Air Duct Cleaning

It’s no secret that dirty air ducts transfer dirty air, spreading dust, dirt, and allergens throughout your home or business. No matter where you are, the key to maintaining a healthy air quality is regular cleaning and maintenance of all air ducts. The air ducts on your property function like lungs, bringing clean air in and circulating it all throughout the building. If the ducts are dirty or clogged, the air-exchange process becomes inefficient and ultimately harmful to indoor air quality. At Quality Cleaning & Restoration we know that it’s important to keep your indoor environment healthy, which is why our IICRC certified service team offers prompt, thorough air duct cleaning services, wherever and whenever you need them.

When the air ducts in your building haven’t been cleaned by a professional, all sorts of problems can occur. Dust, dirt, and mold spores are the most obvious health hazards, as they can build up along the length of the ducts, blowing back and forth as the air re-circulates. Because your ducts are clogged, it takes more energy to heat or cool your home or office, costing you more to circulate dirty air! Worst of all, if enough lint, dust, dirt and other contaminants build up, it can even cause a fire to break out. A fire in the ducts may start within a wall, or under a floor, in an area that is nearly impossible to reach before it destroys your property. That’s why regular air duct cleaning and maintenance from the professional team at Quality Cleaning & Restoration is so important. It’s not only about the money you’ll save being energy efficient, or even the removal of airborne health hazards, although both of those are excellent reasons to get your ducts cleaned. The bottom line is that dust is flammable, and ignition of dust in your vents can and does happen. Whether that dust is exposed to a spark of energy, or a hot surface (such as your furnace’s heat exchanger) a fire can break out in seconds, and often in places you’d least expect. There are filters in your air exchange system that are meant to protect the furnace or air conditioner from dust—but if those filters are not changed regularly that dust can accumulate until the filter either blocks the air passage or collapses under the weight, causing an even bigger fire hazard. If you can’t remember the last time your filters were changed, or your air ducts examined, it’s a safe bet that you should give Quality Cleaning & Restoration a call and get a professional assessment.

Another problem that affects your air ducts is mold infestation. If you have a mold problem in any part of your property, you should consider letting the professionals at Quality Cleaning & Restoration take a look at your air ducts to see if they have been infiltrated. Mold is a common problem, no matter what the situation, because it is a part of nature that we (unknowingly) encounter every single day. Most mold spores are harmless, but they are all microscopic and always on the lookout for a new place to colonize. Any area where the humidity has reached above 45% is a possible problem area for mold. Humidity can be caused by a sudden influx of water (flooding) or even because of a temperature differential caused by air conditioning or heating. Water in the air condenses on the front and the back of your walls, and often by the time your mold problem is visible, it is extremely advanced. Chances are, if you see mold on your walls or floors, the problem is ten times as bad on the inside of the walls. Don’t worry, though. At Quality Cleaning & Restoration we possess the tools and the know-how to detect, remove, and treat areas that have been affected.

The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) recommends that your air ducts be cleaned at least once a year. That number can be adjusted upwards in cases where pets, smokers, remodeling or construction are present on the property. The presence of contaminants in your air ducts can cause all sorts of health hazards for those forced to breathe it in, especially for those individuals suffering from allergies or asthma. Mold is often detectable by its musty odor, or visual presence, appearing as a dark, lichen-like substance spotting your walls, or even a fuzzy green presence. Wherever mold may surface, you can bet it’s unwelcome on your property. If your home or business has suffered water damage—anything from a flood to an untreated leaky pipe—there’s a very good chance you’ve got mold. Sometimes air ducts are insulated, and if that insulation gets wet it can become a breeding ground for mold, sending spores all throughout the property, riding on the air currents. Once your property has been treated for mold, it is imperative that you call the experts at Quality Cleaning & Restoration to make sure that your air ducts aren’t repopulating the mold you just got rid of.

If the vents and exchanges in your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems look dirty or dusty, chances are it’s time to get your air ducts cleaned. At Quality Cleaning & Restoration we provide complete dryer vent cleaning and repair services. Our service teams are always prompt, professional and courteous to make certain that you, our valued customer, are 100% satisfied with our cleaning and restoration services. When necessary, Quality Cleaning & Restoration will also work directly
with your insurance adjuster, ensuring that no matter what the circumstances, you won’t have to wade through the red tape alone. When faced with a property damaging crisis, the last thing you want is to have to deal with the insurance. It’s heartbreaking enough to worry about your precious family heirlooms or potential damage to your inventory. Leave the rest to us. Quality Cleaning & Restoration is the company that cares.

The professional service team at Quality Cleaning & Restoration doesn’t just clean air ducts, though. We also clean spilled paint, spilled ink, spilled wine, urine, pet stains, vomit in carpet, and just about any other catastrophe that can befall your carpeting, upholstery, or floor. Many of these things can be impossible to clean without professional assistance, and trying to do it on your own can sometimes make things worse. When you are facing tough stains in your carpeting and upholstery, call the professionals at Quality Cleaning & Restoration. We know how to remove tough stains and odors, and restore your carpeting, upholstery, so that they look and feel just like new.

There is nothing to be gained by waiting. Indeed, waiting any amount of time between the actual crisis and calling a professional can result in the loss of property, or money spent restoring that property. Don’t wait, call us at (410) 644-4700 or email us at quality_cleaning@aol.com for your risk-free estimate. We guarantee individualized attention—there is no such thing as an unimportant job. Call today!