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Above & Beyond Duct Cleaning performs Air Duct Cleaning, Dryer Vent Cleaning, Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, Industrial Air Duct Cleaning, Retail Air Duct Cleaning and our new service, Sanitizing Air Ducts. Above & Beyond Duct Cleaning has been servicing the Midlothian, VA, area for many years and we offer the most Affordable Duct Cleaning Services in Midlothian and the Chesterfield County area. Check out our Up-Front Pricing! Our customer references speak for themselves.
COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL AIR DUCT CLEANING
Above & Beyond Duct Cleaning over many years of experience working with HVAC systems, we have met and overcome almost every problem you can think of on the job. From cleaning the air in your home to providing a better environment at work, Above & Beyond Duct Cleaning promises to do the job right.
WHAT IS AIR DUCT CLEANING?
Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor air. You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home’s indoor air quality.
- the size of the system to be cleaned
- system accessibility
- climatic region
- level of contamination
If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to make sure the service provider, agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so.
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing (See diagram).
If not properly installed, maintained and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them. If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to make sure the service provider agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits. Methods of duct cleaning vary, although standards have been established by industry associations concerned with air duct cleaning. Typically, a service provider will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, then vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.
In addition, Above & Beyond Duct Cleaning may propose applying chemical biocides, designed to kill microbiological contaminants, to the inside of the ductwork and to other system components. Some service providers may also suggest applying chemical treatments (sealants or other encapsulants) to encapsulate or cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment housings because they believe it will control mold growth or prevent the release of dirt particles or fibers from ducts. These practices have yet to be fully researched and you should be fully informed before deciding to permit the use of biocides or chemical treatments in your air ducts. They should only be applied, if at all after the system has been properly cleaned of all visible dust or debris.
Note: Use of sealants to encapsulate the inside surfaces of ducts is a different practice than sealing duct air leaks. Sealing duct air leaks can help save energy on heating and cooling bills. For more information, see EPA’s Energy Star website.