WHY CLEAN AIR CONDITIONING & EXHAUST UNITS
Have you ever sat at your desk and looked up at the Air Conditioning Vents, and found them covered in Dust? Do you find that whenever someone in the building gets sick, everybody seems to get Sick? Do you find foreign material and dust on you desk constantly?
All of these are perfect reasons to have you duct work cleaned. So often the air conditioning units are overlooked when it comes to general maintenance within an office or even home environment. Sure filters get cleaned but very rarely do the networks that carry this air through your office get attended to. We hear more and more these days about disease spreading through the air conditioning networks within an office environment. Think of this; An Airconditioning register sitting in the ceiling of an office is there to push air out. So often you can go to public air conditioned places, whether it be the office, the shopping centre, or even your local restaurant, look up and see dust collectioning on the edges of the vent. How does this dust get there? If air is always blowing out how can dust be settling on the edges? More often then not you will find that behind that vent is a larger network of dust and what you see is the portion of dust that has only got as far as the register. Take a good look and think, that if you are in the office you have breathed far more then that in!
I personally cleaned my first Air Duct in 1993 and during my time as an air duct cleaner I pulled all sorts of objects from air conditioning and Exhaust Duct Work. Deceased animals, dentist tools, cement, building material from first construction, a garbage bag full of mince, as well as countless amounts of dust, lint and cooking fat. Isn’t it a horrible thought to think that you have been breathing in all of the that!
With all of this floating around within the duct work Cleaning alone is not enough to stop the spread of disease, fungus & bacteria.
This is why along with the cleaning of duct work, fans and Air Handling Units it is advisable to spray Environmentally Friendly Chemicals upon completion to sterilize the environment and assist in prolonging the life of the clean air environment.
Now I guess you are wondering how often this should be done? The frequency of these cleans can vary depending on the size, use and cleanliness of the area. For example, if you are located adjacent to a building site you may need to clean your duct work more frequently then say if you were in a more protected environment. Hospitals tend to run a pretty strict regime of cleaning to ensure that nasty viruses do not spread like wild fire throughout the building, also in terms of exhaust ducting the more oil you cook with the more frequently you should be cleaning. If your Exhaust hood is stained yellow or black, the filters are dripping with oil, or the gutters running over, I think you are well past due for a clean.