I really like the layout and setup of my lab for the most part... but its ventilation system is really yucky. When we first got here, the blowers never blew and they had to come open them up. We had spent hours wiping down all the surfaces and cleaning everything up, and as soon as they did that, crud and dust and dead bug parts got blown all over the place.
I still keep finding new dead insects in weird places, or just parts: a leg here, a wing there. All surfaces get coated in a thin film of some kind of dark dusty powder within a day or two of being cleaned. I'm sure this is not good. Luckily we do all of our cell culture in a different room that doesn't have these problems, but I do have a pretty sensitive instrument living in this environment. I just took out its RF amp board assembly (which appears to have failed), and DAMN is it dirty. It too is coated in a thin, directional (as in, coming from the side the instrument shell's vent holes are on) film, including all over the circuit boards and stuff.
Somehow I get the feeling this is not good...
10 hours ago