Posts Tagged ‘Industrial Cleaning’

Hughes Environmental Expands Offering with Dry Ice Cleaning Services

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013


LOUISVILLE, KY (May 15, 2013) – Hughes Environmental, a regional leader in commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning, announced that it will now provide dry ice cleaning services to its customers with Cold Jet® dry ice cleaning systems.

Hughes Environmental tackles a multitude of cleaning applications. The time efficiency and cleaning effectiveness of dry ice cleaning will enable them to offer new solutions to their customers. The Cold Jet systems not only save on cleaning time, but will also allow Hughes Environmental to save money as they use less ice and air than any other dry ice cleaning system on the market.

Dry ice cleaning provides a quick, safe, non-toxic and economical cleaning solution.  With dry ice cleaning, you can clean in-place, without disassembly or cool down.  It is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-corrosive and does not introduce water.  Dry ice cleaning solutions have no secondary waste, increase efficiency and improve part quality.

“Our contract cleaning customers find success with their Cold Jet system in the printing, utility, plastics and general manufacturing industries as well as in historical restoration and disaster (smoke, fire, water) remediation,” said Darren George, Director of Business Development for Contractors.  “We are excited to have Hughes Environmental as part of our team.  They will be able to take on more projects and increase profits because of the reliability and speed that dry ice cleaning systems provide.”

“Cold Jet dry ice cleaning systems will be another great tool for us to use,” said Chuck Cooper, Director of Business Development with Hughes Environmental.  “Dry ice cleaning will be a great fit for many of our current customers, and help us to expand our line of services to even more facilities.”

 

About Hughes Environmental

In early 2005, Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and combustible dust remediation needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Council for Accredited Certification “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.HughesEnv.com.

About Cold Jet

Cold Jet® is the world leader in developing innovative, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions that help companies reduce maintenance costs, enhance product quality, prolong equipment life, and improve productivity and worker safety. Cold Jet’s extensive line of dry ice cleaning systems are used in a variety of industries, making productive use of recycled carbon dioxide while eliminating the need for chemicals and water in the cleaning process. In addition to its dry ice-based cleaning systems, the company’s dry ice production equipment is used by every major gas company worldwide to produce the highest density dry ice available. Cold Jet is a private company with global headquarters in Loveland, Ohio and international operations in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.coldjet.com or call 1-800-337-9423 or +1 513-831-3211 (International).

 

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HVAC Restoration After Flooding

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The rain in the Midwest continues, and many homes and businesses are experiencing damage caused by flooding from the heavy rainfall. Once the restoration process begins, it’s important to remember where hidden mold can be found after a flood:  In the HVAC system.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even if the HVAC system isn’t submerged, moisture can collect on components of the system such as air supply ducts, which can promote the growth of microorganisms. The CDC recommends that all components of the HVAC system that were contaminated with flood water or moisture should be thoroughly inspected, cleaned of dirt and debris, and disinfected by a qualified professional.

If you know or suspect that there is mold in your building’s HVAC system, turn it off to avoid spreading mold further through your building, and have the system cleaned as soon as possible. Mold can be found in condensate pans, air handlers, blowers, plenums and other components, so be sure to have these cleaned along with the ductwork where mold is found.

For the complete Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers click here.

If you have questions about HVAC restoration, or would like a HVAC inspection for your facility, contact Hughes Environmental at 1-888-845-3952 or info@hughesenv.com

Don't try this at home.

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

As we approach seasonal shut down time for many industrial plants and facilities, we’ve been getting more calls for combustible dust cleaning estimates. It’s great that companies are becoming more aware of this growing hazard, and moving forward with creating safer working environments for their employees. For some companies, especially smaller ones, it may seem like a good idea to go ahead and clean it themselves. If they can spare a worker and a shop vac for a day, it’s cheaper, and that should get it done, right?

Wrong. Dead wrong.

OSHA’s Safety and Health Information Bulletin called Combustible Dust in Industry:  Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions says to clean dust residues at regular intervals, use cleaning methods that do not generate dust clouds if ignition sources are present, and only use vacuum cleaners approved for dust collection. When I hear companies say they’re going to “just blow it down ourselves,” it makes my heart jump. It’s dangerous at best, and can create a dust cloud that’s susceptible to ignition. One small spark is all it takes to create a catastrophe.

Sometimes we hear of companies that decide just to vacuum up combustible dust accumulation. They’ve got a shop vac, and they can do it in-house. Is the person doing the vacuuming wearing flame resistant clothing? Checking for no exposed steel on their shoes? Is that shop vac suitable for NEC 500 Class II hazardous atmospheres? Do they meet the NFPA 70 requirements for grounding/bonding? Is it intrinsically safe? Didn’t think so. Regular vacuums are a risk for sparking hazards, and sometimes create combustible dust clouds themselves. (Not to mention that they’re not that great at picking up the fine dust and heavier materials.)

Please don’t try to clean combustible dust accumulation hazards with compressed air or traditional vacuuming or sweeping. Enlist the help of a professional who has experience in combustible dust remediation. Chances of creating an even bigger risk of explosion during the cleaning process is too great without the right equipment and methods. This will help you avoid fines and help keep your employees safe.

 

Hughes Environmental Appoints Service Manager

Monday, January 10th, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Jan. 10, 2011) – Hughes Environmental, a commercial duct cleaning and combustible dust remediation company based in Louisville, Kentucky, is pleased to announce a new member of their management team, Mr. Lee Ehlers.  Lee will join the company’s operation department as the Service Manager and aide in the continued growth of the business.

              “Lee’s management and operations experience will enable Hughes Environmental to have a more productive, efficient team”, said Chuck Cooper, Director of Business Development.  “He brings over 20 years of management experience to Hughes’ and we expect him to further strengthen our operations department. His hire is just another example of our commitment to be the best in the business. We are very pleased to have him.”

In the new Service Manager position, Lee will be responsible for overseeing the technicians that perform commercial duct cleaning, HVAC Systems Cleaning and Combustible Dust Remediation services to commercial facilities throughout the Midwest and South East Region of the United States. “I am enjoying the entrepreneurial atmosphere and the new opportunities that Hughes Environmental has been able to offer me so far.  Hughes’ is a customer-oriented company that has a passion for providing the best service in the industry. I’m very proud to be a part of that”, said Ehlers.

About Hughes Environmental

In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and combustible dust remediation needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.hughesenv.com

Hughes Environmental Earns Safety Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 18, 2010) – Hughes Environmental, a commercial duct cleaning company based in Louisville, Kentucky, was named the recipient of the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association’s 2009 “Outstanding Safety Award”. Winners of the Outstanding Safety Award have maintained little to no instances of employee injury for three or more consecutive years.

     The requirements for the Safety Award is based on standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Companies who apply for the award must have completed OSHA #300A Log in accordance with requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and have met safety guidelines as stipulated by NADCA to receive the honor.

 “We’re very proud of this accomplishment.  Having maintained an outstanding safety record for five consecutive years is something we are very proud of”, said Garry Cronin, Vice President of Operation for Hughes Environmental.  “This is just another example of how Hughes Environmental knows the importance of safety on the job.”

 In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”.

For more information please contact Lori Wood at 888-845-3952 or lwood@hughesenv.com

Hughes Environmental’s Owner Quoted in NADCA’s Trade Magazine

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 10, 2009) –The September/October edition of the National Air Duct Cleaners  Association’s (NADCA) trade magazine, DucTales, featured an article about how to best promote being a NADCA Certified Company.  The article focuses on ways in which businesses can promote themselves and get the word out about being a member of NADCA and to encourage newly certified NADCA businesses to use such methods to grow their companies. Alexis turned to the owner of Hughes Environmental, Mr. Craig Rutledge, to share his experience with marketing his NADCA Certified Commercial Duct Cleaning Company.

     “Alexis contacted me because she noticed that we consistently submit press releases and she wanted to remind other members that there are a lot of benefits to investing a little time in good PR,” said Rutledge.  “I think this was a good article to remind our fellow members that generating interest in NADCA and its members can only benefit each of our companies.”

     Rutledge added, “Being contacted by NADCA to comment in the Duct Cleaning industry’s leading trade publication meant a lot to us, it showed us that we are doing something right; not only are we doing a good job in making clients aware of our company but a good job of making clients aware of NADCA and the importance of following the NADCA Guidelines and using a NADCA Certified Contractor when having your HVAC System cleaned.”

     Lori Wood, Director of Marketing for Hughes Environmental, agreed with both Mr. Rutledge and Mrs. Andrews in saying that professional marketing adds credibility to the company’s brand. “In a market such as Duct Cleaning, we all know the importance of finding a credible company to perform the work.  By building your company’s reputation and generating good, solid publicity about the company and the HVAC Cleaning industry as a whole, the business is sure to follow.”

     The article can be read in its entirety in the September/October issue of NADCA’s trade magazine, DucTales.

      In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.hughesenv.com

 

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 For more information contact Chuck Cooper at 888-845-3952

Commercial Duct Cleaning Company Sponsors Louisville Golf Classic

Friday, August 21st, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 13, 2009) – Hughes Environmental, a commercial duct cleaning company based in Louisville, Kentucky, will be a Fairway sponsor for this year’s St. Anthony’s Outreach for Children’s “Ed Mudd West End Golf Classic”.

      This yearly outing will benefit St. Anthony’s Community Outreach Center for Children, a Louisville-based charity that offers assistance and guidance to at-risks children. “Louisville is very much a golfing community and it’s a great time for our clients to enjoy the game and engage in some great conversation. “, said Chuck Cooper, Business Development Manager for Hughes Environmental.  “Whether you are playing the game or just there to support the cause it’s a good time to get together and do something great for our community”, said Cooper.

     The Friday, September 11th golf outing will take place at Shawnee Golf Course and offers many sponsorship opportunities for local businesses who would like to support St. Anthony’s Outreach.  “Hughes Environmental is using 2009 as our canvas to really get involved in our community.  In tough economic times such as these, local charities need our help more than ever”, said Cooper.  “We will also be participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk this October.  This is our community and it’s up to each individual and business to help it strive. We are very happy to lend our support to such great causes as LLS and The St. Anthony’s Outreach for Children Program.”

     In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.hughesenv.com

 

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

                                                       

Hughes Environmental wins Safety Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 3, 2009) – Hughes Environmental, a commercial duct cleaning company based in Louisville, Kentucky, was awarded the “Outstanding Safety Award” by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).  This award is reserved for companies like Hughes Environmental who have had an outstanding safety record for more than three consecutive years.

 The requirements for NADCA’s Safety Award are based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards.  Companies who apply for the award must have completed OSHA #300A Log in accordance with requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and have met safety guidelines as stipulated by NADCA to receive the honor.

Chuck Cooper, Business Development Manager for Hughes Environmental said, “This award is quite an accomplishment and showcases the work we’ve put into our safety program.”  Rebecca Yost, the company’s Operational Manager added that, “Safety is a top priority on our job sites.  We take OSHA Standards very seriously and having earned this award for the fourth consecutive year proves that our employees are paying attention to details and keeping their workplace safe.”

 In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.hughesenv.com

 

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Commercial Duct Cleaning Company Launches New Website

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 10, 2009) – Hughes Environmental, a commercial duct cleaning company based in Louisville, Kentucky, launched their new website today. The new site features expanded content, updated photos and graphics to create an entirely new online presence.

 The new website provides visitors with easy-to-navigate access to Hughes Environmental’s services and access to two different studies on Indoor Air Quality. “We think it’s important to reiterate to our clients that we are experts in HVAC Systems Cleaning, Commercial Duct Cleaning, Ceiling and Rafter Cleaning and other Industrial Cleaning Services”, said Chuck Cooper, Business Development Manager for Hughes Environmental. “We’ve worked very hard to become the regional leader in these services and we wanted to make sure that our new website showcases that we’ve done our homework and are experts in the field.  We want our new website to not only draw new business but also serve as a resource for our existing clients,” said Cooper.

 Improvements to the website include:

  • New Look
  • Ease-of-Navigation
  • Improved Site Features
  • Case Studies
  • Blog

Hughes Environmental recruited another Kentucky based company to display their new website.  The website design team at Blackstone Media, including designer Ty Goss, created a website that truly enhances the services that Hughes Environmental has to offer to the Commercial Facilities Industry.   The design and layout of the new site was created to set the company apart from its competitors and to reinforce the company’s goal of being a regional leader in HVAC Systems Cleaning Services.

In early 2005 Gail Walkiewicz and Craig Rutledge started Hughes Environmental, Inc. to service the commercial duct cleaning and rafter and ceiling cleaning needs of clients in the eastern half of the United States.  Hughes Environmental has seen strong growth since its inception as a result of superior customer service and a staff comprised of multiple NADCA Certified “Air System Cleaning Specialist”, American Indoor Air Quality “Certified Mold Remediators”, and “Certified Indoor Environmentalist”. For more information visit: www.hughesenv.com

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