Why You Should Have Your Home's Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned


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If any of your family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms or illnesses it’s possible that the issue could be your home’s environment.

There are consequences to having a less-than-clean environment including:

Debris Build-Up In Your Ducts Will Affect Your Air Quality & Your Health, Damage Your HVAC System's Efficiency & Make a Great Nesting Place for Rodents, Insects & Mold

The EPA has published guidance on identifying possible indoor air quality problems related to ducts that are not as clean as they should be.

As per the EPA, there are several key signs that your air ducts need a thorough cleaning, including:


How Uncleaned Air Ducts Affect Your Health and Overall Cleanliness

Health Issues:

Unwanted Pests:

Odors:

Decreased Efficiency of Your HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) System:

Dust That Never Goes Away:   

Don’t take the risk of not cleaning your air ducts.  Their cleanliness is critical to have a safe and clean home environment.   Contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Co and schedule an inspection TODAY!

What to Look for in an Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company

Is the air in your home or business feeling a bit stuffy? Do you find it impossible to keep up with the layers of dust appearing on your furniture? It’s probably time to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned.

Even if you’re not noticing the issues mentioned above, you should have your air ducts checked every 3 to 5 years. Over time, they naturally build up with dust and debris. They may even house mold. The best way to make sure they stay clean and your home’s air stays pure is to hire an air duct cleaning professional.

There are a few things you should expect from any quality air duct cleaning company.

Certification

Certification is the best way a company can demonstrate that they have the appropriate knowledge and skills to perform the required job at the level it needs to be. Any quality air duct cleaner should be licensed by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA).

If they’re performing additional tasks outside of air duct cleaning, you’ll want to make sure they’re properly trained and certified in those as well. Speaking of…

Multiple Service Offerings

Air ducts aren’t the only hard to reach space that should be regularly checked and cleaned in your home. You should have your dryer vents inspected about once a year. Failure to keep your dryer vents cleaned can result in your machine breaking down early or even starting on fire!

Additionally, some air duct cleaning companies are able to check the quality of your air and make sure it doesn’t contain harmful materials such as radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that in high doses can cause serious problems.

Good Reputation

Any company you hire should be experienced. If they’re experienced, then they should have a reputation. Check reviews on Google and Facebook. See if they have any testimonials on their website. You can even ask for references, if you’d like.

Make sure that they are a reputable company before they start their work.

Fair Price

Air duct cleaning is generally an affordable process. Some companies, however, might try and surprise you with add-ons and hidden fees. Checking reviews can help you avoid this. However, it doesn’t hurt to ask for a quote before any work is done as well.

Professional Air Duct Cleaning in the Miami Valley

At Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company, we provide high-quality, affordable duct cleaning services. We have been NADCA certified since 1991. We also provide dryer vent cleaning, and we’re licensed by the state of Ohio for radon testing and mitigation.

If you’re in need of air duct cleaning, radon mitigation, or dryer vent cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and surrounding communities, we have you covered. With Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company, you can trust that you’re hiring a quality service provider.

Cleaning and Home Maintenance Resolutions for the New Year

It felt like the day might never come, but 2020 is finally behind us. Happy New Year to all! As we move into 2021, countless people are already busy making sure this year gets off to a good start. One great way to do that is with a little home maintenance and cleaning. 

While the spring is a great time to focus on landscaping and exterior cleaningJanuary is the perfect time to focus on the inside of your home. Even if you keep your house relatively clean week to week, there are certain areas almost all of us overlook. In fact, those are the best places to start this year. 

Inspecting Your Dryer Vents and Air Ducts 

Two areas often overlooked are your dryer vents and your air ducts. Keeping your dryer vents clean can not only help your machine last longer, but it can prevent dangerous house fires. Your dryer vents should be cleaned at least once a year. Depending on the size of your dryer, as well as how often you use it, you might need the vents cleaned more frequently.  

As for air ducts, they should be professionally cleaned every three years or so.  If it’s been longer than that, or you’re not sure when your air ducts were last cleaned, it’s a good idea to have a professional come look. There can be a lot of things hiding in your air ducts. Clean air ducts will leave your home’s air fresher and healthier. 

For dryer vent and air duct cleaning in Springfield, Dayton, and the surrounding Ohio communities, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company today. We can help you get your year started off right. 

Other Overlooked Cleaning Areas 

Countertops, floors, furniture, and dishes tend to get most of the focus when you’re tidying up your house. However, there are plenty of other areas of your home that could likely use some polish. Before you start cleaning everything in front of you, let’s look up. Specially, let’s examine your light fixtures, fans, and anything else suspended from the ceiling. 

Once those are clean, it’s time to look down to your baseboards. Though they may look fine from a distance, after taking a closer look, you might discover they’re surprisingly dirty.  

With a little scrubbing, dusting, and polish, you’ll be surprised by how much of a difference clean baseboards and trim make. 

Next up, check your window blinds. Certain types of blinds, especially thin venetian blinds, can be particularly frustrating to clean. After putting in the time, however, you’ll find the effort is worth it. The contrast between dirty and clean blinds is night and day. 

With those out of the way, it’s time for your appliances. After the holiday season, appliances can be especially dirtied. A deep clean can leave them looking almost brand new. Make sure to empty out the fridge when you clean as well.  

There’s a good chance you’ll find some expired holiday leftovers in there. 

Benefits of Cleaner Air Indoors

People often have the false assumption that the air inside their home or office is clean by default. However, there can be a number of harmful and irritating particles hiding in the air you’re breathing indoors. It’s a good idea to be active in keeping your home air clean. The same is true for office buildings.

Truly clean indoor air provides a number of benefits for both you and anyone else entering the building.

Reduce Allergies

Allergies are the result of your immune system reacting to foreign particles and substances. They are often activated by pollen and pet hair floating around the air. While pollen allergies are often associated with the outdoors, these particles can easily infiltrate your home. Actively keeping the air clean can remove the presence of these harmful particles, reducing allergic reactions and allowing you to breathe easily.

If you find your allergies aren’t any better when you’re inside, you’re likely suffering from dirty air.

Help Control Asthma

Asthma is a condition that causes your airways to narrow and swell, resulting in difficult breathing and possibly coughing. Though asthma is often seen as a simple inconvenience, it can be a life threating condition. Dirty air can significantly increase the chances of an acute asthma attack, leaving the person struggling to breath. If you, a friend, or a family member has asthma, clean air is a must.

Better for Your Health

Poor air quality is harder on your body, reducing your oxygen intake while making it more difficult to breath. In fact, dirty air has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and more. Clean air is simply better for you. It can be especially beneficial for people who workout in their homes, allowing them to breathe deeply as they work up a sweat.

Reduce Odors

Odors and unpleasant smells are ultimately the result of particles floating through the air and into your nose. Stale, unclean air is more likely to hold onto these unpleasant particles, resulting in a constant unpleasant scent that lingers in your home or office building.

Clean air can help your home smelling fresh.

How to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

There are a number of action steps you can take to keep your home or workplace’s air fresh. Air purification systems actively remove unwanted particles from the air, resulting in cleaner, fresher air. Checking your home’s air for radon can ensure that you and your family are safe from its harmful effects.

And making sure your air ducts are inspected and cleaned as needed can help remove dust and other irritating particles.

If you’re looking to keep your home or office building’s air clean and fresh, Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company can help. We provide radon testing, air purification, and air duct cleaning services in the Dayton, Ohio area. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you!

The Problem with Air Fresheners

Civilizations have been using various methods to freshen the air for thousands of years. The Egyptians would use aromatic resins and jasmine, particularly during sacrifices. Ancient Chinese cultures were fond of fragrant flowers and mandarin oranges. 

Today, many people use store-bought air fresheners such as aerosol sprays, gel substances, and scented plugins to add pleasant smells to their homes and offices. 

While this sounds good in theory, modern air fresheners aren’t as safe or effective as you might think. In fact, there are a number of concerning facts regarding air fresheners that many don’t realize. Whether it’s a spray, a plugin, or some disposable object you set on a shelf, these air fresheners rely on a number of chemicals to create their aromas. 

Often, we don’t even know what’s in them as companies aren’t required to release ingredients for air fresheners. Nevertheless, the chemicals we do know are present tend to be quite dangerous, even in smaller doses.  

Let’s take a look at the hidden problems and dangers that modern air fresheners pose.   

They’re Only Masking the Scent 

On a surface level, most air fresheners don’t actually do what they claim to; they don’t freshen the air. 

Instead, they simply mask smells with other smells. When the air freshener fades, the previously smells arise again. Often, the air freshener isn’t actually strong enough to cover the smell, leaving you with an unpleasant mixture of scents.  

Bad smells and stale air are usually a sign of something that needs to be addressed, whether it’s uncleanliness, excess moisture, rotting food, dirty air vents, or generally stale air. The better solution is to address what’s causing your home or office to smell unpleasant. 

Dangerous to Children 

Gel-based air fresheners and plugins are often placed in areas within arm’s reach of children. Their attractive scents and bright colors can lure children towards them. Younger children may then try to eat or swallow the air freshener. 

This is a serious danger. 

For one, they can easily choke on it. Beyond that, air fresheners are typically made of chemicals that are toxic to humans. They can cause illness and even death. 

Polluting the Air You Breath 

Even in low levels, air fresheners have shown to cause headaches, asthma attacks, breathing problems, and more. Most air fresheners contain carcinogens which, in addition to causing irritation to your nose and throat, are directly linked to cancer. 

While plugin air fresheners have been marketed as a safer, longer lasting alternative to spray fresheners, this is not actually the case. Plugin air fresheners contain phthalates, which have been shown to impact male hormone levels, and may even have negative effects on your kidney and liver. 

A Better Alternative  

If you’re looking to keep your home smelling clean and fresh, there are better ways to do it. Beyond general cleaning and maintenanceadding high-quality air purifiers to your home or office can make a big difference. These devices do a great job of eliminating stale odors and irritating particles from the air.  

You should also make sure to have your air duct systems inspected and cleaned. Overtime, dust and debris build up inside the ducts. This can lead to stale air, mold, and more. If you’re finding that your home or office’s air feels stale and stuffy, have your air ducts inspected. 

For air duct cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding communities, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company today. Give us a call at 937-399-4242 or click here to get a quote. We also offer some great air purifier options.  

How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh During Quarantine

With the current outbreak, restaurants, events, schools, and more are all shut down. Meanwhile, medical professionals and health experts are strongly recommending that everyone practice social distancing. 

Ultimately, that means you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in your home for the next week or two. 

There are a number of ways you can make the best of this situation. You could read, work on a hobby, finish that home project, play games with your family, binge your favorite show, etc.  But with all of that time spent in your house, things may start feel and smell a little stale.  

Before you deep dive into your personal list of activities, it’s not a bad idea to freshen up your home. Here are a few things you can do to keep your home smelling pleasant. 

A Deep Clean 

Now is the perfect time to clean your entire home. While hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and disinfectant wipes are in short supply, paper towels and other cleaning materials should still be found on shelves. Gather the supplies you need and move through your house room by room. 

If you have family members or roommates in the house, get them involved. Play music. Have some fun with it. A good, thorough cleaning will go a long way in leaving your home smelling fresh. 

Keep the Trash Covered and Empty 

Trash is one of the primary sources of foul scents in any given home. If you’re using a garbage can that doesn’t have a lid, it’s time to make a change. Covered garbage cans do a great job of containing smells. Still, you should make sure your garbage is emptied regularly. You don’t have to wait until it’s overflowing to take out the trash. Be proactive. 

Scoop/Move/Cover the Litterbox 

Pets can provide great company during the time. If you have cats, however, litterboxes can add unwanted aromas to your home. Cat litter is designed to help contain this smell, but it can only do so much. You should be scooping your litter box daily and replacing it entirely once a week or so. 

If you still notice the smell, it might be a good idea to move it to a less prominent area. Cats are generally pretty good at finding it, wherever it is. A covered litterbox can help as well, though some cats aren’t fans of them. 

Improve Airflow 

Even if your house smells nice, it can still feel stale. This ultimately comes down to airflow or lack thereof. If it’s warm enough, crack a window or two. Having a window open on both sides really makes a difference with controlling airflow.  

Otherwise, a fan or two can help. 

Clean Your Air Ducts 

While your air ducts perform the important job of carrying heated or cooled air throughout your home, they can also contribute to dust and stuffiness when left unchecked. Overtime, dirt and debris build up in your air duct systems. Eventually, this build up can start to exit the vents, spreading excess particles throughout your home. 

To keep your home’s air clean and fresh, you’ll want to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned by a professional. For air duct cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding communities, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company today!

In addition to removing dirt and debris, and we apply a sanitizer to your ductwork, killing mold, mildew, and viruses. 

Improving Heat Efficiency in Your Home

We don’t think there’s a single person who enjoys being cold, especially in their own home. Thankfully, we have the luxury of modern heating systems to keep us warm during the winter months. That’s not to say you should just crank the heat up all the way whenever you’re feeling a little uncomfortable. 

If you find yourself having to turn the thermostat higher than normal, and/or you feel drafts running through your home, you should make sure your home is properly prepared for the winter months. Here are a few ways you can keep your home a little more heat efficient. 

Cover Windows 

Even when a window is closed, it can let the cold in. Glass tends to radiate extreme temperatures. Some thick curtains can help keep the cold from entering your home, but a more sure-fire way is to wrap plastic across your windows. 

Not only does this lock in the cold coming from the glass, but it also blocks potential drafts you might have in your window. 

Consider Insulated Entry Doors 

Looking to upgrade one or more entry doors soon? Consider investing in some insulated doors. They keep your home more efficient in the summer and winter. On top of that, they’re better at keeping out sound. 

While they do cost a little more, they’re long lasting and many consider them to be well worth the investment. 

Make Sure Your Roof is Properly Insulated 

Rooftops and attics tend to be common places for cold air to seep in. That’s why you need to make sure they’re extra insulated. The EPA recommends that attics have R-38 insulation in place, which is around 10-14 inches thick. 

Check your attic and make sure it’s up to code. You’ll be surprised by how much difference a little extra insulation can make. 

Don’t Block Your Heat Sources 

In order for your heating system to do its job, it needs to be able to actually spread heat throughout your home. People often place furniture in front or on top of heating vents, reducing their effectiveness. Make sure your vents (or radiators) aren’t blocked. 

Also, if one room is always particularly warm, consider closing (or partially closing) its vent. That should help keep things balanced. 

Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned 

Over time, your air ducts build up dust and debris. Not only can this leave your air and home’s surfaces dirtier, but it can impact the ability to control your home’s temperature. Cleaning your air ducts and heating/cooling system can improve efficiency and reduce wear. 

Your ducts should be inspected and cleaned every 3 to 5 years by a NADCA certified member. 

For air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and radon mitigation in Dayton, Ohio and the Miami Valley area, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company today! 

Keeping Your Home’s Air Clean

Most people live under the assumption that if the air in their home smells fine, it must be clean. While that isn’t a terrible initial indicator, it’s definitely not the final benchmark to measure by. Air can contain countless contaminants that are completely scentless.  

That’s why it’s important to be active in keeping your home’s air clean. After all, people spend an average of 90% of their day indoors, and many of those hours are spent in our own homes. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your home’s air is safe and breathable. 

Clean Your Home 

Keeping your home clean is priority #1. Left unclean, your home will build up dust, debris, germs, mold, and more. These particles can easily travel into the air, reducing its quality and causing harm. By actively cleaning your home, you can remove the sources of many air contaminants.  

The best way to ensure your house is staying clean is by keeping a schedule and routine. If you don’t already have one, trying setting up a calendar for monthly household cleaning so nothing gets missed. 

Keep Any Pets Cleaned and Groomed 

Not everyone has pets, but for those who do, they can contribute to reducing air quality through shedding and pet dander. Even if you’re not allergic to animals, these things can affect you over time. Make sure your animal is being regularly washed and brushed. 

If it’s an animal that needs to have its hair cut, keep regular appointments in doing so. 

Add Some Houseplants  

Houseplants don’t just dress up your interior. They improve the air quality by absorbing carbon and producing oxygen. That doesn’t mean you have to turn your living room into a forest. Simply add a plant or two in every room. 

You’d be surprised by the difference it can make. 

Use an Air Purifier  

Air filters actively clean out the air in your home, capturing particles through their filtration systems. However, not all air purifiers are the same. Make sure to consult a professional when looking for air purification systems. We can help with that. Feel free to give us a call at 937-399-4242 to learn more. 

Don’t Smoke Indoors

Smoking anything in your home actively pollutes the air around you. The worst culprit, of course, is cigarettes. Cigarettes are filled with dangerous chemicals that not only harm the smoker, but those breathing the air around them as well. 

The best thing to do is to not smoke at all. If you must, however, please do it outside of your home. 

Test for Radon  

Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas in the air around us. Traces of it can be found in virtually all air. While small doses are completely harmless, large amounts can be very dangerous. Radon can be found in homes across the US, and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. 

If you haven’t, make sure to have your home checked for radon. 

Clean Your Air Ducts 

Overtime, dust, debris, and even mold build up in your air ducts. Since they’re small, enclosed spaces, it’s hard to know what state they’re in. That’s why you should contact a professional for air-duct cleaning services. 

They can inspect your air duct system, and should it need cleaning, they have the tools to get the job done right. For air duct cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding area, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company today! 

How Does Air Duct Cleaning Work?

Is your home or business constantly dusty? Does the air inside it feel heavy and stale when you breathe? Are your allergies acting up more than usual? 

It might be time to have your air ducts cleaned. 

Overtime, air ducts not only collect excess dust, but they can house mold, mildew, bugs, rodents, and more. It’s important that you have your air ducts regularly inspected and cleaned. Not only does this keep the inside of your home or business clean, but it improves the efficiency of your HVAC system. 

How does air duct cleaning work? Let’s take a look! 

The Air Duct Cleaning Process 

When it comes to having your air ducts cleaned, the first step is to call a professional. 

Because air ducts are long, narrow, and generally hard to get inside of, special tools are needed. Air duct cleaners have a variety of specialized equipment including vacuums and compressed air to clean dust and remove debris from the hardest to reach places. 

Before they do any work, however, they’ll inspect your system to ensure cleaning is needed. This will involve the removal of vent covers. The inspection is also important for spotting areas where you air duct system might be leaking or experiencing other issues. 

Once the inspection is complete, it’s time to go to work. Vents and ducts are cleaned vigorously. Vacuums and compressed air are then used to loosen and collect the dirt and debris. 

Beyond the ducts, your homes heating and cooling unit is cleaned and sanitized. Once everything is properly cleaned, vent covers are put back in place, and the job is done. You’re all set to enjoy the clean, comforting air that comes with properly maintained air ducts. 

How to Find a Trustworthy Air Duct Professional 

Any true air duct cleaning company will be certified by the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) and have a proven track record with satisfied customers and the BBB. At Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Company, we have that and more. We started out as a licensed HVAC contractor, so we have expert knowledge of home’s HVAC systems.  

Additionally, we’ve been licensed by the state of Ohio for radon testing and mitigation. 

Simply put, if you’re looking to achieve cleaner, safer air in your home, we have the tools and experience to make it happen. For both commercial and residential air duct cleaning in Springfield, Ohio and beyond, contact us today!

Is Your Home’s Air Clean?

Most of us spend half of our days or more in our homes. While your home should be a place of safety and security, it can pose unexpected dangerseven in the very air you’re breathing. 

With today’s talk of pollution, you may think the air indoors is safer to breath than outsideThat’s generally not the case. In fact, according to the EPA, indoor air can actually contain 2-5 times the pollutants as outdoor air. 

With all of the time you and your loved ones spend under your roof, it should be a top priority to keep your home’s air as clean as possible. 

What Dirty Air Does 

The effects of unclean air are subtle, but problematic, especially overtime. If your home’s air is unclean, you’ll find furniture and flat surfaces get dusty very quickly. You may find yourself coughing from dust and allergens. Eye irritation and headaches are also common. 

For those with asthma and respiratory conditions, dirty air can be extra harmful, especially with children. 

And that’s just for dust. Other particles in your air can include mold and unhealthy levels of radon, both of which can have much more dire consequences. 

How Can I Keep My Home’s Air Clean? 

There are several things you can do to help keep your home’s air clean and safe. Keeping your home tidy is a good way to start. Dirt and disease thrive in messiness. Keep a regular schedule of home cleanup. 

Monitor your home’s humidity as well. A home that’s too moist can increase the presence of mold and allergens. A home that’s too dry, however, can cause dry skin, itching, bloody noises, and more. Depending on your situation, you may need either a humidifier or a dehumidifier. 

Have your home’s radon levels checked as well. This is critical for the safety of you and your family. 

Lastly, have your air-ducts inspected and cleaned by a professional. Your home’s HVAC and duct system are prime places for dust, mold, and more to build up and seep into your home. Have your system professionally cleaned so that you can breathe easy. 

For air duct cleaning in the Dayton, Ohio and the greater Miami Valley area, contact Air Duct Cleaning today!