Your Hospital Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

Hospitals can play many different roles in people’s lives. It can be a place of happiness, where a family comes together to celebrates over a new life being born. It can be a place of hope, where we take our loved ones if they have become ill and need medical attention or need to undergo surgery from an accident. Unfortunately, it can also be a place of sadness, where we may lose the ones we...

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