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Do Your Building’s Cooling Towers Need to be Cleaned?

Do Your Building’s Cooling Towers Need to be Cleaned?

Without cooling towers, your building’s commercial HVAC system could break down much sooner than expected.

When was the last time you had your cooling tower inspected? Even though it doesn’t seem like you need to maintain them right now, your cooling towers do need to be kept clean. Moreover, it’s crucial that you have them evaluated, maintained, and most importantly, cleaned up before the spring cooling season arrives in a few months. Getting started now will help ensure that you’ll be ahead of the crowd when the inevitable queue forms. Join us now as we discuss this matter in further detail.

Maintenance and Cleaning Advice

One excellent way to begin is by updating your preventative maintenance contract. Without cooling towers, your building’s commercial HVAC system could break down much sooner than expected. This situation, in turn, can lead to downtime that can ruin your reputation and damage your company’s bottom line. More often than not, PM services typically focus on rooftop units or package units, but not the cooling towers. Facility managers are obligated to address disinfection techniques so as to help protect the health and wellbeing of everyone who enters your doors. 

Dealing with Potential Health Risks 

Even with smaller indoor capacities mandated by state and local authorities, it’s not possible to totally eliminate any potential health risks. Besides keeping the HVAC system from overheating, cooling towers are also responsible for removing bacteria, dust, pollen, insects, and other debris that could negatively impact your building’s indoor air quality. However, stagnant water can lead to the proliferation of biofilms and even Legionnaire’s Disease. This health hazard is caused by Legionella bacteria. As a result, OSHA recommends that cooling towers be cleaned twice a year to avoid this unfortunate outcome.

Improving Energy and Equipment Efficiency 

Here’s something that you might not have known: cleaning your commercial cleaning towers actually helps improve energy efficiency and extends the lifespan of your cooling tower equipment. The decreased airflow leads to problems such as fans, pumps, and chillers having to work even harder to produce the same results that you expect of them. In the end, this aspect of preventative maintenance services is well worth the investment of time and money that it requires!

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals navigate the post-COVID-19 environment. We can develop a cost-effective, customized program for your building that will mitigate the potential health risks of COVID-19.  Click Here to Request a Quote

To learn more about the importance of reopening your building safely, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or mford@crockett-facilities.com. Our PM contract customers receive priority service with 24/7 emergency service in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

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