Air Duct Cleaning
Residential & Commercial
Nothing affects the quality of your indoor air more than the system responsible for moving it around your home. The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit of your dwelling circulates every airborne contaminant in the air throughout the structure. Over time, these contaminates attach themselves to the interior surfaces of the HVAC system…vents, supply ducts, return ducts, main trunk lines, the blower unit, AC condenser, burners, and cabinet interior. These deposits can build and become quite thick; actually clogging air ducts if given decades of time.
Contaminants consist of outdoor pollutants of all types…pollen, fungi, mold spores, farm soils, industrial grime, and a whole host of micro-biological impurities. Indoor pollutants can be dust mites, organic matter from rodents, pet hair and dander, dead skin, aerosols, and cooking oils. All of these impurities start to build within your HVAC system, providing the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and a variety of allergens.
Many homeowners only think about their HVAC system twice a year…fall, to switch to heat mode…and spring, to switch to cooling mode. Out of sight – out of mind. Numerous systems contain an inadequate filter. Most older systems are not sealed tight and pull small but steady amounts of air from damp crawlspaces and dirty wall cavities. These system ‘cracks’ also allow mice to enter the inviting warmth of an HVAC system during the winter.
All of this degrades the health and safety of you and your family, especially those susceptible to respiratory ailments! Children and the elderly are usually the first to show signs of contaminated indoor air. Continual coughing, head colds, sinus inflammation, chest pain, poor sleep, always tired, and dry, itchy eyes are just some of the symptoms of poor indoor air quality.
Aside from the health issues that invariably develop from a dirty HVAC system, the system itself can suffer from degraded operational efficiency. The unit works harder and runs longer, consuming more and more energy while shortening its lifespan.
ProClean is a specialist in indoor air quality. We can not only thoroughly clean the biggest filters in your home – carpet and upholstery fabrics – we can also decontaminate, deodorize, and sanitize the dirtiest of HVAC systems. And we clean the entire HVAC unit, not just the air ducts! ProClean always meets or exceeds the guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) in all aspects of our HVAC cleaning service.
ProClean uses a Nikro negative air pressure system that has a powerful twin motor vacuum unit with 3-stages of filtration – including High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) – to pull and capture even the finest of dust from your HVAC network. Combined with a truck-mounted compressor, our flexible wands blast loose the buildup in nooks and crannies that traditional brush systems cannot get to. Internal dampers are a good example of this; our thin, flexible wands will slide right past an almost completely closed damper, while even an open damper will often stop a rotary brush in its tracks. Our system is also safe for use in more delicate flexible air duct systems made of thin-walled plastic…something brush systems can damage.
When the job is done, we can open the vacuum and show you what was removed from your HVAC system…seeing is believing!
ProClean offers optional applications with our HVAC cleaning service such as fogging each air duct and trunk line with a sanitizing agent to disinfect the entire interior of your home’s air circulation system. We can even get rid of persistent tobacco smell with a deodorizing treatment.
Remember…ProClean doesn’t just clean air ducts; nor do we just clean carpet. ProClean has the indoor air quality expertise that can perform every service necessary to maintain a totally clean, healthy, and comfortable living environment!
ProClean stands behind every service call with our free 4-week call back period. We guarantee Best Job best Value each and every time!
Dryer Vent Cleaning
ProClean can quickly remove lint buildup from your dryer vent so that your:
- family is safe…over 15,970 house fires per year attributed to dryer ignited fires.
- dryer efficiency stays high.
- cycle times remain short.
- utility bill does not rise.
- ProClean has specialized tools for the job so that even your longest vent runs can be lint free.
- ProClean has the technical knowledge to advise you when improper venting materials have been used and, can recommend and / or install safe replacement ducting.
In-home estimates are always free…and our service is guaranteed with our free 4-week callback policy!
Imagine waking up to see that your house is on fire — and then to find out later that the fire could have been easily prevented. The culprit: Your clothes dryer! According to the National Fire Protection Association, this common household appliance was the cause of more than 15,970 U.S. home fires per year from 2010–2014. These fires resulted in 13 deaths, 440 injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage.
Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer hose and vent duct, reducing air flow, backing up exhaust gases, causing your appliance to overheat, and eventually creating a fire. These hazards can be avoided by thoroughly inspecting and cleaning your dryer vent every year. (This is particularly true if your dryer vent duct was not designed or installed properly.) Not only are you reducing the risk of fire, you’re also putting money back into your wallet by improving the dryer’s efficiency.
So how do you know if your dryer vent system is clogged and perhaps a ticking “time bomb”?
5 Warning Signs that it’s Time to Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent:
Drying time for clothes takes longer and longer.
When a dryer vent is clogged, the drying cycle can double or triple in time. You’ll notice that clothes are not completely dry at the end of a regular cycle. A dryer is designed to push out the hot moist air for clothing to dry. If your vent is blocked by lint, the air will stay in your dryer keeping your clothes hot and moist. And when it takes twice as long to dry clothes, your dryer runs longer, hiking your utility bill and putting more wear and tear on it…drastically reducing the machine’s life.
Your clothing and the outside of the dryer are very hot.
Do you notice that your clothing is very hot at the end of a cycle or the dryer is hot to touch? This warning sign means the vent is not exhausting properly. If your system is clogged, it not only wastes energy, but can cause the heating element and blower in the dryer to wear out faster.
You notice a burning smell.
When you run your dryer do you smell a burning odor? Lint, which is very flammable, can build up in the exhaust tube, lint trap and even in the drum casing. If it gets too hot, it can catch on fire, causing a burning smell. (Remember to empty the lint trap often). Discontinue use of your dryer and have it inspected as soon as possible.
The vent hood flap doesn’t open properly.
Another visual red flag that you’re due for a cleaning: You can see lint or debris around the dryer hose or outside vent opening: or the duct hood flap does not open as it is designed to do. An outside vent that doesn’t open when the dryer is running means air flow has been restricted due to lint buildup.
It’s been longer than a year since your last inspection.
Dryer vent ducts should be inspected at least once a year to reduce the risk of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.