Air Duct Cleaning in Vancouver & Portland
There are many benefits to cleaning your air duct system, and the largest of which is improving the air quality in your home or business.
Cleaning the air ducts can reduce the amount of dust and debris in your system.
The brushing, vacuuming and sanitizing can also control mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria that can aggravate allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.
The Cleaning Process
We remove the vent covers and wash each one. We use a large, industrial vacuum system which operates using a HEPA Filter filtration system and we guarantee no mess in your home. We then clean the system through each vent opening individually. We go through first with the vacuum to remove all the larger, loose debris such as dust, dirt, pet hair and dander, construction debris and anything else that had been accumulating in the system. A brush is then attached to the vacuum and we clean through the vent opening again, brushing and cleaning the entire length of each air duct. We go all the way through to the plenum, which is the area where all the air ducts attach together with the furnace. We then remove the brush and apply the vacuum again to make sure all the debris has been removed. After, we clean the large cold air returns the same way.
We then check your filter. If you have a washable filter, we will wash it for you. If it is a disposable filter, please have a new filter ready and we will change it for you. If you are looking into getting a new filter, we offer high-quality washable filters that carry a lifetime guarantee. Please ask the technician for more information. We also wipe down the motor area and the outer walls of your furnace.
We also sanitize the air ducts. We use an electric atomist fogger; this allows the sanitizer to fog in. This process helps control mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria that can develop in the system due to condensation. The air duct cleaning lasts approximately three years on most homes.
Why Clean Your Air Ducts?
"Indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air."
The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Now consider that most people spend between 60% to 90% of their time indoors. That can mean that you are breathing air that has been recirculated through your furnace filter and air ducts.
The last time you changed your furnace filter, did you notice dirt and dust inside the filter housing? Dirt, dust, mold, pollen and animal dander are recirculated through our air ducts every time we turn on our heat or air conditioner. Combine this with moisture and you have the ideal breeding-ground for fungi, germs and household mold. Studies have confirmed that some diseases including salmonella, strep, and legionnaires disease are spread by contaminated air ducts.
Improve Your Air Quality!
If you have an air-circulating system that utilizes a standard fiberglass filter, pets, a smoker in the house, if you suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, experience headaches or irritation to the nose, throat, or eyes when in your home, then your home's health could be improved by cleaning your air ducts! Why not improve the air you and your family are breathing?