FAQ's & REVIEWS
Did you know?
The average 6 room house collects over 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)
Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)
The EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)
Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)
A buildup of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)
9 out of 10 heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (LCES)
Q. Why should I get my Air Ducts cleaned?
Indoor air can become polluted just like outdoor air can. Everyday living kicks up plenty of dust, dirt, pet dander, mold spores, and other debris which eventually finds its way into your air duct system. After some time, this debris will build up, and continue to circulate through your house as air passes through your vents. This can lead to more frequent allergy attacks, more frequent illnesses, or in some cases of extreme dust build up, increased fire hazards. Regular ductwork cleaning prevents each of these problems.
Q. How do you clean them?
We use a combination of high-powered vacuums and rotary brushes. The vacuums allow us to suck up all particulate matter before it has a chance to recirculate into your home, and the brushes handle more stubborn buildups. At the end of the process, your air ducts will be completely clean and free of all debris.
Q. How often should I have my ducts cleaned?
It is recommend that you get your vents cleaned every 2 years.
If you have the following, you should consider cleaning your vents more frequently:
Residents with allergies or asthma
Hair and dander from pets
After home renovations or remodeling
Purchasing an existing home
Smokers in the household
Water or smoke contamination to the home
Prior to the occupancy of a new constructed home
Q. How long will it take?
Every house is different, with it’s own unique puzzles. Once the technicians arrive, they will be able to asses your home and give you a much more accurate time frame. We know your time is valuable and we respect that.
Q. Will I notice less dust accumulation in my house?
Yes. In fact, one of the biggest culprits behind excess dust accumulation are dirty air vents. A professional cleaning can significantly reduce the amount of dusting you need to do around the house.
Q. Is sanitizer necessary to Air Duct Cleaning?
No, it is not. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that sanitizer is not recommended for application in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Q. What are the warning signs that I need to clean my dryer vent?
Your clothes are taking much longer than usual to dry.
Both your clothing and the dryer exterior get very hot.
Presence of debris around the dryer hose.
The vent hood flap does not open properly.
The dryer vent has not been inspected for more than a year.
You notice a strange burning smell on the clothes.
The laundry room feels excessively hot when the dryer is running.
Q. Do I need to move anything?
Access to driveway/parking, a clear path to the furnace and around the heat and cold air return vents and a heads up about any pets/obstacles is much appreciated by our technicians. If there are any vents covered by furniture our technicians will do there best to move the furniture and access the air vent.
Q. Will cleaning my air ducts lower my energy cost?
Yes. Air ducts that are overly clogged make it more difficult for your heating or cooling system to work at maximum efficiency. By removing obstacles and build up from your ductwork, your heating and cooling systems will not have to work as hard, or switch on as frequently. This can lead to a reduction in energy costs.
Q. I think there is an animal in my air duct. Can you help?
Yes. Occasionally, air ducts can get “invaded” by unwanted visitors such as rodents, birds, or even insects. Needless to say, this can make the indoor air in your home especially hazardous. If you suspect that you have something living in your air ducts, let us know when you contact us for a quote. We will arrive on the scene prepared to deal with
Q. Was that Magic Mike that was cleaning my vents?