There is a legal requirement that all confined workplaces are ventilated with fresh air, and there is a duty of care placed on building landlords and managers to ensure that this is the case. Ventilation cleaning is recommended under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, which also states that mechanical ventilation systems used for supplying air should be cleaned and maintained regularly.
Surveys of the system should be conducted with the findings carefully recorded to maintain compliance with the regulations.
Keeping Hospitals and Schools Safe in London
Based in London, we have extensive experience in general ventilation cleaning and duct cleaning in schools, hospitals, and commercial kitchens in the London area.. This cleaning process is not only a requirement of the regulations but also helps to maintain the health of all those who visit the buildings. We are a hospital specialist in accordance with HTM 03/01 (Health Technical Memorandum) and TR19.
Micro-organisms including MRSA can live and grow inside duct and ventilation systems, easily spreading through the air. By cleaning the ventilation ducting, the chance of contamination from bacteria and other airborne pathogens is significantly reduced.
It is not good enough to simply swap the filters on your air handling unit as dust and bacteria will still accumulate within the system. Regular cleaning will increase and maintain the air quality of the building for all who use it.
We use a mechanical brushing mechanism along with a negative air machine to clean ducting in your premises, ensuring the best possible result in the shortest amount of time. If the system is infected we can you a fogging process which eliminates any bacteria within the duct
Duct Cleanliness Testing London
We can perform a Preferred Vacuum Test (PVT) to check dust levels present in your ducting. PVT testing can be used to confirm the need for cleaning in the first instance (pre-clean), or to demonstrate the cleanliness of the system after cleaning has been completed (post-clean). We can also provide microbiological testing should it be required.
Furthermore, we can perform supply and extract cleaning in accordance with BESA TR/19 and BSEN 15780, ensuring the cleanliness of your ventilation and ductwork systems.
How to get started
Get in touch with Duct Clean London today to have your ductwork surveyed and cleaned. We’ll need to know what kind of ventilation system you have and an idea of when it was last tested or cleaned, and if you have drawings or diagrams of the ventilation system, it will be beneficial.
We’ll conduct a site survey and let you know our recommendations for cleaning your system, and once the work has been completed, we’ll be able to confirm that your ventilation and ductwork complies with the appropriate regulations.