This is the first of a three-part series detailing an extensive and ongoing project for a client in the Twin Cities area. This project included commercial duct cleaning and industrial cleaning. Our client has a vast complex that houses industrial warehouse, office, and machine shop/testing areas.
With tens of thousands of linear feet of duct work and both industrial and office space, this project was a perfect situation for Enviro Air Cleaning. We provided a variety of services for this client which made their lives simple. With one call, many of their issues were solved.

The original call to our office came as a referral from a former client who works in a similar industry. It began when employees in the office areas started experiencing symptoms commonly associated with poor indoor air quality.

In large industrial areas, it’s not uncommon for indoor air quality to become an issue. Sources of indoor pollution come from gases or particles that are released into the air. In the industrial area of the plant where testing equipment was being used daily, it’s easy to see how particles and grease were becoming airborne. Over time, those particles had settled into the air ducts.

When you add 1000+ humans who bring colds and flu, smoke, and skin cells into a closed environment, you have a recipe for dirty air ducts and poor indoor air quality.

Some common symptoms that can be attributed to poor indoor air quality include:
• Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Shortness of breath
• Hypersensitivity and allergies
• Sinus congestion
• Coughing and sneezing
• Dizziness
• Nausea

During our initial inspection of the air ducts, it was clear why employees were showing signs of poor air quality. The ducts were literally filthy. In addition, our crews determined that insulation within the ducts was beginning to deteriorate and further complicate the issue.

Working during off-peak and non-business hours, Enviro Air Cleaning efficiently and thoroughly cleaned their air duct systems. Because our efficient work practices and our attention to detail, we were asked back to complete an industrial cleaning and de-greasing project in the main manufacturing area after a competitor had been asked to leave.
Read more about Phase II of this project in our next blog: Industrial Cleaning – The Good and The Bad.