Total Duct Cleaning provides experienced institutional Services:
•SCHOOL AIR DUCT CLEANING
•HOSPITAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS DUCT CLEANING
•SENIORS HOMES AIR DUCT CLEANING
•PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES DUCT CLEANING
•We Vac backup our institutional duct cleaning services with:
Certificate of completion
Photos of ductwork before and after cleaning
•Institutional duct cleaning
Planning Institutional Air Duct Cleaning
Notices should be posted throughout the instruction that detail the work being done and the time schedule for each work zone. Post these notices at least 48 hours before work is to commence.
For all institutions work zones must be clear of patients, their effects, bedding etc. All exposed beds and common area surfaces should be covered or sealed until the work in that area in fully completed. This last part will be repeated in the Procedures Section.
Remember this, always try to co-ordinate your progress from one zone to the adjacent and so on, moving in a straight a path as practicable. You may have to bi-pass some zones and return later owing to hospital constraints or other factors. These are mostly foreseeable so plan for them within the existing work schedule. Exceptions to do occur however, so be prepared. Your team communication devices should operate at hospital safe frequencies only. Also, confirm additional services the client may want during the planning process. These e would be items such as; sanitization, blower cleaning and system filter replacement etc.
•Mechanical Blue Prints of Institutional Building:
When deemed necessary, to cut into ceilings, floors, walls, etc, in order to access duct work, request a building mechanical schematic to guide your work around sensitive systems such as electrical plumbing communications and so on.
Always request diagrams (blue prints of system configurations when not visually interpreted. You cannot make mistakes. The same rule applies when systems vary from one zone to the next.
•Institutional duct cleaning Safety Procedures
•Institutional duct cleaning Safety Requirements
•Institutional duct cleaning Safety Procedures
•Institutional duct cleaning personal safety equipment and work zone safety
Once the work zone is under containment and equipped place safety markers, tape or any form of warning around the work zone perimeter.
Turn off work zone oxygen supplies and install work zone containment fields with zippered plastic barriers and with one external decomp area per zone. This is a procedural function and is mentioned here because it provides a safe air tight environment.
Equipment Personal and General Safety for Institutional Air Duct Cleaning
Safety shoes and safety hats in hospital construction zones. Safety shoes should be worn at all times. The hospital renovations are why you are there, treat the tradesmans work with full regard always.
Always wear work clothes that are not loose or ill-fitting. Wear protective glasses and suitable dust masks always. Slip resistant footwear (crepe soles) in institutions void of construction. This would be an exception so keep your at the ready on your truck. Wear safety shoes with crepe soles when boots are not required.
•Institutional duct cleaning Safety Tips:
Keep hydrated at all times and especially when you are required to wear heavy suits, masks etc. Mind that your team members are properly equipped as you. They are your responsibility.
Equipment – Portable Systems for Institutional Air Duct Cleaning
Portable electric compressor vacuum systems are your only option as gas fired engines would produce fumes and residue within the common end sleep areas. Note : secure and embrace all compressed air fittings and hoses for soundness prior to starting that system.
Be sure that both vacuums and compressors are equipped with heppa filtration to prevent recontamination of the work zone.
Technical procedures and Equipment
Note: the preparation of the work zone is covered in this section. Shut off and seal of all work zone related hvac systems and seal off any other vents or openings within the work zone that could lead to cross contamination to adjacent work zones.
Be sure to have all work and safety equipment within the work zone before sealing off the area and begin the duct cleaning process.
Setting up the Work Area;
It may be one zone at a time or an entire ward. Be certain your materials estimate is realistic; shortages will alter more than your schedule seal off all supply diffusers before engaging the vacuum system. A fully sealed off system (airtight) gets a proper cleaning and avoids not only the re-contamination of the immediate work area but also may prevent fallout in areas not visible above or adjacent to the main work area.
•Institutional duct cleaning Final Notes:
When sanitizing the system(s) use only Benefet. Gently fog it into the system. Do not soak. Do this while the system is still under vacuum. Have the institution clean the return air egg crate grills as these are seldom attached to any active ducting. This will save them $20-30 apiece.
Lets keep in mind here that a small institution may well have over 40 of these openings. there by giving you a huge edge when pricing your companys bid. Think- 40 grills @ $30.00 saves them $1.200.00 big!
Their cleaning staff use a step ladder then rinse in the sink. As always, stay alert, stay informed and do your best .You represent an industry that many are not yet familiar with . Always give the best you can for each and every customer. They deserve this. Dont cut corners. Find them and clean them also. Your customers will love your attention to their Institutional buildings and repeat business and referrals will add future income.
Your customers have given you a chance to serve them,
We always remember this fact. We not only represent yourself but the others in this industry. We are all in this together.
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