Ventilation and air conditioning systems are installed within the building to supply and extract air from the rooms. This is the fresh air, that you and your colleagues are inhaling during your working day. But is it fresh enough? Is it clean? Have you ever thought about what you really breathe in?
Despite air filters fitted in the system, there is a high possibility that contaminants have accumulated in the ductwork throughout the years.
What are the Problems
High moisture, warm conditions and poor hygiene of ductwork can potentially lead to the growth of harmful pathogenic microorganisms. Bacteria and fungus can grow rapidly and can cause big health problems. The chart below shows some of them.
Possible Result of Contaminated Air Conditioning Systems
Whilst it is possible for the list below to be found in systems in harmful quantities it is in fact rare. However regular cleaning and sanitising will prevent this.