Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Fresh Air Technologies provides commercial air duct cleaning services to clients in the Charlotte, NC area and surrounding cities. Air duct cleaning is an important part of any commercial indoor air quality management program.
What is required for cleaning commercial air duct systems is much different than cleaning residential air duct systems, and our experienced team has extensive knowledge on how to clean both types of systems. The Fresh Air team can read and understand mechanical drawings of commercial air ducts so that we can locate and protect the sensitive airflow monitoring equipment and dampers.
Benefits of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
People spend about 90% of their time indoors, which means having clean breathable air is important. Proper maintenance and upkeep of your systems is a great way to prevent problems. A major part of taking care of your system is cleaning your air ducts. Here are the benefits of commercial air duct cleaning.
Reduced energy costs
Making the HVAC system work harder due to contaminants you are wasting energy. Clean air ducts meaning the system can work without issues, therefore the heating and cooling operations work much more efficiently. When your equipment is working efficiently, it will not use as much energy as if it is struggling to work. Clean air ducts will definitely have an effect on your energy bills.
Longer equipment life
When depress and other particles build up it can clog up your HVAC system and cause it to fail. Having a regular air duct cleaning can keep your equipment from failing and running for years.
Removes Old Toxins
Commercial Air duct cleaning reduces airborne pathogens that could cause respiratory distress. While previously used vacuum systems may remove old toxins, some could be left behind or made their way into the furnace system. These can be heavy chemical treatments or resurfacing of items that contain paint or other toxic compounds that can release fine particles into the air.
Improves indoor air quality
Over time, many contaminants and air pollutants will enter your commercial airflow, all of these contaminants are then sucked up into your heating and cooling systems and then re-circulated over and over on a daily basis. This vicious cycle creates build-up in the ductwork of your commercial area.
Having commercial air ducts cleaned means you can remove potential odors that seem to linger around. This could be from chemical solutions used in your plant or exhaust from fans or machines. Extracting the cobwebs and dust that may be in your air ducts can eliminate these smells.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Process
Commercial air duct cleaning is a fairly intrusive and loud process. All work will be done off hours, either at night or on the weekends. We take extra care to make sure all work stations and flooring are protected with plastic before we begin our work. At the end of the shift, all floors are vacuumed to ensure we leave your space cleaner than when we found it.
1. Inspect the air duct
Before any work can begin, a full inspection of the facility’s air duct will be conducted to determine the amount of the debris and contaminants as well as any damage that may be present.
2. Protective coverings
Before any work starts, all furniture will be covered to protect it from any impact from dust and debris that may happen during the cleaning process.
3. Gain Access to Air Ducts
To gain access to the air ducts in order to clean them, the first step is to utilize the existing service openings if possible. If existing service openings are not usable for the cleaning process than it may be required to remove ceiling sections to access the ductwork. In these cases, the ceiling sections will be replaced upon the completion of the cleaning process.
4. Clean Diffusers
Once the cleaning starts, the first aspect of the air duct that gets cleaned is all diffusers, dampers, grills, and diffuser boots. These will be removed and cleaned and then replaced at the end of the cleaning procedures.
5. Clean Ductwork
All internal ductwork such as; fiberglass insulation, ducts, dampers, louvers, etc will then be cleaned via vacuuming, air washing, or power brushing.
The vacuuming involves the use of a portable vacuum cleaner with a High-Efficiency Particle Air filter. The vacuum is inserted into openings of the air duct to remove and clean out contaminants. Cleaning with the vacuum is limited to how far of a reach of the user has so several openings into the ducts may have to create.
The air washing method uses a hose with a special attachment that pushes the compressed air into each opening in the duct. The attachment improves the force that pushed the air into the ductwork, removing particulates and toxins. These contaminants are then pushed downstream through the air duct and out of the system and into a vacuum collection unit.
Power brushing employs the use of electric-powered rotation bristle brushes which loosen debris and dirt from the walls of the ductwork. The loosened dirt is then drawn out by a special vacuum.
6. Clean Air Handlers and Coils
The final step to the cleaning process is to vacuum and wash all fan blowers, housing, and interior parts. The coils will also be vacuumed and a coil cleaner will be applied to ensure complete elimination of dust and debris before a final rinse. As part of this commercial air duct cleaning process, all air handlers and coils will be thoroughly cleaned.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Cost
Air duct cleaning is the process in which your HVAC system is cleaned from the main trunk line to the branches, and your air handler as well.
The average air duct cleaning for most homes costs between $400 and $1,000, with the price affected by factors like the size of the commercial property, the number of ducts, and their configuration. The average price for air duct cleaning is $35 per vent
Minimum Cost: $250
National Average Cost: $600
Average Range: $400 to $1,000
It is important to clean your ducts every 5 to 7 years or as needed to help improve system efficiency. Other factors that go into determining the price is the size of your ductwork, the number of vents, degree of contamination, and ease of access.
About Fresh Air Technologies
The Fresh Air Companies’ experts devote as much as time as is necessary to complete the commercial air duct cleaning in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our expert team are always ready to help you as they have with their clients since being in business. Contact us for mold removal services today.
Fresh Air Technologies has been helping Charlotte area homeowners solve their Charlotte mold removal issues for over 16 years. Jay Lanzy, Principal Owner of FATech, was trained as an Environmental Geologist with over 20 years of environmental consulting experience. Every mold removal project is carefully planned with written protocols prepared for every job. The health and safety of the homes’ occupants are of utmost importance to us.