Some business owners may wonder why the office ventilation system needs regular attention. With the weekly costs of housekeeping, utilities, and day-to-day business, duct cleaning could seem like an extravagance. However, a work environment with poor ventilation can be hazardous to employees and can potentially cause damage to computers and machinery. Employees who are subjected to everyday ventilation hazards often suffer from health problems and have productivity issues. Have your office ventilation system cleaned professionally, and breathe easier.

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Importance of Good Ventilation

Ventilation, for the purposes of this article, refers to the movement of air from the outside to the inside of a building. Continuous air circulation is crucial in keeping air clean for everyone who spends time indoors. Increasing the amount of outdoor air coming in can reduce the amount of air pollutants. Given the number of hours most people spend in the workplace, healthy air is important.

Cleaning the Office Ventilation System

Fresh air is essential for humans. Since most buildings are enclosed spaces, we depend on a good ventilation system to supply us with fresh air. However, dust and other particles, over time, build up in the vents and HVAC system. Regular cleaning helps maintain a comfortable, healthy, and productive environment.

  • Eliminates Allergens – Absences due to illness can affect any company’s bottom line. Allergens like dust, spores, pollen — and small insects — become airborne in a dirty system and can cause allergic reactions, once inhaled. Regular ventilation system maintenance cleans the air and improves the filtration process of your HVAC system.
  • Rids Unpleasant Odour – Any presence of unpleasant odour is unwelcome in a professional environment, because it is off-putting to clients and affects employee morale. Breathing odiferous air eight hours a day can be distracting and cause headaches.
  • Controls Condensation – A damp ventilation system increases the risk of mould and mildew growth. When a condensation problem is left unmanaged, it can lead to serious respiratory health issues and the development of allergies.

Most building structures receive fresh air through the air vents. Compared to natural sources of fresh air like open windows or doors, an air ventilation system is essential in any climate with cold weather. An effective system also keeps out dust and allergens, allowing for a healthy working environment.

Consider the effect that dirty air might be having on your business and the health and wellness of employees. For professional duct cleaning, ring Dr. Duct at (613) 845-0707 for a free vent cleaning estimate.