Air Duct Cleaning
IAQ or Indoor Air Quality, in simple words, is the quality of air that we breathe inside buildings and facilities. At present, for most Malaysians, information about the importance of Air Duct Cleaning is still in its infant hood. We are still not fully aware about the fact that unclean air ducts are one of the many probable sources of dust particles that exist in the ducts. Impurities may also enter our living spaces from activities like cleaning the room floor or furniture with chemicals, painting walls or smoking.
What Are We Really Breathing?
Why are we sharing inputs about air pollution when we are supposed to share more on Air duct cleaning? Well, it is important to know what you are breathing or what are you dealing with before looking for air duct cleaners.
There are many sources of indoor air pollution.
These can include:
Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?
To improve the IAQ, regular Air duct cleaning is important because dirty ducts, as they gather dust over time, contribute to poor indoor air quality leading to a cluster of health issues.
Air duct cleaning is the removal of mold, debris, dust, and dirt that is found inside the ducts. Dirty ducts continue to circulate dust, allergens, and other debris throughout the building, which may cause respiratory problems and other forms of sickness. Most of us spend 8-12 hours, depending on the nature of work, inside buildings daily, which is why it is even more important to ensure that the air inside is as clean as possible.
How Do I Choose the Right Air Duct Cleaners?
Certain companies often go for lesser prices offered by some air duct cleaning services and ignore what type of solutions and machinery the service providers, that they hired, are using. If the service team uses harmful chemical solutions and an improper way to clean up the ducts, it would end up adding more toxins inside the facility and the Indoor Air Quality will not improve even after paying for the services. Hence it is important for you to get details on the following:
- Methods of Cleaning
- Does the work come with guarantee?
Get to know whether the chemical is eco friendly, effective, and trusted and as for their method of cleaning and equipment, it is important to know because certain method may damage your air duct.
When should you get the air ducts cleaned?
Also consider air duct cleaning if you have:
- Foul odor
- Increased allergy symptoms
- Sudden lost or reduction of heating/cooling
It is a must to conduct air duct cleaning especially in the offices every year, especially in a country like Malaysia since the country has a humid weather 24/7 and 365 days and other toxic matter in the air ever year like haze. Poor air quality within the facility is often cited as the biggest source of sickness building syndrome or SBS. An article published in, The Star on 29th January 2020 also stated that SBS is a situation where more than 20% of the occupants in a facility complain about the air quality or having persistent symptoms like eye or nose irritation, fatigue, or dizziness. This shows the importance and value of duct cleaning.
At IAQ Diagnostics, our specialists are professionally trained and licensed for all the kinds of duct cleaning, using professional and environment friendly Indoor Air Quality solutions. Through our website we are always trying our best to provide you the information and guidance to help you to understand the importance of Indoor Air Quality. Our goal is to improve the indoor air quality in buildings and facilities where people spend most of their time to learn and work.