The quality of the air we breathe indoors has become an increasingly important environmental concern. The ductwork in your air system can contribute to this problem if the duct system is compromised or filter maintenance has been neglected.
How do you clean the ducts?
Beacon Services uses the RotoBrush machine to clean dirt and debris from round flex air ducts, and all metal air ducts.
We remove all the registers in the home. They are taken outside and both sides are washed, dried, and sprayed with an antimicrobial coating.
We insert the rotating brush into all the duct work, it rotates in both directions and sucks out all the debris, which goes to two HEPA filters in the Rotobrush machine.
Once all the debris has been dislodged and removed from your air ducts, we reinstall the newly cleaned registers back in place and check the system for breaches and advise on the cleanliness of the rest of the HVAC system such as the air handler cabinet.
Do my ducts need to be cleaned?
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts each year.
The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Even worse, the contaminated air circulates throughout your house every time the heating or cooling system kicks on.
In a perfect world with no dust, no pollen, no animals, no microbial growth, and an air conditioning system that has regular maintenance and monthly filter maintenance should never need a duct cleaning. However, no one is perfect!
Beacon's professionals will come inspect your duct system and air handler and advise as to the best solution to your individual issues.
- Fact: Most people spend 60% to 90 % of their time indoors.
- Fact: 50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air. (AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ALLERGISTS)
- Fact: The levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air.
- Fact: Studies have shown that two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system.
- Fact: More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies.
- Fact: One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in air duct systems.
- Fact: 10-12 million Americans suffer from asthma.
- Fact: Children and the elderly are especially affected by polluted indoor air.