Wherever you find an air handling system and building occupants, you’ll find the need for a specialized air duct cleaning for poor indoor air quality. Dirty, neglected ventilation systems can be a source of indoor air pollution, allowing contaminants to build to dangerous levels. Biological contaminants, microbes, and mites that have multiplied in humidifiers, air conditioners, or the sides of the ductwork can be spread throughout a building. Sick Building Syndrome and other building-related illness are fast becoming a critical health concern and are raising many legal issues worldwide.
Numerous studies over the past 25 years have shown measurable levels of known carcinogens in office buildings. This is due to the switch from open windows to energy-efficient environments. Modern buildings can contain some amount of known cancer-causing chemicals. Such buildings are identified as “Sick Buildings,” because exposure to them can result in a variety of symptoms of sickness exhibited by those who work in them. Poor work performance, employee absenteeism, and general fatigue may result.
Commonly found office pollutants and their sources include asbestos, carpet fibers, tobacco smoke, formaldehyde from pressed wood products, cleaning materials, air fresheners, paints, adhesives, water-damaged walls, and contaminants from dirty ventilation systems. Mechanical systems are designed not only to heat and cool the air, but also to draw in and circulate outside air. Poorly designed, maintained, or operated ventilation systems will do little to combat these pollutants. Professional cleaning on a regular basis will dramatically improve the air quality in your building.
Our experienced technicians have serviced several different types of air duct systems, ranging from 25-story high-rise air handlers, half-million dollar condominiums, and hospital facilities, to hair salons, pet grooming shops, and standard office complexes.
As the job at hand varies, so do the procedures for cleaning, and equipment needed. All estimates are in writing, with a full description of work to be done. If necessary, we will provide a walk through of the procedures with you, explaining the service and the equipment we will use.
Is Your Building Making Your Sick?
Sources Contributing to Dirty Ductwork:
Recirculation of dirty air from the ductwork
Interior or proximity source contaminants (manufacturing, production, dry cleaning, etc.)
Symptoms of an Unclean System:
Unusual amount of dust throughout the work area
Distinct odor when the system is turned on
Discolored or dirty air vents
Personal Symptoms Resulting from an Unclean System:
Sinus or throat congestion
Itchy or burning eyes
Feeling groggy or nauseated
Benefits of a Clean System
We can regularly clean and disinfect every part of your heating and cooling ventilation system. That also includes humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air filters and air circulation pumps and blowers. You'll see improvements in areas such as
Savings on heating and cooling bills
Decline in the use of sick time
Increased efficiency and longevity of your system
Reduction in maintenance costs
Cleaner, healthier work environment
Decreased dust damaging computers or other sensitive equipment
Increased air flow
Are you fully insured and licensed?
Yes. We carry over two million dollars in insurance coverage and a Minnesota Contractors Air Conveyance Cleaners License.
Do you have references?
Yes. References are available upon request.
Will my business activity be disrupted?
Air duct cleaning is an engaging process that requires a large equipment to be brought into the building. Typically, disruption is minimal. However, some proprietors request that the procedure is performed outside of normal business hours and on weekends. We're happy to accommodate your needs.
Can you provide service to Clean Air Environments, such as labs, hospitals, and doctors' offices?
Yes. We have ultra-specialized Hepa suction equipment capable of providing Class 100 exhaust air emissions.