Commercial Air Ducts are used in a wide variety of industries and facilities such as manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants, etc. These needed airflows include, for example, heating and air conditioning, dryer or laundry exhaust, kitchen grease exhaust, bathroom exhaust, or basic general exhaust systems.
Did you know?
Many business owners and facility managers do not know that commercial air ducts are a collection source of contaminants that may affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, viruses, skin scales, pollen, rodent feces, insects, and microscopic dust particles.
Why clean it?
Cleaning of the total ventilation system will increase the facility’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduce potential health risks within the company. These health hazards will result in allergies, asthma, illnesses, fatigue, eye irritation, diseases, and sinus congestion, to name a few, which will decrease your employees’ productivity.
Commercial ducts that have dirt/debris inside work much harder than a clean system. It has to either maintain exact temperatures or exhaust debris out of the building. A clean system will run much more efficiently which will result in lower energy costs.
How often? NADCA Standards
Industry standards recommend that you have your air ducts inspected every 2 years (annually in hospitals) for contamination. Kitchen and dryer ducts should be cleaned semi-annually or annually compared to heating and air conditioning ducts every 5-7 years. Obviously, this will vary from industry to industry with your field of business and the environmental conditions. Commercial dryer ducts and kitchen exhaust should be cleaned regularly because of a potential fire hazard.
What do we clean?
The interior surfaces of the commercial supply, return, or exhaust ductwork, the air handling units and fans to remove contaminants from the entire system.
Reducing energy costs and eliminating possible health hazards is very important to your business, so cleaning your commercial air ducts will diminish the chances of these risks affecting your bottom line.