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Does your healthcare facility have water intrusion?

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, July 1, 2019

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Protect your building and patients from fungal exposure

BY MICHAEL S. CRANDALL, CIH

Water intrusion can cause a host of issues impacting buildings and the health of the people who use them. Hospitals and other medical facilities must be particularly aware of this sometimes-invisible threat to protect the vulnerable populations they serve.

Whether visible or hidden, and regardless of the age of the facility, water and water vapor can cause fungal growth and deterioration of building components, along with physical symptoms in people. Finding the cause of water intrusion and fixing it correctly makes the difference in providing healthcare consumers with the safe environments they expect.

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