Commercial Air Duct Cleaning- The Why and Who

Air quality may seem trivial when you consider keeping your commercial building functional. Can a few dirty air ducts really cause any harm? A building's air quality can affect more aspects of your daily operations than you'd think. Air duct cleaning is one of the most important aspects of adequate building maintenance, and you should take it as seriously as any other maintenance item. 

Why Commercial Air Duct Cleaning is Important

If you don't keep your commercial or office building properly clean, you're letting your employees and customers breathe in potentially harmful particles of dirt, dust, and who knows what else. Not only that, but studies have shown that people work more efficiently when you improve indoor air quality in their work environment. 

In addition, improperly cleaned ducts, or ducts that haven't been cleaned at all, can lead to inefficient air filtration which drives up energy costs. There's also a slight chance of duct leaks, making the air cycled via your commercial HVAC system unclean and potentially dangerous to breathe, especially for anyone with allergies or a preexisting breathing condition. All_Services_in_One_Image[1].jpgDirt and dust aren't the only things you need to worry about. Duct leaks and filtration issues can lead to water or moisture getting into the ducts. Though this may seem like no big deal at first, the humidity and darkness inside the ducts provide the perfect environment to nurture a mold infestation. 

There are many different kinds of mold, and while some are more hazardous than others, you don't want to have any of them take root in your building. In a best-case scenario, mold can aggravate allergies and breathing conditions. In a worst-case scenario, people can get sick after prolonged exposure, especially to a variety like black mold.

Who Should Clean Your Air Ducts?

If you think that you may not be able to afford the cost of cleaning your air ducts, think about how much more money you're wasting by using an inefficient air system. Your heating and cooling systems will be more efficient, too, meaning you can pay lower energy costs and get better temperature control. That's right—a clean air conditioning system not only reduces health risks but can also save you money. 

While some people may think it's a good idea to attempt to clean their air systems themselves, it's not, especially on commercial properties. Trying to fix and clean the ducts yourself may worsen the preexisting issues and lower your overall indoor air quality (IAQ). You should schedule regular air duct cleaning appointments with professional commercial air duct cleaning services. 

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends scheduled cleanings and duct maintenance, as opposed to waiting until the ducts are noticeably in need of a cleaning. In general, most commercial buildings will need their ducts cleaned every two three years. However, environmental factors or building operations/characteristics may increase or decrease that time frame.

If your business schedule is full and you struggle to find time for all of the necessary scheduled maintenance services, it's understandable if you forget to schedule air duct cleaning every once in a while. However, you don't need to avoid scheduling it in the same time slots as other scheduled maintenance services. They don't tend to get in the way of each other, and it allows you to kill two birds with one stone and get back to business as soon as possible. 

Are Professional Air Duct Cleaners Really Necessary?

Average cleaning professionals, like janitors, have many talents and are an excellent resource for commercial clients to have on staff. However, they aren't quite what you need when you need your air ducts cleaned. It takes a lot more than basic tools, vacuums, and routines to clean the ducts properly. Viper_Air_Duct_Cleaning[1] (1).JPGWhen commercial clients call in a team of licensed air duct professionals like AdvantaClean technicians, we implement an extensive cleaning process to ensure your air ducts are working optimally. We don't just vacuum out the ducts, charge you, and leave. AdvantaClean uses industrial cleaning tools to remove any dirt, dust, debris, or allergens that have accumulated due to the airflow. We can even work with you to schedule the cleaning after hours to avoid disruption to your business operations. 

AdvantaClean also offers full duct sanitization, which reduces the risk of mold and mildew. We introduce an approved sanitizing agent into the ducts while the cleaning occurs. This sanitizer, combined with the negative pressure, maximizes duct cleanliness. Our process minimizes unpleasant smells, improves air quality, and makes your air system function better overall. Contact us today to get started!

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