Benefits of Routine Cleaning of HVAC Systems:
- Healthy indoor air usually results in a decrease of employee sick leave.
- As much as 20% energy savings can be seen as a result of cleaning A/C coils and sealing ductwork.
- Fewer unexpected mechanical equipment breakdowns resulting in less overhead.
The quality of air we breathe impacts our health. Our lungs are susceptible to damage when exposed to pollutants in the air, resulting in an increased risk of asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases. The term Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) has been used to describe situations in which occupants of large buildings experience acute health and comfort effects related to the time spent in a building, in which no direct cause can be identified. Some of these symptoms may include headaches, itchy eyes, nose or throat, dry cough, dry or itchy skin and sometimes nausea. SBS has become a particular concern, especially when it is estimated that most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors.
Many of the pollutants found indoors which we often breathe include: Dust, pollen, dust mites, pet hair and dander, skin flakes, mold, fungus, and bacteria. This does not include other harmful toxins such as aerosols, paints, paint thinners, perfumes, smoke, carbon monoxide and other bio-toxins.
Exposure to indoor air pollutants has become an increased concern of many, especially those who have allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. Allergy symptoms such as headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and dizziness are all aggravated by indoor air quality problems.
The most important part in solving an indoor air quality issue is eliminating the source of the problem. In determining the source, a thorough inspection of the surrounding environment is needed. Sources vary from toxic fumes, inadequate amounts of fresh air, high accumulations of dust, fiberglass particles, to mold growth. Mechanical problems within a air handling unit can also be the cause. One such problem is clogged condensate drains in an air handling unit causing standing water that eventually leads to mold growth. Often times when people are sick the problem can be traced back to the ventilation system.
Our process includes procedures set forth by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. We use hospital grade HEPA filtered negative air machines and vacuums, rotary brushes and compressed air to dislodge and remove all contaminants from the HVAC system. Containment is set up to protect occupants and plastic is placed over desk/computers. Sanitizing or use of chemical is used only when there is evidence of a bacterial substance. Before and after pictures and a conditions found report is supplied.