When do you need to have your home’s air ventilation system cleaned?
When there are obnoxious odors or when someone is suffering from asthma, allergies, hypersensitivity, or mold. Your ventilation system can collect smoke, dust, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria and many strains of mold (some are toxic and many are allergens). Once lodged in the ventilation system, the furnace and air conditioner become pumps, pushing those pollutants throughout the house. They become invisible, airborne particles contributing to allergies, itching and breathing difficulties. Anytime the quality of the air you breathe deteriorates, it is time to get your ventilation system cleaned.
The cleaning of a home ventilation system is a simple, clean, safe procedure producing an immediate improvement in air quality in most instances. It is done using specially designed brushes and four-stage vacuums with High Efficiency Particulate Air HEPA filters so that no additional pollutants are added to the air.
In rare occasions, even this is not enough to clear the air, so to speak. Then, there are supplemental products available to the Absolute Clean technicians to eliminate or greatly reduce specific problems. A sanitizer can be used to eliminate germs, bacteria, pet dander and dust mites. Some surfaces can be wiped down with an antimicrobial solution. The entire vent system can be fogged with Sporicidin, a product that kills mold spores. Special problems, like persistent smoke odors, are caused by particles that adhere to the vents in places the brushes cannot brush them free. They are treated with a special sealant that encapsulates the soot; covering and binding it to the ducts so the odor is eliminated.
When even these steps do not bring the relief you want, the problem may go beyond the ventilation system. For persistent odors or in households containing people with severe allergies, it may be necessary to mold rinse the carpets and use an enzyme deodorant that removes dust mites, bacteria and even odors from pet accidents. These steps eliminate any carpet problems, but there could still be spores or bacteria on other surfaces or suspended in the air.
For bacteria or mold that settles or clings on the walls, ceiling, furniture or other surfaces, the entire house can be fogged Sporicidin. Any remaining spores or bacteria suspended in the air can be killed through the use of Absolute Clean’s ozone generators. The ozone generators are usually saved for a last resort because all people, plants, fish and pets have to be removed before they are used. The ozone generators kill any remaining organic substance.Hopefully, your problem will never be that bad; but know, remedies are available from Absolute Clean.
Does Your Home Smell?
Whether it is pet odors, mildew, mold, tobacco smoke or wood smoke from a faulty fireplace we have a solution to get your home back to smelling FRESH and CLEAN! Check out our OZONE page for more information about this ground breaking technology in odor removal.
“In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.”
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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