Summer and spring are the seasons to air out the house. A sunny morning with a cool breeze blowing in the window is nice now, but in a few weeks we’ll all be closing the windows and cranking up the central heat. This time of year may be the most use your air ducts get, and if they’re dirty, they are most likely making you sick!
According to the Environment Protection Agency, you should schedule an air duct cleaning with a professional if there are signs of a problem with components of the duct system including the AC or heating unit, vents, and filter. Indoor air is polluted faster than outside, and Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors! If there are toxins present in the ducts, they will circulate throughout the home, whether you have a filter or not.
Cleaning Air Ducts
The Mad Hatter offers air duct cleaning that includes a full vacuuming service, a check for leaks and clogs, and even a sanitizing agent for good measure. Your air ducts need professional attention if you notice the filter dirties quickly, you find mold or other debris on your vent covers, of if there is evidence of rodents or insects in the ductwork. The problem may be remedied easily. A leak may need to be fixed or an insect “bomb” is necessary to exterminate bugs. You may even need to trap some small rodents, but the damage may be done to the ducts, and they’ll need to be cleaned and sanitized in order to work safely and properly.
The Mad Hatter Clean Air Ducts
When you hire our team at The Mad Hatter to clean your air ducts, it is completely hassle free. We’ll start with a walk-through to determine where the furnace equipment and AC is located, and note all the vent openings. Second, we’ll open and block the return and supply vents to stop the airflow while we work. Finally, our technician will connect a 20-horsepower negative air vacuum system to each vent opening and work from the furthest one, and work toward the unit. This Viper Clean Sweep system uses a rubber whip and small jets that blast 100 psi of compressed air to remove dirt, dust, and debris from the vents. As the vent is cleaned, nothing is damaged, and the system and technician do a thorough job on each vent opening, trunk line, and return throughout the home. The finishing touch is a mild sanitizer that neutralizes and sanitizes even microscopic particles in the system.
The air in your home isn’t new with every cycle. It’s actually recycled over and over, week after week, all year long. Don’t let your dirty air ducts keep dirtying your air. Your air ducts may contain feces and urine from rodents, bugs, mold and mildew, and even a concentration of natural substances like dirt, dander, and skin cells
During cold and flu season, we are mindful of doorknobs and tissue boxes, but we don’t think twice about the air around us. It’s time to make sure, and The Mad Hatter can help. Talk to a professional about air duct clean by calling 317-596-0200 today.