Top 3 Reasons for Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Commercial air ducts are the distribution system of conditioned air from the HVAC system and like the mechanical components of the heating and air conditioning unit they also require routine maintenance. However, due to the lack of electrical or mechanical parts, the ducts system is often overlooked. A clean duct system is essential for healthy indoor air quality which has a corollary relationship to employee health and safety. The top reasons for a commercial air duct cleaning are:
- Allergens and dust removal: Allergens and dust accumulate over time inside the ductwork and become dislodged when air moves through system.
- Mold removal: Mold can grow on the organic material that accumulates inside the duct system if the relative humidity is high enough to provide mold spores with a moisture source. Mold like allergens and dust can cause employees respiratory issues which can result in lower productivity and increased sick days taken.
- Odors: Often malodors are pushed through the duct system and create an environment that is less than pleasant.
- Insects and pests: It is not uncommon for insects and pests such as mice, rats, and possums to access a duct system and build nests inside the ductwork. A cleaning of the duct system is critical to removing the harmful feces, urine, bacteria and viruses they may have deposited.
Although the ductwork may be out of sight, they should be on your mind. A semi-annual or yearly cleaning is generally sufficient to create an environment that has healthy indoor air quality. To schedule your commercial duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County at 919-596-1242.