Sanitair Conference 2017

Sanitair Conference 2017

This week we saw the annual gathering of Sanitair technicians from all over Australia. It was a fantastic 4 days Sailing around the Pacific Ocean celebrating the growth of Sanitair and the addition of 15,000 happy new customers.

Sanitair are proud to be the original and the largest specialised air conditioning cleaning and sanitising provider in Australia, but we do not rest on our laurels. Like every previous Sanitair conference we all celebrated what we did right..( sometimes early into the morning).. and what we can do better to improve on the overall customer experience.

If one thing is evident Sanitair technicians get a lot right all over Australia and this is evident with now over 200 published 5 STAR Sanitair Reviews

It is inspiring to see a team that is so customer focused, professional, respectful and eager to continue to deliver the best service in Australia.

If you would like to experience the Sanitair difference FreeCall: 1800 130 168 Today and speak with your local technician.

Licensee Award Presentations 2016:

Sanitair National Winner 2016 John Fleayweb

National Licensee of the Year 2016: John Fleay – Sanitair Sunshine Coast

Sanitair Customer Service Award David ChenWeb

National Customer Service Award: David Chen – Sanitair Chatswood (as voted by the public)

Sanitair QLD NT winner Tony Evansweb

QLD/NT Licensee of the Year 2016 – Tony Evans Sanitair Brisbane Inner Sth West

Sanitair Winner NSW ACT Graham Sundinweb

NSW/ACT Licensee of the Year 2016: Graham Sundin – Sanitair Northern Rivers

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VIC/SA/TAS Licensee of the Year 2016: David McGlashan – Sanitair Adelaide Central

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WA Licensee of the Year 2016: Brendan Donaldson – Sanitair Pilbara

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Sanitair Shooting Star Award: Johno Greatbatch – Sanitair Central West NSW

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Some of our amazing Sanitair licensees at the GATSBY Night – all dolled up!

 

View our short video of the 2017 Sanitair Conference on the Pacific Dawn CruiseShip! 

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Ahoy There! – Sanitair Northern Rivers

Graham Sundin of Sanitair Norther Rivers has spent a busy week on and around the water. His only complaint being when he hopped off a trawler this week his bucket was full of dirty mouldy black water from the split system air conditioning cleaning service and not fresh prawns.

Along with the seafood processing plant aircon and fishing trawlers, this week Graham cleaned and sanitised several HVAC systems on the international tug boat “Kurutai” on its way back to New Zealand. Ensuring the crew have mould free, clean healthy indoor airconditioning.

Working on marine vessels has its challenges with confined spaces, modified systems, fixed furnishings and high levels of contaminants due to the harsh environment. Sanitair technicians are highly trained professionals, resourceful and adaptable in any situation providing their specialist services to ensure the delivery of clean fresh air for occupants in any room be it on land or water.

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Mould removal should be your number one priority in any environment as soon as you see any biological growth.  Mould is generally easily detected and removed, HVAC units and HVAC ducts are hidden areas where mould may grow unnoticed.   Ducts and conduits become blocked with debris, germs, and invisible airborne particles, causing unhealthy and potentially dangerous conditions on marine vessels. Sanitair clean and sterilise air conditioning systems on marine vessels, providing healthier and safer work environments for the captain and crew.

Mould can cause unhealthy conditions for crew, Sanitair use Asthma & Allergy friendly products and services to remove mould contamination from your vessels air ducts and HVAC systems, providing crew with clean air – healthy crew and no loss of productivity.

To breath clean, healthy fresh air Call Sanitair Today on 1800 130 168

Sanitair donates

Sanitair donates funds to Cystic Fibrosis Australia’s research for a cure!  

May was National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the country, thousands of volunteers came together to raise awareness about this devastating disease and share their story of hope and progress.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a relatively common inherited disease in which from infancy there are recurrent chest infections causing lung damage, intestinal malabsorption leading to severe malnutrition and growth failure, and there is an excess of salt in the sweat. Untreated, the condition is usually fatal in infancy or early childhood. With treatment, the average life expectancy of people who live to adulthood is about 37 years and this is increasing. (Credit: Cystic Fibrosis Australia)

 

Facts about Cystic Fibrosis

  • There is currently no cure
  • In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days
  • There are over a Million carriers of CF in Australia
  • Since 1986, all newborns have been subject to a heel prick test for diagnosis
  • People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other. The risk of cross-infection and exacerbation of lung conditions is too great. CF can be a lonely existence.

 

Sanitair donates to Cystic Fibrosis Australia

For the month of May, a number of local Sanitair technicians donated a percentage of every Premium Split System Service they carried out. The funds go toward Cystic Fibrosis Australia’s 65 Roses national fundraising campaign to be used as research for a cure.

Sanitair Australia CEO, Craig Jefferies presents Justine Foulkes on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Australia with a cheque for $1079.00.

This donation was made possible with thanks to Todd and Mel Kelly, Sanitair Townsville and the fundraising efforts of their fellow Sanitair licensees;

Todd Kelly – Sanitair Townsville

Graham Sundin -Sanitair Northern Rivers

Trent Barnett – Sanitair Central Coast

Shaun Ellwood – Sanitair Gold Coast

Johno Greatbatch – Sanitair Orange

David Chen – Sanitair Chatswood

David McGlashan – Sanitair Adelaide

Gerry Duff – Sanitair Brisbane

Jim Collins – Sanitair Tweed Heads

Philip Tiedemann – Sanitair Fraser Coast

Robert Green – Sanitair Tasmania

John Fleay – Sanitair Sunshine Coast

David Levy – Sanitair Port Macquarie

Vince Spatolisano – Sanitair Canberra

 


 

Company details: Since 2005, Sanitair Australia have been Cleaning and Sanitising all brands and types of air conditioning systems, specialising in Split System Air Conditioning which includes Hi wall, 4 Way, Under Ceiling and Floor Cassettes. Sanitair also provides specialist maintenance for both Domestic and Commercial Ducted air conditioning systems. Sanitair technicians are located in every state and territory of Australia.

Contact Details: 07 5523 2228

Location: Australia wide | Head office: Tweed Heads, NSW 2486

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Sanitair Supports Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a relatively common inherited disease in which from infancy there are recurrent chest infections causing lung damage, intestinal malabsorption leading to severe malnutrition and growth failure, and there is an excess of salt in the sweat. Untreated, the condition is usually fatal in infancy or early childhood. With treatment, the average life expectancy of people who live to adulthood is about 37 years and this is increasing. (Credit: Cystic Fibrosis Australia)

May Is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the country, thousands of volunteers will come together to raise awareness about this devastating disease. They will tell their story of hope and progress.

 

Facts about Cystic Fibrosis

  • There is currently no cure
  • In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days
  • There are over a Million carriers of CF in Australia
  • Since 1986, all newborns have been subject to a heel prick test for diagnosis
  • People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other. The risk of cross-infection and exacerbation of lung conditions is too great. CF can be a lonely existence.

 

Is there hope for a cure?

Yes, there is hope for a cure! Around the world people are conducting research. With the help from donations research can be done.

When CF was first described in 1939, patients lived only days or months. Today, CF patients live well into adulthood with a better quality of life. And the outlook is getting better as treatments advance.

 

Who is Cystic Fibrosis Australia?

Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is the national peak body for cystic fibrosis and works with state and territory partners to achieve national priorities.  Their core responsibilities are to ensure the availability and accessibility of new treatments, fund vital research, advocate for increased support and quality improvement in health care to people with CF.

Our organisation receives no government funding which means they rely on the support of individuals to help raise essential funds to resource the research projects.  CFA is committed to some bold targets and with your support will allow them to continue to work tirelessly with researchers and clinical teams to help reach their goal.

 

How is Sanitair contributing to Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month?

For the month of May, a number of local Sanitair technicians are donating a percentage of every Premium Split System Clean they do. The funds go toward Cystic Fibrosis Australia. 65 Roses is their national fundraising campaign held in May with the last Friday being their National Day

 

Recently, we received a wonderful review from one of our customers in the Central Coast whose son is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis:

Thank you so much Sanitair for wanting to fund raise for Cystic Fibrosis, it means so much to our family. We recently used the services of Sanitair after discovering mould on one of our air conditioning units. Our 2 year old son has Cystic Fibrosis which has made us more conscious of the dangers to our health from pollutants and bacteria. Trent booked us in for our 2 units to be cleaned and we were shocked and amazed at how dirty the water was after the service. Just seeing the water sickened us as to what we were breathing in. As both units were only 18 months old, we had no idea that they could be so dirty. We were impressed with the prompt and professional service and will definitely be using Sanitair for our next aircon clean. Having your air conditioners cleaned is a MUST for everyone. ~ Caron and Matt

 

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World Health Day- 7 April 2017

How so many of us miss the basics of simple hygiene! ~ Dr John D’Arcy

“There is nothing as constant as change”. I think we all agree.  Close your eyes for just a minute and change happens. It might be as simple as realising that the size of the containers which contain your peanut butter are now smaller so you get less for your money, or becoming aware that a world famous cell phone company no longer exists; their business swallowed up by another.

Our climate is changing. Summers are hotter and at other times the rain pours down. On the Eastern Coast Australia we have had the hottest February and the wettest March for generations. Amidst the constant change and perhaps because of it, we tend to forget those things which stay the same.

 

Let’s look at Simple hygiene

If we wash our hands before we eat and if our doctors washed their hands between patients’ the simple act of that wash would reduce the spread of food-borne illness and the alarming amount of cross infection in our hospitals.

It’s simple; basic hygiene has saved millions of lives. So has clean water but somehow we take it all for granted. Relying on the magic medical bullets that the medical profession possess.

The air we breathe in the cities is not as pure as we would like it to be, tarnished with the out flow of exhaust smoke from the millions of cars and trucks on the road, and from the factories desperately trying to bring us the goods we demand and use on a daily basis.

 

Let’s look at the way we live and the houses and office buildings that we build?

Even in this wide brown land, our cities are crowded and expanding at a great rate. Sydney has reached five million people in half the time it took to reach four million. Such are the demands on us to be productive, we tend to lock ourselves in.

We turn on the gas in winter to beat the cold and use air conditioning in the summer to beat the heat. Big building have windows which don’t open and rely on air conditioning to create the ideal temperature to work.

But, how carefully are these huge air conditioning units appropriately managed to prevent people from being exposed to disease causing moulds and bacteria?

Asthma, an allergic and inflammatory condition of the lung affects one in nine in Australia; that’s about 2.5 million people and allergy affects almost 20%. 78% of people with allergies are in the working age population; that’s 7.2 million people.

Although those magic medical bullets have reduced the death rate and helped people cope with asthma and there are ways to reduce the feeling of un-wellness of allergy, prevention is always better than cure. Just as asthmatics rely on their reliever medications to help them when the symptoms over power them, it’s their preventer medication which stops the cause: the inflammation in the lung.

 

Presenteeism costs the country

Properly servicing air conditioning units, not just in the work place but in leisure centres and in the home and visiting a general practitioner when you are sick, goes a long way to underline the huge benefits of prevention in a country where allergic disease is one of the main reasons to beat Presenteeism, people coming to work but are unwell. Presenteeism costs the country $34 Billion in lost productivity .

On this World Health Day, where the message of prevention is being advanced, spend a little time to work out what you can do to assist yourself and your family to make necessary changes and develop a happier and healthier life.

 

Dr John D’Arcy O’Donnell AM
MB BS Dip RCOG