The quality of the air within their buildings can be a determining factor in the level of tenancy commercial building owners achieve. In commercial buildings where the air quality is low and dust is pervasive across the property, owners may not be able to locate quality business tenants to rent their building for the desired rate. This means that commercial property owners across Vancouver must review the expertise of air duct cleaning specialists Michael A. Smith Duct Cleaning and discover the important factors for achieving optimal building air quality. The following air quality factors can dictate the efficiency and environmental performance of a large property:
1) The Choice of Air Duct Cleaning Provider
A good indicator and one of the leading signs that a BC Vancouver Lower Mainland company is able to complete their air duct cleaning work effectively is NADCA Membership and certification.
Questions to Ask Commercial HVAC Cleaning Contractors
Can the company show proof of NADCA Membership and certification?
NADCA provides certificates to each of its members. This certificate lists the company’s name and when their membership expires.
The NADA certification signifies a high level of professionalism in the HVAC cleaning industry.
Can the contractor provide you with 3 to 5 customer references with phone numbers for projects of similar size and scope of work which they provided service in the last year? If they are unable to do so, you may contact NADCA for a reference.
Can the contractor provide you with evidence of the current Worker’s Compensation and General Liability Insurance Coverage? These items are standard for commercial HVAC system cleaning.
Is the contractor in good standing with WorkSafe BC?
Does the contractor have a good safety record and comply with all WorkSafe BC regulations, rules and requirements?
Does the contractor possess the proper business licenses that are required by your city to perform the work they are proposing?
How long has the commercial contractor been in the residential HVAC system cleaning business?
Many NADCA members provide residential and commercial services. However, some companies provide just one. If a company has just recently entered the commercial HVAC cleaning industry, they should be able to highlight recent training and education they have received.
If there is any remediation of mold or other biological contamination does the company have a Ventilation System Mold Remediator (VSMR) on staff?
VSMRs have undergone training that ensures an understanding of basic microbiological contamination. They have also passed an examination on this subject.
Does the company have an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) to be responsible for the complete project?
Will the contracting company actually do the work?
This issue should be discussed before the project begins. If they are sub-contracting the work, they still need to follow all recommended guidelines.
Each member of NADCA has one ASCS on staff; some have more than one. Many specifications require the presence of an ASCS.
Will the contractor provide you with a means to conduct a visual inspection at any time during the cleaning?
Many commercial HVAC cleaning companies have the equipment needed to offer this service. NADCA suggests asking the company about this option before the project is started.
Michael A. Smith Duct Cleaning is NADCA Certified and Helps Building Managers to Reduce Costs and Improve Indoor Air Quality with a full range of Expert HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning Services.
2) The Commitment to Regularly Scheduled Cleaning
Only by maintaining a regular air duct cleaning scheduling can BC Vancouver Lower Mainland building owners maintain their building’s air quality levels over the long-term. With time, dust and other contaminants can begin to enter the property’s HVAC ventilation systems again, thereby causing continuing problems related to the quality of the air supply within the building. To protect building tenants and visitors to the property on an on-going basis, it is imperative building owners commit to regular property maintenance work.
3) Building Design
Oftentimes, a building’s problems with indoor air quality are related to the original design of the property. For example, in properties that were built before air quality standards were integrated across Canada, outdoor air intakes might be located close to parking garages, loading bays or cooling tower enclosures. This type of design can lead to dangerously low quality air entering the building’s ventilation system and affecting those inside the property. By working with their air duct cleaning company, BC Vancouver Lower Mainland property owners can achieve complete documentation on their HVAC ventilation systems to see if any building enhancements are required for optimal safety in the long-term.
Effective duct cleaning work can ensure building air quality is maintained at peak levels. But this type of commitment requires vigilance on behalf of the property owner. To learn more on the air quality maintenance process, speak with a specialist at Michael A. Smith Duct Cleaning directly.