Commercial HVAC Inspection prior to post-COVID startup

Commercial HVAC: 9 Items to Inspect Before Re-Opening After COVID-19 Shutdown


During the COVID-19 Shut Down, many commercial buildings have not been occupied for awhile, and their HVAC systems have been running minimally or not at all.

Before occupants return to your commercial building, we recommend your commercial HVAC systems go through a re-startup process, and include the following checks:

Visually inspect all equipment and all water and air distribution systems for:

  1. Signs of leaks
  2. Dust and dirt accumulation
  3. Damaged insulation systems
  4. Possible fungal growth on coils, drain pans, inside casings, air distribution devices, and on ceilings and building finishes.
  5. Check outdoor air intakes to make sure they are clear of debris and obstructions
  6. Clean bird and insect screens and verify control dampers and actuators are functioning throughout their full control range.
  7. Confirm that damper seals are intact
  8. Make sure all bearings are lubricated
  9. Ensure drive belts are in good condition and properly adjusted.

If building systems have been shut down and not cared for, the integrity of systems can deteriorate rapidly.

Your best bet is to contact our Commercial HVAC Facilities Specialist to arrange for an inspection prior to opening.

Contact Dor-Mar today to schedule a commercial HVAC inspection.

About Dor-Mar Heating & Air Conditioning

In continuous operation since 1962, our expertise goes beyond just the mechanicals of your HVAC system. We’re pretty handy when it comes to ductwork and system-wide maintenance as well. For top-notch service keeping your home’s heating and cooling system clean and your family breathing clean, filtered air, contact Dor-Mar today.

Our team offers a wide array of routine maintenance and emergency services for your heating and cooling system, allowing your family to breathe fresh, safe, clean air and be comfortable year-round. We also offer a number of add-ons to your HVAC equipment that can improve your home’s IAQ, such as electrostatic air filters, whole-house humidifiers, duct cleaning, Ultraviolet-C lighting systems, and more.

Schedule an appointment for HVAC system troubleshooting or maintenance with us today by using our online contact form, or call one of our seven neighborhood offices listed below. We pride ourselves on our customer-focused service, and our reviews show it.

NEWARK  740.345.6639 • COLUMBUS 614.238.6689 • DUBLIN 614.545.8939 • REYNOLDSBURG 614.365.1579 • WESTERVILLE 614.381.1540 • GROVE CITY 614.595.3098 • ZANESVILLE 740.454.2420

Dor-Mar…Your Climate Hero!

*Please note: neither the Centers for Disease Control(CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), nor the manufacturer of our UV-C Devices have officially announced whether UV-C kills the current strain of Corona Virus (COVID-19). We urge you to err on the side of caution until we have a definitive answer, and take other measures to prevent the acquisition or spread of this virus.

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