Duct and Vent Cleaning Services
Air Duct Cleaning
These components may become contaminated with particulate matter such as dust, dirt, smoke, pollen, or organic compounds if not properly maintained. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (i.e.: mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of these contaminants can cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people when exposed to them.
It’s important for all components of the system to be cleaned. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating the benefits.
Indoor Air Quality Benefits
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a homeowners primary concern when deciding to have the air duct and HVAC system cleaned. Every day living in a six-room house can annually generate several pounds of contaminants such as pet dander, allergens, dust and dust mites, debris, pathogens and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. The re-circulation over time causes a build-up of contaminants in the Air Ducts and the HVAC system.
Dirty air ducts 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.
Over 25% of your HVAC systems heating or cooling energy is wasted according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Despite using filters, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
A clean air duct and HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature resulting in less energy is used and leads to improved cost-effectiveness.
We use several different cleaning tools to clean and inspect your air vents. These tools include access tools to create entry points in the HVAC System to facilitate inspection and cleaning (these areas are later sealed); the Rotobrush system to loosen debris; high-powered vacuum devices to create negative pressure within the HVAC system (this allows us to remove the contaminants during the cleaning process); the Flex-A-Lite fogging system to sanitize and disinfect.
The Nok Out product we use eliminates biological and organic decay such as mold, mildew, bacteria, and fungi, and it does NOT contain chemicals harmful to the environment. It is also fragrance free, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-stating, non-masking and hypoallergenic as well as EPA registered and approved as an affective biocide, vericide and fungicide approved by the USDA for use in food processing areas.
Air Duct Cleaning Schedule
Many of our customers have an Air Duct and HVAC inspection and cleaning every 3 to 4 years. Our customers with pets, or that have low tolerance to allergens, tend to have it done every two years. Home remodeling customers have an HVAC inspection and cleaning when the project is completed because air duct and HVAC components often collect a significant amount of debris and particulates during the construction activities.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Lint will buildup over time and cause blockage within the components preventing proper ventilation and is a dangerous fire hazard. The lint trap generally catches 75% of the lint while the remaining either gets caught in the dryer ductwork or expelled out the dryer vent. Lint buildup in the ductwork occurs over time and creates a very serious a fire hazard.
Clogged Dryer Vents are a Serious Hazard
According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center, clothes dryers are responsible for approximately 15,600 structure fires around the country each year. Eighty percent of these fires start with clogged dryer vents, and result in 15 deaths and 400 injuries on average annually. Thousands of other home occupants are treated for symptoms of poisonous gas fumes that back up into the home due to blocked dryer vents.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits
Lint is very flammable and is easily ignited by the heat. Dryer vent cleaning protects against fires, smoke and pollutants. Your dryer will run more efficiently reducing operating costs and energy consumption and your dryer will last longer and clothes will dry quicker.
We clean the lint and debris surrounding the dryer, the outside vent and connections using air snakes, air wands and various brushes. Sometimes we need to disassemble the ventilation system to properly clean it.
The air snakes, air wands or brushes are inserted into the dryer ventilation ductwork and are used to eradicate loose and solid debris within the venting ductwork. Elbows and bends require the most time to complete because they are the areas where lint and other debris tend to build up.
Furnace cleaning consists of the thorough cleaning of the blower chamber, blower motor, burners, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, pilot light, return duct and supply plenum. It also requires checking the evaporator coil airflow, flame igniter, flame sensor and wiring connections.
How a furnace works
Older gas furnaces use a pilot light to ignite the burners, which is a constant burning flame; modern furnaces use an electronic igniter to ignite the burners. The burners are where the fuel mixes with air to create combustion. The heat exchanger, located above the combustion chamber and the fan motor, blows the warmed air through the supply plenum to the supply registers.
Furnace Cleaning Benefits
Having regular furnace maintenance is key to a safe and trouble-free economical system.
When you don’t clean your furnace, dirt and debris affects all the components of the furnace including the air duct system. A clean and well-maintained furnace will maximize energy efficiency and can prevent many of the expensive no-heat emergency service calls.
Additionally, a clean gas furnace produces the least amount of carbon monoxide while a dirty furnace does the opposite. Excessive carbon monoxide in your home causes people to become confused, disoriented and even cause death death.
Over 25% of your HVAC systems heating or cooling energy is wasted according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. A clean air duct and HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature resulting in less energy being used and leads to improved cost-effectiveness.
Many of our customers have their furnace inspected and cleaned every 2 years. They also have it done after a home remodeling or construction project because debris and other contaminants get pulled into the furnace system.
Before cleaning, the furnace system is inspected and assessed. After the system has been checked, the technician will then perform proper cleaning and restoration procedure to all furnace system components.
Air Conditioning Tune-up & Safety Check
Air Conditioning maintenance is a best practice. The AC Tune-Up increases the systems efficiency, prevents breakdowns and saves money.
The main Air Conditioning components are the outdoor unit called the Condenser and the indoor unit called the Evaporator. The Condensers job is to transfer heat to the outside air and compress the refrigerant to be sent to the evaporator. The Evaporators job is for the coils to get cold and the blower to propel the cool air throughout the Air Duct system.
Over time, debris clogs the cooling coils causing inefficiencies and low refrigerant levels cause compressor damage, loss of cooling and expensive operation.
The AC tune up includes:
- Calibrating and leveling thermostat and cleaning filters as needed
- Lubricating and inspecting bearings for wear
- Inspecting the indoor coil (if accessible), the condensation drain and the condenser coil
- Monitoring operating pressures of refrigerant
- Inspecting safety devices for proper operation and the disconnect box for proper rating and installation
- Tightening all electrical connections and inspecting electrical for exposed wiring
- Inspecting and testing capacitors and service valves for proper operation
- Inspecting fan blades to make sure they are in good condition and the air duct system for cleanliness and energy loss
- Cleaning condenser coil and removing debris
- Measuring temperature difference between supply and return
Tuckpointing refers to removing and replacing deteriorated mortar between the brick. Damaged mortar causes structural and waterproof issues. Tuckpointing is the correct way to ensure structural integrity and prevent water from causing further damage.
We can properly select, install or replace a chimney cap or furnace flue cap based on the requirement.
Call us today at 952-715-2471 for information or the schedule an appointment.
Your chimney crown is the top protective layer of your chimney. It protects the chimney against water leaks and shields the brick and mortar from damage as well as preventing water from working its way into the chimney structure which can cause damage from expanding and contracting as your chimney heats and cools down.
Call us today at 952-715-2471 for information or the schedule an appointment.
Every chimney needs a cap. The interior of your chimney is subject to deterioration from rain, snow, and other elements without it. Chimney caps come in a variety of styles (single flue, multi-flue, spark arrestors, and animal control) and materials.
A chimney cap provides an essential function of keeping your chimney and flue in proper working order. Chimney caps prevent animals crawling into your fireplace and from birds nesting in your flue. It also protects your chimney from rain and protects the chimney crown, which is vital in keeping moisture from penetrating the mortar joints.
We can properly select, install or replace a chimney cap or furnace flue cap based on the requirement. Call us today at 952-715-2471 for information or the schedule an appointment.
The chimney flue vents the exhaust gases to the outdoors. The chimney flue protects your house from heat transfer, protects masonry and provides optimum appliance efficiency. When the flue tiles crack and deteriorate over time due to the heating up and cooling down, the chimney becomes less efficient and the chimney itself can become subject to damage.
We can properly select, install or replace a chimney cap or furnace flue cap based on the requirement. Call us today ay 952-715-2471 for information or the schedule an appointment.
Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning Benefits
The experts say routine chimney cleaning is a necessary maintenance. The benefits of a clean chimney and fireplace include helping the fireplace function efficiently and preventing the buildup of flammable creosote.
Fire prevention experts say lives are tragically lost and millions of dollars in property damage occur each year due to chimney fires that could easily be prevented if the homeowner had maintenance routinely performed.
Chimney fires occur when deposits of carbon and dust (creosote) accumulate in a chimney and are set on fire by sparks or flames from an open fire. Creosote is a highly flammable material and creosote WILL catch fire if allowed to build up–making it dangerous when left unchecked.
Regular chimney cleaning reduces the risk of fire by removing creosote from your burning unit.
The Chimney and Fireplace cleaning method depends on the type of chimney and fireplace.
- The rod method uses a long flexible rod with heavy-duty sweepers on the end. The chimney sweep brushes the interior sides of the chimney to remove the build-up.
- The weight method applies heavy weights to the brushes and gravity helps perform the scrubbing. The chimney sweep is raised and lowered using a pulley system.
- The dual line method requires two chimney sweeps. One is at the top of the chimney and the other is at the bottom. The process is to pull and push the line running the length of the chimney. The attached brush scrubs down the sides of the chimney.
For any emergencies please call us at 952-715-2471
Add On Services and Air Duct Cleaning Packages
Add On Services
To serve you better we offer a full list of reasonably priced of a la carte services. Whether you need furnace cleaning, have an AC unit that needs a tune up or are looking to have your chimney cleaned and inspected, you can pick the services you need, and skip the ones you don’t! Don’t see something on the list? Call us today at 952-715-2471 for pricing and information.
Improves efficiency and heat transfer. Consists of:
Thorough system cleaning
|Chimney & Fireplace Cleaning with Level 1 Inspection||
Cleaning of smoke shelf, smoke chamber, damper plate and firebox
|Dryer Vent Cleaning||
Protects against fire, smoke and pollutants
Reduces energy consumption
Clothing dries quicker and extends life of dryer
Clean outside condenser
Check a-coil for proper air flow
Check capacitors and electrical
Full safety inspection
|Air Duct Sanitizing||
Eliminates organic growth
Fragrance free – biodegradable – hypoallergenic
USDA approved for use in food processing areas
|Water Heater Cleaning||
Clean jets and flue
|Refrigerator & Freezer Cleaning||
Condenser and evaporator coil cleaning
Resuces operating costs and energy use
Hand brushed and vacuumed
Improves efficiency and heat transfer by removing build up
Air Duct and Furnace Cleaning Packages
Looking for the best prices on air duct cleaning? Whether you need the ductwork in an 800 square foot house or a 5,000 square foot office building cleaned we have the right tools for the job. Call us today at 952-715-2471 to schedule an appointment.