About Air Duct Cleaning...
Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing
concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and
services intended to improve the quality of your indoor environment.
Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components
of forced air systems, including the following:
-Supply and return air ducts and registers
-Grilles and diffusers
-Heat exchangers heating and cooling coils
-Condensate drain pans (drip pans)
-Fan motor and fan housing
-Air handling unit housing
If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with
particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological
growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home's living space.
Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are
exposed to them.
Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system,
thus negating any potential benefits. Methods of duct cleaning vary, although standards have been
established by industry associations concerned with air duct cleaning.
Crystal Clean uses specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts,
and then we extract them out with a high-powered HEPA filter machine.
In addition, we may propose applying chemical biocides, designed to kill microbiological contaminants,
to the inside of the duct work and to other system components.
We may also suggest applying chemical treatments (sealants or other encapsulants)
to encapsulate or cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment
housings because we believe it will control mold
growth or prevent the release of dirt particles or fibers from ducts..