100% NADCA Certified
NADCA certification ensures that our staff are trained and certified, and will complete work to the level of quality in accordance with NADCA standards and guidelines.
Your office is not just used for commercial exchange; it is an important space where your employees spend most of their time. It is also a place where you meet your clients, business partners and suppliers as well. When you have an office or business, you have the extra responsibility of creating a healthy environment for those working for you, or those visiting you. For clean indoor air quality, get in touch with Atlantic Ventilation Cleaning Ltd. We maintain heating and cooling systems, and provide commercial air duct cleaning services for all HVAC applications and designs.
We also offer air duct cleaning services for marine and industrial sectors. Call us for more information. We provide services across the Atlantic provinces. Learn more about our HVAC Hygiene Maintenance Program.
Why Is Periodic HVAC Cleaning Important?
If the HVAC system is not cleaned regularly, it can be the ideal home for:
Dust and detritus
All kinds of debris
Microbial growth such as bacteria, mould, allergens and germs
Irregular cleaning can also cause:
Fiberglass insulation damage
Additional system failures - Blower fan failure, drain blockages, belt issues and more
When the air ducts of your HVAC system are cleaned regularly, it can eliminate pollutants from indoor air to a large extent. Regular cleaning can also protect the system from further damage. Moreover, the system efficiency is greatly improved, reducing energy consumption and cost associated. We also offer cleaning attestation certificates after we complete the cleaning service, so that your organization can be recognized as one that has clean air quality.
Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
In the field of environmental health and health at the work place, this is a syndrome that describes a combination of medical sicknesses or syndromes that cannot be explained and are associated to a building. People can have one or more of the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Hyper-sensibility and allergies
Irritation and dryness of the eyes, nose, throat and skin
Coughing and sneezing
Mostly, people experience these symptoms after spending several hours at work. They might feel better after leaving the building for a period of time. The symptoms might also be caused due to the flu or a cold - not necessarily due to poor air quality. However, if most of your employees have the same symptoms, your building could be suffering from SBS.
The types of buildings can suffer from SBS and induce nausea include:
Offices which may be high rise, low rise and ground floor
Retail stores and grocery stores
Medical buildings and hospitals
Schools such as elementary, secondary, public, private; daycares
Seniors homes, long term care facilities, retirement homes
Real estate buildings and holdings, high rises, rental properties
Townhouses, walk-ups, low rise, homes, condos, lofts
Reasons for Microbial Growth in the Air Duct
If there is moisture in your building ventilation, it often becomes a breeding ground for mould, fungus and Legionella bacteria. The moisture could be caused by either internal or external factors such as:
Door gasket failure
Condensation pan or drain failure
Condensation from AC coils
Fresh air intake pulling in rain or snow, or more
Acoustic Insulation Damage
The insulation surrounding the HVAC system can be damaged due to the following reasons:
Over time, the insulation becomes dehydrated and lining integrity is compromised
A broken belt striking the insulation, which breaks the outer liner and exposes raw fibers to the elements
Mechanical repairs performed can disturb existing insulation
Please contact us for recommendations on procedures/corrective actions
Disadvantages of Insulation Damage
Insulation damage can lead to the following problems:
The airstream entering through the fan unit can contaminate the ventilation system
Acute skin or eye irritation
Development of respiratory tract issues
Exposure to mould and microbial contaminates
Coil Inspection and Cleaning
A dirty coil is not very efficient and cannot provide proper ventilation. Mould will form first on these coils. This small issue can grow to become a big problem in no time. We use biodegradable cleaners approved by the EPA. It will not corrode or dissolve the fins.
HVAC Hygiene Maintenance Program
When you have a clean HVAC unit, it helps you maintain a healthier environment with effective dispersal of contaminate-free airflow. During our maintenance checks, we’ll identify structural issues before they become a problem. Take a look at the different services we provide below.
Prolong the Life of Your HVAC
During the inspection of your blower fan, we:
Keep fins cleaned for better balancing
Extend bear life
Report broken or worn belts
We’ll clean the diffusers as it can have the following benefits:
Prevents the occupants from worrying about the air quality
Shows that you are diligent and prioritize everyone’s health
Increases the aesthetic value of a professional facility
We inspect your filters and filter rack for proper fit and ensure that no filter bypass is occurring. We can also change the filters! Before changing them, we will make sure that the unit is off and not drawing in any unfiltered air to the system. Any client-supplied filters will be changed on an as need basis.
NADCA Gross Weight Analysis
We use the NADCA gross weight analysis to forecast how fast your system becomes dirty. It helps us in setting the duct recleaning schedule according to NADCA acceptable exposure limits.
All the HVAC hygiene maintenance services we offer are documented and recorded. This demonstrates due diligence and also provides a quick reference for facility managers to view and share information with others.
Our HVAC hygiene maintenance programs offer piece of mind. The more comprehensive programs B or C act as insurance. If any of the previously identified problems reoccur (under normal conditions), we will complete any corrections under the program.
Marine Air Duct Cleaning
Our company offer marine air duct cleaning services as well. Due to the presence of moisture in the sea, air ducts are more susceptible to microbial growth. Whether it’s a ship, yacht or boat, we can clean and maintain your HVAC systems and air ducts efficiently. This will not only make the indoor air quality better but will also enable the systems to work according to design specifications.
We carry out all the services according to the NADCA standards. We can clean the following:
The interior of the air handler cabinet
Return and supply plenum
Cooling and heating coils
All of the return and supply ducts
Registers and grilles
We can also treat the non-porous interior surfaces of the ventilation system with fungicides and bactericides. Our team can also coat the non-porous system with rust-preventive sealant.
Let us help you reduce annual expenses related to heating and cooling. Contact us today to book an appointment. We will be glad to be at your service.
HVAC HYGIENE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
We offer maintenance programs for maintaining your HVAC systems to offer you cleaner indoor air.
Your ventilation system is videotaped, to confirm the quality of cleaning and to provide the client with a documented record.