Air Ventilation Cleaning
Air ventilation should be routinely cleaned by law
The majority of commercial premises will have a ventilation system, the responsibility falls on the owner to ensure that the system is routinely cleaned to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Dust and debris accumulation in an air ventilation systems ducts can build up over time and cause serious health problems. These areas become breeding ground for bacteria and mould, especially with the combination of raised temperatures and humidity. These allergens and pathogens are then circulated around buildings as the air passes through. This affects businesses more than they realise as it has been reported that 38% of work illnesses are due to respiratory problems. Occupants can suffer from Sick Building Syndrome, involving repeated minor illnesses such as colds, flu and allergies directly linked to poorly maintained ventilation systems.
A Legal Requirement
It is crucial that your air ventilation cleaning is carried out by HVAC professionals to comply with the relevant Health and Safety and Fire Safety legislation. Lex Hygiene will provide you with a certificate upon completion for your records.
It is recommended that systems are cleaned once every 1 to 3 years.If the building has a kitchen, even more frequent cleaning of the ductwork might be necessary – usually annually.
Signs Your System Needs Cleaning
- Multiple people sneezing throughout the day is a good indicator of mould build up
- Vermin and insects coming out or going into the vents
- Dust plumes released from vents when the system is starting up
- A dusty or blackened buildup on the borders ofvents
- A groaning or creaking noises when the system runs
- People complain about respiratory irritation or their allergies acting up
How Can Lex Hygiene Help You?
We can assist in the diagnosing, cleaning and certifying of air ventilation systems. Our vast experience and knowledgable team means that we have the capabilities to assist our clients with any commercial ventilation system. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your requirements.