Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning San Diego

Dryer fires now surpass creosote (chimney) fires in frequency on a national level. Annually, there are over 15,600 dryer fires causing over $75.4 million in property damage--many of these fires are caused by blocked air vents that were not properly serviced. Then, there are the indoor air quality issues. According to the American College of Allergies 50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air. And, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that indoor air has been found to be more polluted than outdoor air. This is an alarming statistic, considering that most people spend about 80% of their time indoors. Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution, and they are a proven collection sources for contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria, pollen, pet hair and dander.

In addition to improving indoor air quality, cleaning your air ducts can also make your system work more efficiently and last longer. Research by the U.S. EPA has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components.

According to the EPA, you should have your air ducts cleaned if:
    There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. However, if you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
    Ducts are infested with vermin (e.g., rodents or insects).
    Or, your ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.
    If any of the above conditions exist, there is probably one or more underlying causes. Prior to any cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing of your ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem will likely recur.

Follow your manufacturer's recommendation on how often you should clean your air filters. But, also consider such factors as:

    Smokers in the household.
    Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
    Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
    Building occupants with allergies or asthma.
    Recent home renovations or remodeling that may have dirtied your air ducts.
    You're about to move into a new home.

When it's time to have your air ducts cleaned professionally, give Steam N' Clean a call (858) 605-6666. Steam 'N Clean Carpet Cleaning uses only the method of cleaning air ducts that manufacturers and the National Air Duct Cleaners Assocation (NADCA) recommend: the "positive-negative method". This involves placing your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system under negative pressure to ensure that there will be no debris dispersed into the room while the cleaning process is taking place. Then, an agitator is introduced into the vent opening to dislodge all debris from the walls of the ductwork. The agitator supplies approximately 200 pounds per square inch of compressed air, and is used to push all the debris to the vacuum while the vacuum is pulling. Our methodology follows the guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and our vacuums are equipped with HEPA filtration, a powerful air compressor and air agitators to assure your air ducts are thoroughly cleaned.

Air duct cleaning services range in cost from $450 to $1000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climactic region, level of contamination and type of duct material. It may seem like a lot, but it's worth it, especially if you suffer or a loved one suffers from asthma or allergies. Our technicians will thoroughly pre-inspect your home's air duct system. And, you will be informed of the air duct cleaning services needed, and the cost of such service, before any service are be performed.

When choosing an air duct cleaner, beware of duct cleaners who claim to be certified by EPA. EPA neither establishes air duct cleaning standards nor does it certify, endorse or approve air duct cleaning companies. But the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) does. The air duct cleaning experts at Steam 'N Clean are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). We also have plenty of experience. Call Steam 'N Clean Carpet Cleaning (858) 605-6666 today for a free estimate.

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