TROUBLESHOOTING OUR MOST POPULAR PUMPS

SGS Galson Laboratories’ FreePumpLoan™ program puts quality air sampling pumps at your disposal easily, quickly and, of course, free. To optimize the experience, we provide instructions with each pump and have an excellent client service team available 24/7/365 to help resolve any problems. If you are using the pumps, no doubt, you are technically savvy; and because time is money, we thought it would be useful to provide a reminder of the most common problems that can be easily diagnosed and fixed by you in the field on the GilAIr and AirCheck 52 pumps. If you experience a fault while sampling and the pump shuts itself off, denote the time the pump has run from the LCD, found  on the side of GilAir pump or top of the AirCheck 2 pump. Address the fault cause with the troubleshooting instructions below and restart sampling. The Aircheck 52 and GilAir have some common troubleshooting issues, and some are different, which we indicate below. For both air pumps, two basic faults can occur: ●     Air flow being restricted or cut off. The AirCheck 52 will show a broken arrow on the LCD display next to the timer indicating a flow fault. OR ●     An insufficiently charged battery. When troubleshooting a flow fault, look for these issues, with reasonably easy fixes: 1.    When you encounter kinked or restricted tubing, re-route tubing to ensure unrestricted flow. Using an SGS Galson Personal Exposure Vest with built in tubing channels can eliminate this issue completely! 2.    When your pump inlet filter is clogged or dirty, the filter can be cleaned manually with tap water. If a new...

New bill defining mold signed in California

By Nicole Tormey Mold sampling may see an increase in California due to a new law adding conditions to the definition of substandard housing. Senate Bill No. 655, which amends Sections 17920 and 17920.3 of the Health and Safety Code, adds mold as part of enforceable substandard conditions in California housing law. Mold is now defined as “microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building.” Health and code enforcement officers can now cite visible mold growth as a type of inadequate sanitation and thus substandard, as defined by the bill. Exceptions include minor mold and mold found on surfaces that can accumulate moisture as part of their proper and intended uses such as mold in a shower. By expanding the definition of a mold crime, the bill imposes a state-mandated local program requiring that code enforcement officers be trained in mold inspection practices. These officers have the authority to address mold complaints and require that mold be removed and sources of the moisture be remediated. Through our West Coast office in Irvine, CA, we provide a full range of air sampling and analysis services including comprehensive mold testing. As questions arise on the new California mold law, call us at 888-432-5227, email clientservices@galsonlabs.comor use our IH Live Chat, now available on tablets and mobile phones. We’ll be pleased to help in any way we...

YOUR LOCAL, GLOBAL LAB