Hospitals play different roles throughout the stages of a person’s life. They are a place where we celebrate new life being born, a place where we go for medical attention and unfortunately, a place where we may lose the ones we love from an illness or accident. With so many vulnerable lives coming in and out of a hospital, the indoor air quality is essential to a healthy recovery process for its patients! Unfortunately, one area that tends get over looked during a the cleaning process is the ventilation system.
Importance of Duct Cleaning in Hospitals
The CDC estimates that over 1.7 million people become infected while they are staying in a hospital, and many of these infections come from a source that doesn’t get regularly cleaned- the ventilation system.
Hospitals are supposed to be a safe place for patients who are recovering from an illness or have just undergone surgery. And although it is assumed that indoor air is safer for those with weakened immune systems, it is not always the case. Since a facility’s ductwork is out of sight, it is often out of mind, which means they are not regularly cleaned. This allows the ducts to become the perfect breeding ground for dangerous pollutants that causes the hospital’s air patients are breathing to be contaminated. Bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus all grow inside a dirty ductwork and can cause devastating harm to a patient during their recovery process.
Routine Duct Cleaning
Cleaning your facility’s ductwork is the first step in removing airborne contaminants and allergens out of the air they breathe.
Components of Duct Cleaning Services Include:
- Supply & Return Ductwork
- Dedicated Exhaust Ductwork and Fans
- Air Handler Units
- Internally Lined Ductwork: Cleaning and Encapsulating (Sealing)
- Mold Remediation from all types of Ductwork
- VAV’s Reheat Coils, Mixing Boxes
- Filter Replacements
Therefore, a clean duct is an important key to keeping a safe and healthy environment for everyone who walks through your hospital’s doors. Having your ductwork cleaned can help your hospital improve its indoor air quality by removing dirt, dust and debris from your HVAC system. Not to mention, when people enter a hospital they are hoping to get better, and not get sicker from being there.
Quality Duct Cleaning Services
From infection control for duct cleaning in hospitals to OSHA confined space training and fall protection when working from lifts, Hughes Environmental’s technicians are experienced and trained to meet your facility’s safety requirements. We’ve performed hundreds of HVAC systems cleaning projects in all kinds of facilities.
Working with Hughes, you can expect technicians that are trained, certified and up-to-date on common best practices. We have an OSHA trainer on staff, and our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training. We also have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff.
Worried your hospital’s indoor air quality might be causing harm to your patient’s? Contact a representative at Hughes Environmental to find out how we can give you fresh, clean air to breathe again.
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