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BENEFITS OF AIR DUCT CLEANING
Cleaning your air ducts can help to improve the quality of your indoor air which is vital considering that most of us spend the majority of time indoors. Over time dust, dander, and other foreign elements alike accumulate within the duct system in your home. When your air conditioning system is switched on, these foreign materials or pollutants get stirred up and are forced out of the air ducts, via the air vents and into other rooms of your house. If you fail to perform routine ductwork cleaning, the problem continues to get worse and worse. Because the ductwork serves as the path for moving filtered and cleaned air to various parts of your home, it’s imperative to ensure that they are clean.
Statistics suggest that your ducts can consume as much as 40% of the total energy used to manage comfort levels in your home. What happens is that the accumulation of dirt in the ductwork causes your central heating and cooling equipment to work extra hard, which leads to a greater consumption of energy. Also, as dust collects in the air ducts, it may block airflow, causing your HVAC equipment to wear out more quickly. This added stress shortens your system’s lifespan, decreases its efficiency, and escalates your energy bills. As such, routine cleaning of your air ducts is vital for achieving optimum energy results as well as reducing the need to replace your important investments such as your HVAC and furnace.
If your home has strange or musty odors, then it may be harboring mold or mildew. This smell can cause health problems like allergies. Your air ducts are one of the notorious areas where mold tends to hide. Without regular cleaning, the mold continues to grow and might spread to other areas causing even greater harm to your health. This is why you should clean your ducts to remove this menace before it becomes a major problem.
We use “hot water extraction” method, also known as “steam cleaning” This process is used by 96% of all carpet cleaning companies across the country. Most major carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the preferred method of cleaning.
In low-traffic areas, carpets can go 8 to 12 months between cleanings, but high-traffic areas may need to be professionally cleaned on a quarterly basis. Households with pets, smokers, children, and a good amount of foot traffic should have their carpets professionally cleaned two to four times each year.
Usually, it takes anywhere between 3-5 hours, in rare cases might take 24 hours for the carpet to completely dry, depending on the aforementioned variables. Using fans in any rooms cleaned and turning your air conditioning or heating system on, depending on the time of year, can help accelerate drying time.
We do not move heavy furniture, however, we can move/slide some light pieces of furniture if needed.
Scotchgard helps you in two very important ways. When this protective coating is applied to the carpet fibers, it puts a protective barrier around each fiber. This protective barrier resists moisture. When you do have a spill, it gives you a window of time to get it cleaned up. Scotchgarding also helps reduce the wear and tear of your carpet.
Yes we can! We offer several solutions for pet problems. First we offer a hospital grade sanitizer to kill germs and bacteria in the carpet and upholstery fibers. For odor we provide a product whose natural odor eliminators use the power of nature and molecular science to get rid of organic and inorganic odors. Rather than masking unwanted odors, our product goes to the source to destroy the odor. More importantly it uses no toxins, so they safe to use around people and pets.
We accept cash, check, and major credit cards. There is 3% charge of your total for using cards.
It is not necessary that you be home while your carpet is cleaned because we are thoroughly trained professionals whom you can trust. In order to provide the best possible service, we recommend that someone be home before we begin cleaning to discuss any specific areas of concern regarding the care and cleaning of your carpet.
As mentioned earlier, most major carpet manufacturers now recommend hot water extraction (steam cleaning) as the preferred method. Like the laundering of your clothing, steam cleaning is highly effective in removing soil and other contaminants from your carpet. It is one of five carpet cleaning processes that are officially recognized as an industry standard.
To most people “dry cleaning” means cleaning without water. The fact is that most carpet cleaning advertised as “dry” cleaning actually uses anywhere from a little to a lot of water! That’s because most of the soil in your carpet is water soluble. For the most part that means better results with a wet cleaning process.
If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred.
This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis.