Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plays an instrumental role in maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. When these systems are contaminated as the result of fire or water it is important to get them back to A1 working conditions as soon as possible. If a fire happens in a structure where the HVAC system is operating, smoke, soot and other contaminants from the fire can actually be spread into the rest of building by the HVAC system. HVAC systems must be cleaned immediately after a fire or smoke emergency occurs.
Arcbuild Insurance teams are expertly trained to clean HVAC systems after an emergency as well as cleaning contaminates from naturally occurring conditions such as dust particles, active bacterial or fungal growth as well as corrosion from rusted components, man-made vitreous fibres, and mould spores.
The Components they require most attention in a HVAC system are:
- Heating coils
- Supply air ducts
- Terminal diffusers
- Air handling units
The methods we use to clean HVAC systems include:
- Hand wet wiping/washing
- HEPA vacuums
- Pneumatic brush systems for ducting runs
- Chemical wet cleaning for evaporators or chill water coils
- Dry cleaning for electric heating or re-heat coils