Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?
Air ducts collect a lot of dust over time. The average six roomed home collects over 40 pounds of dust, allergens, and possible mold in its air ducts each year. Air duct cleaning, therefore, ensures that the air circulating into your home is healthy, safe, and free of pollutants. Living in Arizona puts us on the higher end of that average. Dust storms are also very common here. Consequentially, dust storms increase the amount of dust that gets trapped in your air ducts. Read more about dust storms here.
Your Air Duct System Explained
Your air duct system conveys forced heat and cooling into your home. It also conveys any pollutants and debris that may be present inside your ducts. As a result, the pollutants and debris accumulation in the ducts when combined with moisture can stick to the duct walls and become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other micro-organisms. Furthermore, breathing dust and micro-organism on a regular basis can compromise your health. Cleaning your ducts ensures that the air circulating into your home is healthy, safe, and free of pollutants.
Cold Air Return: What Is It, And Why It Should Be Cleaned
The cold air return(s) is an integral part of the home ventilation system. It is, therefore, easily identified by its large vent size and proximity to the furnace. Often there is more than one cold air return in a home. The cold air return draws air from the home into the furnace. Unfortunately, it also draws in all the common debris present in homes such as carpet fiber, dust, pet hair, etc. Since the cold air return vent is the gateway to most debris and contaminants, cleaning it is an important part of the air duct cleaning.
There are different methods for cleaning air ducts:
The Negative Pressure Method
The negative pressure method vacuums debris out of air ducts. The Deep Cleaning (Duct Brushing) is employed in cases where the ducts have not been cleaned regularly or for an extended period. In a moisture-rich environment, loose debris in the ducts mixes with moisture and results in buildup on the walls of the ducts. This buildup hence provides an inviting environment for mildew, mold, and bacteria. A motorized rotating brush scrubs the walls of the ducts in such case where scrubbing is required.
Sanitization (Mold, Mildew, and Odor Removal)
Therefore, air duct sanitizer is often recommended and applied after deep cleaning. It de-oxidizes the buildup remnants, removes odors, and reduces chances of future growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Specifically manufactured for air duct sanitation in homes an EPA registered solution is applied to sanitize the air ducts when sanitation is needed. It’s safe and leaves no toxic residue or odor. MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is also available upon request.
Our Vacuum System
We use a 4×4 HEPA filtration vacuum designed by professional air duct manufacturer, Air-Care. This machine is capable of safely removing large amounts of dust and trapping it in the unit preventing the dust from recirculating in your home.
Permanent Electro-Static Air Filters
The permanent electrostatic air filters work great with your HVAC systems. If your thinking of investing money in higher quality indoor air, this premium quality filter will keep your home clean and free of irritants. This is especially important for our customer in the greater Phoenix area. Dust storms can require that you replace filters more often which can become very costly so this is a more efficient long-term solution.
Permanent High-Tech Filter Never Needs To Be Replaced
This is the perfect companion product for your Air System Decontamination Clients. Your customers have invested in better quality indoor air and this premium quality filter will keep their system clean and free of irritants for years to come. This high-performance lifetime Furnace Filter replaces a standard low efficiency ‘throw-away’ filter with no modification to the system. Item # varies by model and size.
Benefits that will improve your life:
- Cleaner air to breathe
- No harmful ozone emissions
- Reduces pollen, dust and airborne pollutants
- Reasonably priced
- Less housecleaning
- Never needs replacing
- Anti-microbial filter media
- Lifetime warranty
- High dust & particle holding capacity
The UV Germicidal Lamp – The Tool We Use
- Improve the air you and your family breath by installing a UV Germicidal Lamp.
- Safe and effective in helping to sterilize microbiological contaminants, airborne allergens, bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi, and more.
- Reduces deadly Viruses and Germs by radiating Ultraviolet light.
- Allergy/Asthma relief.
- Pennies a day to operate. Low cost to buy!
- Produces no Ozone!
- 5-year warranty.
- Specifications: One – 13 watt UV-C lamp. The bulb has a life of 12000 hours. Replacement bulbs are available.
- 120 volt, with power cord.