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Mulberry Duct Cleaning Is Essential

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Ducts Clean in Your Mulberry Home. Nice Air Quality.

SERVPRO Provides Cleaning for HVAC Ductwork Systems in Mulberry

For much of the year, homeowners depend on their HVAC system to keep their residences comfortable. This same system also helps to maintain the air inside a home cleaner than the air outside.

Duct cleaning is necessary for healthy air in Mulberry homes. Although duct work is sealed, for the most part, it is impossible to keep all dust and other contaminants out of it. SERVPRO knows that any particulates that get into the HVAC system can be recirculated through the entire home at least five times each day. Besides the small amounts that work their way in over time, the duct sections twist and separate from each other over time thanks to fluctuating temperature and humidity.

In addition to contaminants getting in, poorly maintained duct work also lets warm or cold air out. This release of temperature altered air into the attic, walls, and basements is extremely wasteful. Last year, the Department of Energy released a study that found many HVAC systems deficient in energy conservation. Many of them waste more than 25 percent of the electricity generated to cool or heat the average home. A system that not recently cleaned can waste 40 percent.

The first step to cleaning ducts is one that homeowners or renters can do themselves; change the air filters. Depending on the type of system, filters must be changed quarterly or even monthly. Changing filters is also the best preventive measure that residents can take to keep their ducts clean.

When contamination does get in, our technicians use scrubbers, air movers, and exhaust fans to force the dirt and other soils out. Much of it is near the entry and exit points, so we scrub these points with dry brushes to break it up. If the build-up is very thick, we use commercial grade cleaners to break down the soils and force them out of the HVAC. In cases where we find mold, we use an anti-fungal agent to kill the spores and then a cleaner to break up the growths.

Regular cleaning of your ducts is essential to the maintenance of your home and the comfort of your family. SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands has decades of experience in Polk County helping our neighbors stay cool under the Florida sun. If you want to schedule a cleaning or an inspection, call us at (863) 510-5962 today.

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Perform Regular Duct Cleaning In Your Bartow Area Home

3/12/2017 (Permalink)

Sense of Poor Air Quality? Call SERVPRO in Bartow for a Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Suggest Scheduled Maintenance for Your Duct System

Just because you cannot see the dirt and debris building up in your ventilation system does not mean that you can safely ignore the need for maintenance. Adding regular air duct cleaning to your property maintenance checklist provides you with a variety of benefits.

Sometimes, the need for quality duct cleaning in your Bartow area home is evident. The maintenance is one of those instances where you have to be willing to go out of your way to properly provide your family with a safe, healthy environment in your home.

Dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores, and other debris accumulate inside of the air ducts in your home. While you may not be able to feel it every day, the results can still affect you. The status of the ducts in your home directly impacts your indoor air quality. Anyone living within that has respiratory problems may find breathing unpleasant.

The contaminants lurking within your ventilation system tend to develop severe odors during operation, circulating these pungent odors throughout your entire building. Air duct cleaning and decontamination services, offered by SERVPRO, allow you and your family to breathe better, safer, healthier air and help prevent additional problems from developing. We can use thermal fogging and sanitizing sprays to remedy concerns with the status of the ducts.

Not to mention the impact regularly duct cleaning has on the performance and longevity of your ventilation system itself. Removing debris from clogged ducting allows the system to work easier, maintaining peak efficiency, reducing associated energy costs, while also extending the life of your unit.

SERVPRO uses years of experiences to provide you with these services. Understanding which types of ducting and the possible components that may exist, which makes performing this service rather tricky. The age of your system and whether metal ducting, flex ducting, duct board or interior lined ducting exists makes a difference when considering cleaning methods to perform. We have all the bases covered.

The unit used to feed the system is also another consideration. Split systems, package units, or those with a heat pump, downdraft or updraft unit provide technicians with an abundance of possibilities, which makes performing even the simplest jobs best left to professional technicians. As you can see, manifold and air handler configuration play a key role in proper techniques for HVAC system cleaning.

Troubled by the state of the air ducting in your home? Contact SERVPRO of Bartow - Lakeland Highlands today for professional help. (863) 510-5962

Reducing the Number of Contaminants in Your Home's Air Should Begin with Duct Cleaning

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Cleaner Indoor Air Quality with Professional Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Improves Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

Every home has the potential to be a healthy one, and sometimes it is the air that we breathe in that can be the determining factor. While you may clean all day and provide a sparkling house for your family, it's much harder to clean the air.

Duct cleaning in Bartow should be included as a factor when you look at the quality of the air in your home. A HEPA filtered air cleaner might work, but it will have to work even harder, and will wear out sooner if the air never has a clean starting point. You can gain this edge by having your duct work cleaned by SERVPRO professionals.

Duct cleaning is not something that should be done by just anyone, even though it may seem easy to do. There are many different kinds of ducts, just as there are several different sorts of air systems, in homes today. There are systems that only provide heat while another system is used to provide cooling air during hotter months. Some systems are either updraft or downdraft, and should not be confused. Heat pumps and other types of air circulation systems can all have different kinds of duct work.

Ducts are no longer only either hard metal tubes or chutes or flexible plastic- or foil-wrapped coils of wire. The newer ducts are made of lined fiberglass. These ducts are lined on their interiors with foil to cover the fiberglass. Care is needed to ensure this lining remains intact and is not damaged while cleaning the conduits. Fiberglass particles becoming airborne because of tears or rips in the foil lining can cause problems for occupants, so only highly skilled technicians who are certified in duct work cleaning should clean your home's duct work. Older style ducts should also be inspected before being cleaned. Checking for breaks or loose joints in ducts made of hard metal, and for tears in flexible ducts, both types should have both ends inspected to ensure they are connected correctly. Flexible tubes that are extra long and have unnecessary curves should be shortened. Longer lengths can make your ventilation system work harder, and also create unnecessary places where bacteria, mold, and other pathogens can multiply.

When you have SERVPRO technicians clean your ducts, you can rest assured knowing that we are knowledgeable and skilled in cleaning all types of ducts, including those with more delicate interior linings. We will increase the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home, and can provide you with a clean and refreshed duct system, with a substantial reduction in the number of contaminants. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 anytime, any day, and we will schedule an appointment with you.