Commercial ventilation maintenance is of the utmost importance in retail, office, and hospitality settings. Of all maintenance tasks, air duct cleaning is particularly critical when it comes to helping create a healthier indoor environment for staff, visitors, and customers.
Let’s look at the five main reasons why regular air duct cleaning is important in all commercial premises.
1) Helps Create a Cleaner Environment
One of the key functions of ventilations systems is creating an exchange of indoor and outdoor air so that fresh air is constantly being circulated around the building. While completing this exchange, air ducts process large amounts of dust and dirt particles. Over time and if ducts aren’t cleaned, they can become clogged with millions of particles of dust, dander, mould, pollen, and different types of airborne pathogen.
These particles don’t just stay in the ducts. They travel through the air and can fall on surfaces, or onto exposed food and beverages in the case of commercial kitchens and hospitality venues.
2) Easier Breathing
Getting your air ducts cleaned removes the accumulated dirt particles and allergens that build up over time. When you overlook cleaning, those particles become continually circulated around your premises, which could trigger severe symptoms in people with respiratory conditions, like asthma.
The longer the air is unclean, the more chances there are to experience breathing problems after constant exposure, even in people who are healthy – leading to persistent health problems among office-based staff.
3) Increases Airflow
The purpose of ventilation systems isn’t limited to ensuring good air quality. They also work to keep optimal airflow levels in indoor environments.
If air ducts haven’t been cleaned for a long time, they will become clogged. This will prevent air from circulating efficiently and will reduce airflow, which creates an uncomfortable and unhealthy stuffy feeling indoors.
4) Removes Odours
When air ducts aren’t cleaned frequently, mould particles accumulate and can cause a bacterial build-up. The accumulation of these particles often produces a musty smell, which is a sign of an unhealthy indoor environment – not to mention how off-putting this is in shops and areas where food or drinks are consumed.
5) Improved Air-Conditioning Performance
Dirty air ducts have a negative impact on the performance of commercial air-conditioning systems in offices, workshops, and shops, which means you could see an increase in your energy bills, as the system will need to work harder to complete an air exchange. Clogged ventilation ducts and filters can also put strain on the components of your aircon system, increasing the risk of breakdown and raising your lifetime cost of ownership.
At Europa Ventilation Cleaning Services, we are well aware of how much of a difference it makes to have a clean air-conditioning and ventilation system in a commercial premises. If indoor air quality is a concern in your business, we’ll be happy to help you make your premises healthier. Please get in touch for more details about our services or to request a quote.