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Does Your Office Need Industrial Cleaning For Air Ducts

The air around us gives us life but it can also make us sick if it isn’t clean. Millions of workers suffer from diseases related to dirty air, such as asthma, pneumonia, and cancer.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a major concern for building owners and managers to protect the health, comfort, and productivity of their workers. People at work spend most of their time indoors and the air within the office can be more polluted than the outside air.

We breathe through our lungs and a building breathes through its HVAC system. Our respiratory system has a defense mechanism to filter and kick out pollutants from the air we breathe. For HVAC systems, cleaning is not automatic and dust and other hazards will gradually build up over time.

Is it time to call an industrial cleaning service for your air ducts? Read on to find out.

When You Can’t Just Dust It Off

Dust isn’t an annoyance that you can just sweep under the rug. It is a major health problem in the workplace.

While the short-term effects range from eye and skin irritation to sneezing and coughing, long-term exposure can have more serious complications. Up to 15% of all asthma cases in the US are work-related. Dust and other toxic fumes can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumoconiosis, and lung cancer which are all irreversible and incurable.

Under certain conditions, dust in the air can also explode. Combustible dust is a major hazard that threatens life and destruction of buildings.

Any manufacturing process can produce dust. Plastic, leather, wood dust from sawmills and chemicals are some examples.

The dust can build up inside your ducts and circulate in the air of your building. Thorough industrial cleaning of your air ducts is necessary to address this problem.

When the Air Filters Are Dirty

Do you see yourself as a ‘metrosexual’ and trim your nose hairs as part of your grooming? If you have seasonal rhinitis, you might want to stop. Research has found out that high nose hair density can protect against the risk of developing asthma for patients with seasonal rhinitis.

The similarities between the HVAC system and a human body’s respiratory system are amazing. Air filters for the HVAC system are equivalent to our nose hairs.

Air filters and nose hairs both serve the function of collecting and filtering out particles suspended in the air. And air filters, like nose hair, are often under-appreciated.

Air Filters Are the First Line of Defense

Air filters are the gatekeepers that keep out dust, pollen, and other riffraff from entering the building. These delinquents will cause all sorts of trouble. Some are potential fire hazards and some carry disease and cause health problems.

When the air filters become dirty, then it’s a sure sign that your whole HVAC system is in need of industrial cleaning.

Again, let’s go back to the comparison with nose hairs. What happens when nose hairs have collected enough dirt? The dirt is combined with snot and mucus to become boogers.

A big booger (sorry for the disgusting image) will restrict the air flow through your nose. The same is true for clogged air filters.

To restore the air flow, replacing the filters and cleaning the air ducts are recommended.

When Your Office Feels like a Sauna

One of the signs of a dirty air duct system is increased humidity. When you are sweating for no reason and it feels like a Bangkok summer, cleaning the ducts is probably long overdue.

For some industries, the humidity level is critical for proper operation. These include manufacturers of food products, medicine, and textile.

When the air humidity level is very high, the excess moisture in the air can bacterial growth, which is bad for the health of anyone who uses your office.

When You’re Sick of the Rat Pack

We’re not talking about ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Mr. Frank Sinatra and the rest of his gang because they’re awesome. We’re talking about actual packs of rats living inside your ductwork.

These pesky animals chew their way into the air ducts to access different areas of the building. The HVAC system becomes their own personal highway. They also like to make nests using the insulation materials.

Imagine if you have a customer or an investor visiting your office and they look upon the beady eyes of a rat staring at them. Yuck! Rats are disgusting and bad enough by themselves. They also carry diseases that can infect your employees.

Because they make holes in the ductwork, conditioned air escapes. The efficiency of your HVAC system will be severely compromised.

Use Your Eyes, Ears, and Nose

Look for rodent droppings and listen for critter movement. And if you smell a dead rat, then you know you have a rat problem.

Rat infestations (and bug infestations) need to be dealt with immediately. In some cases, you will require the services of an exterminator.

We perform industrial cleaning of your HVAC system after the rats are removed. A clean environment discourages rats and other pests from taking up residence inside the air ducts.

Industrial Cleaning for Air Ducts to Lower Utility Bills

Have you noticed that your electricity bills are increasing every month? This could indicate that dirt and debris are clogging up your HVAC system.

When this happens, your heating and cooling systems will work twice as hard to maintain the indoor temperature. This is why your utilities are making a hole in your pocket.

A dirty HVAC system is an inefficient system. Contaminants in the air ducts can also shorten the lifespan of your unit. The result is a pile-up of bills from energy wastage and repairs.

Industrial cleaning is the way to go if you’re looking to save money. Mother nature will also thank you because the increased efficiency will reduce your company’s carbon footprint.

Everyone Deserves Clean Air

At Fresh Aire Duct Cleaning, we recognize the increasing public awareness of the importance of a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.

Contact us to assess your indoor air quality or to ask for a free estimate.