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Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County, (864) 292-3137.

Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

The upkeep and maintenance of a commercial building can often be time-consuming. Cleaning an air duct system in your office space or commercial building with no evident issues can feel like an unnecessary waste of time and money. Cleaning your air duct system is not something you need to do every year, but you cannot afford to ignore it completely. 

Why Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

Dust entering your duct system can result in poor indoor air quality, inefficient air filtration, and duct leaks. Dust can accumulate so much that it starts to break off and re-enter the air in your space. If you begin to notice your office space or warehouse becoming dusty faster, that is a good indication you need to have your air ducts serviced. 

High humidity or water leaking into the ducts provides the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive. These tiny mold spores will eventually begin to circulate through your air space. Mold exposure can cause health effects for you, your employees, or building occupants. 

Pests and vermin can crawl into your HVAC system and make a home, leaving behind nesting material, hair, and dead insects. Particles from these containments are blown out of your unit and into the airspace. 

If your building has high air quality and you are using high-efficiency HVAC air filters, the ducts of your building could stay clean for years. However, you will still have to deal with the occasional unexpected issue. You should have your duct system professionally cleaned and inspected once every three or four years.  

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts 

The best way to protect your heating and cooling system and the health of your building occupants is to keep your ducts clean. 

Improved indoor air quality — Clean ducts mean less dust, mold spores, pollen, and pest debris floating around in your building. 

Better HVAC system efficiency — Over time, the buildup of debris and dust in the ducts impairs the airflow through your HVAC system. The more dust and debris that collect in your system, the more the fan motor struggles to distribute cool air to your space. After cleaning your air ducts, the air will flow freely, and the fan motor will use less energy disbursing the air. In the summer, clean ducts pay off. Clean air ducts deposit less dust on the evaporator coil in your air conditioner. Even the tiniest amount of dust on the evaporator coil reduces its efficiency. 

Longer HVAC component lifespan — All of the dust and debris that blows through your ducts will eventually find their way into the fan motor and other components. Keeping the ducts clean will prevent excess wear and tear and help the unit last longer. 

Professional Duct Cleaning Makes the Difference - Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County.

Duct cleaning isn’t a job to leave up to a regular building maintenance crew armed with a few vacuums. Attempting to clean the ducts without the right tools can worsen your indoor air quality because the debris dislodged will end up floating through your unit and into your rooms. 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County will bring in equipment specifically designed to thoroughly clean your ducts without contaminating the air in your building. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. In turn, this can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County(864) 292-3137.

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