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The Department of Veterans Affairs - New Orleans, LA

The Situation:

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the state of Louisiana, leaving unprecedented damage in her wake. New Orleans was dealt a particularly devastating blow when Katrina struck and the waters breached the levee system, flooding most of the city. The New Orleans Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center suffered heavy damage, was shut down and sealed for three months. As work began to reopen the facility, the VA awarded the air duct cleaning contract to AdvantaClean which was a critical component to the facility’s restoration.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Orleans, Louisiana to clean ductwork and handle mold remediation in the New Orleans VA Medical Center, including the hospital and transitional care center.

  • The scope of work for this project included remediation and cleaning of ductwork, contaminated coils, and central pump units throughout the facility, including demolition and renovation of various areas.
  • Because the ten-story, 354-bed hospital and transitional care facility had been evacuated and closed down for over 90 days, mold and microbial growth in the ducts and HVAC system components were a grave concern. The project team cleaned over one million square feet of ductwork, often dealing with special situations like radioactive rooms, animal laboratories and physical space constraints.
  • The large-scale, highly complex project took five months to complete with progress reports being sent daily to the VA’s resident engineer and AdvantaClean headquarters. Tracking and testing were critical success factors as the team moved through each floor, ensuring no microbial growth in the air ducts.
  • After passing strenuous clearance testing in each room, floor and eventually the entire hospital, the center became one of the first facilities in New Orleans’ vast medical district to reopen its doors.

The Department of Veterans Affairs - Baltimore, MD 21201
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore Maryland to clean the ductwork in Quad D of the Baltimore Maryland VA Medical Center.
•    These services were performed in accordance with the standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
•    All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned in the specified areas of Quad D of the facility, including the ductwork supplying air to seven (7) separate operating rooms.
•    Air handlers and associated stainless steel ductwork were cleaned as a part of this project.

The Department of Veterans Affairs - Indianapolis, IN 46202


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indianapolis, Indiana to clean ductwork in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
•    These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
•    The scope of work for this project included exhaust duct cleaning on six (6) floors of the hospital.
•    Cleaning included exhaust fans and all associated ductwork in 10 patient-occupied areas of the facility. 

NATIONAL INTER-AGENCY FIRE CENTER - Boise, ID 83705
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
National Inter-Agency Fire Center Boise, IDAdvantaClean was contracted by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho to clean the ductwork in over 20,000 square feet of the facility.
•    These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
•    All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned throughout three (3) separate floors of the facility, including the basement, and first and second floors, totaling 20,400 square feet.
•    Three (3) air handlers and associated stainless steel ductwork were cleaned as a part of this project.

W. G. (BILL) HEFNER VA MEDICAL CENTER - Salisbury, NC 28144
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
AdvantaClean was contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Salisbury, North Carolina to clean the ductwork in specified areas of the Bill Hefner VA Medical Center.
•    These services were performed in accordance with the Standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) ACR-2006.
•    All components of the air conveyance system were cleaned in multiple mid-rise buildings on the Salisbury VA Campus.
•    Air duct cleaning was conducted in conjunction with air handler replacement. 
•    AdvantaClean worked with facility and regulatory staff to ensure code and operational compliance. The project was completed on time and within budget.