Air Duct Cleaning Kannapolis NC
Along with air, various pollutants – dust, grease, soot, water vapor, and other liquids – move through the channels of an air duct. Most of the hazards are captured by filters, but some are deposited on the inner walls of the ducts and on the working surfaces of the equipment. In order to prevent the accumulation of pollutants, air duct cleaning and disinfection is necessary. The technology of work and the choice of detergents depends on the type of ventilated space.
Why is it important to clean the air duct?
Ignoring the fire and sanitary requirements for the technical condition of an air duct leads to the following consequences:
- The accumulated dust is easily ignited by the slightest spark. Through a network of ducts, the flame can spread to several rooms.
- It is more difficult to set fire to fat, vegetable oil, and soot, but with sufficient heat, the listed pollutants ignite and give off a lot of heat. Quenching is quite difficult.
- From fat and other deposits, increased resistance to airflow is created due to increased friction against the channel walls. The performance of the ventilation system is reduced.
- The accumulation of grease and soot can damage axial and duct fans, whose motors are in contact with the air stream. The reason is clogging and overheating of the windings.
- Inside the sewage layer covering the walls of the ducts, mold forms and various pathogens multiply.
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How does air duct cleaning work?
The most effective way to clean the ventilation system is to clean the ducts using special cleaning machines mechanically. A flexible shaft with a cleaning nozzle in the form of a brush fixed to it is driven into rotation by an electric or pneumatic motor of a particular machine and is gradually fed (pushed) by the operator into the duct. Thus, particles of dust, dirt, soot, etc. are removed from the surface of the air duct. At the same time, an evacuation unit is attached to the duct on the opposite side, which, like a vacuum cleaner, sucks in those very particles of debris that are removed with a rotating brush from the channel surface. Then all the garbage enters the high-performance filtering unit, after which clean air is fed back into the room.
In the case of soot, oil, grease, and other organic contaminants on the surface of the ducts, it becomes necessary to apply a special solution first using low-pressure spray guns, followed by soaking until completely absorbed. Further, the swollen deposits are also removed from the surfaces mechanically. In case of severe contamination, special alkaline cleaning solutions can be used. Moreover, they do not contain organic solvents, low toxicity, do not have pronounced odors, provide anti-corrosion character in relation to ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and demonstrate an antibacterial effect. In addition, the hydrophobic monomolecular film created by the solution on the surface of the duct greatly simplifies the subsequent mechanical removal of contaminants.
As a rule, after cleaning the ventilation system from mechanical impurities, disinfection should be carried out. The disinfectant solution is applied by spraying onto the surface of the ventilation duct. As a result, microorganisms hazardous to health are destroyed, which abound in ventilation and air conditioning systems. The surfaces treated with the solution do not need to be washed off with water afterward since, within a short period of time, it decomposes into carbon dioxide and water. Then the air duct is dried and then put into operation.
How often should you clean air ducts?
According to the requirements of sanitary standards, air duct cleaning should take place according to the following schedules:
- Offices, shopping centers air and administrative buildings – annual cleaning of channels;
- Production facilities – two times a year;
- Healthcare and public catering organizations – four times a year
- Kindergartens, schools, and other educational institutions – twice a year.
To the frequency of treatment works in residential apartment buildings and private cottages, the standards do not impose strict requirements. But the draft check-in chimneys and vertical shafts should be carried out by a specialized organization three times a year, which is not done in practice.
It should be understood that work on cleaning and disinfection of air ducts is carried out only by specialized companies that have permits and trained personnel. Third-party brigades and private individuals are not allowed to perform air duct cleaning for industrial and office buildings. In order not to interrupt production processes, the bulk of the work is performed in the evening or at night.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Amazing Air Duct in Kannapolis also provides professional Dryer Vent Cleaning. Dryer Vent Cleaning is a service that is recommended yearly to ensure a safe and efficient home. Amazing Air Duct are properly trained and certified to inspect your air ducts or dryer vent for health and fire hazards. We offer several more services besides this so that we can provide you with want you need.
Air Duct Replacment
Air duct replacement service provided by us is an integral part of our integrated air duct services. We not only ensure that your air ducts are clean from bacteria, mold and dust, we want to make sure you air duct supporting the efficiency HVAC system. If one of the air ducts is damaged in some way, your air conditioner will not work sufficiently and will waste unnecessary energy.
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