In the last several years, scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air — even in the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. C.A.R.E Property Services offers duct cleaning services to improve the air quality of your home. Our duct cleaning services use blowers, vacuums and brushes to clean out ducts throughout your home. Our duct cleaning services also include a thorough cleaning of the HVAC system.
All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. We expose ourselves to environmental pollutants daily, varying in the degree of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable, but we are able to avoid some by improving indoor air quality to prevent associated health risks.
People who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for long periods of time are often the most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
Cleaning should include: cleaning all of registers, inside the ductwork, the interior of the heating/ventilating system, the furnace fan and the coils for an air conditioner or heat pump. Once the system is clean, a disinfectant can be sprayed throughout to kill any mold, bacteria or dust mites that remain.
A conventional HVAC duct system consists of ducts that carry heated or cooled air from the furnace/air conditioner (air handler) to various parts of the home or building. It also contains a return duct system to bring fresh air back to the air handler to be heated or cooled again. The supply network consists of main ducts, which carry air to smaller branch runs and in turn carry air to the desired locations. The return network works in reverse.
The HEPA-AIRE process utilizes a HEPA-AIRE Portable Power Vac in tandem with a specially designed AIRE-SWEEP Portable Air Compressorand Agitation Tools for efficient state-of-the-art source removal duct cleaning. This method enables professional duct cleaners to remove contaminants from all parts of the duct system, regardless of location or type of duct. Yet it is simple to perform and requires only a limited amount of access holes. Here’s how it works:
Studies have shown that even a small amount of dirt buildup on HVAC system components can significantly reduce HVAC efficiency and increase energy consumption. According to university research and industry standards, complete removal of dirt, debris and other contaminants from the air duct systems is the most effective cleaning and decontamination method for ductwork in both homes and commercial buildings.
C.A.R.E. Property Services’ duct cleaning process includes ‘source capture’:
Because the HEPA-filtered air exhausted back into the indoor environment from the vacuum is cleaner than many hospital operating rooms, there is no need to pull huge amounts of heated or cooled air out of the building and exhaust it outside, as must be done with gasoline or diesel-powered equipment.