What is the difference between air duct cleaning and air system cleaning?
Beware of the ads you see touting whole house duct cleaning for $49 or some other "too good to be true" price. This is a classic bait and switch tactic. Even if a company does clean your air ducts for an ultra low price, they have done you a disservice. Why? Full service air system cleaning not only includes cleaning out your air ducts, but must also include cleaning your furnace/air handler. This is the heart of the air system and must be cleaned as well.
Cleaning your air ducts WITHOUT cleaning your furnace/air handler is the same as changing the oil in your car without replacing the oil filter. If your furnace/air handler is dirty, your freshly "cleaned" air ducts will instantly become dirty as soon as you turn on your furnace or air conditioner.
Why Should I Clean My Dryer Vents?
Lint build-up in your dryer vents can cause reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating. When this happens the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches weren't designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission shows that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryers.
Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible and one of the main ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters. Also, our technicians will inspect your system for any damaged or disconnected system. We can also tell you if your venting system is up to your dryer manufacturer's recommended specs and install a dryer vent alarm for your families safety.
How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
If anyone in your home or office suffers from allergies, breathing or respiratory problems, or if you notice dust inside your home or office, you should consider having your air system inspection. If your air ducts do not need cleaning we will tell you! Frequently Asked Questions
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1. Why do I need to have my air ducts cleaned?
According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. The benefits of a freshly cleaned air duct system include: (1) Cleaner, fresher and healthier air inside your home or office (2) Home and office furnishings will stay cleaner longer (3) Mechanical units will perform more efficiently when coils and blowers are cleaned which means energy and money savings for you.
2. Will your equipment damage my air ducts?
Absolutely not. While our equipment is designed to be aggressive at removing debris from your air system, it is also gentle enough so that it does not damage your air ducts.
3. How much does it cost?
Each home and air system is unique, so let us come to your house and give you a video inspection and written quote.
4. What does full service air system cleaning include?
Full service air system cleaning not only includes cleaning out your air ducts, but must also includes cleaning your furnace/air handler. This is the heart of the air system and must be cleaned as well.
5. How will you clean my air system?
We start by cleaning your furnace/air handler, which is the heart of the system. This can take up to 1-2 hours. Then we will remove and clean all the vent registers in your home. After that, we have powerful air duct cleaning equipment with a long hose that stirs up and removes the debris inside the ducts. This debris is collected into our HEPA vacuum system and properly disposed. Finally, we will fog your air duct system with disinfectant, soot set sealant and deodorizer leaving your air system fresh and clean.
6. Is the process messy?
Absolutely not. All of our vacuum equipment is HEPA-filtered to 99.97% so the dirt stays in the machine and out of your home. Our procedures are designed to protect your home and furnishings from dust/dirt and we always leave the home cleaner then when we arrived.
7. How long does it take?
It typically takes 2-4 hours per air system.
8. How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
It is recommended to have your home's air system cleaned every 3-5 years. For commercial customers, we recommend a thorough cleaning every 2 years.
9. Can I be at home while the work is being completed?
Yes. Our HEPA-filtered machines prevent any debris in your air system from entering the home environment, so you can be home while the work is performed.
10. Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, we are licensed and insured to provide this service.
11. Are you NADCA Certified?
Yes, we are NADCA certified. NADCA is the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and we are associate members and certified to clean air ducts by NADCA.