Commercial Building Maintenance
With everything that’s involved in the maintenance of a commercial building, cleaning an air duct system that’s not showing any obvious problems can seem like an unnecessary expenditure of time and money. Well guess again, while air duct cleaning isn’t a task you need to do every year, it’s definitely not something you can afford to ignore entirely.
Why do air ducts need cleaning
Poor indoor air quality, inefficient air infiltration, and duct leaks can all result in dust entering the duct system. This dust can accumulate to the point that it starts to break off and re-enter your air. When this happens, you may notice your workspaces become dusty faster, your eyes may water and your nose might start to get stuffy and run.
High humidity in the building or water leaking into the ducts provides the moisture needed for mold to develop. Mold in the ducts releases tiny spores that will end up circulating through your whole building. In addition to aggravating allergies and asthma, exposure to mold spores increases risk of upper respiratory infection.
Pest infestations are another reason to have your ducts cleaned. It’s not uncommon for mice, squirrels, bees, and other pests to find their way into a duct system. Once inside, they leave behind nesting material, hair, and dead insects. Particles of these are then blown out into your rooms.
If the air quality in your building is in good standings and you use high quality air filters, your ducts could stay clean for years but, even in the most ideal situation there’s always a chance of unexpected issues. At least once every two or three years, have your duct system professionally inspected to check if it’s due for a cleaning.
How air duct cleaning benefits you
Keeping your building’s ducts clean protects the heating and cooling system, and the health of the building occupants.
When your ducts are clean, you’ll have less dust, mold spores, pollen, and pest debris floating in your air.
HVAC system efficiency
Greater HVAC system efficiency — Debris in the ducts impairs airflow through your system, so the fan motor has to work harder to distribute conditioned air to your rooms. When the ducts are clean, the air will flow freely and the motor will consume less energy moving it. Clean ducts deposit less dust on your air conditioner’s evaporator coil. Even a millimeter of dust on the coil reduces its efficiency, so clean ducts really pay off in summer..
Professional air duct cleaning makes a difference
Professional Duct Cleaning Makes the Difference, Duct cleaning isn’t a job to leave up to a regular building maintenance crew armed with a shop vac. Attempting to clean the ducts without the right tools can make you indoor air quality worse because the debris dislodged will end up being blown into your rooms. You’re also likely to miss a lot of the debris.
A professional will bring in equipment specially designed to thoroughly clean the ducts without contaminating your air. A large portable machine is used because it allows the crew to more effectively access all parts of the building’s extensive duct system.
To learn more about the Gesundheit Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Process simply give us a call at (928) 634-2580