Air Duct Cleaning
Commercial & Residential
Improve you Indoor Air Quality & Protect your Family's Health & Safety
Imagine being absolutely sure you were providing yourself, your family and the guests in your home with clean and high-quality indoor air each and every day. Using innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technologies, including air compression, negative HEPA equipment and vacuuming, the skilled technicians at BEST AIR guarantee to leave you with a clean and better functioning air duct system.
How Do you know if you Air Ducts need to be cleaned?
Have you lived in your home more than five years without having your air ducts cleaned or recently moved into a home that had a previous owner?
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
Have you recently moved into a brand-new home (new construction), or had any renovations/remodeling work done?
New construction or even small home remodels can leave your ducts a mess.Things like drywall dust, plastic coverings, screws, plaster, nails and sawdust can hide in the ductwork.
Does anyone at home have respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema or sinus conditions like seasonal allergies, headaches, or nasal congestion — particularly overnight or in the morning?
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Some occupants are more sensitive to dust and dirt contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.
Do you have indoor pets?
If you find pet food in the ducts, chances of pet contaminants, such as dead flakes of skin, traces of pet saliva and urine have found their way into your ducts. Every time the air conditioner or heater turns on, those contaminants are blown from the ducts and back out into your home, causing anyone with pet allergies to begin to suffer from symptoms, such as sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose.
Does dust seem to collect quickly in your home?
Like everything in your home, dust can start to settle in your ductwork after just a few hours of non-movement. And when the system powers up, that dust begins to move. But it doesn’t just stay in the ductwork, it comes out and into your living environment, settling on your furniture, your bedding, your flooring. By removing the dust from within, you’ll make your home a cleaner place to live.
When you have the heat or air running, is there a lack of air coming out of some of your registers?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
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What to Expect...
While every job is slightly different, here is a look at our typical air duct cleaning process:
Our Technicians will give the customer a courtesy call when en route to the job site.
Upon arrival, we greet the customer, introducing team members and providing a brief description of the job process.
Before we begin our service, we lay down tarps around all areas where the service will be performed and corner guards to protect walls.
Our technicians will wear booties to protect the customer’s floors.
At this point we will remove the vent located the furthest from the system & record a before video inspection inside the duct work.
8” access holes are cut into each trunk line (Don’t be alarmed) this is industry standard procedure and these holes are sealed air tight upon completion of our service.
With the access holes cut, we can now put our vacuum hoses into place and power up our HEPA filtrated negative machine with 6,000 c.f.m. of suction or our portable gas powered negative machine with 8,000 c.f.m. of suction.
We will close or cover all registers and vents.
Our technicians will then bring in the airline connected to the compressor which produces 200 p.s.i. of compressed air. We will have viper rods and whips connected to the compressed line.
Maneuvering the rods into each and every vent with the air activated, dust or debris is forced into the main trunk line where it is pulled out to the negative machine.
We only clean supply branches while connected to the corresponding trunk line and the same goes for the return. This is essential, as it prevents blowback and ensures the quality of the job.
We will always have a HEPA vacuum on hand to keep all areas clean.
Once the dust and debris has been forced into the main trunk lines, we make 3” holes for our viper rods with the air charged whip attachment. These whips have 1, 3 or 8 tentacles. All dust and debris is obliterated as the air surges through these powerful whips, it is then forced into the negative machine.
Air will be pushed into the ducts to make sure they are thoroughly cleaned. Nothing gets by our technicians!
Now it is time to move down to the blower motor section.
Given the delicate parts in this area, the utmost care and attention is needed as we clean the wires, circuit board, capacitor and fan fins.
Once heavy debris build up is removed, we perform a light wiping of the walls and base of this area with a terry towel and cleaner.
While in the blower motor section, the filter can be replaced.
Due to cross contamination issues, it is important that the filter be replaced. You don’t want to put a dirty filter back into clean duct work.
At this time, we will perform a second video inspection to show our customer the results.
After ducts have been properly cleaned, we only sanitized the surfaces of unlined (bare) sheet metal ducts; since there are currently no products registered by EPA as biocides for use on fiberglass duct board or fiberglass lined ducts.
The vent covers are replaced to their original positions.
The floors are swept or vacuumed for any debris that may have been dropped during the vent cover removal.
All equipment is removed & cleaned and the truck is packed up nice and neat.
The itemized invoice is filled out and presented to the customer for payment.
Then it is time for thanks and valediction.
After ducts have been properly cleaned, we only sanitized the surfaces of unlined (bare) sheet metal ducts; since there are currently no products registered by EPA as biocides for use on fiberglass duct board or fiberglass lined ducts. We Only use Antibacterial Soap to clean and disinfect registers and vents.