Pros and Cons of Aircon Chemical Servicing
Considering the weather condition in Singapore, uniformly hot and humid most of the year, the air conditioning system is an important requirement. The air ducts over time collect dust, pollen particles, especially during the peak hot months. The various components of the system additionally provide an ideal breeding site for bacteria, mildew and mold. These often require aircon chemical servicing for effective removal.
Pros of Chemical Cleaning
Chemical cleaning is essential for units that have not been cleaned for a long time. Over time, dust coalesces, and molds form to appoint that the normal cleaning methods like brushing are unable to remove them. Various chemical will break down the dirt and dissolve it too.
Mould and mildew are dangerous micro organisms that can have grave health effects. They are mostly resistant to the normal cleaning methods like use of water and soap. Specific biocides are required to eliminate them and prevent regrowth.
Chemical cleaning is recommended for the systems that have a very poor cooling performance. Improper cooling is usually a sign of clogged system. It usually leads to loss of energy as the system uses more power. The only way to ensure that the system is unclogged is the use of chemical solvents that break down the dirt particles. This will further save the client from more costs as it ensures fewer breakdowns and reduced power usage.
Cons of Chemical Cleaning
Some people are highly sensitive and will react negatively to the chemical biocides used in the cleaning. The ailment usually attacks the respiratory system causing adverse reactions like inability to breath, irritation and allergies.
Another disadvantage is that aircon chemical servicing is quite expensive, compared to the other cleaning methods. This is due to the initial cost of the actual chemicals, the specialized method and tools for cleaning, and the technician skills.
Chemical cleaning is quite time consuming. This counts for both the actual cleaning time and the period that the system is shut off to aid in proper cleaning. In some cases, particularly for the chemicals used to eliminate dangerous microbes, the tenants are required to vacate the premises during, and for a period after the actual cleaning.
Requires significant training of the technician.
Storage and getting rid of the unused chemicals as per the set laws is often difficult.
The chemicals are hazardous to both to the technician and the house occupants.
Tips and Warnings
Before the application of the chemicals to the air con system, there is need for an exhaustive communication between the technician and the home owner. The conversation should cover the following;
The technician should first display the evidence of presence of the microbes that warrant chemical method of removal. Insist of real time evidence of the infestation. For more clarification, consult an independent expert to do the check-up.
After indicating existence, the technician should then convince you that other methods of cleaning are ineffective in removing the microorganisms, and that only aircon chemical servicing method is effective.
Lastly, the technician should exhaustively explain the particulars of the chemicals to be used. This covers the name, the instructions, side effects and any imminent risks. This will alert the client of the precautions to take including vacating the premises as the chemical is applied, and for low toxicity chemicals, covering some items such as food and water.