One of the most overlooked issues, that is so essential in our lives is the air that we breathe.
The American College of Allergies states “50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air.”
The National Safety Council states that “Those who are most susceptible to indoor air pollution are children, pregnant women, and the elderly”.
Now listen to this “Levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels”. (Environmental Protection Agency).
If we consider the amount of time we spend indoors, it absolutely makes sense to clean the source of our indoor air quality problems. What is the source of air within a home??? Your Air Ducts.
The proper way to clean air ducts is by placing your entire air duct system under negative pressure. What this means is that a very large amount of vacuum is placed on the duct system. In other words, the air, dust, debris and whichever contaminates are in the ducts is sucked out using negative pressure. Now that we have negative pressure meaning anything that is loosened up such as dust, will travel through the duct and out a very large vacuum hose which is located outside the residence. Negative pressure alone cannot clean ducts, it takes a mechanical agitation to clean all the nooks and crannies located within the duct system. At CrispAir Duct Cleaning, we agitate all the contaminates in the ducts with what is called an air whip, and/or a mechanical brush that rotates and essentially “sweeps” the entire run of the duct work. To clean the duct work entirely, the system must be cleaned from the registers, to the trunk line, then from the trunk line to the plenum, and finally to the furnace. A typical 1,500-2,000 Sq. Ft. home takes between 6-12 man hours.
It’s important to know this information because unfortunately there are companies out there that advertise Air duct Cleaning at a very cheap price such as whole home duct cleaning for $79. In this instance you get what you pay for, and that is most likely a company will come in and remove a few registers and stick there wet/dry vac nozzle 4 feet down the supply or return line, and that’s it! Your ducts are cleaned right? Wrong, for a system to be cleaned, it must be done properly, as I have explained in the first paragraph. Another option is to have a carpet cleaning company clean the air ducts, some do it as an add on service. Many carpet cleaning business’s use what’s known as a truck mount vacuum. Simply put they just do not have the power to get the job done thoroughly. They may use a system which is better than a Shop Vac but still only gets about 10 feet passed the register clean. It absolutely will not get the entire supply or return duct, plus the supply or return trunk, or trunks as occasionally there are a few “trunks”, and finally they will not reach the plenum or furnace.
At CrispAir Duct cleaning we specialize in only Air Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent cleaning. We have premier equipment to get the job done thoroughly and efficiently. Our gas-powered vacuum remains outside. Meaning that contaminates are removed from the home entirely before they are collected into a large bag, the same cannot be said about those quick $79 whole home duct cleaning jobs.