Air Ventilation Systems

Air Ventilation Cleaning

New insurance regulations stipulate that air ducting should be cleaned on a regular basis.

Section 6 of the Health & Safety Executive at Work, approved code of practice 1992 states the following:

Effective and suitable provision shall be made to ensure that every enclosed workplace is ventilated by a sufficient quantity of fresh or purified air.

The air which is introduced should, as far as possible, be free of any impurity which is likely to be offensive or cause ill health.

Ventilation systems must be checked and cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that people/staff are breathing in good quality air. If not, their health may be at risk, and they may have a right to compensation if their illness is caused by indoor air pollution.

Ecoli, Legionaires disease, fungi and other health risks could be present in your air ventilation system

Sick Building Syndrome

(SBS) is a side effect of indoor, polluted air.

Staff often complain of symptoms which may include headaches, fatigue, loss of concentration, shortness of breath, eye and throat irritation, skin rash, dry and itchy skin.

It typically occurs in large open-plan offices with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. It also occurs invariably typically where the systems have not been maintained to a satisfactory standard.

Apart from possible legal action, the results can include long term illness and staff shortages. These can be a major impact to your business and reputation.

Therefore, your ventilation systems should be cleaned by a high quality professional company for the following reasons:

To comply with regulations

To reduce workforce absence

The concern of health for your staff and visitors

To maintain the efficiency and reduce the running costs of your system

Inspection / Survey

We can carry out a full inspection of your system, and advise you if it complies with regulations and if the system has any faults. We can then quote for works to clean the system.


We use skilled technicians and your system will be cleaned including Hepa filters.

Please note that we do not use scrapers and degreasers in our cleaning technique.  These are ineffective and can be very time-consuming.

No job is too big or too small! 1st Commercial Cleaning can provide the complete solution for commercial contract cleaning.

TM44 – AC Inspections

The inspections were introduced in 2009 and an accompanying Air Conditioning Inspection report will highlight areas where operational improvements can be made to air conditioning systems. The savings identified will cover the cost of the inspection.

All air conditioning systems with a combined cooling capacity greater than 12kW are required to have a valid Air Conditioning Inspection report and a certificate in place, with financial penalties present for non-compliance. Inspections for systems above 250kW have been compulsory since January 2009 and systems 12kW – 250kW since January 2011.

Air Conditioning Inspections are often referred to as ‘TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections’ or a ‘TM44 Inspection’. CIBSE TM44 is in fact the guidance used for all Air Conditioning (AC) Inspections conducted in the UK.

For more details on our Commercial Cleaning services, please call 01202 705045