Now Is the Perfect Time to Clean Your Facility’s Air Ducts
Running a business means you’re responsible for the well-being of your employees. You strive to keep your office conditions comfortable and optimized for employee performance. But have you considered the role of air duct cleaning in your indoor air quality (IAQ)?
Why Is Clean Air Important?
Studies have shown a direct correlation between employee productivity and the air quality of their workspace. Poor air quality can cause decreased efficiency with employees taking longer to accomplish tasks, and cost your company money.
Poor indoor air quality caused by a dirty or poorly maintained HVAC system can cause new or worsening health issues for those who experience frequent or prolonged exposure.
Not only does bad air quality increase the risks of health issues, but it can also lead to mold growth in your working environment. Mold doesn’t take much to grow, so routine cleaning of your HVAC system can help ensure that mold growth in the system doesn’t go undetected.
Why is Vent Cleaning Important?
Vent cleaning is essential in commercial buildings. The filters in your air ducts and HVAC systems can only hold so much debris. After they reach maximum capacity, they’ll no longer remove mold spores and other harmful particles from the air. They often push the particles they’ve collected back into circulation, which your employees will inhale as they work.
Poorly maintained or infrequently cleaned air ducts and HVAC systems are also far less efficient. They draw more power than a clean and well-maintained system to heat or cool your building and keep air moving. This will raise your energy bills, costing you more money.
Do I Really Need a Professional Duct Cleaning Service?
Commercial air duct and HVAC system cleanings should not be your next DIY project. Without the right equipment, it will take much longer and may even make the problem worse or damage your ducts.
Professional air duct cleaners, like the experts at AdvantaClean, have special equipment and expert knowledge to get the job done right.
How Often Should I Clean Commercial Air Ducts?
The correct frequency for commercial air duct cleaning depends on your specific working environment. The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) generally recommends getting them cleaned by professionals every three to five years.
There are a lot of things that could factor into how often your air ducts need to be regularly and professionally cleaned. These include the general outdoor environment (weather, pollen count, etc.), how many people work in the office, how often you use the heating or cooling systems, and the preexisting health conditions of anybody working in the area.
Do My Air Ducts Need Cleaning?
If you’re between air duct cleanings and unsure whether to schedule another one, there are a few signs to look out for that may indicate it’s time.
- Your vents and ducts are visibly clogged with debris
- Unpleasant, unexplained, or musty smells coming from your vents
- Stale air
- Unexplained spikes in the energy bill
- Dirt and dust near vents and registers
- Mold or mildew present anywhere in the building
- Inconsistent airflow and temperature control
- Signs of mold, vermin, or bug infestations
Air duct cleaning is best left to professionals. The teams at AdvantaClean have years of experience, top-of-the-line equipment, and expert methods, so we’ll make sure the job gets done right the first time. Has your business undergone a natural disaster or sustained other unexpected damage? AdvantaClean can help with that, too. We have a variety of services to help you get your business up and running again in no time.
Other services we offer include:
- Mold removal and remediation
- Water damage cleanup and restoration
- Fire and smoke damage cleanup
- Natural disaster cleanup
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!