Asthma and Respiratory Care
If you have a friend or family member that has asthma, then you know just how debilitating and draining it can be to participate in physical activities, even with the use of an inhaler. Those who live with asthma cannot afford to breathe in any mold spores, as they will instantly trigger an attack. Whether you or those you live with have asthma or not, it is important to be aware of the quality of air in your office or place of business.
If you suspect that you have mold in your ventilation or air conditioning unit, you should not hesitate to call a professional to have the mold completely removed and steps taken to prevent it from entering your air ducts ever again. Here is a quick guide on responsible air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance.
A Thorough Cleaning
Not all HVAC cleaning specialists are qualified for proper mold detection and removal. Make sure you don’t settle for someone who only utilizes a glorified vacuum cleaner to clean inside your air ducts. If it is the case that your air ducts contain mold all inside them, you may be better off replacing them altogether, as the cleaning process must be very thorough for it to prevent mold from reappearing.
You want a commercial cleaning company that understands HVAC systems, how moisture can get in a ventilation system, and how to detect a mold growth problem inside your business. Since you can’t see for yourself just how bad a mold infestation is inside your vents, you must rely on the expertise of the technician to test and sample any potential signs that you have mold inside your vents.
Improving your Air Quality
Cleaning your air ducts is a great step to take towards improving your air quality, even if you do not suspect that you have mold in your ducts. This is because it directly benefits your air conditioning system’s health to have it professional inspected and maintained every couple of years, preferably before the summer arrives and HVAC problems arise.
When hiring a commercial cleaning professional, take the necessary steps to protect yourself from unqualified and/or inexperienced workers.
- Make sure they detail everything that is included in their “free check-ups”.
- Ignore exaggerated claims about their packages that will improve life-spans and/or health.
- Confirm they are properly licensed and insured by the state.
- Get the free inspection, but schedule the maintenance after you have researched their references and reviews online of previous clients.
- Get everything in writing for the services that they will provide.
- Take pictures of your ducts/air conditioner before getting work done.
With these basic precautions and preparation taken, you can eliminate any potential mold infestations in your business by protecting the most vulnerable entry points to your vents and air conditioning system. Take the offensive approach by maintaining overall duct and HVAC cleanliness, as well as the moisture or humidity levels of your shop or office, so that you never allow mold to exist in the first place.
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