Althoff Industries, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

The Vital Role of Switchgear Maintenance for Commercial Businesses

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Without switchgear, your commercial facility wouldn’t have power sent to the right equipment and locations in your facility, which would not only harm general efficiency, it could also lead to extensive damage and even safety hazards. 

To ensure that the switchgear in your facility continues to work correctly for many years with few power interruptions, you’ll need to schedule routine maintenance for it from professionals. 

For comprehensive switchgear maintenance services in Chicago, IL, trust to Althoff Industries Commercial. Our team of professionals has more than 60 years of experience working with all types of commercial electrical services in the Chicagoland area. 

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The Challenges of Clean Rooms

Monday, June 26th, 2023
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A clean room is a carefully controlled environment that minimizes contamination of sensitive components or ingredients. It can only take a particle of dust or stray strands of hair to destroy or inhibit the product being worked on in the clean room. The challenge is keeping these areas fully sterile. Clean rooms play a vital role in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, microelectronics, and healthcare.

At Althoff, our team works with clean room equipment and follows all necessary protocols. We understand how important your clean room is for your operations, no matter the industry, and we can ensure you have the ideal sterile, clean environment. 

Creating and maintaining a clean room requires facing several major challenges to ensure their efficient operation. But, as we say at Althoff, “Challenges accepted!” Below, we’ll examine some of the significant challenges we overcome in our clean room services in Chicago, IL.

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Understanding HVAC Static Pressure in a Building

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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What do you think you specifically need from your commercial HVAC system? Your first thought is likely “heating and cooling.” But your commercial facility’s HVAC system also needs to maintain proper airflow to avoid issues with high static pressure.

If you don’t know what static pressure is and why it’s important, don’t worry. We’re experts in commercial HVAC in Chicago, IL and we can guide you through the basics on why high static pressure is a concern for a commercial indoor environment, what causes it, and how to detect it.

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The Hidden Risks of Neglecting Your Commercial Exhaust System

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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The exhaust system for your business is probably a part that you don’t pay much attention to. Like much of the HVAC system that works in your commercial or industrial facility, it’s mostly hidden, and when it malfunctions you may not at first notice a problem with the heating and cooling inside the building.

But neglecting the exhaust system and leaving it without regular maintenance from professionals can lead to disasters. Below we’re going to look at why you need to have routine maintenance for your whole commercial HVAC system, exhaust system included, so you’ll know when it’s time to schedule necessary exhaust system repair in Chicago, IL with our technicians.

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A Spring Reminder About Scheduling Commercial AC Maintenance

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Warm weather is on the way, and although it may still seem like a long stretch before summer, we strongly recommend that you don’t delay when it comes to arranging for your commercial air conditioning maintenance in Chicago, IL. The sooner you reach out to us to schedule this service, the easier it will be to get you a convenient appointment. 

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Answering Your Questions About Commercial Ejector Pumps

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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We offer a full range of commercial plumbing services to our clients across Chicagoland. One of these services is installing, repairing, replacing, and maintaining ejector pumps. An ejector pump in Chicago, IL can play a critical role in allowing many types of facilities to operate within local codes. 

We often get questions regarding ejector pumps. In this post, we’ll provide the answers you need to know as a business owner. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions or wish to schedule service for an ejector pump.

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An Overview of the Types of Commercial Boilers

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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When you need to choose a new commercial boiler for your facility, you’ll have several different options. The type you choose depends a great deal on the type of business you run and the purpose of the boiler.

For example, if the boiler is designed to provide heating to the tenants of a large building, you’ll need a boiler much different from a boiler used to maintain the heat needed for processing in a manufacturing plant.

We handle many types of commercial boilers in Chicago, IL, and you can trust that we’ll steer you toward the right type to serve your needs and then have it installed correctly. We’ll focus on finding units that will save energy and lower the chance of downtime. 

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The Benefits of Commercial Humidification Control

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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People have a general sense that high humidity is “bad,” but often don’t consider the consequences of low humidity, which can be just as extreme. The ideal humidity level is balanced between the two. For example, when it comes to comfort, the ideal relative humidity level is 45%. Above 60% is too humid, and below 30% is too dry.

However, we’re specifically addressing the needs of commercial buildings when it comes to humidification. These can be complicated, and we strongly recommend any commercial facility have a commercial humidification system to balance indoor relative humidity. We offer commercial humidification and air cleaning systems in Chicago, IL that can solve your troubles with imbalanced moisture levels in your facility.

There are many benefits to commercial humidification control. Some will affect your business more than others, but almost any business will find humidification control advantageous.

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The Advantages of Camera and Video Drain Inspections

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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Your commercial facility has extensive plumbing in it, no matter what type of business you operate. Whether this plumbing is essential for process or is necessary for basic sanitation and water supply, you’ll want to ensure it’s kept in the best shape possible. 

This is where commercial camera and video drain inspections in Chicago, IL is immensely helpful. Thanks to advances in technology, our commercial plumbers do not need to disrupt your business to handle jobs like pipe and sewer line inspections, drain and sewer cleaning, and diagnosing plumbing problems. This technology also makes it faster and easier to locate issues in commercial plumbing and devise solutions that remove time-consuming guesswork and physical disruption to the workspace.

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Pipe Lining Can Solve Your Commercial Plumbing Worries

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Plumbing problems for a commercial facility can be standard annoyances, such as clogged drains or problems with low water pressure (often a problem in high-rises). You’ll need professional commercial plumbers to handle these repairs, but they’re straightforward and you won’t have to worry about disruption or damage to your property.

But what about dealing with issues like leaking pipes within the concrete structure of your facility, or having to replace worn-down older underground pipes? The repairs can require extensive excavation and the breaking up of concrete slabs. This kind of work is extremely disruptive to a commercial operation, not to mention expensive and messy. 

There is a way to solve this dilemma, which is pipe and drain lining. Not all commercial plumbers can offer this more efficient and cost-effective approach, but Althoff is proud to offer pipe and drain lining in Chicago, IL and throughout Chicagoland. We help you solve problems, not create new ones!

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