The ducts in your home, even though you never see them, are among the most important parts of an ongoing, air filtration, heating and cooling system that keeps you and your family happy and healthy. However, few people realize that these ducts need to be cleaned often. Dirt from your clothing and your feet, dust from dead skin and pets, and pollen from outside can start to block these ducts and vents over time and guess where all that excess ends up? In your lungs.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends you get your ducts cleaned when certain conditions develop, especially if you have had an infestation of rodents or insects recently. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers duct cleaning services to our Greater Seattle, WA and Tacoma Metropolitan area customers, with rates that are competitive and service that goes above and beyond the competitors.
Important Duct Cleaning Information
Bob's is a member of the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) and wants to educate its customers about proper duct cleaning.
When to Seek Duct Cleaning
Since heating and air ducts are generally not inspected on a regular basis, it is important to look for warning signs of potential clogs or build-up. To start with, check for any excess dirt, dust, or pollutants being pumped out of your air vents. These materials will come through your vents, and might appear around the edges of the vents as they build up.
Additionally, if you have had any form of infestation in the last few months, there could be waste build-up in your vents, leftover from an exterminator or from the last of the insects or rodents.
Beyond the health benefits, consider how duct cleaning will improve performance in your system. If your heating or cooling devices are not forced to work overtime pushing air past build up and debris, they will use less energy and cost you less to run. Additionally, appliances frequently use the ducts in your home to expel exhaust. You will not only improve the efficiency of those appliances; you will reduce the risk of potentially dangerous build-up that can cause fires in certain devices like your dryer.
The Duct Cleaning Process
When the time comes to have your air ducts cleaned, you will need to provide open access to all doors, ports and vents in your home. Not only do major vents need to be vacuumed, using industrial strength machines designed specifically for duct cleaning, they all need to be inspected.
During the duct cleaning process, we take special care to protect your home and carpets from any potential damage, covering furniture and flooring, and vacuuming into sealed containers to reduce the mess it causes. Specially designed tools are utilized to clean fiberglass duct boards and a thorough inspection is performed to ensure there are no asbestos containing materials in the duct system that may need removal or special treatment.
Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning carefully follows all NADCA air duct cleaning standards and NAIMA standards for fiberglass duct cleaning.
If your ducts are getting clogged, emitting strange particles or your energy bills are climbing for no reason, contact Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today for inspections and duct cleaning cost estimates.
Bob's Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to announce our membership in the NADCA.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) was formed in 1989 as a non-profit association of companies engaged in the cleaning of HVAC systems. Its mission was to promote source removal as the only acceptable method of cleaning and to establish industry standards for the association.
NADCA has expanded its mission to include the representation of qualified companies, like Bob's, who are engaged in the assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems, and to assist its members in providing high quality service to their customers. The goal of the association is to be the number one source for the HVAC cleaning and restoration services: first time, every time.
Our TRUST CERTIFIED technicians will assess and clean your ducts in accordance with the methods established by NADCA. Our service will live up to your expectations for personal comfort, operating economy and long-term reliability.
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