Aircon chemical wash is the process of cleaning the aircon with chemical solution. Sometimes aircon chemical wash is mixed up with aircon overhaul. Let us explain further here.
Aircon Chemical Wash versus Aircon Overhaul
Aircon overhaul is more complicated. It involves dismantling of many parts of the aircon and cleaning it with chemical solution. It is usually not performed at the owner’s premises.
Aircon overhaul is usually performed every three to four years so that smaller parts and difficult areas can be cleaned. Chemical wash is usually performed every one to two years, depending on usage and how dirty the aircon is.
Process of Aircon Chemical Wash
In Singapore, aircon chemical wash is typically performed at the owner’s premises. It involves the use of corrosive chemical solution. This solution can be alkaline or acidic. Its PH is either 10 to 13 for alkaline solution and 1 to 4 for acidic solution. Though acidic solution is more effective for aircon cleaning compared to alkaline solution, it is more corrosive. Aircon chemical wash is a better way of cleaning the aircon than normal washing and rinsing of aircon. It should solve some aircon problems like damp smell in aircon or aircon is not cold.
For aircon chemical wash, the aircon specialist would dismantle the aircon’s main units – fan coil and compressor-condenser unit. As most of us live in HDB flat in Singapore and in order not to affect the people staying downstairs, the compressor-condenser unit has to be dismantled before it can be cleaned chemically. Dismantling compressor-condenser unit in a high-rise flat can be dangerous. Therefore, aircon chemical wash at your premises usually exclude compressor-condenser unit. The aircon specialist would do a chemical wash for your fan coil. He would only clean the compresssor-condenser unit with chemical solution when he performs an aircon overhaul.
Aircon Steam Cleaning – An Alternative to Aircon Chemical Cleaning
Recently, cleaning the aircon with steam instead of chemical solution is gaining popularity because of more attractive pricing and customers’ awareness. Some home and office owners even request for a 2-in-1 chemical plus steam cleaning for maximum effectiveness.
Aircon Chemical Wash Performed by Experienced Aircon Specialist
It is important to hire an experienced aircon specialist to perform aircon chemical wash. What type of chemical solution, what level of concentration and when to rinse the solution are important factors when performing the aircon chemical wash. The higher the concentration of chemical solution, the earlier it should be rinsed to prevent corrosion. On the other hand, rinsing the chemical solution too early, especially when the concentration is low, can result in ineffective aircon chemical wash. As such, experienced aircon specialist is able to handle the process of aircon chemical wash better than a newbie.
Should you DIY
If you wish to attempt aircon chemical cleaning yourself, it is advisable that you wear proper gear like gloves and goggles to avoid contact with the chemical solution. As the process of cleaning can be very messy, you may wish to think twice before attempting. It is definitely more worthwhile to hire the aircon specialist to perform the task than to DIY. Moreover, the aircon chemical solution you obtained off-the-shelve should be less concentrated than the solution used by the aircon specialist.
Aircon Servicing SG
Our aircon specialists work in pairs to perform aircon chemical cleaning. This is to ensure that new aircon specialist is accompanied by an experienced aircon specialist when performing the aircon chemical wash. With this arrangement, we maintain the high quality aircon chemical cleaning services which customers expect. Contact us now at [email protected] or call us at (+65) 6871 8990 to schedule an appointment with us. Even if it is just a routine aircon cleaning, we are always ready to serve you.