Air Quality Facts
Studies show that the average home collects about 2 pounds of dust per week! Have you experienced seeing particles floating in the air of your home on a bright sunny day? Keep in mind that particles in a shaft of light are approximately 50 microns or larger and the majority of harmful particles are 3 microns or less.
These smaller particles such as, 1 micron or less adhere to surfaces by something called “molecular adhesion”. Aggressive agitation is generally the only way to remove them. AIRMAXX utilizes a multiple-stage agitation process that will scrub the inner walls of the ventilation system to achieve a maximum clean.
Particles are commonly measured in microns, a metric unit of measure. Gas powered units use a bag that will potentially exhaust smaller more harmful microns back into the home. This is why AIRMAXX uses HEPA filtration in duct cleaning, the process recommended by the HVAC/R industry as key in duct cleaning.
HOW DO CONTAMINATES SPREAD?
Air ducts are the only way that your heating and air-conditioning systems can deliver air to your entire home. If your ducts are dirty, you probably have seen some dust settling on your floors and furniture. Removing these contaminants is the best way to control the dust and reduce indoor air pollution.
Those individuals who are sensitive to dust, have allergies, and have noticeable dust on their vents are more likely to require air duct cleaning, or at least a free consultation.
WHAT IF I LIVE IN A NEWER HOME?
In a newer home you probably still have drywall and saw dust from the construction crews – small chunks of plywood and other construction debris. It’s not uncommon to find leftover food containers and condiments when cleaning the air ducts in your “new home”.
If you have moved into a new home who’s previous owners had pets, we would recommend cleaning your ventilation system regardless of allergies. It does not matter if you live in a newer home or one that has been around for awhile. You will most likely find that you have debris in your air ducts.