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OVK- Inspection with proposed measures
At Nordic Energy Optimisation, we understand that a housing association or property company has a lot to keep track of. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to help you keep track of everything. We can offer professional OVK inspections and energy declarations as well as secure key management. We can also clean and adjust ventilation systems, so you can be sure that everything is up to scratch. And because we know your time is valuable, we offer all these services. So if you’re looking for an efficient and professional surveyor, look no further. At Nordic Energy Optimisation, we make sure your property is in top condition, so you can focus on what’s really important. In buildings, good indoor air quality is important for both the occupants and the building itself.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health problems in people and damage to buildings
buildings, good indoor air quality is important for both the occupants and the building itself. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a range of health problems, including headaches, dizziness and breathing problems. In addition, it can cause serious damage to the building itself, which leads to things like rot and mould growth. To ensure that buildings have ventilation and air quality, the Swedish government requires all buildings to undergo an OVK inspection.
OVK stands for Obligatory Ventilation Control.
OVK stands for Obligatory Ventilation Control. Since 1991, there has been a statutory inspection that must be carried out by a certified and expert inspector, a so-called OVK inspector. The task of these inspectors is to ensure that buildings have sufficient ventilation and air quality. If they find problems with the ventilation system, they will work with the building owner to rectify the situation. Our certified OVK- inspectors carry out OVK in accordance with the current Ordinance on the Functional Inspection of ventilation systems, BFS 2011:16.
As a property owner or manager, the last thing you want to deal with is a substandard ventilation system. It is not only a health risk for your residents, but can also lead to expensive repairs later. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to streamline the process to have an OVK (ventilation system review) carried out and approved. We also offer ventilation cleaning, duct cleaning and adjustment services in connection with the OVK inspection, so you can kill two birds with one stone. Get a quote today and breathe easy knowing that your ventilation system is in good hands. It is efficient to do the OVK inspection and the energy declaration at the same time. Take the opportunity to get a quote and book the energy declaration when you order the OVK inspection.
Frequently asked questions about OVK
What does OVK mean?
OVK stands for “mandatory ventilation control“.
How often should OVK be done?
The OVK must be carried out every 3 or 6 years depending on the type of ventilation system and activity in the building.
What is done at the OVK?
The OVK checks that the ventilation is working as it was intended when the ventilation system was commissioned, that the air flows are sufficient and that they are in the right direction.
What preparations need to be made before the OVK?
The most important thing is that the apartments, premises and technical spaces concerned are available on the day of the OVK inspection. At the time of booking, you will receive customised notification slips delivered digitally by us, ready to be distributed to residents. It sets out the preparations that residents need to make before the OVK inspector’s visit. On the day of the OVK inspection, it is very helpful if ventilation drawings, operation and maintenance instructions and previous OVK protocols are available. If the documents are missing, it is usually fine anyway, but this may result in an OVK remark.
What happens if you don’t get into all the apartments at the OVK?
In apartment buildings, the aim is to check all apartments. However, a dropout rate of around 10% is common and usually acceptable.
Do I have to attend the OVK?
As a board member, property owner or trustee, you can usually choose whether or not to attend the OVK inspection, only access and documentation is arranged for the OVK inspector.
Who sends the OVK protocol to the municipality?
After the OVK inspection, the OVK inspector draws up an OVK protocol and an OVK certificate, which he or she sends to the municipality. A copy will be sent to you.
What happens if the OVK is not approved?
By law, it is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that defects and deficiencies discovered during the OVK inspection are rectified immediately. For example, if a resident of a condominium has removed the ventilation hole in the kitchen, the condominium can ask the resident to pay for the work. If the fault is due to a broken ceiling fan, it is up to the association to pay for the repair. We can help you clarify the liability if it’s unclear, and also help with most types of OVK measures.