Residential

Air Duct Cleaning Procedures for Residential

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According to the American Lung Association "Indoor Air Pollution is wide spread. You are more likely to get sick from pollution in your home and office than from pollution in the air outside." Your home’s air is 5 to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Allergies and sinus conditions are commonly caused by mold in the ductwork, bacteria, viruses, fungi in your home’s air.

Our air duct cleaning company consistently invests in the most modern technology and air duct cleaning equipment to ride your home of the dirt, bacteria, dust and debris that has built up in your air ducts. We use a negative machine; equipped with HEPA filtration, and a powerful air compressor and air agitators to ensure you air ducts are thoroughly cleaned. The duct cleaning process followed by Air Gott Services, Inc. is in strict accordance with NADCA standards.

The procedure we use to perform Air Duct Cleaning {the procedure may vary slightly per job depending on the configuration of the duct work}

Air Gott Services, Inc. will utilize a combination of contact vacuuming and source removal duct cleaning practices. Contact vacuuming is applying vacuum {negative air} directly to the interior duct surface at the main trunk lines. The ductwork is access through exposed access openings.

Source removal duct cleaning is applying a HEPA filtered vacuum source at one end of the ductwork while introducing a agitating device downstream at the vent opening. Our crew will vacuum off the vent covers while a agitating device will render the particulate matter loose and ultimately be pushed toward the vacuum hooked up on the main ductwork. We start from the furthest vent and work are way back to the main system. Method of agitation varies depending on the size and type of duct work and include air operated whips and/or brushes. Note that the furnace will be zoned off so no debris will be pulled through the system during cleaning. If needed an OSHA approved, anti-microbial solution may be added to the cleansed system as a barrier to prohibit bacteria growth.

Upon completion the access holes are closed with sheet metal which are attached with self-tapping screws then sealed with special foil tape. This leaves a convenient access door for future duct work maintenance, and will not affect air-flow. Furnace cleaning is offered and is performed by removing the panel on the air handler, and brush and vacuum the encasement, the insulation, the fan, the blower and the coils {if accessible}.

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Reason to Clean:

Conditions in every home are different, therefore if you have questions on whether or not duct cleaning is a good idea for your home, speak with Air Gott Services, Inc. today. Air Gott Services recommends having your air duct system cleaned generally every 3 to 5 years. If there is microbial growth, or if your ducts are clogged with heavy amounts of dust, debris or other particulates that can be released into your home. Air Gott Services also recommends having your heating and cooling system components cleaned to optimize the efficiency of your system, resulting in a longer operating life as well as maintenance costs. You may want to consider improving the air quality in your home if:

  • If you are Smokers
  • You have pets, large amounts of hair or dander
  • Water or smoke damage is present
  • Previous damage to the HVAC system has occurred
  • Occupants have allergies or asthma
  • Home renovations or remodeling created dusty conditions
  • You are moving into a new or previously occupied home
  • Duct work consists of fiberglass-lined ducts or metal ductwork
  • If you dust more frequently than usual?
  • You notice unusual odors when the HVAC system starts?
  • There is visible dust buildup on supply vents?
  • You notice black marks around heating and cooling supply vents?
  • Family suffers from allergies or respiratory issues?

Video Inspection

Air Gott Services high-tech video inspection systems provide contractors with the ability to effectively inspect residential and commercial duct systems for cleaning. Up-close video inspection quickly conveys the need for duct cleaning and allows the contractor to accurately determine contamination levels, sources of airflow problems and locate cracks or leaks.

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Dryer Vent Exhaust Cleaning

Lint build-up inside a laundry exhaust will cause the dryer to lose efficiency or create a blockage with possible fire risk. Air Gott Services remedies the situation by clearing exhaust lines of harmful lint resulting in better drying capacity and less wear on dryers. This in turn, can lead to significant energy savings and less frequent dryer repairs. Annual maintenance is suggested.

Dryer Vent Fires - A Common Problem:
  • Failure of mechanical and/or electrical parts within the dryer
  • Improper materials placed in the dryer
  • Insufficient airflow as a result of improper installation
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Warning Signs
  • Clothes (especially towels or jeans) that take a long time to dry
  • Clothes are hotter than usual at the end of the cycle
  • Flapper on vent hood doesn't open when dryer is on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, resulting in 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

Air Gott Services professionals adhere to NADCA and ASCS standards, we are committed to a program of on-going education. Air Gott Services uses patented cleaning methods and specialized equipment to do the job right the first time.