April 27, 2020
Re-Opening | COVID-19 Building Alert
First, I would like to thank you for being a loyal customer of Chadwick Service Co. Second and most important, we at Chadwick Service Co. hope that you, your family, and your employees are safe and healthy during these difficult times.
We are reaching out to all our customers to make them aware that buildings that have been shut down or used less frequently during this pandemic have the potential for water quality degradation from stagnation, an issue separate from the COVID-19 crisis.
Stagnant or standing water can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria. It also can lead to low or undetectable levels of disinfectant, such as chlorine, in the water system. Unlike the coronavirus, you cannot simply quarantine the system for a few days to make it safe. The longer that systems are idle, the more likely that these issues can occur.
We all want to get back to work, but to assure the occupants of your building that it is safe to return, we recommend that we flush your entire building. We have established a comprehensive water management program following recommendations of the CDC as well as relevant ASHRAE standards. This includes flushing of all appliances like ice machines, dishwashers and water coolers while wearing the appropriate protective equipment. We will inspect mechanical equipment such as cooling towers, boilers, pumps, backflow preventers and hot water systems.
After flushing we will take water samples for analysis to a qualified independent testing laboratory for results. If test results indicate the need for disinfection, we can chlorinate your water systems and have it back online in a matter of days.
Afterwards, we can develop a water quality safety plan that will protect the long-term security of your employees and visitors for the foreseeable future. We recommend this service for all our customers and will be doing a follow-up call next week.
In addition, after disinfecting a building it is equally important to change all the air filters. One of the processes for cleaning includes a “fog” of the building. The smell may carry over for many weeks but changing the filters can clear the leftover disinfectant from the airstream. You may also want to consider having every RTU and AHU cleaned before the building reopens. This can include spraying the interior with a disinfectant solution and wiping down, changing filters and bagging and properly disposing of all materials.
Thank you again for being a loyal Chadwick Service Co. customer and please feel free to reach out to us anytime.
Chadwick Service Company
We hope that you & yours are doing well & staying safe in this strange time. Because we are an essential business, in accordance with the disease prevention guidelines published by the CDC, we are open for business. We’re handling emergency calls, service, and maintenance of existing equipment as well as continuing construction work as requested by essential businesses. We are taking daily precautions to make sure our community & staff stay healthy & safe to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We’re in this together and we’re not going anywhere: This too shall pass!
No Need to Come in: Let’s Meet Virtually!
There’s no need to leave the safety of your home: We can schedule a virtual meeting with you over your preferred platform of choice (Skype, Google Meets, etc.) to make sure your needs are met & that you’re taken care of. Consultations, among other things, will be done entirely via video chat.
Call Us or Visit Our Website!
You can request a free, virtual consultation from us online at https://chadwickservice.com. Or, if you’d rather speak to someone, give us a call at (215) 515-8447 and we’d be happy to answer all your questions.
We’re Cleaning Our Location Three Times a Day.
We’re doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All surfaces within our location are being disinfected & cleaned; hand sanitizer & tissues are being put out for use by those who need or want them, and anyone who may be experiencing some type of Coronavirus-related symptom is being asked to remain at home. To find out how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as how you can prepare your own family & household, visit the CDC’s website.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Chadwick Service Company