Businesses are focusing more on employee and visitor health and safety. Cleaning protocols are expanding, along with frequency. While keeping floors, restrooms, kitchens, and surfaces, germ-free is standard in most businesses. They are also turning their attention to their HVAC system’s air ducts.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Since you rarely, if ever, take a look inside your building’s air ducts, you may not realize how dirty they can get. Your HVAC systems use air ducts to pull air in and push it out.
Over time, dirt, dust, and allergens in the air can build up in your air ducts. When this happens, the indoor air quality suffers.
Can Air Duct Cleaning Cause Damage
When done correctly, cleaning air ducts does not cause damage. You want to use the right tools and equipment, so it’s best to rely on professionals.
CS Mechanical can safely clean your air ducts, whether they are behind walls or in the ceiling.
How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned
We recommend cleaning your air ducts once every three to five years. However, it can vary based on the facility. For example, a facility that is sanding wood or spray painting daily may want to clean its air ducts more frequently.
Our trained technicians can recommend a schedule, so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Regularly scheduled maintenance and cleaning can prevent catastrophic loss of equipment. It reduces the risk of fires, especially in the winter when HVAC systems switch over from cold air to heated. Heated air moves through the ducts and can cause built-up dirt and debris to start smoldering.
Improved air quality is one of the primary benefits of air duct cleaning. Employees may not miss as many days at work due to the reduction of dust, dirt, and allergens.
After cleaning the air ducts, your HVAC system will work more efficiently, reducing energy usage and costs. An additional benefit is the reduction of odors. Along with removing any musty smells, clean air ducts can improve airflow. Improved airflow can prevent unpleasant odors from lingering.
What is Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct cleaning is not a complicated process, but it can be time-consuming and messy.
After gaining access to the air ducts, our team will use specialized equipment to remove any buildups from all sides. Once the debris is removed, our technicians use a high-powered vacuum to ensure nothing is left behind.
We’ll re-close the area, replace the vents, and clean up any mess that may occur.
Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing
Air duct cleaning often involves sanitizing before replacing the vents. A sanitizer or another type of anti-microbial product is applied to the inside of the ducts.
The sanitizer kills microbes and harmful bacteria and prevents them from reforming and getting into the air. It’s one more way you can help ensure the health of your employees and visitors.
How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take
On average, air duct cleaning takes between three and seven hours but can differ depending on how many HVAC units are present and the severity of their condition. A few factors determine cleaning time.
The HVAC system’s size plays a role in how long cleaning takes, along with the number of components. The components we typically clean include:
- Return filters
- Air conditioning coil
- Duct covers
- Return registers
We’ll repair or replace any part to keep your HVAC system running efficiently.
Air Duct Cleaning and Sealing
It’s not uncommon to discover leaks in the air ducts during cleaning.
Some common signs of leaky air ducts are high utility bills and poor air circulation. The location of your ducts, attic, garage, or crawlspace is another reason to consider having them sealed.
CS Mechanical will redesign inefficient air duct systems and seal any leaks.
Air Duct Cleaning Process
The air duct cleaning process typically takes several hours. However, there are a few things you can do to give our technicians a hand.
Remove any clutter from the floor. Our technicians work best when they have a clear and safe pathway. We also appreciate it when the vents and registers are not blocked, along with the furnace and air conditioner.
To help your staff, visitors, and technicians stay safe, we prefer everyone to stay away from the areas we are working in.
Not sure when to schedule an air duct cleaning. We recommend scheduling duct cleaning when the HVAC system is not in use.
Clogged Dryer Vent
Clogged dryer vents are an issue in some facilities. Not only do the dryers run less efficiently, a clogged vent can be a fire hazard. Hot air in the dryer can ignite the blockage resulting in damage to the machine and facility.
We recommend shutting the dryer off until we can remove the clog. We will also clean the vent and other components to improve the dryer’s efficiency.
Contact CS Mechanical to learn more about the commercial services we offer.