Ductworks, Inc. leads the industry in solving Indoor Air Quality problems within commercial facilities of the Rocky Mountain Region. Combining equipment and product advances, with a never-ending education in indoor air quality, sets Ductworks far apart from other companies.
We dedicate ourselves to providing knowledgeable service and prompt attention to all our customers. We realize that heating or air conditioning problems can be a major headache to a business owner when indoor comfort and indoor air quality is compromised.
Ductworks, Inc provides a “one stop” solution to all commercial duct cleaning needs. Ductworks, Inc. offers the experience to achieve your goals, along with a multitude of value-added services that make us truly “specialists” in our field.
- Certified Ventilation System Inspections
- Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
- Coil Cleanings
- Air Handler Refurbishment
- Grease Hood Cleaning
- Fiberglass Insulation Resurfacing
- Smoke Damage Remediation
- Pigeon & Pigeon Excrement Removal
- Anti-Microbial Protective Coatings
- Anti-Condensation Coatings
Clients can be assured of the quality and professionalism of Ductworks, Inc staff and its extensive in-house resources, tailored to the unique needs of each client and project. Ductworks, Inc. adopts an integrated approach by combining safety, quality and production. You can enjoy the highest grade workmanship with regular review of the project’s progress. Rest assured that your project will be completed on time and within budget.
- Food Plants
- Beverage Plants
- Government Facilities
- High Rise Buildings
- Manufacturing Plants
PROJECT PROCESS & PROCEEDURE
A good client/contractor relationship is the key to coordinating a successful HVAC system cleaning project. One critical element of this relationship is communication. Through clear, concise communications, Ductworks, Inc. provides it’s clients with a clear understanding of the work to be undertaken.
Protective coverings such as drop cloths (to cover electronic equipment), and plastic sheeting are placed in areas where work is to performed before each shift and removed after each shift. All occupied spaces will be left in a clean and ready to occupy condition.
Ductworks will utilize any existing service openings already installed in the HVAC system where possible. Other new service openings will be installed where necessary to facilitate inspection and cleaning. New service openings will be created and installed according to standards and codes. All metal ducting service opening plates will be sealed with a SMACNA approved sealant to prevent air loss.
Ductworks may remove and reinstall ceiling sections to gain access to the HVAC system during the cleaning process.
4Supply & Return Vent Diffusers:
Areas cleaned include, Supply diffusers, Return grills, Dampers, Diffuser Boots.
The Supply & Return diffusers are located, removed, washed and staged to dry.
Areas cleaned include, Insulated and Uninsulated duct interiors, Fiber Board ducting, Flexible ducting, Louvers, Dampers and Turning Vanes.
The first area to be cleaned is the outside air intake and return ducting. By cleaning these sections first, dirt and debris are eliminated from re-entering the air handler unit and supply ducting. Any duct mounted volume or zone dampers are marked to their current setting. Controlled containment practices and zoning methods are then strategically placed to ensure debris is not dispersed outside of the HVAC system during the cleaning process. Each duct zone is drawn into negative pressure through the use of HEPA filtered vacuum collectors. Using pneumatic and electric agitators, the dirt and debris is removed from the internal surface of the duct, and is drawn into the negative air stream where it is captured in the HEPA filtered vacuum collectors. All volume and zone dampers are then returned to there original settings.
6Air Handler Unit & Coils:
Areas cleaned include Blowers, Fan Housings, Plenums, Blades or Vanes, Louvers, Shafts, Baffles, Dampers, Drive Assemblies and Coils.
The second area to be cleaned is the air handler unit and coils. All controls and motors will be protected with protective barriers prior to cleaning. The fan blower and housing is cleaned and rinsed thoroughly. Interior components of the plenum and cabinet are contact vacuumed or washed by hand. Coils are hand vacuumed on both sides to remove any large debris that may be attached to them. An alkaline base coil cleaner is then applied to the coil bank. Alkaline cleaner foams on contact, and lifts any debris that is caught between the coil fins to the surface where it is vacuumed off. A final rinse of the coils is performed to remove any remaining chemical or loose debris on the coils.
Areas cleaned include, Insulated and Uninsulated duct interiors, Fiber Board ducting, Flexible ducting, Dampers and Turning Vanes, VAV boxes, CV boxes.
The third area to be cleaned is the supply ducting. Any duct mounted volume or zone dampers are marked to their current setting. Controlled containment practices and zoning methods are then strategically placed to ensure that debris is not dispersed outsite of the HVAC system during the cleaning process. Each zone is drawn into negative pressure through the use of HEPA filtered vacuum collectors. Using pneumatic and electric agitators, the dirt and debris is removed from the internal surface of the duct, and is drawn into the negative air stream where it is captured in the HEPA filtered vacuum collectors. Any dampers, turning vanes or screens associated with the supply will be contact vacuumed or power washed. All volume dampers are then returned to their original settings.
8Daily Progress Reports:
Each day a Daily Progress Report will be filled out by the foreman and turn into the Operations Manager. This report will detail work completed, problems, work to be completed for the next shift and expected completion of your project. This information will be available upon your request.
Because your HVAC system is the most expensive item inside your building to install, operate and maintain, it is important to know the hygienic and mechanical condition of the system in an area that most individuals never see. Efficiency, indoor air quality, structural integrity and equipment life expectancy can be greatly improved with this information to prevent an unexpected breakdown or problem.
Having a fiber-optic video on your system allows one to identify if there is an accumulation of dust particulates, structural defects that can be should be done at least periodically to insure the most expensive item in your building is running at peak performance. Energy costs in the future can be reduced on an efficient running system. Camera inspections can allow a building team to create a library of visual documentation over multiple years so when a problem does present itself, you have documentation as to what and if there is a problem inside your HVAC system.