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The Need For Indoor Air Quality and Dryer Vent Services Is at An All Time High

duct_cleaning_before_afterDid you know the EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five health risks?

Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution. In fact, an air duct system is a breeding ground for bacteria, animal dander, mold and dust mites. These impurities can cause allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, infections and disease.

Dirty clothes dryer vents can be equally harmful. The yearly national fire loss for clothes dryer incidents is estimated at $99 million resulting from almost 16,000 fires.*

As a full-service provider, we utilize state-of-the-art air duct and dryer vent cleaning equipment and processes to help eliminate the contaminants in your home or business’s  air ducts and to help ensure the safety and efficiency of your clothes dryer.

Learn more about our Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

 

FAQ’s – Air Duct Cleaning:

Why Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution.  Your air duct system is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and other health threatening organisms. Dust mites don’t typically live and breed in the ducts themselves. However, dirty air ducts distribute the primary food source for dust mites — dust.

Will My House Be Less Dusty After You Clean The Air Ducts?

Yes, the inside of your ductwork is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or air conditioner fan turns on, dust from the ductwork gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.

Will Air Duct Cleaning Help My Allergies?

Many people are allergic to dust mite waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in ductwork. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less dust particles and potential allergens in the air to aggravate those with respiratory illnesses.

I Live In A New Home. Do I Still Need Your Service?

Absolutely! Up to 50% of air duct system cleaning is done in homes that are less than five years old. During construction, the ductwork is wide open and the air handler is running many times without a filter. During this time, construction debris such as pieces of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation, are accumulated in the ductwork.

How Will I Know If My Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?

By using a video inspection system, our technicians can show you how dirty your system is. It can also show you the “before” and “after” of your duct cleaning, so you know that it’s a job well done.

Will Your Equipment Work In My Air Ducts?

The equipment we use to clean the air ducts is effective in all types of air duct construction, including flex duct, round metal ducts, square metal ducts, and fiberboard. It can easily accommodate right angle turns and multiple bends found in most types of duct systems.

FAQ’s – Dryer Vent Cleaning:

Does Cleaning My Dryer Vent Lower My Energy Bills?

Yes, by having your dryer vent professionally cleaned, your clothes dryer will run more efficiently. Your dryer will not have to run as long, lessening the wear and tear on your dryer, reducing your need for repair and lengthening the life of your dryer.

Can I Clean My Dryer Vent On My Own?

Although a homeowner can clean dryer vents, it is advised that you consult a professional.  Most homeowners don’t have the special equipment required to do a thorough job. A professional has special tools such as video inspection equipment to give a visual of the hard-to-reach areas of the dryer vent system.

How Do I Know If My Dryer Vent Needs To Be Cleaned?

Using the following as a checklist, you can get a good idea if your dryer vent is
in need of cleaning:

  • Loads of clothing are taking longer to dry.
  • Clothing is very hot and still damp when dryer finishes (especially heavy items especially, such as towels).
  • The dryer itself feels hotter.
  • There may be no lint on the lint screen (i.e. the exhaust system is clogged).
How Often Should My Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?

According to the U.S. Fire Administration the dryer vent should be cleaned and inspected on average every two to three years. This will help ensure the exhaust system is clean, as well as help reduce the risk of a dryer vent fire.

Cleaning Your Ducts:

According to the EPA, if you have a ducted heating and cooling system, the ducts should be cleaned every three to five years.

Why Air Duct Cleaning?
  • The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five health risks.
  • 97% of homes have indoor air quality issues.*
  • Dirty coils and ducts use as much as 30% more energy than clean ones.**
Facts & Figures to Consider   

Indoor Air Quality and Air Duct System:

50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
American College of Allergists

Indoor air pollution is among the top five U.S. health risks.
EPA

Dirty coils and ducts use as much as 30% more energy than clean ones.
McKinsey Quarterly

Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air. They breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight and are closer to the ground where concentrations are higher.
– Environmental Protection Agency and the Dept. of Consumer Affairs

97% of homes have indoor air quality issues.
– Air Advice, State of Our Indoor Air Report 2007

Indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Environmental Protection Agency

Nine out of ten system failures are caused by dirt and dust.
Louisiana Cooperative Extensions Service

The elderly, asthmatics, and people with breathing problems, allergies, and lung diseases are also likely to be more sensitive to pollutants.
Dept. of Consumer Affairs

One out of six people who suffer from allergies, do so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in air duct systems.
Total Health Better Health Magazines

Most commercially purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% efficient in stopping dirt, dust, pollen, etc. from passing through it.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Dryer Vent:

80% of clothes dryer fires in structures occur in residential buildings.
– U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Fire Administration

“Failure to clean” is the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
– U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Fire Administration

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported nearly 16,000 annual fires due to clogged dryer vents.