Dirty Air Ducts Can be a Fire Hazard

Apr 5, 2021



Property Managers….
Building Owners….
Dirty Air Ducts Can be a Fire Hazard!


Dust and debris accumulate over time.  However, if allowed to accumulate over an EXTENDED period of time the accumulation of particulates can become a risk for fire and poses a danger of spreading fire to other parts of your building via the HVAC system.

Note that “pests”, whether they be rodents, birds or other small animals can get caught and trapped within the duct system.  This infestation can also lead to heavy accumulations of debris also posing a risk for fire.

Be sure to check your duct system regularly!

Examples of Dirty Air Ducts

Local Law 31 of 2020

Local Law 31 of 2020

Law 31, instated in 2004, required that “building owners follow and retain evidence that safe work practices were used for all repair work.