Indoor environmental contaminants significantly affect the productivity and efficiency of your facility and employees.
These contaminants may also be a distraction and deterrent to your customers and clients.
Numerous problems can result from the persistent presence of these contaminants in your facility:
- Dust and mold deposits
- Allergic sensitivity
- Health-related absenteeism
- Loss of or damage to records/files
- HVAC equipment breakdown
- Respiratory tract infections
- Equipment damage
- Higher energy consumption
- Strong or musty odors
Indoor Environmental Hygiene
Indoor environmental hygiene is an increasing concern as modern buildings become more tightly sealed, having less interchange with outside air. This is good for energy efficiency, but it also provides opportunities for poorer air quality and microbial contamination. Consider the benefits of pursuing a higher standard of indoor environmental hygiene:
- Reducing or eliminating odors: Mold and bacteria growth in HVAC systems or in areas with excess moisture causes musty odors.
- Reducing equipment breakdown/loss of records: HVAC systems run more efficiently and at lower operating temperatures when they are free of dust, dirt, and microbial contamination. Microbial contamination can damage and destroy important records and material necessary to your operations.
- Reducing absenteeism: Respiratory tract infections account for much of employee absenteeism; dust and microbial contamination can be a contributor to, or even be the cause of, these infections.
HVAC System Hygiene
The Air Quality Systems field technicians employ state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest cleaning standards. All HVAC hygiene remediation project design and on-site management is performed under the supervision of NADCA-certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists (ASCS)
Air Quality Systems practices source removal—the only method recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as fulfilling all requirements to clean your air system. Air Quality Systems uses portable equipment specially designed for ductwork cleaning, which provides the air and vacuum pressure necessary to clean your system.
Step-by-Step Cleaning Process
- Air Quality Solutions begins by thoroughly inspecting the HVAC system, designing a remediation plan according to the needs of the facility and the condition of the Air System.
- We sweep the ductwork with 200 lbs. of applied air pressure while the vacuum hose pulls 5,000 cubic feet per minute back out of the ductwork. The vacuum equipment pulls the dust, mold, and debris into a specially sealed compartment. Our portable vacuum systems utilize HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, capable of trapping 99.97% of particles down to .3 microns in size. Debris in the ductwork is loosened and removed by a combination of our rotary brush unit, air whips, and manual brushes on flex-rod sections, then driven to the portable HEPA vacuum units.
- Heating/cooling coils and pans are thoroughly cleaned as necessary with detergents and pressure washed with our portable power wash system. Wastewater is controlled through the use of a HEPA portable wet/dry vacuum. HVAC fan housing and blower units are cleaned with vacuum and compressed air, then pressure washed as necessary for final cleaning.
- Degraded or contaminated internal fiberglass acoustic insulation in air handlers and ductwork is replaced as necessary or coated with an approved nontoxic, polymer/latex treatment.
- All supply, return, and exhaust diffusers, registers and grills are cleaned. At your request, we will use special disinfectants on your systems and ductwork. If specified, your Air Handling System will be treated with an EPA-registered sanitizing agent to mitigate microbial growth and possible bio-aerosol contamination.
- If you have special considerations and/or specifications in the cleaning and care of your HVAC system, we will strive to efficiently and thoroughly make your system clean and suited to your needs.
- Upon completion, we provide a post project inspection of the HVAC System, ensuring that proper hygiene specifications and project goals have been met.
Contact us to learn more about our commercial air duct cleaning services available in Norcross and surrounding Atlanta areas.