VIACS  

"VIACS knows all of the requirements for the Navy... I highly recommend VIACS for anyone demanding good service and great performance. Their integrity and performance are excellent."

Al Neuman,
Project Manager,
Four Winds Services, Inc.
Healthcare

At VIACS, our professionals are trained to understand the specialized needs of healthcare facilities. For the continued health of your patients and employees, VIACS documents and implements infectious control and safety processes. We investigate your facility and review requirements to create a methodology and procedure suited to your needs. Below is a list of the most common services VIACS performs in the healthcare industry. To view a list of all services VIACS offers, visit our services. Please contact us us for more information or to schedule an evaluation of your facility.  

Boiler Fire Tube Cleaning
Fire tube cleaning is important to maintain high energy efficiency. Soot, rust and other build-up can severely degrade your boiler's efficiency, decrease its usable life and cause safety hazards. VIACS professionals will ensure your fire tube boiler operates at peak efficiency for its maximum life span.

Chiller Tube Brushing
Chillers are often the single largest consumers of energy. The undoing of any chiller is the build-up of scale, biological growth and corrosion inside chiller tubes. When this occurs, efficiencies are eroded and the chiller's life cycle can be significantly reduced. Preventive maintenance, including cleaning the chiller tubes will yield optimum efficiency of the chillers.

Coil Cleaning
Equipment operating with dirty coils use more energy than those with clean coils. A coil with dirt and grime cannot supply proper heat transfer, resulting in greater energy consumption. Additionally, a systems cooling capacity is greatly reduced. Dirty coils increase operating pressure and temperature which breaks down the compressors lubricant and can result in equipment failure. A failed compressor means no cooling and costly repairs.

Cooling Tower Cleaning
Commercial cooling systems are vulnerable to the negative effects of mineral build-up because they rely on the evaporation of water. Any impurities in your water supply will have nowhere to go except the pipe walls. VIACS can assist you in keeping your facility operating at maximum efficiency with our cleaning services. We will also help you reduce the build-up of mineral deposits.

Drop Ceiling Cleaning
Ceilings are a trap for carbon monoxide, oils, grease, smoke, nicotine and carbon. They also provide a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. These factors along with other pollutants bond to amino and fatty acids to create the "sick building syndrome". VIACS professionals break down and dissolve these substances - returning your ceiling to a like-new condition. In addition to the ceiling tiles being deodorized and sanitized they regain their acoustic, fire rating and light reflection values.

Ductwork Cleaning
If not properly installed, maintained and operated - ductwork may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present the potential for microbiological growth (mold) is increased and spores from the growth may be released into the living and working space. Some of these contaminants may also cause allergic reactions or other symptoms if people are exposed to them.

Electrical Apparatus / Motor Cleaning
With our Cryogenic (Dry Ice) Blasting process, VIACS professionals thoroughly and gently clean electrical and electronic equipment. Dry Ice Blasting is nonabrasive and the materials used are nonconductive, making it the ideal choice for cleaning sensitive equipment like switchboards, circuit breakers, AC and DC motors, generators and more.

Encapsulation & Coatings
VIACS specializes in environmental coating solutions through effective applications and technologies. These applications help improve the safety of workplace, sustainability of natural resources, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. VIACS professionals can improve the comfort levels and extend the structural life of treated surfaces.

Fan Cleaning
One of the most fundamental ways to reduce fire risk is to eliminate grease build-up, debris and other by-products that serve as fuel sources in ventilation and exhaust systems. With routine cleaning, equipment life is extended and most importantly efficiency is increased. VIACS professionals clean fans and exhaust systems to the metal and ensure these systems are in good working order.

Filter Rack Repairs
Metal filter racking systems that are damaged can often be repaired, avoiding the cost and inconvenience of a complete filter rack replacement.

Filter Replacement
Regular filter replacement can help extend the useful life of your HVAC units and equipment, decrease energy costs, and reduce the risk of poor health caused by poor indoor air quality. VIACS professionals replace filters including dust collection, HVAC and equipment filters. 

Fire Damper Inspection
Proper inspection of a fire damper system assures its reliable operation and establishes that the system complies with regulations and professional standards. In the event of a fire, the damper system will prevent rapid spread of fire through the ventilation system. When you choose VIACS we will discuss your needs, analyze your facility, and prepare a detailed custom plan for your situation. The best way to inspect the operation of a fire damper is to view it in both the open and closed position.  Depending on your needs, VIACS can supply you with a dated photograph of each damper in both the open and closed position. We do not use a "one-size-fits-all" checklist; every facility is different and we take the time to address your needs and specific circumstances.

Flex Ductwork Replacement
Flexible nonmetallic duct (or flex duct) is more cost effective than hard pipe due to the increasing costs of metal, and can easily be ran in tight spaces. However, it is easily torn, crushed, pinched or damaged during installation and has a high resistance to airflow - causing your system to lose efficiency. Consequently, it must be replaced and properly installed if it is damaged.

Grease Hoods & Systems Cleaning
Approximately one-third of restaurant fires are caused by grease build-up and residue in the kitchen exhaust system. It's important to ensure a complete and routine cleaning of the entire system. Some contractors offer a "hood cleaning" service which does not include the ductwork or rooftop fan. While such services may keep the interior of the kitchen looking sharp, they do little to secure fire safety and reduce health concerns. Only a complete cleaning of the system - from the hood in the kitchen to the fan on the roof - will reduce the risk of a kitchen fire and ensure compliance with fire regulations.

Interstitial Space Cleaning
Interstitial space is the volume of space above the ceiling where mechanical systems such as HVAC, duct, electrical and piping are run. These mechanical systems have valves, instruments and other items that require periodic cleaning. This space is also often used as a return air plenum - warranting periodic cleaning to alleviate detrimental health effects on people.

Laboratory Equipment Cleaning
Periodic cleaning and sanitizing is necessary to keep laboratory equipment and tools in operable condition and to maintain peak efficiency and safety.

Lead Abatement
VIACS professionals use the latest technology to assess the extent of your lead problem, devise an effective solution and execute a program that brings you into conformance with federal and state regulations - all in an environmentally conscious manner. As an industry expert in Lead Abatement, VIACS provides an array of lead abatement techniques in a variety of settings.

Mold Abatement
VIACS professionals remediate indoor mold problems by not only stopping the source of moisture but also removing mold growth. Mold can be found almost anywhere moisture and oxygen are present. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. 

Systems Evaluations
VIACS has an extensive inventory of cutting edge instrumentation to aid in identifying and solving indoor air quality problems. Our team of technicians has the analytical skills to measure, document and troubleshoot indoor air quality problems in existing construction and to help prevent problems in new construction.

Testing & Reporting
Quality assurance is a vital part of any construction project. VIACS provides independent testing services with absolutely no affiliation with any manufacturer, vendor, provider, contractor or installer of HVAC equipment or systems. By documenting and reporting mechanical and related items that do not conform to the project specifications or other contract documents, VIACS serves as an agent to the owner for quality assurance. 

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