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Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Inevitably, the air duct of your HVAC system will become contaminated with airborne pollutants. Eventually, these pollutants will accumulate inside the ducts and affect the air quality of your home. Included among the possible contaminants are pet dander, bacteria, carbon monoxide, and dust mites.

These pollutants flow throughout the space, triggering allergies and irritating respiratory conditions. They are especially harmful to children and the elderly. Below you will find the top 5 benefits of air duct cleaning:

Safeguarding Against Illnesses

Family members afflicted with allergies can be adversely impacted by contaminated air ducts. As such, it is highly beneficial to create a healthy environment to prevent allergy triggers and keep other family members safe. The number of allergens can be considerably reduced through air duct cleaning.

Lowering Energy Use

Experts have estimated that the removal of a mere 4/10 of an inch of pollutants from the coils of cooling systems can lower energy consumption by as much as 21%. This could significantly reduce your utility costs.

Improving Air Quality

Air duct cleaning is vital to preserving healthy indoor air. The ducts are sometimes filled with rodent droppings, mildew, mold and other toxins. If the vents are not cleaned, these contaminants will ultimately be released into the living environment. Whether or not household members have allergies, they can potentially be afflicted with serious illnesses.

Extending the Durability and Lifespan of the System

It has been estimated by experts that 90 percent of central heating and cooling systems breakdown or otherwise malfunction because of improper maintenance. It costs thousands of dollars to totally replace a HVAC system. Additionally, it is quite costly to pay for labor and replacement parts to repair the system. Air duct cleaning can be incorporated into the regular maintenance routine of your system.

Removing Unpleasant Odors

Unpleasant odors around the home could be an indication of the presence of dust, mildew or mold in the air ducts. Candles or air fresheners will not eliminate this odor. However, removing odors is among the remarkable benefits of air duct cleaning.

It is highly recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association that your ducts should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years. However, other experts have suggested, depending on your particular situation, cleaning could be required every 2 to 5 years. The frequency of the cleaning will be contingent on factors like how often the system is used, where you are located and whether anyone in the home has asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions.

The benefits of air duct cleaning include creating a healthier and happier environment for family members. This should be done, as recommended, to prevent the negative effects of a contaminated system.

Allergy Proofing Your Home

Allergy season is upon us; but did you know that the root cause of your allergy symptoms could actually be something that’s right there in your home? So even if you are careful not to go outside, you could be getting “home sick” as a result of allergens that are building up in your house. And this could happen even if you consider your house to be relatively clean. Take a look at this infographic to learn about some of the most common causes of allergens that could be in your home, and what steps you can take to stop them from wreaking havoc with your allergies.

Dr. Chem-Dry is able to clean carpets and upholstery thoroughly using less water than other cleaning solutions and no harmful chemicals. A huge part of why this is possible is our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process that uses 80% less water than a typical steam cleaner. Rather than using regular carpet and steam cleaning techniques — which involve pumping tons of water and soap into your carpet — Dr. Chem-Dry’s process uses the power of carbonation — millions of tiny little bubbles are applied to loosen and lift the dirt to the surface so that it can be easily removed using powerful extraction equipment.

Other carpet cleaning methods that use high pressure can cause dirt to get inadvertently trapped at the base of the carpet fibers, Dr. Chem-Dry’s method more effectively frees up dirt which can then be extracted with our carpet cleaning truck mounts. The HCE process has been tested and found to remove 98% of allergens from your carpet, and 89% of airborne bacteria when adding a sanitizer. What’s more, it accomplishes this with all-natural ingredients.

If you have pets, Dr. Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment along with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process means that Dr. Chem-Dry is the best carpet cleaner for pet urine and the stains and odors associated with pet accidents.  It is reassuring to know that Chem-Dry can provide a thorough clean that is safe and non-toxic since owning pets such as dogs and cats can often mean cleaning carpets regularly. Using less water than traditional methods means your carpet can be dry and ready to walk on in just a couple of hours.

Dr. Chem-Dry is not only the best carpet cleaner for pet urine and stains, but one of the only carpet cleaning services that is truly dedicated to safe and non-toxic green solutions that actually clean. Whether you need to clean your carpet, upholstery, stone or tile and grout, call Dr. Chem-Dry today.

Most homes still have some carpet, but here in Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding cities we see that more and more that people are putting in hard flooring such as tile, stone and even hardwood floors. These are great floors for lots of reasons, check out this article for 7 Benefits of Tile Flooring At Home.

Overtime dirt & grime can buildup in the hard to clean grout lines and can create a breading ground for bacteria. Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning provides a powerful and heated stone, tile & grout cleaning service that removes that dirt & grime. Also when you combine our cleaning process with a sanitizer it removes an average of 98.6% of common household allergens from your stone or tile floors. Dr. Chem-Dry is the Healthy Home Authority.

Watch this video to learn how our Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaning process works.

 

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