Tag: commercial building

#WCW Featured Client: Meet Cherie Harris!

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.13.45 AMThis week’s featured client works for Harper Supply in Fort Worth, Texas.

Meet Cherie Harris!

Cherie loves her job at Harper and is full of life. She takes pride in her work, which is why we chose to feature her in this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday post!

A word from Cherie:

I work for Harper Supply LLC. I have been with the company almost a year. We love to care for our customers and provide them the best specialty building maintenance chemicals and supplies ever.

Cherie is happily married and has three dogs and three cats. She really lives every day to the fullest.

Know someone we should pick for our featured client? Would you like to be featured? Send us an email to social@cleanac.com and we’ll get in touch! We love learning more about our clients and sharing their businesses!

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company based in Shelby, N.C., and have been creating products for HVAC maintenance since 1986. Read more at cleanac.com! Got a question? Contact us toll free at 1-800-766-9057.

About Harper Supply

Harper Supply LLC offers a variety of specialized solutions for Industrial and Commercial Building and Maintenance needs. Working for you, Harper Supply LLC is constantly seeking the most effective, efficient and environment-friendly “Green Products” to solve your cleaning problems.

CRT’s Pancrete Wins “Money-Saving Product” Award!


We are so proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has selected our product, Pancrete, as a 2015 Money-Saving Product winner! Pancrete is part of an elite group of 83 products showcased in the magazine’s June 2015 issue. You can find our product under “HVAC Fixes” on page 40 of the print magazine, or you can see it on their website here: http://www.buildings.com/gallery/HVAC-Fixes–2015-Money-Saving-Products/4.aspx. Below is a photo of a fresh, new installation of Pancrete, a self-leveling HVAC pan coating that allows the system to resume operation just 4-6 hours after application! It cures to a smooth enamel surface that resists fungus and bacteria and fills in rusty surfaces, resulting in a finished product that is corrosion-proof even under water.

pancrete new drip pan

Finalists for the awards were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, security, roofing, and maintenance.

About BUILDINGS magazine

BUILDINGS magazine serves over 74,000 commercial building owners and facilities management professionals in North America. The monthly publication helps readers make smarter decisions relevant to the management, modernization, and operation of their facilities.

About our company

Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. (CRT) is a chemical manufacturing company based in Shelby, N.C. We’ve been creating independently-certified, green products for HVAC maintenance since 1986. Read more at cleanac.com! Got a question? Contact us toll free at 1-800-766-9057.

Technically Speaking: Is HVAC Sanitization Important?

Most occupants of a commercial building or patients in a hospital have never seen the inside of an HVAC air handler.

Cleanliness of these areas is very important though. When in a modern building, all of the air you are breathing in passes through the air handler. Naturally, you would want it to be clean.

Unfortunately, this is not the fact most of the time. From my own experience in looking at interiors of air handlers where your air goes through, I would have to say that a good 50% of air handlers have mold and deposits on their cooling surfaces and condensate collection pans.

mold deposits
I have witnessed several hospitals with the skeletons of dead animals (birds, lizards, etc). In hospitals with recirculated air, it is possible that some germs may alight on, and grow on, cooling coils. In one major hospital, a swab was taken from the coils and some strange, uncommon microbes were found on the coils.

Other than wanting to breathe in clean air that has not passed through and around mold and other germs, keeping the interior clean of biological matter is important just from an energy standpoint.

Layers of microbes, called biofilms, act as an insulator on cooling coils, and retard heat transfer. There is evidence, published in the ASHRAE journal, that a reduction of up to 40% occurs because of dirty coils alone.

So, yes, keeping the interiors of HVAC air handlers clean is quite helpful, not only for the occupants, but also financially.

fast attack
Controlled release has developed and registered with the US EPA “Fast Attack HVAC System Sanitizer”. This is an iodine-based product that has several advantages for users.

You can find out more on Fast Attack HVAC System Sanitizer by going to our company website at http://www.cleanac.com/fast-attack

Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.