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Why Are Air Clean Ducts So Important to the Health of Your Building?

Why Are Air Clean Ducts So Important to the Health of Your Building? | California State Restoration

Air ducts are literally the lifeblood of any commercial building – ensuring the circulation of good, clean air that’s necessary in order to keep you and your building healthy day and night. With COVID still an issue, being in a clean and sanitized climate has never been more crucial. On top of being very unsanitary and completely unhygienic, many things can go sideways if you neglect to have all of your air ducts professionally cleaned by an experienced and skilled company like California State Restoration.

In this post, we’ll take a look at what can actually happen when things go wrong with your commercial air ducts and how a professional company like California State Restoration can help. We have cleaned more than 1,000 ducts over the years, so we know how truly important they are and vital to the health of its inhabitants.

Mold Build-Up: Moldy air ducts mean that you’re circulating potentially toxic air throughout your entire building, which is obviously dangerous to breathe in. Untreated air ducts – especially those with lots of insulation – create moisture through extreme condensation. When that builds up over time, the moisture turns into nasty mold and mildew. If you ever smell a persistent musty odor, this is a big red flag for your building’s health – and ultimately for your health as well.

Clogged Air Ducts: If you have ever taken a closer look at the inside of a neglected air duct, you will likely notice a build-up of various dust and debris that resembles the inside of a vacuum cleaner bag, with long strands of gooey, grey matter that’s caking the steel interior. This clogging is not only unhealthy; it also seriously reduces airflow, which reduces the overall effectiveness of your HVAC.

A Haven for Pests: Moisture, dust, and debris all residue in a hard-to-reach place like an air duct. In the end, what you have got is the ultimate breeding ground for nasty pests. Crickets and rats, mice, cockroaches, and even nesting birds can set up camp in your building’s air ducts.

COVID Considerations: At California State Restoration, performing due diligence during the pandemic means that we take extra care around strict hygiene standards in your home or commercial building. Just because air is circulating around your building doesn’t mean that it’s totally clean. For that, you will need the correct filtration device fitted to your air duct system, and we can consult you on that at California State Restoration.

It’s definitely better to err on the side of caution whenever it comes to ensuring that your public space will pass COVID-related protocol – especially if you are a school that is welcoming students back to the classroom or working in a corporate environment with returning employees.

We all know by now that public spaces can get shut down rather quickly in the event of a sudden virus outbreak. The last thing you’ll need is to have your commercial building come under the microscope for failure to maintain a fair standard of mandated health and personal hygiene.

State laws will vary in this regard, but a well-cleaned, and regularly maintained air duct system sets the proper standard for your building’s health. You would never want to order fried food from a deep fryer that looked like it had not been cleaned in years, so why would you ever want to breathe in air from some air ducts that are blowing toxic materials in your lungs?

The Cost Factor: Your electricity bill will undoubtedly go up when your air ducts are clogged due to the fact that your A/C is working overtime to push air around your commercial building. There is always the risk factor associated with having your building shut down for hygienic reasons so the sage advice here is that maintenance is cheaper than fixing it when it eventually breaks.

Cleaning air ducts is never a DIY operation. so that’s why the smartest move is simple—just call us today at California State Restoration.

About California State Restoration Services

Serving Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties with 24/7 Emergency Services, California State Restoration Services in Santa Rosa, CA performs every aspect of disaster restoration. For all your water, fire, storm, and mold damage needs, as well as for sewage and biohazard cleanups, California State Restoration Services is a one-stop company that is known for quality work and a professional approach to everything we do. We have grown because we make customer service a #1 priority and are always looking for solutions that are viable and affordable.

Sources: Wikipedia and AARP 

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