Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning Offered by SPC
Clothes dryer fires are the cause of more than 15,000 fires every year in the United States, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Having your dryer vent cleaned regularly greatly reduces this risk.
Contaminated Air - It's Effect
Dust aggravates breathing problems, causes burning eyes and itching skin, and makes allergy problems worse. Health agencies, doctors, and scientific researchers claim that airborne dust may be one of the worst causes of health-related problems.
Did you know that common house dust is more dangerous than outdoor dust? It has bacteria, pollen, skin flakes, decaying organic matter, fungi, hair, dust mites, viruses, textile fibers, residue from chemicals, and many other contaminants.
In addition to health problems, contaminated air can cost you money. Dirty air soils wall coverings, carpets, upholstery, and clothing.
Indoor Air Quality and Your Health
Billions of dollars are spent each year to treat the symptoms on contaminated air. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms, you can deal with the cause by decontaminating the actual air in your home.
Today, our homes and workplaces are airtight and energy-efficient. This means that they trap pollutants and contaminants inside, which lowers the quality of the air we breathe. The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air can be 2 to 3 times more polluted than outdoor air, so it is easy to see how your home or workplace could be harmful to your health.
The Solution to Contaminated Indoor Air
Homes and offices have contaminated air that is circulated through the central heating and air systems. Even frequent filter changes cannot stop this contamination. Disposable filters have an arrestance of less than 15%, thus letting 85% of the pollutants pass through the filter and into the air ducts.
Contamination builds up over time in your air system. This build-up will reduce the efficiency of your air system, shorten its operating life, and continue to circulate the contaminants throughout your home.
The solution is a thorough air system decontamination performed by a qualified technician. There are several steps to air duct decontamination, the first being debris removal. Your system will require additional steps for a full decontamination. This includes cleaning the air handler and applying sanitizers and sealers to the duct system. We can explain the different steps and advise what your home needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Will your equipment damage my air ducts?
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.
Is the process messy?
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 than when we arrived.
How long will it take to clean my air system?
There are a variety of factors that affect the time required to clean an air system, but a basic cleaning averages 3 - 6 hours with additional time required for upgraded services.
The following air duct cleaning steps are for a full service air duct cleaning. The process of air duct cleaning involves four steps:
- Clean the furnace/air conditioner.
- After testing the system for proper operation, we will disconnect the power before opening the unit for safety.
- Vacuum the interior surfaces of the Furnace/Air Conditioner.
- Clean the cooling coils with a HEPA vacuum and a coil cleaner.
- Clean the Blower unit.
- Clean the supply and return registers and grills.
- Remove wall, ceiling and Floor registers.
- Wash Register with Dynamite cleaner and rinse.
- Clean the supply and return ducts.
- Clean all air ducts using powerful duct cleaning equipment.
- Decontaminate cleaned ducts with Soot set sealant, and Odor Kill Deodorizer.
- Install electrostatic air filter and odor control products.
- Install Solid Odor Kill in the return to control odors for up to 3 months.
We can set up an appointment that is convenient for you. If you would like to include any of our other services, we will discount all multiple services.