Many organisations have requirements for commercial air duct cleaning services, but how do we actually clean your air ducting? It’s a process that can make all the difference to energy use, health and safety, and maintenance costs, so here’s a quick guide to what we do!
Why Is It Important To Keep Air Supply Ducting Clean?
Air circulation systems act like human respiratory systems, so a blockage can cause a host of unpleasant outcomes. When air ducts become clogged with dust and grime, harmful particles from chemicals, synthetic fibres, and bio-matter can become trapped indoors, where they can be breathed in. The result is an increase in symptoms such as headaches, allergies, and respiratory complaints that cause employees to require time off work. In addition, organisations that fail to keep their air ducts clean not only risk reduced productivity, but they also face increased energy costs, as dirty air ducts put a significant strain on the entire system.
What Is The Legislation Regarding Air Supply Vent Cleaning?
The strategy for successful cleaning is guided by HVCA TR/19 and BS EN 15780, both of which were created in response to the need for consistency, transparency, and higher standards within the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Following the global pandemic, which highlighted the ease with which bacteria and viruses can be spread through ventilation systems, these guidelines have become paramount. Health and safety regulations and Insurance Standards also matter, particularly as many buildings cannot be insured if the vents are not cleaned.
How Are Air Supply Vents Cleaned?
For optimum results, the approach needs to be site-specific. For instance, a modern building will have different requirements to an older one. However, the general process is the same. Firstly, the vents and return registers are checked to assess cleaning requirements and establish the location of hard-to-access areas. Secondly, industry standard access doors are positioned and installed to enable access for complete internal structural cleans. The ventilation grills are then sealed. Compressed air is then fed through the system via identified duct runs. The industrial vacuum basically pushes air through the system and at the end of the duct run it is collected by specialist bagging units. This ensures the complete collection of all loose dust and that no residue remains. Finally, the system is sanitised using a fogging unit for complete health and safety compliance.
How Does Europa – VCS Improve The Service?
At Europa – VCS quality and compliance matter. Our specialists take pictures of the vents before and after cleaning and take air readings to form a comprehensive report. Certificates are issued with the reports. Our approach is highly efficient, with a focus on minimising downtime and interruptions, as well as instigating proactive maintenance procedures to ensure long-term cost benefits for our customers. With guaranteed sanitary standards at the heart of the service, our promise is to make sure that the air you and your employees breathe is as safe as possible.
Cleaning air vents regularly can make all the difference to health, safety, and productivity. For a free quote or to discuss your requirements with one of our ventilation cleaning specialists, please get in touch today.
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