There are many reasons that you should have your air ducts cleaned, including several health benefits, longer lasting ventilation equipment and energy savings resulting from having Air Duct Cleaning Maple improved air quality in your home or business. But you should be aware that not all air duct cleaning professionals are created equal.
According to the EPA, indoor air can be more Duct Cleaning Maple polluted than outdoor air, up to 70 times more. Air duct cleaning performed by a professional removes airborne contaminates such as bacteria, fungus, mold spores, pet dander & pollen that get trapped in HVAC systems and air ducts. As any allergy sufferer & or someone with asthma symptoms would tell you, cleaner air makes a big difference in their quality of life.
In order to clean an air duct system, professionals use a specialized, powerful vacuum which puts the ventilation system under negative pressure called a negative air machine. The process requires that the vacuum draw the air through the system, while special tools are inserted into the ducts to help remove the contaminants and debris that have hardened onto the ducts surfaces so that they enter the vacuum. A skilled professional will apply anti-microbial chemical sanitizers to the interior of the ducts to clean and the surfaces.
It’s very important that the air duct cleaning company that you chose use safe, environmentally friendly products that have been approved by the EPA. An atomizer creates a fog or mist that spreads the sanitizer product all through the air ducts and ventilation system. Certain family members including allergy suffers, elderly members, babies and small children can be extremely sensitive to harsh sanitizers. Some people that have multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or commonly known as “sick building syndrome” can feel as fatigue and nausea after being exposed to these sanitizers.
When an air duct cleaning professional shows up at your home or at a commercial building, he’ll most likely use one of the two popular types of vacuum collection system, a truck- mounted collection system or a portable unit. Although truck/trailer mounted equipment is considered very powerful and even more powerful than portable equipment, it can’t be brought directly into a facility, limiting its access to all of the ventilation system. Before the debris and contaminants are emptied into the collection system, the vacuum units should be safely attached to a collection device. Another requirement is that the vacuum collection device which exhausts indoors must be HEPA (high efficiency particulate arrestance) filtered for contaminants and special tools that have been designed to agitate and remove debris that are stuck onto the surface of the air ducts.
Air duct cleaning services are some of the most important services available for homes and offices of anyone who suffers from pet dander, seasonal or even yearlong allergies and asthma attacks. Anyone who has gone through bad seasons of bedridden agony with sniffles and sneezes can tell you the importance of making sure that the air around you is of utmost importance in keeping you from descending into an even worse misery. Instead of going out and spending money on air purifiers that will only take care of part of the problem, many customers are going right to the heart of the matter and cleaning out their air ducts.
Why Clean Out Your Duct System?
Duct systems are magnets for dust, mold, animal hairs and all kinds of other contaminants that can aggravate and trigger a wide array of allergies. With these contaminants recycled into your air supply, along with any germs that may be bouncing around, you will find it a much harder time to beat even the simplest cold, much less a regular allergy. Animal hairs can get stuck in the air ducts and the dander on them can recycle making life difficult for anyone who has pet allergies no matter how clean the couches and carpet are kept. By keeping your ducts clean on a regular basis, you can make sure that the air coming from your vents is as clean as possible. On top of this, blockages in your vents can make heating and cooling your home much more difficult. After the thorough services of air duct cleaning air runs through the ducts much more cleanly and smoothly, thus cooling and heating your house much more quickly and effectively, saving you tons of money in energy bills.
Many want to save as much as they can and attempt to do so by doing the cleaning themselves. This may seem like a great idea in theory, but in practice can lead to disastrous results. An air duct cleaning professional has undergone extensive education and training to not only handle the cleaning aspect, but also in the safe removal of parts and blockages. A professional will not only be able to clean your home or office during hours when there is less worry of interruption or workflow stoppage, but also are capable of doing so without damaging your vents during the removal and return of the parts.