LSS News & Articles

Start Right In 2020 With Routine Barrier Management Services

Its 2020, a new year and decade, and everybody wants to start the New Year right. As a facility manager, director of operations and engineer, the overall fire safety of your building should be high on your to do list. If your local AHJ visited your facility tomorrow, would your fire and life safety systems fall within code standards? Do you have a complete barrier management program in place?...

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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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The Commissioning Process In New Construction

As a general contractor, there’s a lot of pressure to building new buildings and get them up quickly. And thanks to modern construction materials being used today, buildings are being built quickly and efficiently. However, as convenient as this is, it can create some fire safety issues. Newer buildings are built with engineered beams of wood, which are small pieces of wood glued together....

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Light The Way To A Safe Holiday With Photoluminescence

December is full of festive celebrations, with many buildings decked in flickering lights and winter greens. It’s sure to make you feel warm and cozy inside. However, as much as holiday decorations help bring the spirit of the season to life at work, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this wonderful time of year into a devastating one. Trying to deal with the holiday rush as...

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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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Are Your Facility's Fire Barriers Prepared For A Fire This Winter?

With December finally here, the official first day of winter is right around the corner, and many of us have already been facing the first arctic blast of winter. As the cold weather continues to quickly approach, I can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks that increase during this season.

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Keep Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving With These Kitchen Safety Tips

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s no surprise that the holidays are officially here with all of the meal prepping and hanging of holiday lights and decorations. However, that also means this time of year is notorious for accidental fires. In fact, did you know Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?

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The Importance of Fire Walls, Partitions And Smoke Barriers

One of the main purposes of a building’s fire barrier protection system is to help contain both fire and smoke to one location by preventing it from spreading from barrier to barrier. In a building, there are various systems, such as, fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, and firestopping to help minimize property damage, while also providing a safe evacuation route for those building occupants....

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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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