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Stop if you've heard this saying before: out of sight, out of mind.
While it’s a very familiar saying, it’s certainly not a wise way to look at your air ducts. Your air ducts can be littered with all sorts of debris. Even as you’re reading this, there could be years of buildup from debris, dust, dirt, pollen, hair, dander and other things, all of which together can interfere with other cleaning efforts. Dirty air ducts can also compromise the health of some of the occupants in your property, particularly those with allergies and other respiratory problems.
According to studies done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 23 million people - including 6.8 million children - have asthma, and 12 million people report having an asthma attack in the past year. Asthma accounts for nearly 17 million physician office and hospital visits, and nearly 2 million emergency room visits each year. Bad indoor air quality is a leading cause for triggering asthma attacks.
By having your air ducts cleaned regularly, you can help improve the air quality of your residential, commercial or industrial property, enhance the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems and add to the overall cleanliness of your property. Utah Air Duct Cleaning uses specialized equipment and state-of-the-art systems to effectively clean and remove dirt and other contaminants.
It is recommended that all these components be cleaned when cleaning the HVAC system.
There are two key components to proper air duct cleaning: breaking contaminants loose and collection of contaminants.
Properly cleaning air ducts or HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces within the heating and air-conditioning system. Examples of agitation devices include brushes, air whips and compressed air nozzles or “skipper balls”. Agitation can also be achieved through hand-brushing or contact vacuuming.
During air duct cleaning, the entire HVAC system is placed under continuous negative pressure (vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. Continuous negative pressure allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after cleaning. This negative pressure also serves to extract the loosened contaminants, which are collected and removed from your property.
If you have not had the air ducts in your residential, commercial or industrial property cleaned in the last five years, now is a very good time to schedule an appointment. Contained in the hundreds of squared feet of surface area in your air ducts are years of accumulation of dust, dirt, pollen, hair, spider webs, dead insects, dust mites and other allergens and impurities. The impurities and bacteria in your air ducts may contribute to the adverse effects of allergies, sinus problems and other health issues. Mold spores and moisture can breed mold growth in contaminated air duct systems.
A homeowner CANNOT effectively clean their own air ducts. Special equipment and professional training is required. Specially formulated and environmentally friendly solutions can be sprayed into your air ducts to kill mold and bacteria and eliminate odors. Duct cleaning can help to keep dust particles out of your property’s air and off of your furniture and counters.
The entire system needs to be cleaned. Failure to clean all components of the system can result in re-contamination of the system, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning. Just as you wouldn’t only clean half of your living room floor, you also would not want to clean only part of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
You wouldn’t expect your clothes dryer to be a major factor in the air duct cleaning process, but it is, and for good reason. A recent study shows that the clothes dryer was actually the number one cause of house fires in the state of Utah in 2007, and nationally is the cause of over 15,000 house fires a year. The reason the clothes dryer was often the culprit? Many firefighters will say that this is caused by a clogged dryer vent.
How can you prevent this from happening to your home? Here are some of the warning signs that you may need to get your dryer vent cleaned:
While it is a very good idea to keep the lint collector and surrounding area clean as much as possible, it is pretty much inevitable that you will need your dryer vent cleaned at some point. Luckily, Utah Air Duct Cleaning is specialized in cleaning not only air ducts and HVAC system, but dryer vents as well. So why not give Utah Air Duct Cleaning a call or use our contact form? The sooner you act, the sooner you can prevent your home from becoming another victim of dryer vent fire.
Consider having your air ducts and dryer vent cleaned today. We recommend cleaning every 2-5 years, depending on your living circumstances, or annually for homes with allergic patients. Give Utah Air Duct Cleaning a call today for the finest furnace/air duct and dryer vent cleaning available.