Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Many contaminants that contribute to poor indoor air quality are found in the HVAC System. In an October 1997 report the EPA stated that if not properly maintained, air duct components may become contaminated with particles of dust or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth is increased and mold spores may be released in the indoor environment. Cleaning a dirty and improperly maintained HVAC System will significantly improve indoor air quality.
Dirty duct systems are a major source of indoor air pollution. Airborne contaminants are pulled into the ducts every time the heating and cooling system runs. Over time, these contaminants build up inside the ductwork, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi and other microbes.
Particles drawn into the air ducts also pass through fiberglass filters and infiltrate into HVAC equipment, undermining the performance and energy efficiency of these systems. That can lead to higher repair and maintenance costs, and shorter service life in the long run. According to the EPA, a build-up of only 0.42" of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can decrease efficiency by 21%.
Air duct cleaning is a proactive solution to these problems. It can enhance indoor air quality, improve overall air circulation, eliminate built-up dirt and contaminants, and extend the life of heating and cooling systems.
Visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Site for more information.
Dryer Vent and Laundry Exhaust Cleaning
The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates there are 24,000 clothes dryer fires each year in the United States, amounting to $96,000,000 in estimated property damage. Lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires, and LINT is the leading material to ignite.
Reduced airflow and the resulting lint build-up cause overheating by preventing fast enough drying action. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch has to cycle on and off to control the heater. Most high temperature limit switches were never designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail over a period of time.