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Air Duct Cleaning Houston Area
The Air Duct Cleaning Process — A Breath of Fresh Air.
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?
*Air Advice, State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007.
**McKinsey Quarterly.The Need For Indoor Air Quality and Dryer Vent Services Is at An All Time High.
Did 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.
Our air duct cleaning process is state-of-the-art with successful results — customer after customer. We deploy advanced air duct cleaning technology with the only self-contained method that simultaneously brushes and vacuums the debris. Dirt is brushed loose inside the air duct and immediately swept up by powerful dual vacuums.
Air Duct Cleaning — Step by Step:
• Removal and cleaning of registers.
• Technician cleans supply vents all the way to the air handler.
• Dirt and debris is brushed, collected and swept up by the dual vacuum system.
• Optimum coverage is ensured as technician works back through the system, overlapping much of the ductwork.
• Vacuum attachment topically cleans inside the air handler.
• Air handler fan is turned on and antimicrobial treatment is fogged into cold air return.
• Fan circulates treatment deep into the system.
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 the Video Inspection unit, 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.
The Dryer Vent Cleaning Process — Saves Lives and Money.
In addition to servicing chimneys, we inspect and clean dryer vents in one- and two-story homes. A thorough sweep by one of our dryer exhaust technicians includes searching for any issues that might interfere with optimal operation. Highly effective diagnostic tools allow us to detect and resolve issues before they become problems.
Cleaning your lint screen is simply not enough to ensure an efficient, safe dryer. Even a cleaned lint screen traps only 75% of the lint produced inside a dryer. The rest of the lint builds up over time inside the dryer vent, becoming a fire hazard, as dryer lint is highly flammable and has the potential to ignite at any time.
A dryer with restricted airflow also runs significantly longer, causing utility costs to rise, increasing the need for repairs and decreasing the life of the dryer. By cleaning your dryer vent, we can help ensure your clothes dryer is both safe and energy efficient.
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).
Don’t Forget Your Annual Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning in Houston area
The Chimney Safety Institute of America cautions the public that there’s a growing fire and carbon monoxide poisoning danger that could result in unnecessary deaths, injuries or property damage – the obstruction or improper venting of clothes dryer exhaust ducts.
To combat dryer fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, the CSIA recommends that homeowners have clothes dryer exhaust ducts professionally inspected annually – and maintained as necessary.
CSIA points out clothes dryers have historically either been located in basements or on the main floor of a house and generally within a short distance from an outside wall. Because of these logistics, the danger of lint plugging the exhaust duct has been minimal.
But in today’s complex and technologically sophisticated homes, many clothes dryers could be located in the inner core of the house in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and even in hall closets. These new locations mean dryers need to be vented longer distances and sometimes even with sharp turns and bends to accommodate the structure of the home. These complicated systems make exhaust ducts harder to reach and also create more places where lint can collect and pile up. Because lint is incredibly flammable it poses a fire risk.
The availability of natural gas clothes dryers is another reason why dryer exhaust duct maintenance is necessary. If a gas clothes dryer is not properly vented, it can cause carbon monoxide to be forced back into the home and that can be deadly.
In addition to lint obstructions or improper venting, bird’s nests or rodents and bug infestations can also plug up a vent causing potential fire hazards or carbon monoxide poisonings. Symptoms of a clogged clothes dryer exhaust duct include incomplete drying of clothes at normal temperatures and very hot dryer temperatures.
CSIA recommends that clothes dryer exhaust duct inspections be performed by CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Duct Technicians. We have been formally tested in the proper inspection and maintenance of clothes dryer exhaust ducts by CSIA. When we inspect a clothes dryer exhaust duct, we check to make sure there are no obstructions and that the installation is correct. We also verify that the correct type of vent is in use. For example, homes with plastic exhaust ducts are generally upgraded to metal exhaust ducts.
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