The Effect of Contaminated Air
Dust aggravates breathing problems, causes burning eyes, itchy 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 costs 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 of 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.
Homes and offices have contaminated air that is circulated through the central heating and cooling system. Even frequent filter changes cannot stop this pollution. Disposable filters have an arrestance of less than 15%, thus letting 85% of the pollutants pass through the filter an into the air ducts.
Contaminants build up over time your air systems. This build up will reduce the efficiency of your air system, shorten the operating life, and continue to circulate the contaminants throughout your home or workplace.
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 sellers to the duct system. The technician can explain the different steps and advise what your home or workplace needs.
To protect your freshly cleaned air system, ask your technician about a high efficiency permanent electrostatic air filter.
What To Expect Wen Cleaning Your Air Duct System
- The system will be tested for proper operation
- The air handler unit will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
- All of the registers will be removed and thoroughly cleaned
- The entire air duct system will be cleaned and deodorized
- The vent registers will be reinstalled and the system is tested for proper operation
* Your technician can discuss this with you
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to have my air ducts cleaned?
According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air. The benefits of a freshly cleaned air duct system include:
- Cleaner, fresher, and healthier air inside of your home or workplace.
- Home and office furnishings will stay cleaner longer
- 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 to not damage your 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 and dirt. We always leave the home cleaner than when we arrived.
How long will it take?
There are variety of factors that affect the time required to clean an air system, but a basic cleaning averages 1.5 to 2 hours with additional time required for upgraded services.