A Healthy Living Environment

Keeping your air conditioning and heating system in good shape is crucial for maintaining a healthy living environment. Neglecting the maintenance of your air ducts can lead to various contaminants such as dust, debris, bacteria, mold, allergens, germs, and microbes. Regular air duct cleaning helps eliminate these pollutants, ensuring clean air for you, your customers, and employees to breathe.

Maintenance CleanNet Canada’s Air Duct Cleaning has been providing excellent commercial and residential duct cleaning services in Montreal and Quebec’s major metropolitan areas. Our comprehensive services improve indoor air quality, reduce dust levels, and extend the lifespan of your HVAC equipment by ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently.

Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for many people, and it’s crucial to take steps to reduce its impact. With Maintenance CleanNet Canada’s air duct cleaning service, you can achieve a healthy living environment by getting rid of contaminants that pollute the air.

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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term used to describe a set of symptoms that are experienced by workers in a particular environment. This condition has been recognized as a phenomenon by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1982. Extensive studies conducted by the HSE have shown that this condition is associated with the environmental and occupational health of a building.

It is characterized by medically unexplained symptoms or illnesses that people experience when they spend time in the building. The symptoms of sick building syndrome are wide ranging and vary between people. Some of the common symptoms associated with SBS include dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity and allergies, sinus congestion, coughing and sneezing, dizziness, and nausea.

Generally, people start experiencing these symptoms after several hours at work and feel better after leaving the building for a certain period. However, these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions such as the common cold or flu, and may not necessarily be due to poor air quality. If several employees experience the same symptoms over an extended period, it could be an indication that the building is suffering from SBS.

Energy Saving

Heating and cooling a business can be a significant expense incurred annually. The cost of operating the heating and air conditioning system is directly related to the level of maintenance it receives. Neglecting maintenance leads to the accumulation of dust, debris, pollutants, and contaminants in the various components of the system, which causes additional operating costs. Regularly cleaning the ducts can eliminate these contaminants, which pollute the air you, your customers, and your employees breathe, ultimately lowering operating costs.

Air Duct Cleaning Frequency

It is recommended that commercial buildings have their heating and air conditioning equipment, air ducts, air return, and exhaust ducts inspected annually. A proper inspection will determine whether duct cleaning is necessary. If the inspection reveals any of the following, such as buildup of particles, poor system performance, unpleasant odors coming from the system, visible discharge of debris or impurities, infestation of birds, rodents, or insects, presence of their droppings, contamination by construction dust or debris, or presence of mold, then it is recommended that the air ducts be cleaned to ensure proper functioning of the system.

For residential buildings, it is generally recommended to clean air ducts every 3 to 4 years. However, certain conditions may require more frequent cleaning. For those with allergies or respiratory diseases, cleaning the ducts every two years is advised. The same frequency is recommended for households with pets or those located in dusty environments such as busy roads, construction areas, factories, or fields.

Properly handling complaints about indoor air quality can significantly benefit your organization. These benefits include boosting staff morale and productivity, reducing the time spent addressing complaints, lowering absenteeism rates, improving staff retention, and creating a more motivated and satisfied workforce.

If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home or business, get in touch with us today to learn more about our professional air duct cleaning services.