One of the most important reasons to have your air ducts cleaned is to improve the quality of your indoor air. According to NADCA, the average six-bedroom home creates approximately 40 pounds of dust that is circulated through your air vents every year. Your HVAC system is your home’s way of breathing; it takes air in and exhales it back out.
Every day living, from you, your kids, and especially your pets, causes a significant amount of pollutants and contaminants that make their way into your air conditioning’s ducts. You can expect to find cat dander, dog hair, dust, and even chemicals being circulated throughout your house every time your air conditioner runs. In fact, when impurities make their way into your AC unit, they will be re-circulated anywhere from five to seven times a day. As this occurs, filth and grime build up inside your ducts and contaminates the air you breathe.
Having contaminants and pollutants built up inside your air conditioning system doesn’t necessarily mean that you are breathing unhealthy air; however, there is a serious concern for individuals with respiratory and other health conditions who inhale impurities. In an effort to keep your indoor air quality as clean as possible, we recommend that you have your ducts professionally cleaned every two to three years.
AirCare provides comprehensive commercial air duct cleaning services and ventilation system cleaning services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. We are a trusted air duct cleaning services company with certified professionals to perform safe and effective ductwork cleaning. Indoor air quality is one of the most critical issues that business owners, property owners, and facility managers face on a daily basis. According to the EPA, most indoor air pollution is caused by contaminants that come from inside a building or home and include: tobacco smoke, biological organisms, building materials, and furnishings, cleaning agents, copying machines, printers and pesticides.
With so many pollutants, it is more important than ever to periodically clean and sanitizes your air ducts and ventilation systems. Commercial air duct cleaning is essential as office buildings are typically designed without operable windows and with mechanical vent systems which must be properly cleaned and maintained in order to exchange indoor air with cleaner outdoor air.
For every air duct cleaning service, AirCare performs a detailed visual pre-cleaning inspection of all of the components of each air duct and ventilation system using digital photography and video equipment. The results of the pre-cleaning inspection are used to develop a cost-effective action plan to best complete the cleaning process while minimizing disruptions.
There is a thorough process for both commercial air duct cleaning and home air duct cleaning. In both cases, the air handling system is placed under negative pressure using high powered, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered collection vacuum units. AirCare then utilizes source removal techniques that include manual and automated brushing, Air whipping and the use of compressed air to agitate and lift dust and other debris within the air handling system which is then drawn into the HEPA filtered vacuum units. Once the air duct or vent is cleaned of all dust and debris, the entire system is then sanitized to eliminate any bacterial or microbial growth using an EPA approved disinfectant.
Digital photographs are taken to document the condition of the system both before and after the commercial duct cleaning process. The digital photographs are then included in a final Project Closeout Report which includes a certification that the entire system has been properly cleaned as well as our customized recommendations for future cleanings and inspections.