HVAC System & Air Sanitizing - EPA & OSHA Approved

What follows is a simple, but often ignored, or overlooked facet to this business that we'd like to bring to your attention:

When you hire someone to clean the air ducts and blower units of your HVAC system, you get what you paid for ... but the job may not be complete.

The routine job described above may not effectively remove such contaminants as mold spores, fungi, mildew, bacteria and algae, from the air circulating within a commercial, residential or industrial building.

It is well documented that these types of contaminants can adversely affect the health of your building's occupants, leading to declines in productivity, increased absenteeism and potentially, a spike in healthcare liabilities.

Whether you are a business owner or facilities management professional, it imperative that you consider the following information.

Is Sanitizing Essential?

Yes and No. The ultimate decision is yours. Here are the facts:

  • Sanitization is not a routine procedure. It is typically an add-on procedure after the ductwork first undergoes a thorough cleaning by an accredited professional of The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), like CORE.
  • Sanitization is typically indicated in cases where there is visible evidence of microbial growth in your duct work. Even if microbial growth is present, sanitization is not required if the growth is removable by physical means, such as brushing, and truth be told, further growth can likely be prevented through moisture control.
  • Sanitizing the HVAC system helps to powerfully ensure that various disease causing microbes (such as legionella pneumophila, aspergillus fumigatus, staphylococcus aureus and mycobacterium bovis) are eliminated from the system.
  • Not only does the chemical biocide used in sanitization kill the contaminants and severely inhibit further widespread microbial contamination, these biocides dry fast and leave the duct metal absolutely germ free.
  • The biocides employed in CORE's sanitization services are highly effective in eliminating foul smells and damp odors from the duct work, improving indoor air quality to an often large and noticeable extent.

Should you decide to adopt a proactive stance towards your indoor air quality program, sanitizing has distinct and powerful advantages and should always be carried out by NADCA accredited professionals. CORE is not only certified by the NADCA, but ASHREA as well and is proud to be a leading provider of ductwork sanitizing services throughout the country.

The Importance of an EPA and OSHA Approved Anti-Microbial Treatment

Like most highly skilled professions, sanitization boils down to experience and reputation.

When working with ozone or biocides in the operating duct system, you must hire an experienced professional with a track record of successful jobs under their belt. If proper precautions are not taken, the fumes of these chemicals can be transported through the system and released into other areas of the building.

It is an absolute necessity to hire a company that only uses chemicals approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

CORE is proud to abide by these standards, so you can be confident and have the peace of mind that the products used in your ductwork has been rated safe and have been approved by the EPA.

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Core Mechanical, Inc.
7150 N. Park Drive
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Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Phone: 856.665.0636
Fax: 856.488.2241

The Importance of Working With a State Licensed Air Conditioning Contractorstate-licensed-air-conditioning-contractor

To deal with the problems arising from slowly deteriorating IAQ, commercial and industrial facilities need to ensure that the AC ducts are cleaned and serviced regularly and that their equipment has been optimized in accordance with ASHRAE standards.

The reality is that with so much at stake, it does not pay to work with unlicensed contractors who often lack the education, hands-on training and cutting edge technologies granted by state licensing.

As a certified member in good standing of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Core is an industry leading HVAC service provider and offers varied services to improve ventilation and system optimization. In addition, Core offers repair, maintenance and often total system replacements to industrial and commercial facilities.

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