Sanitair Adelaide

Sanitair Services Ronald McDonald House

David McGlashan from Sanitair Adelaide was recently contacted by Ronald McDonald House Adelaide in relation to cleaning and sanitising the hi-wall split system air conditioners in their family apartment complex.  Sanitair has previously provided HVAC Hygiene remediation for Ronald McDonald House in NSW and Adelaide was also keen to experience the improved air quality as a result of contracting Sanitair Adelaide.

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for families of children that have to relocate to enable access to vital on going medical treatment. Some of the families have travelled from as far as the Northern Territory and are now living 1000’s of km from “home”. Quite often families have to relocate for many months – one family in particular travelled to Adelaide from Darwin in February and “with a bit of luck” might be home for Xmas! They have to endure 10 months away from home as their 2yr old is being treated for leukaemia – it is extremely humbling and put our daily worries into perspective!

There are 10 family apartments on site and for families and those living with compromised immune systems maintaining a healthy environment is paramount. Regular professional air conditioning cleaning and sanitising ensures a high standard of indoor air quality and minimises risk.

 

Sanitair Adelaide familiar to RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Adelaide Operations Manager Tim Rees-Jones was familiar with Sanitair from the air conditioning cleaning services provided at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick NSW and from his time with The Mantra Group.

Sanitair Adelaide had previously cleaned the a/c’s at “Mantra on Frome” and “BreakFree Directors Studios” in Adelaide.  After Tim had witnessed the benefits of Sanitair first hand he had no hesitation in contracting Sanitair Adelaide once again to undertake the work at Ronald McDonald House.

David from Sanitair Adelaide said the challenges of completing his work whilst working in and around families who occupy the apartments whilst inconvenient compared to the inconvenience that the families are going through is really insignificant.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”– Winston Churchill

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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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mould

Ways to reduce mould in your home and office

Mould needs moist warm conditions and a food source. That food source may be carpets, flooring, aircons or anything the organism can grow on. Air conditioners are the perfect breeding ground.

 

How can mould affect us?

Common symptoms include: headaches, achy joints, asthma, fatigue, sinus, respiratory infections, skin infections and anxiety. According to NSW Health, “if inhaled the spores can cause blocked noses, irritation to the eyes and skin. People can develop mould infections, usually in the lungs, asthma sufferers can have an attack and life-threatening conditions are possible — although only in rare cases.”

Mould is a harmful contaminant. It is hazardous and can consume everything around it. Minute spores are released by the mould in order to reproduce.

According to Dr Gaskin “mould spores don’t affect all people in a similar way. You could line 10 people up in a room and they could have a completely different reaction depending on their sensitivities or ill health. The symptoms are easy to confuse with general colds and flu.” she said. (Source: www.news.com.au)

 

How to prevent mould in your home and office

dirtyReducing dampness in your home or office can prevent mould from growing. Other preventions include:

 

Reducing ​humidity, Good ventilation and Controlling moisture

  • Lower the use of unflued gas heaters
  • Limit the amount of indoor plants and fish tanks in your home/office
  • Avoid or lower the use of humidifiers
  • Open windows for good ventilation
  • Turn on exhaust fans in bathrooms laundries and kitchens
  • Don’t ignore water leaks and plumbing problems. Fix all water problems as soon as you can
  • Carpets damaged by water and building materials must be washed and cleaned. Get rid of any material/furniture that cannot be cleaned and dried.
  • Run your air conditioner at 24 degrees as this helps to control the moisture in the room. If running a unit at its lowest temperature with windows open, this can add to the problem. Close windows and doors when running air conditioning. Ensure your system doesn’t contain mould as this can cause further problems. Contact a professional aircon cleaning company such as Sanitair Australia in this case.

 

What to do if your aircons have been affected by mould

Air conditioning units are another area that mould and organisms grown on and in. If they are not regularly cleaned and sanitised, you and your family may be breathing in contaminated air which can make you feel ill and fatigued. Sanitair Australia offers a Premium Split System Service which is the most popular and thorough service. The premium service is recommended annually for Asthma and Allergy sufferers and Sanitair® guarantees treated air conditioners indoor coils will be free of mould and bacterial contamination for a period of 12 months from treatment date.  If any treated indoor coil is found to have mould contamination within the guarantee period, Sanitair® will clean and retreat the contaminated system at no charge to the customer.

 

(Credit source: www.news.com.au)

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Would you let a carpet cleaner clean your expensive air conditioner?

Well, if you had have heard the stories from some of our customers experiences you would probably answer no. Businesses are always looking for ways to increase revenues and whilst there is nothing wrong with this in principle, many expand by entering into markets that they know little or nothing about to the detriment of consumers and their property.

Over the last 10 years we have seen more and more companies offering air conditioning cleaning as an additional service to their core business. For example, the carpet cleaning industry is one market segment offering air conditioning cleaning with no specific industry backed training or qualifications.

The cleaning of carpet is very different to the professional cleaning and sanitising of an air conditioner that contains expensive electronic and mechanical parts.

 

Aircon Cleaning Experiences

We have heard too many times from consumers that have had negative experiences with carpet cleaning companies who have been engaged to clean their air conditioner without knowing the questions to ask before they were engaged.

Many customers of these companies have experienced damaged to their air conditioners after receiving extremely poor and unprofessional aircon cleaning services. Unfortunately, with the majority of these bad consumer experiences the companies involved did not accept responsibility and did not offer to repair the damage. Unprofessional companies choose to blame the equipment, customer and/or coincidence, leaving the customer with no choice but to pay for expensive repair bills.

The benefits of having your air conditioner professionally cleaned are numerous from better health, increased performance, quieter operation, odour removal and reduced energy consumption.

 

If you are considering having your air conditioners professionally cleaned you need to ask yourself these questions;

  1. Does the service provider specialize in Professional air conditioning cleaning and sanitising?
  2. How long has the service provider been offering this service?
  3. Does the service provider Guarantee their work?
  4. Is the service provider Authorised by the Australian Refrigeration Council?

 

Sanitair Australia offers over 15 years of experience

Sanitair Australia’s core business is air conditioning cleaning and sanitising, and have provided over 50,000 specialised services for Domestic, Commercial and Government customers.

Sanitair™ Australia have been involved with air conditioning and indoor quality for over 15 years providing cleaning, sanitising of air conditioning along with indoor air quality sampling and analysis.

Sanitair also have fully qualified refrigeration tradespeople that can design, install and repair air conditioners along with a team of highly trained air conditioning cleaning technicians. Sanitair are authorised by the Australian Refrigeration Council and provide their premium service customers with a 12 Month Mould Free Guarantee on their premium service.

All Sanitair Technicians hold $20Million Public Liability Insurance and hold Police Check Certification.

To inquire further about a Sanitair service or to book, Free Call 1800 130 168

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smelly air conditioning

What causes smelly air conditioning?

“There’s a really bad smell coming from my air conditioner, what is it from?” This is a question we hear from our customers on a regular basis.

Smelly air conditioning units can be caused by mould and mildew that accumulate from condensation on the air conditioner coils, or a clogged drain pan, or a leak in the system. Animals such as rodents, bugs, spiders and geckos also tend to creep into the unit and eventually die, giving off a ‘foul’ smell.

Contaminated air conditioning units can become a breeding ground for mould, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants. Circulating these contaminants through the home or office can result in various symptoms affecting your family, friends, staff and customers.

 

These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sore scratchy throat
  • Asthma symptoms or attacks
  • Allergies and Hay Fever
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Battling to breath with tightness of the chest
  • Frequent colds, flu or flu-like symptoms

 

Signs that you may have mould/mildew growing inside your system:

  • Leaky air conditioner
  • High indoor humidity levels
  • Mould growth that’s spread from another source

To check if you have mould growing in your air conditioner you will need to examine your unit/ducts. An accurate and thorough examination can be difficult and this is why it’s ideal for you to have a qualified Technician inspect your air conditioning unit to examine areas that you can’t using special equipment designed for the job.

 

Signs that you may have a dead animal in your smelly air conditioning unit:

  • The smell is stronger the closer you get to the vents
  • You’ve heard moving pests prior to the smell
  • You find pest droppings, hair, etc. in the unit

If you have a smelly air conditioning unit, then it’s time to find and clear the source of the bad odour. Contact Sanitair on 1800 130 168.

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