Dirty ductwork is the hidden, nasty culprit behind many malfunctioning heating and air conditioning systems. Not only do unclean ducts hamper the efficiency and effectiveness of an HVAC system, they can also cause health issues for the occupants of a house. Think about it… the air in your home is continuously circulated by your air duct system – and even with the proper return air filters in place dust, pollen, and pet dander will still find its way into your home. Ever take a look at your dryer ducts? Same thing is happening to your air ducts.
Look at this picture to the right. Can you believe you might be breathing this stuff in? But this is what a duct that has been collecting dirt and grime for a long time looks like – a perfect breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. And if you hire a service provider that attempts to clean this duct with inadequate equipment, they could inadvertently release even more pollutants into your home. Even worse, improper duct cleaning procedures can result in damage to your ducts or entire HVAC system, which could lead to costly repairs and increased utility bills.
Now look at this picture. This is what a duct system cleaned by the professionals at Freedom looks like. That’s because we employ and train highly competent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals. Our IAQ teams go beyond simply cleaning your air duct system – they provide you with a clear understanding of your entire air duct system and point out additional issues that may be affecting the quality of the air you breathe.
Regarding that process – we use something called “source removal duct cleaning,” which is considered the best method for relieving indoor air quality problems and is the only method endorsed by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). We use high velocity compressed air along with a high volume vacuum system to dislodge contaminates and pull them from your home. We also use specially designed air whips, air sweeps and rotary brushes designed to ensure proper removal of contaminates. All grills, registers, diffusers and pienums are cleaned and sanitized. After the cleaning, an EPA-approved sanitizer is fogged through the system, killing mold, bacteria and fungus.
Have us come out and one of our certified IAQ consultants will come out to your home to provide you with a complete air duct inspection. If duct cleaning is necessary, we’ll let you know then. In the meantime, if you’re in Birmingham, Bessemer or Tuscaloosa or any of the surrounding areas and are experiencing any issues with your HVAC system — contact us today. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure your entire system works properly, and that your air ducts are clean and sanitized. Call today to find out more: (205) 444-4444.