Residential

Which Parts of the System Should be Cleaned?

There are 3 major parts to an air system:

1. The supply and return grills
2. The interior surfaces of the supply and return vents
3. The furnace. All 3 components must be cleaned. If only one or two of the components are cleaned, the contaminates from the 3rd component will rapidly contaminate the ones that were cleaned.

Video Inspection

Our air duct cleaning service begins with a thorough inspection of your heating and cooling ducts using a scoping camera. This will enable your technician to make an honest and accurate assessment of your air ducts and show you the results. An optional recording of the before and after air duct cleaning process is available.

Air Duct Cleaning

Clean furnace or air handler
Clean coil
Clean all supply ducts
Clean all return ducts
Replace filter (if size is provided when the appointment is made)
Clean all registers
Apply fungicide (see Anti-Mold Treatment Below) fog into the system (we use a low VOC fungicide called “shockwave”)

We use the “pull/push” method using compressed air and large vacuums with HEPA filters to trap debris and particulates

Anti-Mold Treatment

Mold and mildew may be found in the ductwork of your heating or cooling systems. If there are leaks in the ductwork, or places where moisture and outside air get into the system, mold and mildew can grow and anti mold treatment is required. Sometimes they are found in the coils of an air conditioner or in the connection between the unit and the ductwork. Moisture problems are worse where ductwork insulation is on the inside as opposed to the outside of the duct. The insulation’s porous surface collects dust and moisture. Mold and mildew may also grow on dirty furnace and air conditioning filters.

Exposure to mold may cause serious health problems, some could include brain or lung damage. Mold remediation can be very challenging and certain chemicals are needed to be used, in order to kill mold. We are offering a Mold remediation technique called Fogging.

For a thorough job, the air system should be decontaminated by fogging it with an EPA registered sanitizer and a sealant to retard biological growth and prevent debris from migrating into the occupied area.

Dryer Duct Cleaning

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

Dryer fires usually start when lint in ducts restricts air flow, which increases drying time and causes the motor to overheat. Lint underneath the dryer can catch fire, and the air draft draws the fire up into the duct. If the duct is coated or blocked with lint, a house fire can result. The problem also can be precipitated by thermostat and limit switch failure, lint inside the dryer, a missing or damaged lint screen, a crushed hose behind the dryer, or a bird’s nest or other debris blocking the vent.

During the dryer vent cleaning, our technician will disconnect your dryer and attach a large blower on to the vent, which will blow all the debris, dirt and lint out of the vent and in to the vacuum.

Most dryer vents need to be cleaned every 2-3 years. During a drying process,lint builds up in the vent which causes the dryer to function poorly. The better the dryer vent blows the less lint gets built up inside.

When the dryer gets clogged with too much lint, it will run a lot hotter than usual and may cause a fire hazard. According to the fire department, it is recommended to have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned regularly.

Your Home Might be at Risk if…

Dryer ducts have not been inspected and cleaned in more than a year. They can become clogged and crushed, causing build up to lint.
Dryer duct length is more than 25 feet, which slows air flow. (Add five feet for each 90-degree bend.)
You have a large family and use the dryer often.
Your dryer has flexible plastic or vinyl duct. It’s inexpensive, but plastic ductwork is no longer code-approved—burning lint ignites in as little as 12 seconds.
Your dryer has thin, flexible foil duct. It tends to kink and stop air flow. Instead, use solid metal tubing at least four inches in diameter.

Dryer Duct Warning Signs

Your dryer is still producing heat, but it takes longer and longer to get your clothes dry, especially heavy materials such as towels and jeans.
Clothes are still damp or hotter than usual at the end of the drying cycle.
The outdoor flapper on the vent hood does not open when you turn the dryer on

UV Lamp Installation

UV Lights – are another way of killing the unwanted germs and bacterias. Installing UV Lamps in your Air Duct system will improve your indoor air quality by fighting odors, reducing indoor air pollution and disinfect your air without using any chemicals.

Exposure of micro-organisms to UV lights, immediately kills them as they pass by and prevents them from reproducing. Many laboratories and hospitals use UV Lights for disinfecting and sanitizing of surface areas and instruments.

UV Lamps is the safest way to eliminate airborne allergens, bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi and more. It treats the air/furnace with UV sterilization.

For only pennies a day you can protect your family by installing UV Lamps into your air duct system, which will destroy chemical and biological contaminants including chemical odors. It can be used in any kind of building including homes, commercial spaces, offices, schools, hospitals, etc.

Electrostatic Air Filters

An electrostatic filter uses charged filtration medias to attract particles as small as .3 microns, removing up to 95.3% of airborne particles. A safe static charge is produced by forcing air across the filter, which attracts and traps airborne particles in the filter like a magnet. Electrostatic air filters are very efficient and require very little maintenance.

Our technicians will measure your furnace filter to custom order an exact fit. These filters are re-usable for the life of your furnace.


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 



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