Ductwork and ventilation system cleaning

A clean ductwork and ventilation system ensures cleaner air

All workplaces need an adequate supply of fresh air. It’s essential for a comfortable environment, in which staff are able to work productively and safely. Sometimes natural ventilation is sufficient, but in many instances controlled mechanical ventilation, supplied and/or removed by a powered fan, is also required.

Over time, air duct systems pick up dirt, dust and other contaminants. Because the ductwork and ventilation system is out of sight, this can go unnoticed, building up to dangerous levels. Air passing through the system then picks up the particles, spreading them to staff and customers.

Poor indoor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and can even affect the heart and cardiovascular system. Breathing polluted air for long periods of time can cause more serious lung problems.  Issues with the quality of your indoor air can be picked up with our Indoor Air Sampling and Analysis service.

Fire safety

As well as affecting air quality, dirty ductwork and ventilation presents a fire risk. Dust can accumulate and be ignited by a spark, with potentially disastrous consequences. This is why it is also essential to have working fire and smoke dampers.

Clean ductwork and ventilation is safer and more energy efficient. It is also a legal requirement, governed by legislation like Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) 33, which states that ventilation systems should be regularly cleaned, tested and maintained.

Team Rock – the specialist contractors you need

Better IAQ reduces staff absences, increases staff retention and makes for a happier workforce.  With such important benefits to be gained, it is imperative that you hire specialist contractors to clean your ductwork and ventilation systems.  You may also want to consider our Puradigm and SaphaiAir clean air units.

The ductwork that feeds ventilation systems is notoriously difficult to access. In very complex systems, it may even be necessary for contractors to enter the ductwork and manually clean the system from the inside (to be undertaken only if they have completed confined space training).

Team Rock can assist with pre-contract planning, post-clean certification and independent post-clean auditing to validate the effectiveness of cleaning regimes carried out by hygiene contractors.

CAN WE TALK?

Whether it is an issue of compliance, an investment decision or you are just not quite sure whether your existing provider is giving you what you want, please contact us. We will be happy to give you advice on how to create low risk, compliant air hygiene systems, ensuring spend is minimised and predictable.