Who needs air duct Cleaning? YOU DO!
"WHY SHOULD I CLEAN MY 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.
"WILL MY HOUSE BE LESS DUSTY?"
Yes! The inside of your duct work is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or A/C fan turns on, dust from the duct work gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.
WILL THIS HELP MY ALLERGIES?
Perhaps. Most people are allergic to dust mite waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in duct work. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less dust particles in the air to aggravate people with respiratory illnesses.
I LIVE IN A NEW HOME DO I STILL NEED YOUR SERVICE?
Absolutely! Almost half of our work is done in homes that are less than 5 years old. During construction, the duct work is wide open and the air conditioner 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 duct work.
Crawl spaces and attics can often incur some of the worst messes: from water damage to mold to organic contamination. They can even present confined space hazards, posing a danger to your family or employees. COIT’scrawl space decontamination services can get your crawl space back to its original clean slate.
Hazard and Damage Removal
When decontaminating a crawl space or attic, we first check for any safety hazards, following OSHA and COIT rules for confined space entry. We then extract standing water using our truck-mounted extraction equipment. If your insulation has been affected, we will remove the damaged insulation, bag it up, and safely dispose of it. We will also check vapor barriers (a sheet or coating that prevents water vapor from permeating walls) and remove them if they have been damaged.
For Water Damage: Drying and Deodorization
After cleaning any affected areas, industrial grade drying equipment will be set up to dry your structure. If you live in a colder climate, we may need to use supplemental heat to aid in drying. We may also need to apply negative pressure to prevent odors from escaping into your living space. Our techs will monitor and document the equipment and structural materials daily until Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) has been reached.
For Smoke and Fire Damage: Vacuuming
Technicians will use HEPA vacuums to remove fine particulates from the area, as well as set up appropriate equipment to scrub the air and remove odors. Soot stains will be treated using methods appropriate to the contaminated surface.
For years, Americans have thought of air pollution solely as an outdoor problem. However, a recent study at Yale University has revealed that the air inside of 19 out of 20 homes was considerably more polluted than the outside air! The major cause of indoor air pollution is the dust, dirt, and moisture that accumulates within a home's air conditioning system and duct work. The moisture and debris commonly found in the HVAC systems provides an ideal breeding ground for mold, germs, fungi and other harmful microbes. Microbial contamination poses a major health risk to people who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory ailments, as well as to those who do not. The American Lung Association and the E.P.A. say that dust particles and other allergens can aggravate allergies and cause breathing problems, lung damage, and pain, especially in the young and elderly. Typical symptoms range from fatigue, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, chills, fever, coughing, wheezing and can lead to more serious disease.
*PROPER CLEANING IS VERY IMPORTANT*
The cleaning process should be done by a professional using specialized equipment designed exclusively for air duct cleaning, such as the* HEPA filtration Rotobrush system.* We not only clean the ducts, we also sanitize with E.P.A. approved products. This kills bacteria, virus, mold spores, fungus, and dust mites. Air duct cleaning also saves the homeowner money by improved efficiency of the A/C unit. After cleaning, a high efficiency* electrostatic filter will collect up to 95% of the airborne contaminates before they can enter your air handling system. A residential air duct cleaning job takes just a few hours and does not make a mess in your house, and it is very affordable.
Did you know there's a hidden Fire Hazard in almost every home? Learn how to save your home, even your life, with a simple and inexpensive service visit.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning Residential & Commercial
Did you know there's a hidden Fire Hazard in almost every home?
Learn how to save your home, even your life, with a simple and
inexpensive service visit!
There's a hidden danger spot in most homes today. Chances are, you don't look at it or even think about it. It's the venting from your clothes dryer. Over time, it fills with lint that sneaks by your dryer's filter. Overheating comes next as the lint builds up. Now you're just a step away from a duct fire.
*Sound far-fetched? Here are some sobering facts!
• The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 25,000 clothes dryer related fires occur each year**
• In 1996, the result was over 20 deaths, 500 injuries, and over $100 million in property damage, according to the commission.*** The CPSC reports that the most frequent starting point for these fires was the dryer vent area. The typical scenario is simple. The dryer overheats, the lint catches fire and the fire is then helped by combustibles in the immediate vicinity (these fires can smolder for hours going unnoticed until after you've gone to bed or left your house for an errand).
• Fortunately, removing this danger from home is neither complicated, nor expensive.* And, there are some nice EXTRA BENEFITS as well. Removing this lint, for example, results in a dryer that runs cheaper, since it uses less energy to get your clothes dry. Drying times can even be shorter, getting you out of the laundry room faster. Finally, the dryer itself can last much longer since it's not stressed by the higher operating temperatures caused by the lint buildup.*The charge for this service is surprisingly reasonable, and it will pay for itself in lower service and utility costs!.
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