VIACS  

"I was extremely impressed by the information flow that I received on their progress. That is highly uncommon and was a greatly welcomed change. As well, I was impressed by the knowledge of the technicians, and their willingness to discuss the job with me, again an uncommon trait."

Jason T. Goetz
Quality Assurance Inspector
Vigor Industrial
Institutional

At VIACS, our experienced professionals have a clear understanding of the unique challenges associated with the security and safety issues of closed custody patients and inmates. 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 for institutional facilities. To view a list of all services VIACS offers, visit our services. Please contact 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.

Data Center Cleaning (Underfloor)
VIACS professionals are skilled in underfloor cleaning which helps protect your equipment. A data center's underfloor is the area most prone to dirt and dust. The impact of contaminated airflow includes clogged circuits, increased risk of fire, accidental fire suppressant discharge and health issues. If allowed to accumulate, these contaminants will be swept up and carried to the equipment by the air conditioning so vital to your equipment's operation.

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 Cleanup for HVAC systems
VIACS has the most comprehensive resources for fire damage services, assessment, and recovery. Hot embers of a fire will often damage the interior of the HVAC system and duct work. Fast treatment will help reduce health hazards related to smoke and soot. It is important to have an experienced restoration team on your side.

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.

High Bay Cleaning (Beams, Ceilings, Walls, Equipment, etc.)
Buildings that require high bay cleaning usually have large and/or hard to clean surfaces. VIACS professionals have the tools, knowledge and training to ensure your building is cleaned to perfection.

HVAC Unit Cleaning
VIACS professionals provide HVAC unit cleaning which plays a significant role in keeping the system running at peak efficiency. One of the biggest contributors to indoor air quality is the HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). The HVAC system "conditions" the air inside the building so that it is clean, odor-free and at a temperature and humidity that the majority of the buildings occupants find comfortable.

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.

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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