Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control

REMEDI8® Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control in the Healthcare

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Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8 Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control in the Healthcare Industry

HEPA-10X mitigates the spread of infection in high-risk healthcare environments

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and health and safety systems, highlights its HEPA-10X for infection control in high-risk healthcare settings. The HEPA-10X has been expertly designed for effective control and maximum efficiency. Its interior and exterior powder coating not only enables easy cleaning and maintenance but also maximizes the system’s durability, ensuring longevity. Plus, the unit comes pre-assembled and ready for immediate use, minimizing installation costs and other startup barriers.

The HEPA-10X extends to 10 feet in height with a 6-foot fully extendable ladder capability, making it ideal for tall ceilings. Its 2-speed power switch and HEPA filtration system offers a fully-integrated HEPA filter with a variable power switch. Additionally, its One-Step Lift and Lock mechanism makes it easy for one person to move the unit within a facility and set it up again in less than 30 seconds. These features are designed to make the HEPA-10X a seamless integration into healthcare environments—offering users flexibility and adaptability without much downtime.

The unit also comes with a 25-foot retractable power cord and built-in electrical outlets, making for easier storage and enabling easy maintenance with plug-in capabilities for technician tools. With over 300 expert technicians serving all 50 states, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage to customers nationwide.

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Mobile Containment Units here: https://www.myremedi8.com/product-containment-solution/

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report  on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Dust - 10C

REMEDI8® Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Dust Control

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CONTACT:
Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8 Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Dust Control

DUST-10C mitigates dust in construction and other debris-heavy environments

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and fire protection and compliance solutions, highlights its DUST-10Cfor dust containment in a variety of settings. The DUST-10C has been expertly designed for effective control and maximum efficiency. Its interior and exterior powder coating not only enables easy cleaning and maintenance but also maximizes the system’s durability, ensuring longevity. Plus, the unit comes pre-assembled and ready for immediate use, minimizing installation costs and other startup barriers.

The DUST-10C extends to 10 feet in height with a 6-foot fully extendable ladder capability, making it ideal for tall ceilings while still offering easy access. Additionally, its One-Step Lift and Lock mechanism makes it easy for one person to move the unit within a building and set it up again in less than 30 seconds. These features are designed to make the DUST-10C a seamless integration into contracting and building environments—offering users flexibility and adaptability without much downtime. Plus, the DUST-10C Mobile Containment Unit offers convertibility for HEPA filtrations, giving contractors and other professionals the option to incorporate a HEPA air filtration system to a dust mitigation unit. The unit also comes with a pass-through power cord opening.

Its easy-to-clean design and flexibility make the DUST-10C unit ideal for general contractors and other professionals working in dust and debris-producing environments. With over 300 expert technicians serving all 50 states, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage to customers nationwide.

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Mobile Containment Units here: https://www.myremedi8.com/product-containment-solution/

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report  on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Fire Barrier Firestoping Program

REMEDI8® Highlights Fire Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services

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CONTACT:
Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8® Highlights Fire Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services

Correct Costly Mistakes and Address Risks Before They Happen

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and compliance solutions, is proud to highlight its comprehensive fire barrier management survey and remediation services for healthcare facilities. With ongoing building maintenance and renovations, healthcare facilities risk dangerous non-compliant barrier penetrations. REMEDI8® corrects these costly mistakes and addresses risk before they happen with tailored end-to-end surveys, remediation, and maintenance programs for firestopping systems.

REMEDI8® provides a comprehensive solution:

  • A thorough sweep of fire barriers for non-compliant penetrations, scab patching, and head-of-wall issues
  • Identification of missing J-box covers and cables on sprinkler lines
  • Labeling of each penetration with UL system, material type, date, and technician’s name
  • Physical and/or digital reports including plans noting location of work, and before and after photographic documentation of each penetration
  • Certified, factory and field trained technicians knowledgeable with all firestopping products (STI, HILTI, 3M)

From surveying to innovative reporting, maintenance, and repair, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage with over 300 certified and highly skilled technicians serving healthcare facilities in all 50 states.

“At REMEDI8®, we are committed to helping our clients maintain a safe and compliant environment,” said Mark Pavlacka, EVP of Operations at REMEDI8®. “Our barrier management survey and remediation services address the unique needs of each client, ensuring their facilities meet the highest standards of fire protection.”

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services at https://www.myremedi8.com/fire-barrier-compliance-program/.

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8™

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Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8
Four Fire and Life Safety Businesses Now Unified Under Single Brand

Lenexa, Kan. – January 23, 2023 – Barrier Companies, a nationwide fire and life safety services company that specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance, has announced a strategic rebranding to REMEDI8. The new name unifies four businesses – Barrier Compliance Services, Prevent Life Safety Services, Fire Door Solutions and United Fire Doors – under one brand, which reflects the strength of the combined business’ mission to provide value to customers and assist with code compliance.


Barrier Companies acquired Prevent, a fire and life safety company serving customers primarily in healthcare settings throughout California, Texas and Arizona later that year. To further build out the company’s national service capability, Barrier Companies acquired two additional fire and safety compliance businesses in July 2022.


These were Fire Door Solutions, a local peer to Barrier Companies based in Stilwell, Kansas a leading provider of fire and life safety compliance services and solutions primarily for the healthcare facilities market nationwide, and Florida-based United Fire Door Inspection, a specialized provider of inspection services in the Southeast.


“As REMEDI8, we are a truly unified company with a simple goal: to save lives and protect property by helping our customers achieve 100% life safety compliance,” said Mickey Eberts, Chief Executive Officer of REMEDI8. “Our new identity incorporates the best attributes of each entity and speaks to our goal by emphasizing our comprehensive scope of services, our experienced technicians and our national footprint.”


REMEDI8 is also introducing a new visual brand identity to complement its name change. Taking design cues from the merged companies, it includes an updated logo and color palette that is indicative of the strategic direction of the company. Visit www.myREMEDI8.com to explore the new website and brand.


Barrier Companies’ remaining subsidiaries: Barrier Technologies, Barrier Compliance Services (construction division), Facilities Management Solutions and Pencon will continue to operate under their current brands.

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About REMEDI8
REMEDI8 specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect, Repair, Re-Label, and formally Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.
For more information visit: https://www.myREMEDI8.com/

Fire Door Label

#1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Their Inspection (Plus Reliable Ways to Avoid It)

Unfortunately, a door that passes all other points of its inspection will still be marked as a failed door if labels are missing. According to the NFPA, “labels on fire doors, fire door frames, or other components of a fire door assembly, are the identifying mark that the door or component has been tested to the required first test standards and has passed the criteria required by those test standards.” Rated-labels include key information about its assembly such as a unique ID number, the hourly rating, and the manufacturer. Without the required labels, there is no clear indication of whether or not a fire-rated door and frame are in-fact a fire-rated door or frame.

The hourly rating on a rated-label is critical for creating sections of your fire barriers as doors are typically rated for three-fourths of the surrounding wall’s rating. According to SDI, “a 3-hour fire door is used in a 4-hour rated wall; a 1-1/2-hour fire door is used in a 2-hour rated wall, and a 3/4-hour door is used in a one-hour rated wall.” A notable exception to the three-fourths rule is for 1/3-hour rated doors which are also used in one-hour rated walls. Without rated labels indicating the hourly ratings for door assemblies, it would be exceptionally difficult to ensure that door assemblies are being maintained throughout a facility according to code requirements.

What can you do if a fire door’s label is missing?

While it’s not uncommon for a fire door to fail its inspection due to missing labels (especially for doors located in high-traffic areas), it is an easy fix to get the door compliant again. Assuming the fire-rated door assembly has passed all other points of its inspection, the door can be re-certified once a new label is created and applied to the door and/or frame.

Another common occurrence our technicians see within facilities is rated-door assemblies that have labels that are no longer legible or have been painted over. Labels on door assemblies in high-traffic areas will inevitably suffer from wear and tear and may become illegible over time. This is an easy fix as a new label can be generated for the door. Labels that have been painted over, however, will continue to be an issue if staff and 3rd parties responsible for painting are not educated on the facility’s requirements for fire door labels. It’s important to educate responsible parties when painting is being done to help ensure code compliance.

Whether you’re managing a healthcare facility, manufacturing facility, or multi-unit residential facility, maintaining your fire doors is critical to the success of your life safety and fire barrier management programs. Contact us today to begin planning your next fire-rated door inspection to ensure compliance and safety within your fac