Most commercial buildings in our Mid-Atlantic region (Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) have central air conditioning and heating units that force air throughout the ducts to achieve desirable indoor temperatures. However, dirt, dust, debris, and mold spores often collect in the duct systems.
Each time a building’s HVAC system runs, these pollutants are blown into circulation. This can contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality that can irritate allergies and other respiratory illnesses. Commercial building owners are responsible to ensure good and healthy levels of indoor air quality by having the building’s air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. But these air duct cleanings may or may not be happening at the right frequency.
If your commercial property is in need of air duct cleaning, you should choose a company that is NADCA certified (like Dapper Ducts, Inc.) to conduct the duct cleaning.
The Right Tools for the Job. Because the HVAC and forced air systems have to circulate air throughout the commercial buildings, the air ducts are typically heavier and stronger than ductwork you might find in residential homes. NADCA certified companies will have the right tools and equipment that this specialized process demands.
Flexible. Commercial air duct cleaning jobs are also big and need to be completed in the least disruptive way possible. Because the cleaning takes place at a commercial location, it needs to happen after business hours so as not to disturb business as usual. Using a commercial air duct-cleaning professional that is flexible is crucial. The company needs to be willing and able to work with you after hours.
Trust and Professionalism. Aside from the obvious reasons to choose an air duct cleaning company, such as ability, equipment, price, you also need to make sure that this is a trustworthy company. You will be letting a crew of professionals into your place of business and so you want to make sure that they treat your office and work space with the utmost respect and professionalism.
Once you have found a commercial air duct cleaner that you like and trust, it is best that you establish an ongoing relationship with this company. Commercial buildings may require regular air duct cleaning as often as every year. This will ensure that your occupants and employees have healthy indoor air to breathe.
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