Airtek has extensive experience in providing complete air system cleaning for commercial properties and facilities including hospitals, commercial buildings, hotels, industrial facilities and marine air systems. Our services help extend the life of your equipment and help save on energy usage and costs over time.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) describes heating and cooling systems as the lungs of your building, taking air in and breathing air out. Essentially, the systems must work harder if there are contaminants or pathogens circulating in them, which shortens the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain your preferred temperature so less energy is used, which can lead to improved cost-effectiveness. It also works in tandem with all the cleaning and sanitizing happening with other indoor surfaces and equipment to ensure the entire indoor environment is working together to provide the best indoor air quality possible.
We have Indoor Air Scrubbers from 1000 cfm to 2000 cfm and a variety of filtration choices, including HEPA filtration that will collect/capture ash and soot particulate as small as 0.3 microns. When there is extended exposure, like those found during large or prolonged fires, it is also important to check and replace filters more often.
Upgrading your air filtration system is a crucial step in protecting facilities and commercial buildings against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A filter's MERV rating measures how efficiently it removes contaminants from the air stream based on the size of the particles it can effectively capture. The higher a filter's MERV rating is, the more effectively the filter traps small particles. Industry authorities such as the CDC and ASHRAE recommend an air filter with a minimum rating of MERV 13. MERV 14 is preferred. In some jurisdictions, MERV 13 is a mandatory condition that must be met.
In schools, commercial buildings, offices, and facilities it is important to improve air circulation.
- installing portable high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filters in rooms
- flushing air two hours before and after occupation
- upgrading MERV-8 air filters to MERV-13 filters where appropriate
Air Duct Cleaning
With nearly 85,000 completed jobs to date, no one does this better than us. We utilize proprietary inspection equipment and have a NADCA certified ventilation inspector on staff and many technicians that have earned the prestigious ASCS (Air Systems Cleaning Specialist) certification by the NADCA.
Commercial Kitchen Hood Exhaust Cleaning
Our technicians are fully trained in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) regulations and procedures. We also have an IKECA-certified exhaust cleaning specialist (CECS) on staff and service restaurants, hotels, hospitals and cafeterias.
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
We follow NADCA’s Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance (DEDP) Standard and have a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (CDET) on staff to service multi-family dwellings, hotels, hospitals and laundromats.
Fire Damper Inspections
AirTek performs fire damper testing, coordinates recertification services, and provides a detailed fire damper inspection report that meets The Joint Commission standards. We also offer fire and smoke door inspection as a complement to our passive fire-protection inspection services.
Fire Stopping Services
Our team members can conduct firewall penetration inspections, cleaning and repairs. We can also provide detailed firestop inspection reports that meet the Joint Commission standards.
Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. This particular outbreak has spread rapidly, especially since it has shown sustained person-to-person spread in several places.
As community spread is detected in more & more countries, it is important for all individuals to take precautions to help stop the spread of the virus.
Below are some simple steps that can be taken to help protect ourselves & others by mitigating the spread of the virus.
Make sure you disinfect things you or others touch. Use at least 60% alcohol level when cleaning.
Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap & water for at least 20 seconds & rinse.
Always cover your coughs with a tissue or unto your elbow sleeve to limit the spreading of germs.
If you are sick, make sure you wear a facemask to help reduce the spreading of the virus.
Ensure that you avoid close contact with other people, busy places & any events.
Stay out of the public if you are feeling sick. If you are, seek medical care immediately.
Remember to regularly clean & disinfect frequently touched objects & surfaces.
Try to use HEPA Filters in your air delivery system. This will help keep your air cleaner.
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HEPA filtration and proper ventilation
The basic safety measures that many continue to implement include maintaining a safe distance whenever possible, wearing a face mask in public, washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. Another measure to consider is the use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.Read more
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HVAC systems are a known collection source for contaminants such as viruses, mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust, all of which have the potential to affect your health. AirTek technicians are certified to ensure your air ducts, coils, vents and other equipment are cleaned, sanitized and disinfected. With the current transmission of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), CDC recommended protocol includes thoroughly cleaning & disinfecting which mitigates the risk of transmission of emerging viral pathogens. Our crews follow standard operating procedures and use proper PPE ensuring the safety of all employees and customers.
AIRTEK is an industry leader in commercial and residential duct cleaning, kitchen exhaust hood cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and power washing. Our depth of experience and accountability are just some of the reasons we’ve been trusted with over 95,000 projects. No matter the job, we’re committed to working with clients to uncover the best solutions for their air quality challenges.