Helps prevent the spread of viruses. Clean air in our buildings are especially important today to maintain healthy homes and workplaces. We don't just remove dust, we use hospital grade EPA approved non-toxic sanitizers and specialized indoor air quality testing equipment to achieve the best results.
Why should you have your air ducts cleaned?
- Duct sanitization can kill mold or mildew and germs including bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.
- Duct cleaning and sanitization greatly improves the quality of air and also helps people breathe easier, especially those suffering from allergies, asthma, etc.
- Contaminated air ducts contributes to poor air quality which may cause respiratory issues and other adverse health effects.
- Ducts may be infested with vermin (e.g. rodents, bats, insects, etc).
- Dust and debris will collect within the ducting over a period of time.
- Ducts may contain bacteria, micro-organisms, dust mites, pollen, mold and more, which can be circulated throughout the building.
- Duct cleaning also eliminates any foul odors that may be circulating in the building as well.
When you should get your ducts cleaned?
- A musty/foul odour when you turn on your central air conditioner for the first time.
- Occupants allergies acting up.
- Recently moved into a new building or completed renovations.
- Recently installed a new central air conditioner.
- The HVAC system is contaminated with an accumulation of particulate.
- Dirty vents, which are usually a good indication that the internal ducting is also dirty.
- The vents are discharging debris or particulate onto desks and other surfaces.
- The HVAC system has been contaminated as a result of fire, smoke, and/or water damage.
- The HVAC system has been infested with birds, rodents, insects, or their byproducts.
- Visible signs of mold and mildew.
- As part of an HVAC maintenance program as defined in ANSI/ ASHRAE/ ACCA Standard 180.
- As a component to achieve LEED Certification.
How do we clean ducts?
At Servair we recognize the "source removal" method as the only acceptable way to properly clean and decontaminate air duct systems.
- Pre-Inspection: A camera is introduced at convenient locations into the duct so that the condition of the duct can be observed on a monitor to assess the cleanliness of the air duct. Pre-Inspection: A camera is introduced at convenient locations into the duct so that the condition of the duct can be observed on a monitor to assess the cleanliness of the air duct.
- Access ports are opened to allow the entire system to be cleaned and inspected.
- Inspecting the system to be sure that there are no asbestos-containing materials.
- Using the NIKRO high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuuming equipment.
- Using well-controlled brushes on duct surfaces in conjunction with contact vacuum cleaning to dislodge dust and other particles. Using only soft-bristled brushes for ducts internally lined with fibreglass.
- Adherence to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)Standards (USA).
- Using a hospital-grade cleaner, Viretron.