Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are reevaluating strategies to ensure the safety and health of their customers and employees. Implementing rigorous cleaning protocols has been a priority, whether it’s for storefronts or warehouses.

Over the years, our trained technicians have cleaned numerous commercial buildings throughout Montreal. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have forged strong relationships with various establishments such as the Jewish General Hospital, Cégep  Saint-Laurent and many more!

Yet, one aspect that might have been overlooked is the cleaning of HVAC system ducts. These vents distribute air throughout your building, reaching every room and open area. If neglected, they can circulate allergens and debris, compromising indoor air quality. This guide provides comprehensive insights into commercial duct cleaning.

What is commercial duct cleaning?

Your HVAC system operates by drawing air from your building into its system through the air ducts. Once inside, the air is heated or cooled by the air conditioner or furnace, then distributed back into your building through the ducts.

As the air flows through the ducts, it deposits dust, debris, and allergens. Over time, these accumulate, requiring professional cleaning. The ducts of your HVAC system are typically located behind walls and above ceilings in your business, making DIY cleaning challenging.

A professional commercial duct cleaning company can effectively reach, clean, and sanitize all components of your duct system.

Your HVAC system comprises a complex network of components, each requiring maintenance. The frequency of commercial air duct cleaning varies depending on several factors, but it’s generally advisable to have your air ducts cleaned at least once a year.

What are the benefits of commercial air duct cleaning?

Before engaging another company to clean your air ducts, it’s crucial to understand the benefits for your business. Knowing the necessity of air duct cleaning before investing is essential. Regularly cleaning the air ducts in your commercial building offers various benefits, including:

  1. Better air quality: Maintaining fresh and clean air in your commercial space is crucial. Dirty ducts can diminish air quality.
  2. Reduced fire risk from clogged air ducts: During colder months, heated air flows through your air ducts. If the ducts are excessively dirty, there’s a potential fire hazard. Ensuring clean ducts mitigates this risk.
  3. Improved energy efficiency of your HVAC system: With clean ducts, air flows more easily, reducing the workload on your HVAC system. This can lead to lower electric and gas bills, depending on your heating type.
  4. Reduced employee absenteeism due to illness: Poor air quality caused by pollutants can lead to more allergies or respiratory issues among employees, resulting in increased sick leave. Improved air quality can help reduce absenteeism.
  5. Removal or reduction of unpleasant odors: Persistent odors in your commercial building may originate from your air duct system. Regular duct cleaning promotes proper airflow and minimizes unpleasant smells.

At Ultra Air , we understand that you have a lot on your to-do list as a business owner or manager. We can help get your air duct system in tip-top shape by cleaning and sanitizing them. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.