Local company A-conKleen is the first to bring in the award-winning air conditioner cleaning technology Hydrokleen into the sultanate. 

Operating since 2019, the company specialises in cleaning and sanitising air conditioners so that customers can enjoy breathing in healthy air indoors.

As people are spending most of their time inside their homes, having good indoor air quality is an important part of living in a healthy home. 

Over time, the air-conditioner systems harbor dusts, allergens, fungi, bacteria, human DNA (skin cells) and other pollutants deep inside, which can affect the quality of the air and can make you sick.

The local company caters to a wide variety of clientele ranging from homeowners to commercial-buildings, as they solely focus on satisfying their customers by providing them with comprehensive air conditioning cleaning.

During the first month of their establishment, the company only had 20 clients but has since garnered a large market. 

“Alhamdulillah the company has been growing where now we receive about 1000 customers,” said A-conKleen marketing officer, Shafiqah Hj Sahrani. 

Over the last few months, the company has seen an uptick in requests from both residential and commercial clients, particularly during Ramadhan.

“During the month of Ramadhan, we are usually already fully booked two-weeks into the month,” she said.

According to Shafiqah, what sets A-conKleen apart from other companies is that they use a unique and revolutionary cleaning technology imported from Australia, HydroKleen. 

“We only provide HydroKleening services and not general or overhaul services,” she explained.

HydroKleening is the cleaning and sanitising of air conditioners back to new, removing mold and germs, while also reducing power consumption and minimising up to 30 per cent of the air conditioner running cost.

Moreover, A-conKleen relies on environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and pressurised water jets to sanitise the air conditioner system while removing dirt, mold and bacteria as well as other contaminants from every component of your air conditioning unit. 

According to Shafiqah, the company uses five unique components which includes a Hydrokleen machine, catchment bag, machine gun, safe and non-hazardous cleaning agent and sanitiser that also differentiates them from other cleaning services.

How does A-conKleen work

Upon inspection, A-conKleen will provide a comprehensive 19 point checklist and ensure to follow all requirements and instructions set by their clients. 

Before deep cleaning your air conditioning system with HydroKleen, the technicians will first check the air velocity and make sure it is operating properly. 

Furthermore, the technicians will attach the catchment bag onto the unit to catch the water and debris that will be generated by the cleaning process.

The HydroKleen system will leave no mess, no splash and no chemical residue which allows for ease of use in households.

According to Shafiqah, the catchment bag is steady and proper therefore leaves no mess behind during the procedures.

The technicians will then remove the cover and louvre to access the insides of the unit and then thoroughly spray-on non-hazardous cleaning agents followed by the use of a pressurised water jet to sanitise the components of the air conditioner.

The process is then completed by cleaning every interior of the unit and flushing out all debris into the waste bin.

Lastly, the air-conditioner exterior and louvres will then be cleaned and the air velocity and operation will be examined once more. 

After repeating this process on all indoor air conditioning units, the technician will proceed to clean the outside condenser component using a similar set of steps. 

The entire process is done in a matter of minutes compared to the longer process needed to take a unit apart and clean individual components.

A-conKleen’s comprehensive air conditioning cleaning services will additionally extend the life of your air conditioners, providing a healthy indoor environment and leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

According to Shafiqah, air conditioners need to be regularly cleaned and sanitised every six to 12 months, adding that if the conditioner is left dirty it could spread mould and bacteria into the air which can affect one’s health.

What also sets A-conKleen services apart is that they provide a sanitisation service that truly removes mold, bacteria or fungus growth and unpleasant and musty odour from your unit while preventing its return for up to six months.

Shafiqah recommends A-conKleen services for anyone who has allergies or asthma including homeowners with pets. 

A-conKleen also prides itself on using eco-friendly cleaning materials that would leave your homes not only clean but also toxic-free and safe particularly in households that have pets or children.

“Our cleaning agents and cleaning process have been exclusively approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program,” she explained.

Moreover, the company specialises in cleaning and sanitising five different types of air conditioners which include split systems, window air conditioners, ceiling, cassette and standing air conditioners. 

Their services extend to residential, schools, shop houses, corporate buildings and offices, among other areas. 

A-conKleen offers services to all four district in the sultanate and have recently opened up slots for Temburong.

When asked about the company’s future plans, Shafiqah said they are aiming on targeting the business market and expanding their team. 

Working at A-conKleen

A-conKleen technicians are not only highly-trained and experienced air-con cleaning professionals, but they are also passionate about what they do.

For Technician Nuratiqah Jailani, she has always enjoyed hands-on work and constantly being on the go. 

Nuratiqah took courses at Sultan Bolkiah Vocational School and Higher National Technical Certificate at Jefri Bolkiah College of Engineering and started working for A-conKleen earlier this year.

Even though she acknowledges that sectors such as technicians have been traditionally male-dominated, she has never felt that her gender affected her work.

“Although, I am the only female in the team, they have always been very helpful and treated me as their equal,” she said, adding that she advises women to always follow their passion regardless of what sector they want to pursue.

Currently, with 11 employees which include administrative staff and operations, A-conKleen is looking to bolster its workforce to meet the growing demand.-sponsored content

This article was first published on June 27, 2020 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 95

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