SynergyOne Solutions Honored With 5 Year Recognition Award

March 18, 2015

Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), LLC, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that SynergyOne Solutions, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, was presented with a 5 Year Recognition Award at the 2012 DKI Awards Ceremony.

The Importance of Fire Damper Maintenance

January 18, 2013

Regularly scheduled smoke damper and fire damper inspections are a critical part of fire safety maintenance plans. Regular testing and inspections ensure that dampers work correctly. Periodic smoke damper and fire damper inspections are required by the National Fire Protection agency (NFPA) and The Joint Commission. After installation, all smoke and fire dampers should be inspected within one year of installation. They are then required to be inspected every four years. The exception to this requirement is hospitals, where they are required to be inspected every six years. For maximum safety, regular inspections in addition to the code requirements can ensure that you are maintaining your passive fire protections. AirCare strictly follows procedures established by hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, research laboratories, and doctors’ offices to make certain that our Smoke Damper / Fire Damper Inspection services are in compliance with internal mandates.

Fire Dampers are used to maintain the required ratings of fire rated barriers (walls, partitions, floors) when they are penetrated by duct work. Fire and smoke dampers close when there is a fire. This prevents the spread of smoke and fire through the ventilations system.

When a rise in temperature occurs a fire damper will close and prevent the spread of flame through the barrier. Dampers are typically curtain style that will shut when a fusible link melts. The fusible link typically melts when the temperature rises to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. In some circumstances higher degree fusible links (e.g. 212°F) are installed in ductwork with consistently higher normal temperatures, such as hot decks in dual duct systems. Fire dampers are certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to carry hourly fire resistance ratings, typically 1.5 to 3 hours.

Smoke dampers are used in ductwork and air transfer openings that are designed to resist the passage of air and smoke. Smoke dampers may be required in smoke barriers and other smoke controlled systems. Typically smoke dampers are operated by smoke detectors in the ductwork that will close the smoke damper when smoke is detected. Smoke detectors often are hard wired to a central alarm panel in which the alarm will relay a signal to the smoke damper to cause smoke damper closure. The closure of smoke dampers are done by an actuator – the actuator is either electric or pneumatic. The actuator utilizes the jackshaft and linkage to open and close the blades of the smoke damper. Smoke dampers are UL certified with an air leakage class rating.

At Aircare Environmental Services, we stand by the services that we provide. Our technicians are highly knowledgeable and provide exemplary service. Our inspections go above and beyond. Our reports provide the location of every smoke and fire damper, with the applicable identifying number and whether such damper passed or failed inspection. We also provide a detailed report for each failed Smoke or Fire Damper as well as before and after digital photographs of every damper for proof of inspection to regulatory agencies. When you make Aircare Environmental Services part of your fire safety maintenance plan, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

AirCare’s Mold Prevention Program

May 10, 2012

Whether the property is an office building, warehouse, retail, industrial or educational facility, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a serious concern for business owners, property managers and property owners. AirCare Environmental Services is the expert provider of IAQ management services for commercial, industrial, retail, restaurant, residential or health care properties. The rising health implications are creating economic and legal implications and more indoor air quality regulations and standards are being developed and enforced.

AirCare Environmental Services Standard Mold Remediation Process

  • AirCare’s trained and certified technicians commence each mold remediation project by first containing the contaminated area by erecting barriers made from 6-mil fire retardant poly sheeting to seal all openings, vents and other penetrations into or from the contaminated area in order to protect the surrounding area from cross-contamination.
  • The contaminated area is then placed under negative pressure using high powered, high efficiency particulate air filtered (HEPA) units and all airflow within the contained area is exhausted outside the premises.
  • Next, all unsalvageable porous items, mold contaminated sheetrock, wood, insulation materials and other contaminated building materials or items are removed and disposed of to an area outside the premises.
  • All vertical and horizontal surfaces and non-porous items within the containment are then vacuumed using HEPA filtered vacuum units and disinfected using an EPA approved disinfectant.
  • Additional steps may include encapsulating any wood beams or exposed framing materials with an EPA approved anti-microbial coating or encapsulant.
  • Testing and sampling is then performed and a final reports of our findings, data, copies of digital photographs taken during the remediation process and recommendations is the provided for each project.

Contact AirCare now to learn how we can help you with mold remediation and mold removal by calling 1-866-246-6789.

Canton, MA Office Opening

February 1, 2012

SynergyOne Solutions is pleased to announce the opening of its new 17,000 sq. ft. headquarters office located at One Colgate Way in Canton, MA. The new space enables the Company to house all of its growing operations into one location and to create a state of the art warehouse facility for both storage and classroom training of its employees on all of the latest fire and water damage mitigation, structural clean up, fire and smoke restoration, water damage restoration, mold remediation and air duct cleaning techniques using the most up to date equipment and technology.

About SynergyOne Solutions (
During 2011, AirCare Environmental Services, Inc. (“AirCare”) acquired the assets of New England Build & Restore, Inc. (“NEBR”), hired NEBR’s employees and took over all of NEBR’s existing key accounts and projects. Immediately after the completion of the asset acquisition, AirCare formed SynergyOne Solutions and created the AirCare Environmental Services Division and the New England Build & Restore Division in order that both entities could maintain their established businesses and brands, and continue as leaders in the environmental and property repair services industries.

Michael T. Rufo, formerly an Executive Account Director for NEBR, joined SynergyOne both as the Executive Vice President of Construction Services for the NEBR Division and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company which had previously consisted of SynergyOne’s President & CEO, James M. Clary, III and the Executive Vice President of Environmental Services for the AirCare Division, Phillip B. Renzi.

Shortly after the initial formation of SynergyOne, the Company selected the most experienced disaster restoration professionals from the AirCare and NEBR Divisions, and then added the best-of-the-best disaster restoration professionals from outside of the Company, in order to form the “ServTech” Division to assist all of its commercial and residential customers immediately after a fire, storm or severe weather emergency or catastrophe.

SynergyOne Solutions is New England’s largest, most respected and independently owned emergency restoration, environmental and reconstruction company. Each Division of the Company is fully staffed with its own in-house independent group of professionals and experts who are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

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