You probably don’t think of the air ducts in your home or office building very often.
However, each time you open and close your door, you step into your house, the spring flowers bloom, and each time the fall leaves drop, dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores and all kinds of other unwanted dirt particles work their way into your home or office building.
Unfortunately, it’s usually not until people start to notice a foul smell in the air, dirt accumulation on the carpets, or their health suffering that they realize there’s a real problem.
If you find yourself in any of these circumstances, it’s time to call St. Louis Duct Cleaning Pros.
Air Duct Cleaning
On any given day the amount of dirt in your home may not seem significant, but over time this dirt begins to add up. You may notice the air quality in your home become noticeably stifled. You may find that your energy bills suddenly increase. You may find yourself with more sinus congestion or even a sore throat when you wake up in the morning.
Over time, dust, pollen and mold particles can stick to your air vents, and these are all symptoms of a home that needs it’s air vents cleaned. As a result, your vents can get filled with enough dust for dust mites to grow, further reducing the air quality in your home.
For a free estimate to have our professionals provide you with ductwork cleaning in your house, give us a call today. We take our job very seriously because we know the major benefits you and your loved ones can experience from our services.
Commercial Duct Cleaning
In addition to residential services, we offer air duct cleaning for commercial buildings. Like your home, the air ducts in a building can get clogged with dirt and debris.
It’s important to have clean, healthy air flowing through both your home and building. It’s especially important to keep the air in your building clean.
Tenants, employees, and workers can all suffer from worsened allergy, asthma, and respiratory symptoms if the air in your building deteriorates.
Along with health problems, letting your building air vents get clogged with dirt and dust can lead to higher heat and air conditioning costs.
The dirt adds air-flow resistance causing less hot air or cold air to reach the back rooms of your building. With a clean ventilation system, the air blowing from your furnace or air conditioner can flow freely and much more efficiently.
To get a free estimate on the work we can perform on your commercial property, give St. Louis Duct Cleaning Pros a call today!
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Along with air ducts, we also offer dryer vent cleaning services. Behind your walls, dryer lint lint over time. While you can chip away at the problem by washing the lint filters, you can’t get to the lint stored deeper within the ducts without special tools and equipment.
Quite often you’ll notice warning signs in advance that indicate a lint buildup, such as a dryer that seems too hot or clothes that don’t seem to dry. Letting dryer vents get clogged can be hazardous, as it can start a fire.
As with air ducts, letting lint accumulate can also reduce air flow and cause your dryer to work harder. In turn, this increases your energy bill. It also puts your house at risk of serious fire. Save money and keep your family safe by contacting us today for help cleaning your dryer vent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Throughout the years of cleaning air ducts in St. Louis, we’ve been asked countless questions about our services. Here are some of the more common questions we get asked and how we answer them.
How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
In our experience, we’ve had many people ask us, “How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?” There are many warnings signs indicating cleaning your air vents is past due.
A few of these are:
- Unusual dry mouth or a sore throat when you wake up in the morning.
- A larger than acceptable amount of dust clinging to your furniture, shelves, and decorations around your house.
- Allergies or a runny nose that goes away when you are outside.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your ducts cleaned, it’s time to call us today. It’s likely dirt and dust in your ducts are causing poor air quality in your house and it’s time to call our air duct cleaning experts.
How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Duct cleaning is something many people don’t think about and something very rarely done on a regular basis. If you’ve moved into a new house, its unlikely the previous owners every scheduled these services. If you’ve been living in your home for more than a few years, chances are its time to have your vents swept and cleaned.
Officially, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association believes you should have your vents cleaned every three to five years. However, sometimes you’ll need to have them cleaned more frequently (every two – three years) if your home has environmental toxins like pet hair and cigarette smoke.
If you are having your home renovated, consider getting the ducts cleaned after the project is done, as there’s a good chance they will have gotten quite dirty. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, contact us for air duct cleaning services in St Louis, Missouri.
Why should I get my air ducts cleaned regularly?
The following are three great reasons why you should get your air ducts cleaned regularly:
- More Efficient HVAC Equipment: Debris within ducts can restrict airflow. Ducts are important to a home’s HVAC system because they channel conditioned air throughout a home’s interiors. Because air duct debris restricts airflow, it also reduces the efficiency of a home’s HVAC system. Properly cleaned air ducts allows your HVAC equipment to function at its fullest capacity.
- Healthier Air: Professional duct cleaning services also makes a home’s interior air more healthy- Dirty air ducts will compromise the purity of a home’s interior air. Contaminated interior air creates a lot of health problems like respiratory issues. Low quality interior air can also contain a lot of allergens like pollen that are likely to incite asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
- Comfort: Air duct cleanings can make a home more comfortable- A home with dirty interior air will not be comfortable to live in. Such homes are prone to having unpleasant odors in the air.
How does mold grow in my HVAC ductwork?
Unfortunately, HVAC ductwork is sometimes an ideal environment for the growth of mold to take root. Ducts present a dark environment. If the dark environment of ducts is combined with moisture, mold growth becomes very likely. One thing that makes it difficult to combat mold growth is the fact that mold can grow so quickly. Once mold spores are present within ducts, mold can start to grow within in as little as two days.
Once the mold is present, it’s very easy for communities of mold growth to spread. Air is channeled throughout ducts as part of the natural functioning of HVAC equipment. If mold is present in one part of the ducts, mold spores can easily be channeled to other parts of the duct along with the air as HVAC equipment operates.
Mold needs moisture in order to proliferate within ducts. Controlling mold growth usually involves controlling moisture levels within the ducts. Moisture can be controlled within ducts through the use of drain and condensate pans. These components need to be drained out periodically to minimize moisture in the air within ducts.
How can I avoid getting scammed when hiring an air duct cleaning company?
There are a few things it’s important to do to avoid getting scammed when having your air ducts cleaned. Unfortunately, scams are a somewhat common issue with air duct cleaning because homeowners cannot see their ducts and do not know first-hand what differences have been made in their ducts after a cleaning.
However, it’s easy to take some precautions to avoid getting scammed. For one thing, homeowners should only work with a well-established company. They should preferably hire a company that’s well known in their community and that a friend or acquaintance has recommended.
Another thing it’s important to do to avoid getting scammed is make sure that you know upfront what the costs are going to be. One scam that is sometimes carried out is quoting a low offer and then telling the customer after beginning the job that the costs are actually going to be higher to get the job down. It’s best to have something in writing that indicates what the prices will be and shows that the price is not going to be increased for any reason.
You should look at reviews online if the company you are using for your duct cleaning has a website. Online review sites will have some negative reviews if a company has been in business for a significant length of time and is running a scam.