Why is it Important to Clean Your Air Ducts?
As a business owner, you’ve likely heard about the importance of air duct cleaning, whether from a media source or local company. You’ve probably also questioned whether it’s as important as these sources say, and the extent to which you, your employees and customers will benefit from doing so.
The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
At Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, we’re committed to educating our friends and family on the many reasons business owners and property managers should strongly consider having their air ducts cleaned. In a nutshell, it can improve the air quality in your building, and might help you save energy and lower your monthly utility bill. Let’s dive into all the potential benefits of air duct cleaning.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air that fills your building or facility may not be something you think about on a frequent basis, but with as much as 40 pounds of dust accumulating throughout your property each year, it certainly isn’t something you should ignore.¹ This immense amount of filth – which consists of contaminants like dust, cleaning chemicals, pet dander, etc. – not only lies on surfaces throughout your commercial property, it’s also drawn into your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system’s vents and recirculated throughout your building as many as seven times on any given day.1
Having a buildup of contaminants such as these is not necessarily the same thing as saying you and your coworkers have been breathing unhealthy air all this time. Instead, it is to inform you that these types of pollutants have the potential to exacerbate the symptoms of people with autoimmune disorders, allergies, asthma, and other respiratory-related conditions.
In addition, these particles could also contain substances that could potentially have an adverse effect on everyone’s health, including bacteria, mold, fungi, etc., so it goes without saying that duct cleaning is something that should be considered for the health and well-being of all inhabitants.
Duct cleaning correlates directly to indoor air quality improvement, as well as dust and allergen removal.
Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy have found that 25-40% of all energy used to heat or cool your home or business is wasted entirely and that having your air ducts cleaned can help increase the system’s operating efficiency. 2 When your air ducts are thoroughly cleaned by accredited professionals, your system will begin to once again operate at peak performance with ease. And because enhancing your system’s efficiency lowers the amount of energy your building consumes, you can also look forward to paying less on your energy bill each month.
Mold and Mildew Prevention
Mold can easily intrude your HVAC system and air ducts, which can cause poor indoor air quality issues. If you believe mold or mildew might be in your air ducts, it’s imperative to hire a professional to assess the ducts and help identify what is causing the issue. If you can’t pinpoint the cause, then you can’t prevent it from happening again.
When moisture is trapped in your air ducts, that can lead to mold that it continuously re-circulated out of the ducts and then pulled back into the ducts. Dirty and moldy air leads to millions of deaths per year – so it should be addressed immediately.
If your property is experiencing moldy odors or unpleasant odors, then this probably means that an infestation or growth of something has occurred in your air ducts or HVAC systems.
One of the benefits of air duct cleaning is that these unwanted odors can be removed, which can make a huge difference in employee moral in your office building.
Choosing a Professional Air Duct Cleaning Service
Air duct cleaning is not something you should try to do yourself. Professional air duct cleaning providers have the specialized equipment and knowledge to perform this service. In fact, you might do more harm to your air ducts or the system overall if you try to perform this service on your own.
Factors to consider when selecting a service provider
When it comes to selecting an air duct cleaning provider, you should be sure to do your research. Many companies can say they offer thorough cleaning services, but that is not entirely true. Be sure you ask for more information regarding:
- Years of experience and expertise
- Certifications and compliance with industry standards (NADCA)
- Customer review and testimonials
Understanding the air duct cleaning process
Have you ever wondered how our professionals clean the air ducts in your office to remove dust, debris, and other contaminants? Our professional air duct cleaning services clean both the supply ducts (where the air comes out) and the return ducts (where the air goes in) to ensure a thorough clean.
Steps to Air Duct Cleaning
Step 1: A pre-inspection is performed to review the systems level of contamination to design the most appropriate cleaning and disinfectant procedure.
Step 2: Remove each register and vent to access the duct work.
Step 3: Use specialized equipment to free dust and other contaminants starting from each opening and extending through the entire length of the duct run.
Step 4: Dust, dirt, and debris are extracted and collected into our HEPA-filtered vacuum for disposal.
Our technicians start by cleaning the vents and register covers before using a dust sweeping machine to reach the very back of the ductwork. This allows us to remove things like dust mites, dander, and other dirt that would otherwise be impossible to reach. We use a high-powered vacuum system to extract dust that gets trapped inside the equipment. Also, we can apply an optional disinfecting agent to treat for mold spores, fungi, mildew, bacteria and other organisms after cleaning the system’s mechanical components.
Air Duct Services We Offer
If you’re searching for a way to improve the quality of the air you and your coworkers breathe each day, while also improving the operating efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your HVAC system, we encourage you to make cleaning your air ducts a priority.
As a proud member of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association), our professional air duct cleaning services signifies that our team members have the training, experience, and integrity you can rely on for honest, thorough and reliable air duct cleaning service. In addition, our in-depth pre-inspection process will ensure you only receive and are charged for the services you need – nothing more.
When you partner with us for energy efficiency and air duct cleaning, we can pre-schedule quarterly HVAC system maintenance and cleaning services, so you can rest assured that your property continues to benefit from our professional air duct cleaning services.
Contact one of our locations today to request a free inspection of your HVAC system.