Improving the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home

babyMany people wait for spots to develop and for their carpeting to look physically dirty before they have their carpets cleaned. By this time the carpet is actually at a very unhealthy level and may even contribute to sickness and allergies. When you close up your home, you trap all of these pollutants in your home. Every time you walk on your carpet dust, pollen, pesticides, tobacco smoke, and many other things get released into the air where you and your family breathe over and over again. Like any filter, your carpeting should be cleaned to remove all of those harmful pollutants from your home.

Carpet manufactures recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year to prevent wear in your carpet. Their concern is not with your health, but from a maintenance standpoint. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that you have your carpets professionally steam cleaned a lot more often. Why? They have done studies showing that having your carpets and Air Ducts cleaned on a regular basis greatly reduces poor indoor air quality, making a healthier home.

Then there is the other major collection source for your indoor air quality: your Air Duct system. Many people never even think about having their Air Duct system cleaned. In some cases, it may never have been cleaned. You are talking about years and years of debris clinging to every inch of your Air Duct system. (New homes have lots of debris too, from the construction process.) Then every time you turn on your air conditioner or furnace you circulate unwanted debris throughout your entire home. And you wonder why you get sick or your allergies act up. By having dirty vents and your air conditioner running, you and your family breathe all of these pollutants over and over again. It’s like a never-ending cycle as long as you have a dirty Air Duct system and your indoor air is not exchanged with fresh outside air.

Go down to your furnace and pull out the furnace filter. You will see how much debris is caught in the filter. This is only from 3 to 6 months of use, because this is how often it is supposed to be changed.

 Now imagine the rest of your Air Duct system. Maybe it was cleaned one time or maybe never at all. This is just plain unhealthy for you and your family. Isn’t it time you thought about having your Air Duct system thoroughly cleaned? You and your family will breathe easier if you did. With our powerful truck mounted system we use rotating brushes that scrub and vacuum debris simultaneously from the duct lines and the main trunk line. We clean each individual vent line for the most thorough cleaning. We then apply a sanitizer that kills bacteria and odors associated with mold, mildew, smoke and hundreds of other contaminants. We also thoroughly clean the furnace as well as replace your filter.

As you can see, cleaning your carpets and Air Ducts will make your home a healthy home. Fifty percent of all sickness is caused by poor indoor air quality. So your home could be contributing to your family getting sick.

Our focus is to help consumers find a qualified, reputable cleaning company. As a result, we have put together two Free Consumer Information Lines which features misconceptions about carpet and air duct cleaning as well as 7 questions to ask when calling around.

To learn more about air duct cleaning, call 1-888-460-4806.

 

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3 Reasons to Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

dryervent1. Debris in dryer vents is a serious fire hazard. Each year in the U.S., clogged dryer vents are responsible for 24,000 fires and $50 million in damage. To protect your family from the hazards of a fire, dryer vents should be cleaned to remove lint, dust and other debris that accumulates in the vent line. In fact, two of our clients have experienced fires as a result of their clogged dryer vent.

2. Clogged vents restrict the airflow to your dryer. Have you ever noticed that your clothes might take two or more cycles to dry? One reason for this might be that your dryer vent is clogged with lint and other debris. Removing the contaminants will allow the air to circulate and properly dry your clothes in one cycle, saving you money on your energy bills.

3. A clean dryer vent will allow the dryer to run more efficiently. Imagine placing a week’s worth of garbage under the hood of your car. Can you imagine how your car would run? The same is true of your dryer vent. Every time you run your dryer, lint and debris make their way through your dryer and become lodged in your dryer vent. And just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. In fact, what you can’t see is what should concern you. One of our clients said she purchased three dryers in five years because they would continually fail to run. Once she discovered that cleaning the dryer vent would unclog the airflow of her dryer, her system ran more efficiently.

Denver Air Duct Cleaning – How to choose an Air Duct Cleaner!

How to choose an air duct cleaning company

There are several air duct cleaning companies in the Denver Metro area. Some have portable equipment, some are “truckmounted”…some offer a whole house cleaning for only $79, others $179 and some companies charge several hundred dollars. How do you know who to choose to clean your air duct system?

We have made it our focus to provide un-biased, valuable information to consumers in their search for a thorough Denver air duct cleaning company. Yes, we would prefer that you call us, but we would also rather see you hire a professional cleaning company that will do a thorough cleaning job rather than see you getting ripped off. That’s why we have put together a Free Consumer Information Line. The free consumer line provides you with information such as misconceptions about air duct cleaning, the different cleaning methods, as well as some questions to ask when calling around. We highly encourage you to call this pre-recorded message for more information about air duct cleaning before you start calling around. You can access the consumer line 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-888-460-4806.

Check out our website at   www.advancedpowervac.com

You can check out our video on how we professionally clean air ducts at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8ISAoq5eE

We will also show you an example of how some Denver air duct cleaning companies clean vs. our cleaning system.

Our hose is the yellow and black one, approximately 8 inches in diameter.  The other hose is from a system that many carpet cleaners use and attach to their existing carpet cleaning equipment. Because it’s only 1 1/2 inches in diameter, it has limitations as to what it can remove from the vents.  

 

This vacuum hose port (used by many Denver air  duct cleaning companies who use their carpet cleaning equipment) isn’t much larger in diameter of a nickel. As a result, anything larger than a nickel will not be extracted from the vents. Items like sheet rock, wood, cans, etc. will be left behind.    
Here are some other items that would be left behind because they could not fit through the hose.      
Even though only one ball fit into the other hose, we can fit several in ours at a time.      
Because our hose is so much larger, it can extract much larger items.    
This glass orange juice bottle from the 1970s  weighs nearly 5 lbs. and still contains liquid.     
Other air duct cleaners also leave behind construction debris, such as wood, sheetrock, and other materials.      

 

Our Cleaning Power vs. The Other Guy’s Cleaning Power

 Types of Equipment Vacuum Power in cfm (cubic feet/minute) Clean the furnace? Able to remove large debris? Able to clean the entire air duct system?
   16,000 cfm  Yes  Yes  Yes
   300-400 cfm  No  No    No
   300-400 cfm   No   No   No
   150-420 cfm (depending on the number of motors)   No   No   No