Maintaining indoor air quality

As many modern buildings are sealed so that temperatures can be maintained, this very act of sealing means that many common sources of pollution have to be removed in some manner other than through open windows. Air pollutants in a typical office building can include biological organisms, dust and lint from furnishings, cleaning agents, residue from photocopiers and printers.

This being the case, to maintain a healthy working environment, duct cleaning in Boston becomes more important than ever. Without periodic cleaning and sanitizing it takes little to begin the growth of molds or to interfere with the air flow through the ducts. With the modern office buildings being constructed without operating windows, the entire building is reliant upon mechanical systems to exchange indoor air with outdoor air. If the ducting in the building should become dirty or unsanitary, the air exchange will not be as effective as it should be.

Although the problems with pollutants are usually greater in public buildings, this does not mean that residential properties are immune to the problem. Modern homes are built to reduce heating and air conditioning losses as well as restricted airflow. Without duct cleaning in Boston every four or five years there may be an adverse impact on the air quality in the home which can lead to further complications, especially if someone in the home has allergies.

Professional companies that provide duct cleaning services are equipped with sophisticated technology which is employed. Prior to cleaning any duct or any component of the buildings ventilation system, video and digital photography is employed so that a cost effective plan can be established which not only allows for cleaning at minimal cost, but also allows the cleaning to proceed with minimal disruptions.

The process used for both commercial and residential duct cleaning is somewhat similar. The air handling system, the ductwork, is placed under negative pressure through the use of highly efficient vacuum units. Once the ducts are under negative pressure, manual and automated brushing of the duct interior is used. The air in the ducts is whipped using compressed air, lifting the dust and other debris into the air stream where it is drawn into the filtered vacuum units. Once the entire system has been cleaned of dust and debris, it is then subjected to a complete sanitizing process which eliminates bacterial and microbial development.

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