What is Enzyme Cleaning and how does it differ from Chemical Cleaning?

There are 3 methods of deep and intensive cleaning and this article should help you decide what you need. Feel free to ring us up or drop us an email if you have questions. 

1. Chemical Cleaning 60 mins - Suitable for moderately contaminated fan coils but slightly harmful to your fan coil in the long run

2. Enzyme Cleaning 60 mins - Recommended as the safer and environmental friendlier technique for moderately contaminated fan coils 

3. Chemical Overhaul 90 mins - Recommended as the most comprehensive and effective cleaning technique 

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Before

Moderately contaminated coils requires an overhaul to breathe safer air. 

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After

This is how it looks like after an overhaul. Sparkles! Stop breathing contaminated air! 

 

Chemical Cleaning

When we perform chemical cleaning on wallmounted aircon or ceiling cassette, we do not unmount the aircon and typically takes 60 minutes for 1 fan coil unit. The process of chemical cleaning requires a pressurized stream and mist spray to penetrate and loosen grime, grease, dirt and sometimes fungi and mold. Clean water will be used to remove chemical from the fan coils and this process will now remove the loosened impurities from the coils.

The product is a blend of powerful cleaners, non-ionic penetrants and surface-active agents and inhibitors especially formulated to melt away oily deposits and dissolve scale from heat transfer surfaces such as those found in boilers, air conditioner units, and other types of heat exchangers.

Chemical cleaning of fan coil is cost effective and widely used by commercial and residential air conditioning system. We would recommend this as a cost-effective process if removing of fan coil is not possible or if fan coil is just lightly contaminated. Heavily contaminated units should consider an overhaul.

  Enzyme liquid application on coils to remove impurities requires low pressure spray to avoid damaging coil fins. 

Enzyme liquid application on coils to remove impurities requires low pressure spray to avoid damaging coil fins. 

 

Enzyme Cleaning

Much like chemical cleaning process, we use enzyme solution instead of chemical. The process  typically takes 60 minutes for 1 fancoil unit. We recommend enzyme cleaning over chemical cleaning when we are not able to unmount to completely overhaul the whole unit. Chemical cleaning will do the job as effective as enzyme cleaning but due to the hazardous nature of alkaline and chemical, it is not as environmental friendly as enzyme. For use of chemical, we always recommend unmounting the unit so we can use large amount of water to wash off the chemical for environmental and safety reasons, especially if you have kids or pets at home that could be sensitive or allergic to alkaline/chemical particles.

When you hear the word enzymes, it sounds like some sort of miracle chemical developed in a lab. In fact, enzymes are a natural part of our world and play an important role in everyday life. They are found in every living organism and life is not possible without enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts – not living organisms. They cause natural reactions to occur faster. Enzymes either start a process or accelerate an existing process. Whenever a substance needs to be removed or transformed into another substance, enzymes are the answer. They even play an important role in our own bodies. Enzymes we produce in our body, for instance, help digest food, which is then converted into the energy we need. Enzyme Solutions has harnessed this natural phenomenon, and manufactures enzymes on a large scale. Working with our clients and industry specialists, Enzyme Solutions has developed more and more uses and products for enzymes.
 
Enzymes are all natural and effective at accomplishing the specific job targeted. Enzymes are environmentally friendly and in certain cases, actually help the task of cleaning the waste and toxic byproducts of manufacturing and everyday life. In contrast, chemicals are not limited to the task intended and often cause harm to the environment.

  Our expert technicians preparing for an enzyme cleaning by securing a specially made bottom cover to ensure all water flows down to our bottle via a tube and guarantees no after service mess such as water damaging your property. 

Our expert technicians preparing for an enzyme cleaning by securing a specially made bottom cover to ensure all water flows down to our bottle via a tube and guarantees no after service mess such as water damaging your property. 

 

Chemical Overhaul

This is the most comprehensive and effective process we take to remove impurities such as mold, fungi, grime and grime. One of the most obvious symptom you can detect is an occasional foul smell when the aircon is switched on. Other symptoms usually require a visual inspection which our technician can perform on site during your regular aircon service. This is a process of dismantling the whole fan coil unit and unmounting it from the wall to allow chemical and alkaline solution to soak and penetrate deep into the coil and typically takes 90 minutes for 1 fan coil unit.

The benefit of an overhaul not only guarantees a cleaner coil but it allows our technician to use large amount of water spray to remove all contaminants and chemical from the coil and ensuring a cleaner and safer environment. This process will keep your fan coils clean for years to come! 

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When was the last time you check your aircon? Stop breathing dirty air!