Residential Air Duct Cleaning Services
Residential Air Duct Cleaning Services in the Greater Toronto Area
Today our homes and buildings are filled with toxic pollutants. In fact, many health organizations such as Lung Associations are sounding the alarm about the effects of living in the toxic environment. Poor indoor air quality can cause such health problems as allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. As well, other negative effects can include migraines, fatigue, and disruptions in sleep. It has become vital to keep our homes free of toxins, mold, mildew, viruses, dust, dirt, debris, and other airborne pollutants. One effective method to greatly reducing airborne contaminants in homes and offices is hiring residential air duct cleaning services.. It has been shown that residential duct cleaning can significantly help improve your health.
Without a thorough residential air duct cleaning, the ducts can be a significant health hazard. When a furnace is running, air is traveling through the residential air ducts and out into the rooms. When the ducts are filled with such contaminates as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, dirt, mold, and mildew, these contaminates will blow into the air of each room which will then be inhaled by the occupants. The result is coughing, wheezing, red watery eyes, and congested lungs. Over time, significant health problems can develop.
To keep the air in your home or business clean, it is recommended that you have your residential air ducts cleaned twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. If you can only have them cleaned once a year, it is recommended that you have the ducts cleaned every fall so that you can get rid of any contaminants that have accumulated so that during the winter you will be breathing cleaner air.
When you enlist the services of professional residential duct cleaners, they will clean the entire air duct system that travels throughout the home or office. These systems normally begin in the basement at the furnace and travel up throughout the rest of the home. It can take from one to four hours to perform residential duct cleaning, depending on the size of the network of ducts. Dust Chasers will use state-of-the-art cleaning technology to clean the inside of the duct systems. They may even use cameras and robotic technology to get a look inside the duct work before and after cleaning. They will not only clean the duct, but also the furnaces heating and cooling mechanisms, drip pans, furnace fan motor grills and diffuses, duct registers, and heat exchanges. Not only will cleaning the ducts improve the air quality of the home, but it will also improve furnace efficiency and reduce energy bills as the furnace will not have to work as hard to heat the home.
Contaminants in your residential duct work can affect your health. As the particles blow through the home, occupants are at a high risk of inhaling them. This can lead to such health problems as asthma and other respiratory illnesses, sinus problems, constant coughing and sneezing, severe allergies, headaches, and sleep problems.
The benefits of having your ducts cleaned include:
1) Good for your Heating/Cooling System: Most duct system failures occur because of an accumulation of dust and dirt. By cleaning your ducts, your system will be more efficient which will lower your heating/cooling costs.
2.) Healthier Environment: Cleaner air helps reduce the incidents of lung problems such as asthma. Your sinuses will clear and you will not be constantly breathing and coughing. You will generally feel better. You will also not be breathing in bacteria, fungi, and other hazardous microorganisms. Your house will stay cleaner because there will be less dust and dirt on the floor and furniture. Your pets will be healthier and breathe easier.
3) Healthier Children: If you have children, you know that they need to eat healthy and get regular exercise so they can grow to be healthy adults. Because children's immune systems are developing, they are at a higher risk of illnesses. Having clean indoor air will help them breathe easier and stay healthy.
4.) High-Risk Individuals: People who already have a health condition such as asthmatics and the elderly will benefit from having clean residential air ducts. They will breathe better and the risk of developing a respiratory illness will be reduced.
Once they have undergone a thorough cleaning by a trained professional, there will no longer be any contaminants being blown throughout the home. You will quickly notice the change as you will find yourself breathing much easier. We all want to do our part to keep the environment clean. Because we spend so much time in our homes, it just makes sense to breathe clean air.
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We just moved into our new home, we were surprised from an offal smell as soon as we entered the home. It turned out that the previous owners had 8 cats living inside the house. We called Alex and explained the problem, he said not to worry and that he would clean and sanitize the duct system in the house. The guys did a wonderful job cleaning, and the house smelled nice and fresh, thank you Alex for getting rid of that offal smell.
The service was for a multi level townhome (female owned) with flexible heating/cooling, dryer and bathroom vents after some renovations and becoming the new homeowner. I was so pleased with their professionalism and knowledge. They took the time to explain what they did and what I needed to do in the future to maintain my home's venting systems on my own, for example when my furnace filter would need replacing (it's a high velocity electric/hot water furnace). I will definitely have them back next year for my dryer vent (condo building regulation - must clean dryer vent annually to prevent fires).