This commercial air duct cleaning was completed at the Catlett Fire Department at their roughly 10,000-square-foot building.
We connected with Catlett Fire Department because they wanted to ensure their ductwork and indoor air quality was clean for their volunteers and staff in the building. They were looking for a reputable air duct cleaning company and chose Atlantic Duct Cleaning based on our reviews and reputation for cleaning other fire stations in the Northern Virginia area. Catlett Fire Department also liked our consultative approach to air duct cleaning, sending out a professional air duct cleaning consultant to review their concerns and make recommendations.
What made this Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Project Unique?
The fire station is open 24 hours, which required our team to work around their schedule and ensure we were not impeding their team when they needed to go to work. Also, after cleaning the ductwork, we applied an anti-microbial application throughout the ductwork. In commercial spaces, this process of applying anti-microbial takes longer than residential ductwork.
How long did this commercial air duct cleaning project take?
Our team took three days to clean the ductwork on both the supply lines and return lines of their HVAC systems. For commercial ductwork, it’s also important to clean the return grills (vent covers) which helps keep the ductwork clean and helps aesthetically to the cleanliness of the space. We clean ductwork during normal working hours and after hours as needed by customers, and we are flexible with what works for the business.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Process
- Our Air Duct Cleaning Consultant will come on-site and access your space
- We will provide a custom proposal for your Air Duct Cleaning
- We will schedule your cleaning with one of our commercial duct cleaning teams
- Our team will arrive and begin with laying protective equipment down
- Start the cleaning process by pushing debris back into our HEPA Filtered Vacuum
- Source removal duct cleaning is completed
- Everything is put back together and cleaned to leaves things better than when we arrived
Benefits of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
The result of this commercial air duct cleaning was:
- Improved Indoor Air Quality from less dust and pollutants in the air
- Increased Energy Savings because of less stress on the HVAC system
- Quality Air Flow due to clean ductwork with no blockage
- Better team moral from a clean working environment
We recommend having a commercial air duct cleaning completed every 5-7 years for normal cases. However, for commercial dryer vent cleaning, we recommend every 6-18 months and even more frequently for high usage. Air duct cleaning can also be more frequent if the indoor air quality is jeopardized by renovations, cooking grease, smoke, allergies, or large amounts of dust accumulation.
Constantly circulating dust, debris and pollen can lead to reduced employee productivity, illness, and even turn customers and clients away from your business—don’t risk the health of others AND your business. In fact, indoor air can be up to 70 percent more polluted than outdoor air—which is why scheduling routine commercial air duct cleaning for your commercial property is important!
Applying Anti-Microbial in Commercial Duct Work
After cleaning the ductwork we can apply the anti-microbial application Benefect Decon 30 an EPA-registered cleaning agent that kills pollutants on contact. We use this application because it is herb based from the herb Thyme and is a “green cleaning agent”. The benefits for commercial buildings are that after the initial source removal duct cleaning, the ductwork is fogged with this application and ensures that pollutants are killed once the cleaning agent reaches the supply vents.