Air Duct Cleaning
Family First Cooling is a certified air duct cleaner thru Air Care, as well as a certified Mold Remediator thru The National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors. We use negative pressure air duct cleaning which is the most effective way to clean air ducts, as well as the safest method to not allow dust to escape in the house. We will fog the vents for odor control and add environmentally safe chemicals.
The EPA has published guidelines regarding Indoor Air Quality - Should You Have The Air Ducts In Your Home Cleaned.
The following is an excerpt from EPA guidelines which may help you decide whether to get your air ducts cleaned.
“You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if"
- There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:
- Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.
- You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
- If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
- If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).
Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers
Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, preventing water and dirt from entering the system is the most effective way to prevent contamination.”
Family First also cleans dryer vents. The US Fire Administration, USFA states:
- Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up. In addition, clean the lint filter with a nylon brush at least every six months or more often if it becomes clogged.
- Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
- Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional, especially if it is taking longer than normal for clothes to dry.