Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Clean air ducts can help save your business money

According to the US Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted due to air pollutants and other dirt and debris clogging up your air ducts. By having the experts at ServiceMaster Clean remove the build-up of pollutants, your HVAC system will work more efficiently and can potentially save you money on heating and cooling costs.

How our commercial air duct cleaning services can help your business

With our air duct cleaning processes, we can help:
• Improve indoor air quality
• Reduce the potential for mold growth
• Extend HVAC equipment life
• Provide a healthier environment for allergy sufferers
• Remove unpleasant odors
• Save money on energy costs

Our Air Duct Cleaning Process:

  1. Our experts connect a powerful vacuum to the air duct near the furnace
  2. Commercial-grade products and equipment are used to dislodge the contaminants and debris in the air duct
  3. Contaminants are pulled out of the ducts and through the filtration system, returning clean air back into the facility
  4. After cleaning, all access holes are resealed, returning the duct system to a like-new, clean condition

Recommended air duct cleaning and inspection schedule:

Building Use Classification       Air Handling Unit       Supply Ductwork       Return Ductwork / Exhaust
Industrial 1 year 1 year 1 year
Commercial 1 year 1 year 1 year
Healthcare 1 year 1 year 1 year
Marine 1 year 2 years 2 years

A healthy work environment for your employees starts with clean air ducts.

Indoor air pollutants can cause serious health problems for employees who have respiratory conditions, autoimmune disorders or environmental allergies. Routine, professional cleaning of your air ducts by ServiceMaster Clean can help drastically reduce the amount of dirt, dust and allergens that circulate throughout the building, resulting in a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for your employees, clients and customers.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning FAQs

Is air duct cleaning expensive?

The cost of the service varies and depends on factors such as the location of your business, how dirty your system is, how easy it is for the contractor to access the ducts and what your ducts are made of, and what material is used in the construction of the ducts. However, our expertise, training and satisfaction guarantee are built into the price of service.

How long will it take to have my air ducts cleaned?

The amount of time it takes to clean the air ducts of a Commercial HVAC system can vary depending on the complexity of the system. Once a skilled and trained technician arrives, they should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. For standard purposes, we ask for at least several hours to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.

Will air duct cleaning be disruptive to my business?

The local ServiceMaster franchise owner can work to schedule a time that is most convenient for your business during non-business hours to complete the job. Depending on the magnitude of the job, we should have you up and running by the next business day if the job is completed during non-work hours.

How often do I need to get my air ducts cleaned?

We recommend air duct cleaning every three to five years. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), it is recommended to have your HVAC system inspected annually. Refer to the Air Duct Cleaning and Inspection Schedule.

Do I need to do anything prior to the technician arriving for my scheduled service?

• For safety, the technician should be shown where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit are located. Also, it is best to provide them with any emergency contact information. <br> • Duct cleaning can be noisy. It is best to do it during non-work hours. <br> • Clear work areas. Ask your technician how much space is needed around each air vent register and how much space they will need around the furnace and air conditioner. It is best to have these areas cleared beforehand. <br> • Make sure all personnel are aware that the ducts are going to be cleaned and that all offices and rooms that are serviced remain open and un-locked. <br> • Prior to cleaning, perform a walkthrough of the facility to go over where protective coverings such as drop and corner guards will be placed. Also, it is necessary to go over the HVAC, how the ducts will be cleaned, and accessibility. <br> • Coordinate with Building Engineer or Superintendent to go over specifics of building layout and safety. <br>

Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Air duct cleaning helps: <br> • Reduce energy costs in your business <br> • Reduce the potential for mold growth <br> • Improve indoor air quality <br> • Increase air circulation and flow <br> • Increase your commercial system performance <br> • Extend HVAC equipment life <br>

Is there anything I can do to help maintain clean air ducts?

In a commercial facility, a filter maintenance schedule should be established be based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the environmental conditions of the facility, and type of facility and industry. Regular vacuuming will also help reduce airborne dirt and debris. Consider getting your carpets and hard-surface floors professionally cleaned. Call your local ServiceMaster Clean for more information about our cleaning programs for commercial facilities.