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Radic8 Dyson Molekule Camfil Air Purifier comparison

Considering an air purifier?

We’re here to help.

We’ll compare 4 brands based on efficacy, capacity, cost, ease of use and testing.

Come on a journey with me to discover the air purifier that’s best for you.

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Presco Environmental technician, Frank, changing filters

There is so much more to Total Air Care than air filter replacement.

Your critical hygiene environment will have an air quality standard you have to meet. Here are the HVAC services you need to do at least once each year.

All these services make up the price of Total Air Care.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION FOR AIR STERILISATION

“Photo-what you say?”

“Photocatalytic oxidation.”

Phew.  What a mouthful.

I struggled just trying to sound it out. The verbal challenge inspired me to research this advanced sterilisation technology.

This article will help you understand the basic science involved in the photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) process.

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examples of fake duct cleans

When I’m on the phone and someone tells me they are getting their entire kitchen extraction duct cleaned for $400, my heart sinks. 

I can’t help but wonder if they ever check the job before they pay.

Is their duct actually clean?

Too many kitchens are becoming victims of fake duct clean. View these examples of fake duct cleans then check your own.

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Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF) distribution box for cryogenic systems at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The CMTF houses radiofrequency systems and a cryogenic plant, crucial components for testing superconducting radio-frequency cavities for the SRF Accelerator Test Facility at the new Muon Lab. Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash

So, you say it’s clean?  Prove it.

There are 3 types of people who should be using ATP testing to prove their cleanliness:
1. Cleaners
2. Factory managers
3. You guessed it – everyone else.

Are you one of these? Find out how to start proving your premises is clean today.

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technician reaching into dry ice container

Every dry ice blasting job is different which makes it difficult to have a standard price that will be accurate for all situations.

However, there are some key factors that make up the price of a dry ice blasting job. By looking at each of these you can get an approximate value of work.

Learn what these factors are now.

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Wool is naturally resistant to bacteria and mould, it neutralises many harmful air pollutants and it has an affinity for oils. So why should you invest in a disposable kitchen grease filter solution made of wool?

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Cooking can create flames. Shepherd Filters do not increase this fire risk.

A common misunderstanding about Shepherd Filters is that they increase fire risk.  People believe this because Shepherd Filters hold all the grease right over the heat source.
This is true.
But the truth is, Shepherd Filters decrease your fire risk. Learn why.

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0% ALCOHOL LABEL

Sanitiser does not have to be alcohol-based to be effective. In fact, there are other types of sanitisers that are far more effective at killing pathogens than alcohol is.
Learn about four different active ingredients in sanitisers, and which one you should use.

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HVAC filters showing clean and dirty

Relentless care of your HVAC Hygiene is paramount in maintaining your factory’s critical hygiene.
In case you forgot why, here’s a quick refresher.

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products to use to instill confidence after covid-19 lockdown

Thoughts of an indoor air quality expert.
Read three practical ideas to instill confidence in your customers after the COVID-19 lockdown.

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kitchen staff plating food

Is everything in your kitchen covered in grease?
Don’t worry. You are not alone.
Learn all about what causes this grease and how to get rid of it for good.

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Presco Environmental technician, Jeremy, dry ice blasting paint from scaffolding

Yes, you can.
Food safety 101 states you must clean first, sanitise second. 
There is one way around this; dry ice blasting sanitises as it cleans. 

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Sanitising

That’s right, you need to use that ‘C’ word first, sorry!
For thorough sanitising in the food industry, the key (and hopefully not overlooked) step is pre-cleaning. Clean first. Sanitise afterwards. In that order. Always. No exceptions. Period. To head off any potential disagreement or passive aggressive protest, let’s boil each step down to its most basic function.

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Photocatalytic Oxidation purification process

What is the difference between air filtration and air sterilisation? They are the same thing, right?

Nope! It is perfectly understandable to confuse the two, but filtration and purification are two different processes with different efficacy for different pollutants.
Filtration is the process of trapping particulate matter, whereas purification is the elimination of toxins from the air.
However, to get the purest, cleanest air, both processes should be utilised together.

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How to bounce back after COVID-19 lockdown

If you are not classified as an essential service, then you likely have suffered a massive drop in income and are facing an uncertain future.
These 7 points will help you be ready to spring back into action, as soon as you can throw your doors open again.

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A photograph from 1940, taken for infectious research purposes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows respiratory droplets released through sneezing.

COVID-19 is such a new disease that none of the virologists, research centres and other health professionals are 100% confident of the science behind it.
This article covers what the research centres and medical professionals DO know and what this POTENTIALLY means.

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Presco Environmental technician, Frank, changing filters

The IRHACE HVAC Hygiene Best Practise Guideline is one of two documents that are vital for any plant manager in a food factory to know.  

Let us break it down for you.

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Understanding ASNZ3666.2 is imperative for any plant manager. We have stripped away the jargon to leave just the important remains. Learn more today.

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Heavy level of hygiene as defined by IRHACE HVAC Best-practise Guideline

Are you a factory manager with a headache? We have picked out the two most important standards HVAC to save you the pain.
Read a summary of ASNZ3666.2 and IRHACE HVAC Hygiene Best Practise Guidelines for all you need to know on HVAC hygiene.

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Inside of Air Supply Ducting

No matter how mechanically sound your ventilation system is, you should not be running it in your food production facility, unless it is fully hygienic.

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Presco Environmental technician, Rob, wears gloves, safety glasses and ear protection while dry ice blasting.

Because dry ice blasting can seem like a very dangerous method of cleaning, people have a lot of queries about it.  
Let us answer 6 of your most pressing questions about the dangers of dry ice blasting.  

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Sodium Hypochlorite creates a strong odour when cleaning

In food production, odour can be as big of a food safety risk as foreign matter.

Dry ice blasting cleans and sanitises equally as well as traditional chemicals, without creating any odour issues whatsoever.

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How close have you looked at your cleanliness?

In a critical hygiene environment, the air downstream of air supply filters must be clean, right?
Yes, this is absolutely true.
However, factory managers often get an unpleasant surprise when they discover how dirty the air inside their red-line actually is.

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Presco Environmental Operations Manager, Daniel, using dry ice blasting to clean in place

Dismantling your plant and getting it outside your critical hygiene zone for deep cleaning, is a right royal pain in the proverbial. Right?
Dry ice blasting allows you to commence cleaning in place as soon as production ceases, and restart production immediately after cleaning finishes.
Read 3 reasons why…

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Kitchen Grease inside a duct

KITCHEN GREASE: the bane of any chef’s life.
Let us answer the questions what is kitchen grease, where does it come from, why is it a problem and how to deal with it.

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Attention all food manufacturers.  How often have you asked this question of a cleaning or sanitising chemical…
“Does it leave a residue behind?”

Let us tell you about residue free cleaning – Dry Ice Blasting.

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Technicians dry ice blasting sensitive components

Dry Ice Blasting can be extremely gentle on any substrate being cleaned. All other forms of blasting media are abrasive to a greater or lesser degree.

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Dry Ice Blasting can make you a better plant manager!
By reducing the time and activities on the shoulders of the actual cleaning time, Dry Ice Blasting reduces the total cost of cleaning substantially.

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Sanitizing food preparation surfaces after cleaning them is Food Safety 101, right?
What effect would it have on your bottom line if your cleaning process cleaned AND sanitized in one pass?!

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Technician cleaning inside static rotar

Water and electricity don’t mix.

But as we all know that doesn’t mean electrical plant and equipment doesn’t get dirty and need cleaning up from time to time. This has always proved a difficult and time-consuming process, until Dry Ice Blasting…..

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I don’t think I have ever seen a cleaning method this good for the environment.  Period.  Here’s why.

Dry Ice Blasting recycles and reuses carbon-dioxide before it is released back into the environment.

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Dry Ice blasting electrical board

WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO USE WATER FOR CLEANING?
Well, there are a few reasons. Learn 4 of them here.

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zero secondary waste

Dealing with secondary waste on most industrial sites is a real headache.  It can’t be released into waterways or put into the ground, it often must be collected up and disposed of at an approved waste facility – all rather costly.

DRY ICE BLASTING PRODUCES ZERO SECONDARY WASTE!

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Presco Technician Daniel dry ice blasting factory pipes

We’ve all grown used to powerful chemicals being used for industrial cleaning.  
Yet they have so many associated health risks that you’d think that in this day and age of Health and Safety compliance they’d be gone!

The fact is, some things just can’t be cleaned without them, right?
Well, let me introduce you to a little secret called ” Dry Ice Blasting”.

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Shepherd Filters AIRAH 2019 Product of the Year award

It’s official!  Shepherd Filters are the best extraction hood grease filter on the planet.

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Presco Environmental Operations Manager, Daniel, using dry ice blasting to clean in place

1. WATERLESS CLEANING
2. CLEANS HOT PLANT
3. ZERO SECONDARY WASTE

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Food Technology Create Clean Issue

Our Dry Ice Blasting service showed its face in Food Technology’s special November issue – “Create Clean.”  

Didn’t get the magazine? Read the article here.

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Shepherd Filters protect the exhaust system above kitchen staff frying chicken

Discover six problems with standard metal grease filters and, more importantly, the six solutions Shepherd Filters provide.

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shepherd filter with airah badge 2

Watch Matthew give you a brief introduction to Shepherd Filters. The special product provides an innovative and sustainable solution for your extraction system filtration.

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kitchen staff removing shepherd filters

Let Matthew show you how easy and fast changing a Shepherd Filter can be!

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Shepherd Filters protect the exhaust system above kitchen staff frying chicken

One of the many benefits of Shepherd Filters is the savings created by only changing each filter when needed.
But how do you know when to change them? Watch this short video where Matthew explains when to change your Shepherd Filters.

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money savings

Every kitchen is unique, therefore Shepherd Filters help everyone to different extents.  Curious to discover how much money your own kitchen can save using this fantastic product?  Fill out the calculator below and become as excited as we are!

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DRY ICE BLASTING = SUSTAINABILITY I don’t think I have ever seen a cleaning method as good for the environment as Dry Ice Blasting is.  Period.  Here’s why. Dry Ice Blasting recycles and re-uses carbon-dioxide before it is released back into the environment. Dry Ice is harvested carbon dioxide, a natural gas that is a by-product of […]

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YES YOU CAN ACHIEVE RESULTS WITH CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING Chemical-free cleaning sounds a bit risky, doesn’t it? We’ve all grown used to powerful solvents, alkalies and acids being used for industrial cleaning. Yet they have so many associated health risks that you’d think that in this day and age of Health and Safety compliance they’d be gone! The fact […]

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e coli bacteria

Air supply system ✔️
Filters just changed ✔️
Should be compliant then ❌

Sorry, no. Particulate matter is coming through those filters, as we speak.

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