Air ducts are associated with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and are the pathways for heated or cooled air to travel throughout a home or building, just like your circulatory system. The air you breathe is carried through the ductwork, out through vents and recirculated repeatedly, which is why air duct cleaning is so important!
Air ducts can be prone to several problems, such as dust build-up and leaks. Since ductwork is often located out of sight behind walls or above ceilings, air duct cleaning can be easy to ignore. But neglect can lead to long term air quality issues. It is important to perform HVAC maintenance like air duct cleaning to keep your air clean and healthy.
Air duct cleaning is the process of eliminating dust, mold and other contaminants from your heating and air conditioning system. According to the EPA, “Air duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.”
Indoor air pollution has been identified as a top environmental health risk in the US, and air duct cleaning has shown to greatly reduce indoor air contaminants, making your home or building a healthier place to live and work. Air duct cleaning can also greatly improve system efficiency, which reduces running time, resulting in lower monthly energy bills.
Are You Moving Into a New Home?
If you are moving into a new home you may wonder: what is the condition of the air ducts and the HVAC and how could it affect my indoor air quality? Chances are the HVAC system has never been cleaned. We can clean your whole system and solve most of the problems listed below. Furthermore, we can perform preventative treatments to reduce or prevent some of the problems you could encounter.
Previous owners might have had a mold problem in the past and spores might still exist in your ductwork, They might have had a pest or insect problem, and even though the rodents or insects might have been killed, their remains could stay in the ductwork, decaying and mixing with the air you breathe. They might have had pets living in the house and their hair and dander could have settled into your duct work or could be clogging your cooling coil, They could have been heavy smokers and the odor will keep on lingering for a long time, They might have had construction or remodeling and the debris could still be in the ductwork or could be clogging your cooling coil.
Do you have Asthma or Allergies?
If you are suffering from asthma or allergies. There is a good chance you will benefit from air duct and HVAC system cleaning. As Americans we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Therefore, indoor allergens and irritants can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. It is important to recognize potential asthma triggers in the indoor environment and reduce your exposure to those triggers. Here is a list of indoor asthma triggers by EPA http://www.epa.gov/asthma/triggers.html We can help reduce your expose to certain triggers by removing cockroaches, bugs, pests, rodents, pet hair and pet dander from air ducts and heating and cooling systems.
Do you Have Black Streaks Near your Grills or Particles blowing out?
If the particles start blowing out of your Registers (grills,) it could be an indication that there is so much contamination accumulated in the duct work, they started blowing through. According to NADCA, this is a good indication that you might need cleaning. Did you have remodeling or construction in your home? If you had construction or remodeling in your home in the past, there is a good chance that the debris could still be in the duct work. One problem with construction debris or dust is that it creates a place in your duct work for other debris to settle and in the worst case, become a place for microbial growth if water or moisture is added into the equation. Furthermore, the same debris could be clogging your cooling coil causing you inefficiency in your system and possible place for microbial growth.
Have or Had Mold Somewhere in your Home?
If you had mold in your home that was previously cleaned, did you have your Air Ducts and HVAC system cleaned? Mold spores could still be existent in your HVAC system.
Have You Had Fire or Smoke Damage?
If you had smoke damage in your home, the smell could stay in your system almost indefinitely. The only way to remove the smoke smell permanently is to have a thorough cleaning and the application of our “Whloe House Chemical Free Sanitation System” in all parts of your Air Ducts and HVAC System. This product “encapsulates odors at the source, not just cover them up. Its advanced technology destroy odors, bacteria, mold and more. You will smell the difference right away.
Unexplained Smell in Your Home?If you have an unexplained smell in your home that you suspect could be originated from your HVAC system. Odor causing bacteria could be growing on your coil or in your drain pan or other parts of your HVAC system. We can not only clean the source of the odor but also sanitize your system designed for HVAC. This microbial inhibitor would prevent re-growth of any bacteria or fungus. It even inhibits the growth of mold.
Did you have a Rodent or Insect problem in your home in the past?
If you had a pest or insect problem in the past, and even though the rodents or insects might have been killed, their remains or droppings could stay in the duct work, decaying and mixing with the air you breathe. These invisible size particles are one of the primary source or trigger for asthma or allergies according to the EPA.
Do You Have Pets in Your Home?
Pet hair and dander could not only be a trigger for allergy and asthma attacks but it can cause your coil to clog up, reducing efficiency and further providing a perfect breeding ground for microbial growth. We can thoroughly clean your system and offer you a better filtration system.