What are Environmental Cleaning Services?
Environmental cleaning services cover a wide range of specialized services including mold remediation, HVAC cleaning, duct cleaning, trauma & biohazard cleaning and insulation removal and replacement. These services are much more specialized than simple janitorial services.
HVAC Cleaning & Duct Cleaning – Many people only consider having their HVAC system and duct work cleaned when there is a problem with mold in their homes or businesses. The fact is that your HVAC system should be cleaned every 2 - 3 years at a minimum. Over time, the interior of your system can become riddled with dust, bacteria, mold and other airborne contaminants that are potentially harmful to anyone who inhales them. In addition, build up of these contaminants can harm your HVAC system.
Mold Remediation – It’s a proven fact that a build-up of mold inside of a building can be harmful to the health of its occupants. Eradicating mold requires identifying the source, then applying effective remediation techniques to kill the mold and prevent it from returning. This is a job that is best left to environmental cleaning professionals rather than a janitorial services company.
Trauma & Biohazard Cleaning – This is a highly specialized service that involves clean-up of biohazardous waste or contamination. This cleanup is done after traumatic events like homicides, suicides, unattended deaths, or medical emergencies that leave behind biological waste or contamination. The specialized process of biohazard cleaning insures that potentially infectious agents are eradicated. Routine janitorial cleaning does not insure that people are safe from infectious materials that may be left behind.
Insulation Removal & Replacement – Properly removing old insulation (such as rolled fiberglass) is important to ensure that potentially harmful substances are eradicated from the home environment. In addition, properly sealing the home and applying new insulation can prevent future environmental hazards such as mold and mildew growth.
Considering these facts, specialized services such as mold remediation, HVAC cleaning and duct cleaning should always be performed by a professional environmental cleaning company.