10 Steps to Prevent Moisture and Mold in Piping and Ductwork
Proper insulation practices are a building owners’ best defense against mold infestation in chilled water, refrigeration, and HVAC systems. Materials that are non-absorbent, fiber-free, and easy-to-clean are the best choice for avoiding mold and its far-reaching consequences. Following these preventative measures will help facilities eliminate moisture problems and minimize the risk of mold growth in Pipeing and Ductwork.
Help Wanted. The Looming Skilled Worker Shortage.
It’s been coming on for a while. Today our industry sees a workforce of HVAC, mechanical contractors and insulation contractors that typically skews middle-aged or older. Many younger workers have chosen paths other than joining the skilled trades for almost two decades. The times are changing and we need to pass along knowledge to the next generation of workers now. See how industries have been tackling the issue head on.
Armacell is Watching this Important Global Megatrend: Urbanization
Globally more people live in cities than in rural areas, and that trend is set to continue. Read more to find out how Armacell is paying attention to these trends.
Protecting Ductwork and Cold Water Piping From Mold
There are more than 100,000 known species of mold. Mold spores are everywhere, indoors and outdoors, on our clothes, in our building materials, and in the air we breathe. We can’t avoid them, but we can minimize their potential for growth in our buildings. And we should. Mold is a common allergen; it exacerbates asthma, and can cause respiratory problems. It can also have far reaching legal consequences for owners and others in the construction industry.