Fully functional and optimised industries are a vital cog in the development and progress of a country’s economy. Therefore, it is imperative that key industrial units furnish their employees with conditions that ensure that their workers are able to maintain optimal levels of productivity and efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that poor indoor air quality is one of the leading causes for employees’ on the job ailments and illnesses, which also has an adverse impact on an industrial unit’s productivity and overall output.

What are some potential dangers of dirty industrial air ducts?

The air ducts of your industrial unit’s HVAC (Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system can house large amounts of dust, debris and grime, if not cleaned periodically, which can consequently result in poor indoor air quality. In addition to dust and debris, the unkempt and unclean air ducts of an improperly maintained HVAC system can also facilitate the growth of bacteria and mould. 

Moreover, avoiding or ignoring periodical duct inspection and cleaning may result in flammable materials such as wood dust or oil getting lodged in your plant’s HVAC system, unbeknownst to you, potentially exposing your facility to fire hazards. If dust and debris are allowed to accumulate for long periods of time, then your industrial’s unit’s ducts can also collapse under the debris’ weight, or you may suffer any other form of infrastructural damage. The risk of fire is biggest in case of dirty industrial exhaust system ducting. 

What’s more, if your air ducts are clogged with dust and debris, your HVAC system consumes more energy to counter the effects of the debris and dust, consequently also driving up your power bills. The aforementioned factors thus make it important to have your industrial air ducts and vents routinely inspected and cleaned by qualified professionals and specialists.

How long does industrial duct cleaning take?

The answer to the common question ‘how long does duct cleaning take?’ depends on several factors. Whilst the air duct cleaning times for houses can be as brief as two to four hours, industrial air duct cleaning times depend upon factors such as the size of the industrial unit, the complexity and condition of the ductwork, as well as the extent of cleaning required. In ideal conditions, you can expect around 1000 sq. ft. of area to be cleaned every 60 minutes.

Hiring inexperienced cleaners can be detrimental for two reasons. They may not possess the powerful, commercial-grade equipment necessary for a thorough and comprehensive cleaning process. They might not have the necessary experience or certification to conduct such a specialised cleaning process. Therefore, employing trusted and reputed professionals is your best bet for a hassle-free and streamlined industrial air duct cleaning procedure as it is a process which requires even experienced technicians to exercise great care and caution.

An industrial or commercial unit’s HVAC system is also generally more expensive than that of a residential facility. Thus any damage caused to your infrastructure by an inexperienced technician can have a significant financial impact and cause serious downtime. 

It’s why businesses and manufacturers like Toyota trust Ontario Duct Cleaning for their industrial air duct cleaning needs. We are a NADCA-certified, fully insured, professional cleaning company.

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