May is National Wildfire Awareness Month. As we have all begun to realize, wildfires cause significant destruction to property and affect the livelihoods of civilians. California has experienced severe drought, and the dry conditions tend to be a catalyst for brush fires. Due to the impact of climate change, the traditional wildfire season extends for more prolonged periods, as can be recently seen by the outbreak of two fires, both East and North of Phoenix, Arizona.
In this issue of our newsletter, we focus on the importance of asbestos removal and having properties following best practices in the advent of fire. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and we provide insight into the importance of removing contaminants and particulate matter through efficient indoor air quality. The risk of fire hazards in healthcare facilities is often overlooked. We shed some light on the need for fire sprinkler head cleaning and how this mitigates the threat of possible fires. Finally, we turn our attention towards the importance of safely reopening commercial facilities and offices since restrictions have been loosened and positive cases of Covid-19 infections have drastically reduced. Let’s continue to be safe and take the necessary precautions to get through this pandemic unscathed.