Ensuring clean, healthy indoor air is a necessity for a productive business. According to NEMI (National Energy Management Institute): "Benefits of improved IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) are so large that the opportunity cannot be ignored... these include improved productivity, increased profits, greater employee/customer/visitor health, and reduced health costs".
Conversely, the failure of a building owner or an employer to provide clean indoor air can result in costly consequences including health problems, absenteeism, reduced productivity, higher premiums for worker's comp and health insurance, and lost tenants. Moreover, U.S. courts have consistently ruled that building owners have a non-deferrable legal obligation with a safe and healthful environment.
Indoor air quality is the environmental issue of the '90's. The USEPA has ranked poor IAQ as one of the highest risks to human health among all types of environmental problems. In fact, according to studies conducted by the EPA, NIOSH, and others, the average measured levels of many hazardous pollutants may be as much as 100 times higher in indoor air than in he air outside. The World Health Organization has estimated that 30% of all buildings experience IAQ problems. These problems are especially prevalent in tight, energy-efficient buildings where a high percentage of recirculated air is utilized. According to the American Medical Association: "the risk of respiratory infection is 45% higher among occupants of energy efficient buildings."
Common indoor air contaminants include fibers and chemicals from carpeting and fabrics; formaldehyde and other chemicals from furniture; vapor from cleaning and copier chemicals; and hair, dander and germs from the occupants themselves. The combined health effects of these pollutants on bulling occupants can be significant, especially on those suffering from allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments.
What you can't see can hurt you
A building's air duct network acts as its respiratory system. Dirt, dust, debris, and microbial growth the accumulate inside of air ducts hidden from view "congest" the system and make it difficult for the building to "breathe" properly and function efficiently. In fact, a 1987 ASHRAE study concluded that maintaining system cleanliness would reduce average operating costs by 10 to 25%.
More than 70% of all IAQ problems involve the HVAC system. Dirty air ducts are an ideal breeding ground for mold spores, mildew, bacteria (including Legionella) and other health-threatening microbial growth. Dirty ducts can also result in higher utility bills, reduced air supply and premature failure of expensive HVAC components.
The Solution: Clean air ducts for cleaner air.
Sick Building Syndrome and its very real costs can be prevented. Our high quality commercial duct cleaning service enables our clients to provide ultra-clean indoor air, and to realize the common sense business advantages that occur from a well-maintained air duct system.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and source removal techniques, our crews are able to access and thoroughly clean the entire duct system. So to ensure and enhance the health of yourself, your employees, tenants, etc. call (252) 360-1799 today to schedule a FREE estimate to clean your building's Air Duct system.
So what does this mean to your bottom line? Studies have shown that a regular cleaning of the HVAC system can save around 25% on heating and cooling costs. Furthermore making the indoor air more healthy will cut down on distractions due to allergies in the workplace and contribute to employee morale. This will decrease losses due to sick days and make your bottom line look better.