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Air Duct Cleaning

airduct cleaningThe EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has determined that the air in your home can be many times more polluted than outside air; as much as 70 times more polluted.  Over a period of time, various pollutants, such as dirt, dust, pollen, dander, mold, dust mites and other airborne contaminates, build up inside your duct system.

Your duct system functions as the respiratory system of your home.  Each time the furnace or air conditioner is turned on, these particles and other invisible pollutants spew out and circulate throughout your home; re-circulating every time the system runs.  Dirty air duct systems are the main source of indoor air pollution. Airborne contaminants are pulled into the air ducts every time you run the heating and cooling system. Over a period of time, contaminants collect and grow inside the ductwork, creating a prime collection and breeding ground for dirt, mold, bacteria, fungi and various other microbes.  This can affect the health and comfort of your family, especially if they suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments.

Merceron’s Cleaning Service makes it possible to enjoy a cleaner, safer, odor free home.  In addition, when completed, the efficiency of your heating and cooling system will be increased.  Our technicians remove and clean all the registers.  A high powered vacuum is then used to sweep your main supply trunk and each supply and return with compressed air. This powerful vacuum pulls all the dislodged contaminants into its filtration system; thoroughly cleaning your ducts.  Merceron’s Cleaning Service uses a system that is safe for all types of ductwork.  Your dryer vents are air washed and scrubbed with mechanical hand drawn brushes to remove all debris.

Industry standards recommend that you have your HVAC system and furnace unit(s) inspected by a certified duct cleaning company every 2-4 years for cleanliness.

Don’t forget to clean your dryer vent too!  Over time, your dryer vent fills with lint that gets past your dryer's filter, which can lead to overheating.  Restricted dryer vents extend dryer run time, requiring more energy (and money) and can be extreme fire hazards.  It is recommended that your dryer vent be cleaned every year.  Some are readily accessible and others have long duct runs where moisture condenses and creates restriction.  It is critical to clean the lint screen after every load of clothes and that only aluminum ducting is used to vent heat and moisture away from the dryer.

Remember to have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned, but do it while it's fresh in your mind.  It is one of those "hidden" maintenance items that is often forgotten, costing you money and having potentially hazardous results.

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