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Dust – How Does It Contaminate Your Home?

Dust is sneaky. Without even looking for it, it forms so you can see it. Dust is everywhere, and it is unavoidable. We allow dust to freely enter our homes on a day to day basis. Having windows open, opening doors to go in and outside, sneezing, animals, walking across carpeting, unrolling paper towels or toilet paper, folding laundry, shaking mats or scratching our skin all creates day to day dust. Your duct system recycles this contaminated air throughout your home every day all day. How does this affect you?  When these contaminants find a hiding place in/on any of...Read More
Smoke Stacks

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution: Outdoor Air

Indoor air contaminants can come from many sources. Air from the outside becomes indoor air, bringing in dust and exhausts from traffic. Another important factor to consider is that there are also industrially produced contaminants that are local to the area. These can include emissions from wood burning stoves or oil or gas furnaces and urban/agricultural pesticides. At certain times, pollens and molds can be brought in as well. Without intervention inside the house such as the best filtration you can have or afford, the indoor air can only be as good as the outdoor air. The good news is that there...Read More
Painted Faces

Top Three Reasons For IAQ Improvement

Here are the top three reasons why people are generally interested in improving the indoor air quality in their homes: Prevention While no known health problem has yet been directly linked to the home, there are young children in the family. Hearing about serious cases of contamination from friends or family is a common motivational factor for improving the indoor air. A known problem Someone in the family has been diagnosed and/or may be suffering from allergies or asthma. There is a concern that the air quality in the house may be a factor. A serious health problem is identified...Read More

Duct Cleaning Tools – The Predator Whip

Whether we're cleaning air duct systems in a home or a commercial building, We've always got several duct cleaning tools at our disposal. Which ones we do use depends on the specific job. You've likely heard of a skipper ball or an air snake, and this is a common air tool that we always use in every case. But there are several kinds of skipper balls too... spinning ones, forward-blowing balls and reverse-blowing skipper balls. These should be common tools for most air duct cleaners. Besides the skipper balls, there are also scorpion and predator air whips available as well....Read More

Duct Cleaning – Find Out Why Only A Professional Should Do It

Most people do not think about their air ducts much, despite their importance to every household. It is fair to say, then, that duct cleaning is often overlooked, but it is quite important. It will help improve your home's air quality, helping you and your family breathes a little easier. Find out why you should get this task done by a professional. Having clean ducts seems like a no-brainer since "dirty" is a word most people do not like when it comes to their home. Therefore, duct cleaning might not cross most people's minds, but most are also not opposed...Read More