Duct Cleaning Introduction
We hope you can take a moment to review a little about our company and the great services we offer. Our goal at Healthy
Air Duct Cleaning is to provide each and every customer the highest quality air duct cleaning possible. We offer the most advanced source removal techniques and equipment available. This high tech, state-of-the-art method is used by professional duct cleaning throughout North America, and is widely recognized as the most significant breakthrough in duct cleaning equipment in the past 25 years.
We also offer a complete line of HVAC anti-microbial coatings and sanitizers which are applied according to manufactures instructions. Fungicidal Protective Coatings will be applied where applicable. These products or formulated to effectively prevent the spread of mold and odor causing bacteria on surface areas in HVAC duct systems and provides long-term fungicidal activity and also provides a tough, elastic, decorative finish that allows for optimum air movement in HVAC duct systems.
Fully insured for Residential, Commercial and Marine work at Dry docks, on Vessels, Rigs, and Platforms and are licensed, we are members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), Better Business Bureau (BBB). We also have certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) on staff to evaluate your HVAC systems in accordance with NADCA standards.
No matter how big or small, we can help with “improving your indoor air quality”. Currently we extend our services throughout southeast Louisiana and most Ports along the Gulf Coast from Houston, Texas to Pensacola, Florida.
For additional information or any questions you can contact us at 985-868-1870 E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allergy and disease causing dust, pollen, fungus and bacteria have setup housekeeping in your heating and air conditioning ducts. Each time the fan goes on, it force-feeds them into your living areas for you and your family to breathe … morning, noon and night.
Now recognized as a major allergy and disease causing problem by the American Lung Association and other medical authorities, doctors and allergists are commonly prescribing home duct cleaning as a solution for their patients.
Do The Job Right… And Breathe Fresh Air!
The Fresh Air Solution: Healthy Air Duct Cleaning comes to your Home, Office or Marine Vessel with an Abetment Technologies HEPA-AIRE 2500IV IntelliVac Power Vacuum which is 200 times more powerful than your house vacuum. This state of the art air equipment creates a strong vacuum in your entire air duct system. Then, one by one each air duct is physically entered. Each air duct is “interior brushed” using a 20′ cable with the proper brush to adequately clean the interior wall of your duct system. Then “air-washed” by a high pressure nozzles that runs down each duct. No other system cleans like it does.
The Most Effective Way known to extract dirt from tile duct work … Microorganisms (bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, yeasts and algae) grow in air duct systems. The products of microbial growth and metabolism can cause unpleasant odors. For many allergy sufferers, the growth of fungi spores can significantly aggravate or even initiate an allergic response.
After the enter air duct system has been cleaned, our Healthy Air Duct Cleaning specialist will fog your duct system with a micobiocide to kill any living organism within your ducts it’s also (a disinfectant) and deodorizer the inside of the duct work as an effective method of fighting Influenza A, Viruses , mold and mildew.
After we remove the all contaminants and kill any bacteria within your duct system we then encapsulate the insulated interior lining of all Trunk line, plenum’s and all drop boxes with a Fungicidal protected coating to keep any mold, mildew and bacteria from reoccurring for up to 10 years. We use only Fosters Antimicrobial and Mold Resistant Products. www.fosterproducts.com
Foster® 40-20™ Fungicidal Protective Coating is an EPA registered product and is the industry’s leading antimicrobial coating with a 10 year warranty. It is formulated to effectively prevent the spread of mold and odor causing bacteria on its surface in areas, such as walls, ceilings, pipes, interior and exterior surfaces of HVAC duct systems
This product is a polyacrylate copolymer emulsion specifically formulated for long-term fungicidal activity, with no loss of activity on aging. It provides a tough, elastic, decorative finish that allows for movement without splitting; ideal lodging places for bacteria, and is resistant to many industrial chemicals. With Foster 40-20, building occupants may enjoy a workspace free of the odor problems often associated with contaminated HVAC duct systems.
Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is a powerful anti-microbial disinefectant and provides a 100% kill of disease and odor-causing mold, mildew and bacteria on hard, non-porous surfaces. Unlike most other anti-microbials, Sporicidin is EPA registered to provide up to six months of continuous residual bacteriostatic activity after it is applied to surfaces.
Our technicians use respirators while they apply Sporicidin. All building occupants are required to evacuate during the treatment and for at least one hour afterward. The active ingredients in Sporicidin, Phenol (1.56% by weight) and Sodium Phenate (.06% by weight) have shown themselves to be extremely effective anti-microbial agents. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) shows no inhalation risk but if you or other building occupants have a history of sensitivity to chemical treatments, it is wisest NOT to have us apply this treatment in your air ducts. Not for use on unlined flex ducts or on porous duct surfaces such as fiberglass duct board. The price for this treatment varies when
applied as part of a full system cleaning.
How are Air Ducts Cleaned, The Right Way?
NADCA has very strict standards by which all members must follow! It’s important to know that there are not a lot of different ways air ducts can be cleaned. The following steps should be followed to obtain a proper air duct cleaning.
First we come out with a Cargo Van and bring in an Abetment Technologies HEPA-AIRE 2500IV IntelliVac and attach it to the main trunk lines that run off your HVAC System. This is done by cutting a 12 inch hole into the trunks, then patching it afterwards with a 14×14 piece of sheet metal with sheet metal screws Mastic Tape and Fiber Mastic Duct sealer.
We then start up the Abetment Technologies HEPA-AIRE 2500IV IntelliVac to create a negative air pressure, or suction, throughout the entire Duct System. The vents are sucking air for the duration of the cleaning processes. This is a very important step that prevents dirt from drifting out one vent while we’re cleaning out another sections of your system, and is also a strict NADCA standard.
We now take Agitation tools such as brushes, whips and air snakes that must be run back and forth across every square inch of every interior surface in each duct, and send it down each vent, blasting the dirt off the walls of the ducts (Special attachments), sending it in the direction of the suction.
We then start all over and do the returns the same way. Note: All vent covers should be removed for a proper cleaning. If there are any painted on-vents, we try to be as gentle as we can, scoring it with a razor blade first, to minimize any chipping.
1) After all the ducts have been cleaned, we go back to the main trunk line and clean each one separately, pushing all the dirt back to the HEPA Filtered Vacuum.
2) We finish by cleaning the blower motor, blower motor cage and return riser. The only area we don’t go into is the heat exchanger (where the flames are). We clean everything that has to do with what you breathe.
Why Should Air Ducts be Cleaned?
For years Americans have thought of air pollution as an outdoor problem. But new studies have revealed some alarming facts about the air we breathe indoors, at home and at work.
For instance, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) reported recently that air pollution levels indoors are often 10 times higher than those outdoors. This is cause for great concern, as Americans spend an average of 90 percent of their time inside.
The pollutants we are exposed to indoors include cooking fumes and grease, aerosol sprays, dust, smoke, mold, animal dander, many household cleaners, exhaust, pollen and fungi. The accumulation of these indoor pollutants is much greater than ever before, because today’s homes and offices are more air tight and better insulated than those of the past. Improved insulation reduces heating and cooling costs but also traps contaminants indoors and once indoors, these pollutants are drawn straight into the air ventilation
system every time the heating or cooling turns on.
Air ducts and ventilation systems naturally accumulate these sizable deposits of fine dust particles and other contaminants over a period of years or even months. Deposits of this debris reduces the efficiency of your air conditioning system, creates a fire hazard, and even causes physical discomfort by degrading the quality of the air you breath indoors. A report published by the U.S. EPA in 1990 ranked indoor air pollution as the highest risk to human health among all types of environmental problems!
Duct cleaning should be a part of every home’s regular maintenance program, performed every 5 to 7 years depending on the amounts of contaminates reintroduced into your HVAC system, and should be cleaned by a competent NADCA approved cleaning company. Along with other steps to protect the integrity of your family’s indoor environment, you can help to eliminate indoor air contaminants, resulting in a safer, more comfortable home environment.
Code of Ethics: Upholding the Strictest Industry Codes and Standards
In order to qualify for NADCA membership, our firm is required to adhere to the organizations comprehensive performance standards and mandatory Code of Ethics.
- We will serve customers with integrity and competence.
- We will perform our work using Source Removal methods.
- We will be honest and forthright in our advertising.
- We will provide our clients with accurate inspections and evaluations of the cleanliness and physical condition of their HVAC systems, using this information to determine the type of cleaning and maintenance services required.
- We will provide services only after completing the necessary bonding and licensing procedures.
- We will require that all employees follow NADCA’s guidelines and Code of Ethics.
- We will perform our services in accordance with the current published standards of the association
Our pledge to maintain NADCA membership standards is also a pledge to our customers that we will do everything possible to ensure a quality cleaning on your homes ventilation system.
Indoor Air Quality Association: 301-962-3804
Better Business Bureau: 248-644-9100