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.
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.