We have a small older home that has 5 same floor registers. We recently put in a new furnace and they suggested we get the ducts blown out. One seems to be particularly blocked. I also own the house next door where we put in the identical furnace. I might want to do that house as well, depending on the price of the first house. Thank you very much.
A. First of all, be sure to be there when they do the job! We had our ducts cleaned and got robbed by one of the workers who thought we wouldn't miss a few "minor" personal items. But, even though they didn't believe us at first, we reported it to the police and the company and he got caught! Secondly, ask if they not only remove the vent covers but clean those too. Ask how they clean them and if they use their own cleaning supplies and take the vent covers outside to clean--not in your bathroom or kitchen sinks, using your personal towels. Ask if they clean up the lint that falls into the room with a vacuum cleaner. They should have a crew of at least two people to put the hose in and clean out the vents and one to clean the vent covers and the area around the vents where the lint falls. They should clean the air intake vents and cover also. Some try to sell you on cleaning out your actual AC/HVAC unit coils. I don't see the need for that, but if they insists it is needed, get them to show you the dirt in there that they will be cleaning out. If they can't show you, chances are they will not be able to get in there to clean it. They should change the air filter, but be sure they don't try to sell you some heavy-duty, life-time guarantee filter that supposedly never needs to be replaced. Those don't let enough air flow through. The medium grade ones changed every few months or so work the best. You can buy those at a home improvement store and change them out yourself during the year. Make sure that they don't damage your walls with their big machine, trying to get it down the hall and around corners. They damaged our walls, too and we had to have them plaster and paint it again. Just because the company has a nationally recognizeable name doesn't mean they will do the best job. Often these are owners who hire flunkies to do the work who are thieves and don't care. It would be better to get a local guy that has been doing it a long time and can furnish you with references of satisfied customers.
Beware of any air duct cleaning service that says they can clean your air ducts for a $79 special or anything like that. Proper cleaning of air ducts cannot be done in twenty minutes – so remember, you get what you pay for. We hope you’ll give First Coast Home Pros the opportunity to make your home cleaner and healthier with our air duct cleaning service!
Since your dryer has to blow exhaust air out through the ducts, the shorter the ductwork, the better. The total recommended length is normally less than 25 feet from the back of your dryer to the outside vent cover. If the duct has bends and turns, it should be an even shorter distance. The more turns, and the further the distance, the harder your dryer must work to move exhaust air and loose lint. A clogged dryer vent means:
Over time, lint and debris accumulate in dryer vents and cause clogs that can lead to a number of dryer vent problems including decreased efficiency. When airflow in a dryer vent is restricted due to clogs, there is an increased risk of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, wasted energy and time, and excessive wear to clothing, among other negative effects. There are over 15,500 dryer fires each year, and many could have been easily prevented by professional dryer vent cleaning. Dryer Vent Wizard of St. Augustine’s skilled and experienced technicians provide thorough dryer vent cleaning to combat lint accumulation and hazardous clogs.
Keep in mind; consider your air system as the lungs of your house. Think about the type of business that you desire to manage your house’s lungs and your indoor air quality within your house. Have the total air system occasionally checked for polluted duct and have it correctly preserved so your Heating and Air System can offer your household with great air quality for many years to come. Certified duct cleaners will follow rigorous requirements set by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Enabling an unqualified service provider to clean your ducts could be even worse than not having them cleaned at all. More particles could be separated and launched into your house or your HVAC system could be harmed.
To be honest, the price was much higher than I expected or planned for. But I was impressed by the thorough attention to detail, even in the inspection made before quoting a price, and the professionalism and devotion to quality service that I could see in Mr. Stewart and his team. I suspect that others may have convinced me to add services for an additional cost that were included with his service, so I decided to go for the quality he offered and we were very happy with his detailed and thorough cleaning. The tobacco odor removal in a separate residence was the only thing that didn't seem to be as effective as expected but he came back to try again so I appreciate that. Overall, we're very happy with the cleaning and highly recommend this company.
The first step is to clean the lint trap after every load of laundry. By doing this simple cleaning regularly, you will avoid 90% of dryer vent problems. You should perform extensive cleaning annually, or sooner if you suspect a problem. Unplug your dryer and pull it out from the wall, then disconnect the exhaust tube from the dryer and the wall, and clean it with a vacuum.
If you’re spending extra time to dry clothes completely due to a clogged dryer vent, you can bet you’re also spending extra on utilities. Extended or extra drying cycles also mean your clothes will be subjected to more wear and weathering. By hiring a Dryer Vent Wizard and shortening your drying time, you’ll use less power and save your clothing from excessive damage.
If moisture is present in your air conditioning system, there is greater potential for growth of mold and the subsequent release of spores, which can cause allergic reactions and other symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to have your ducts cleaned properly by professionals. Overlooking a component in a contaminated system can result in recontamination and the return of air quality problems.
Business Description: Breathe Cleaner Aire FL is a Family owned and operated business based out of Yulee, FL serving the majority of Northeast Florida. We are dedicated to providing in home/office air quality by visually inspecting and delivering professional cleaning of your air ducts and clothes dryer. Thousands of dollars have been invested by securing the proper equipment (approved by the National Air Ducts Cleaning Association) training and research to deliver satisfaction to each and every customer. You will be given the opportunity to see inside your air ducts since we use a high quality video camera. Word of mouth and referrals are our biggest source of business! You will not be disappointed in the professionalism we deliver!
2 major problems:They had to return 3 times to fix the installation of a new A/C and then I still had to fix another problem after they left. I also had to explain to the technician the difference between a parallel and series electrical installation when he was installing the automatic cut off switches.They also insist on you buying an annual maintenance package, that can cost up to $ 300 per year, even after they sell you a 10 year parts and labor warranty and if you don't buy it, then they put you at the back of the service list when you call for a repair.Avoid this company. There are so many to choose from that this should not even be on your list.
Sergio and helper arrived promptly, explained everything they were going to do, very knowledgeable about my issues with mold/mildew and after examining AC air handler inside, explained what should be done to prevent mold/mildew from forming again. Had them also treat/fog the vents. They did a very good thorough job and vacuumed up all debris that came out of vents.
These are business who are more thinking about getting your cash, through deceptive ads or mailers than really doing the work appropriately and enhancing your indoor air. The really even worse thing you can do is to employ a business that might really develop more of an indoor air issue for you and your household due to incorrect cleaning or usage of inferior duct cleaning vacuums without any more vacuum power than a big Wet/Dry vacuum with a turning brush connected at the end of the hose, or make use of a who is not effectively accredited or accredited to clean air systems. Be specifically suspicious of business promoting the low one cost duct cleaning company, it’s like offering one cost to paint the outside of your house whether it be 1 story or numerous stories high.
Business Description: Window Gang is a local, family-owned and operated franchise that is a “one-stop shop” for your home or business maintenance needs. Window Gang has been servicing the Jacksonville metro area for over 8 years and brings a new level of professionalism to our residential and commercial clients. Window Gang is comprehensively insured and bonded; we carry Workman’s Compensation on all employees. All of the cleaning chemicals Window Gang uses are environmentally safe, biodegradable and approved by OSHA. All our employees are uniformed and all of our trucks are clearly marked with our logo. Window Gang employees also receive extensive training in job safety.
We don't compete with service and repair companies, we compliment their existing businesses. Jax Vents is not in the dryer repair business, we are in the vent cleaning business. Most dryer malfunction is caused by lint buildup or inadequate ventilation, and when service personnel can't find a problem with the machine, it is definitely a vent problem that we can solve. We work together with the sales, service, and repair companies to maintain customer satisfaction and everybody wins.
There is some disagreement within the industry about the best method for cleaning air ducts. The two schools of thought are the “negative air” approach and the rotary brush and vacuum approach. We believe that both air duct cleaning methods can achieve great results in most situations when performed properly by competent technicians. However, our focus has always been on high quality residential service. The type of residential duct work commonly used in homes in the South poses unique challenges to duct cleaners because it is soft, flexible, and does not go in straight lines. Firms using the negative air approach are especially challenged by this type of duct work, as that process was originally designed to work well on the rigid metal duct work commonly found in the North and in large commercial buildings. The tools used to agitate the duct work in negative air cleaning are very difficult to get all the way into your duct work and can damage the lining of the ducts we find in most residences in the greater Jacksonville area.