Coil Cleaning- Myths

We’ve long touted the benefits of coil cleaning to our customers. It’s only been in the last three to four years that we’ve questioned the validity of the processes we’d gone through to clean their coils, tested for results, and come up with some surprising conclusions. First let me state that we’ve tested a wide variety of coil cleaners, and for extreme cleaning, we now use an industrial pressure sprayer/boiler that supplies 180F water to apply such cleaners. In this case, our customer was getting repeated complaints from tenants that there was “black stuff coming out of the vents.” It was a recurring problem that a number of other contractors had attempted to correct. Our Environmental Services Group re-cleaned the coils (25 sq. ft., 4 row) using 180F water and an aggressive new coil cleaner we’d been wanting to try.

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