What is Structural Pasteurization?

This is a process where high temperatures are used to reduce bio-organisms to acceptable levels without damage to a structure. Structural pasteurization is a non-chemical, non-toxic solution that employs engineer controlled dry heat to sanitize buildings and is typically used with traditional microbial remediation processes. The patent heat technology is proven effective in drying moist, damp, and wet structures and reduce the overall levels of microorganisms in indoor environments. This treatment is effective in eliminating microorganisms such as airborne mold, insect microbes, bedbugs, and their eggs. The advantage of using structural pasteurization is the elimination of microbial contamination of indoor environments resulting in improved air quality.

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Greasy Kitchen Hoods are a Major Fire Concern

Poor preventative maintenance of kitchen exhaust systems and hood cleaning is a fire hazard waiting to happen. Professional hood cleaning services are often overlooked in the restaurant industry. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, the majority of restaurant fires originate on the kitchen cooking appliances and flare into the kitchen exhaust system.

Grease filters when installed correctly are the first line of defense in case of a fire. Filters must be maintained and cleaned by the establishment or have a filter exchange program in place. A proper exhaust system is essential in kitchens to ensure that they are odor free and grease free. Gas cook tops add three unwelcomed gases to the environment; these gases are carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. It is necessary to get rid of these gases from the air in the kitchen to provide a safe work environment.

The rule of kitchen hood cleaning services is set by the National Fire Protection Association’s Code 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations addresses the “design, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of the full spectrum of cooking equipment, hoods, grease removal devices, exhaust duct systems, fans, fire suppression systems and clearance to combustibles.” Airtek Indoor Air Solutions is IKECA certified and are experts at cleaning, maintaining and reassuring restaurant owners, hotel facility managers and those operating cafeterias that their kitchen exhaust systems are safe and secure. Inquire today for a free estimate that can assist your commercial kitchen needs.

Alliance Environmental’s Services and Solutions to Combating Covid-19

Over the last few months, our biohazard services division have designed a system and implemented procedures to assist managers of facilities and businesses return to operations in a post-lockdown environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand that each facility and business have its own unique set of requirements, and our specialty crews have established best practices to provide assistance to businesses for a variety of circumstances. Our teams use a combination of professional trigger spraying and misting application followed by manual wiping with microfiber cloths to touch points.

Download our latest Covid-19 Disinfection Guide and allow us the opportunity of addressing your business and facility disinfection and decontamination needs.

Importance of Minimizing Infectious Bacterial and Viral Pathogens through HVAC Systems

HVAC systems in buildings often need maintenance and regular cleaning and disinfection as time passes. Indoor air quality problems can arise due to a number of factors such as humidity being too high or low, mold growth due to condensation, the insufficient circulation of air through poor ventilation, water and moisture intrusion both outdoor and indoor as well as the presence of bacteria and viruses creating surface contamination.

Bacteria in or on coils and fans as well as other surfaces lowers HVAC system efficiency. It is crucial that HVAC systems are properly cleaned using approved and environmentally friendly surfactants. Cleaning should commence at the microscopic level. Proper disinfecting of coils improves coil performance and this restoration improves the indoor air quality.

It is essential that a professional indoor air solutions services contractor such as Mintie, LLC. performs source removal of contaminants from ductwork and clean and apply antimicrobial to HVAC systems and components where appropriate, thus disinfecting the ducts to ensure a safe indoor environment for businesses, facilities, and offices. Mintie is dedicated in continuing to lead in the industry and providing superior air quality services.


We had a plumbing issue that require lead abatement in our bathroom ceramic tile. Alliance was onsite for the abatement immediately after the lead test came back positive and worked professionally and efficiently to remove the tile and insulate our living area from any possible contamination. Highly recommended. All staff involved were professional and took proper PPE precautions in this time of COVID.”

Barry D.