Air Duct Cleaning Services
Your Air Duct Cleaning Specialists
Serving Modesto, Stockton, and Central Valley Cities Near You
The Best Air-Duct Cleaning for Home and Business.
The professionals at HomeSmart have over 70 years of combined experience cleaning Air Duct Systems in homes and businesses.
We follow the stringent guidelines set up by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, (NADCA), ensuring the best possible results removing contaminates such as dust, and dust mites, pollen, mold spores and other allergens.
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Did You Know...
According to the EPA, the air inside your home or business can be many times more dirty than the air outdoors?
Your heating & cooling system recirculates air in your home or business as it runs. Your recirculated air is carried through the ductwork and spread throughout your home or office.
Over time, the ductwork collects dust, dust mites, smoke, dirt, pollen, pet dander and many other allergens and contaminants.
If you have ever noticed dust collection on the outside of your register vents, imagine the greater collection of allergens and contaminants stuck on the duct walls throughout your home or office duct system.
While we do not have much control over the air quality outside, maintaining a cleaner, healthier home and business is something we can control.
Using pleated, hypo-allergenic HEPA filters, changing them regularly, vacuuming and deep-cleaning soft surfaces (carpet, upholstery, hanging fabrics), keeping windows closed and Cleaning the Air Duct and HVAC System, are great ways to keep your indoor air quality at it’s best.
How Often Should Air Ducts and Vents Be Checked?
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, air ducts should be checked and cleaned every three to five years. The exact frequency depends on your location, how often you use your HVAC unit, and if you or your loved ones suffer from allergies or asthma.
Maintenance of this system can improve your health, eradicate mold, boost air quality, and increase your HVAC system’s efficiency.
The dirt, dust, dander, and mold that collects within your vents and air ducts can exacerbate health problems, such as asthma and headaches.
It can also prevent air from properly flowing, which causes your HVAC system to work harder and increase your utility bills.
Here in Modesto and the Central Valley, our HVAC systems are typically running more often than not.
We frequently receive calls for rodent infestations of air duct systems and we can help by thoroughly cleaning and then disinfecting the system.
Roof rats are the most common culprit, but we’ve removed mice, pigeons, raccoons, and even skunks!
Why Is It Important to Have Your Air Ducts Checked?
Other circumstances that warrant duct cleaning are if you move into a new home or have recently undergone remodeling.
You’ll want your vents checked, if you notice unusual bug activity in your home or if you notice that dust appears when air flows from the vents.
Do you often leave your windows open or live near areas that frequently raise dirt in the air, like farms, orchards, and empty construction sites? Then your air ducts will accumulate higher levels of dust and impurities. Has your area experienced drifting smoke from forest fires? Smoke and ash can be pulled into the home each time a door or window is opened.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
When it comes to your home appliances, you probably give little thought to your clothes drying machine. As long as it gets your laundry dry, there’s not much to worry about, right?
Unfortunately for many homeowners, dryer vent cleaning is one aspect of home maintenance that gets neglected far too often, but the team at HomeSmart want to help.
Here are a few interesting facts about your home’s dryer vents so you can better understand the importance of scheduling a regular vent cleaning.
3 Facts About Dryer Vent Cleaning
1. Regular Cleaning Prevents Dryer Fires
Dirty and clogged dryer vents are among the leading causes of house fires across the country, with an average of more than 15,000 fires happening each year. As you use the dryer, some of the lint from your clothes makes its way past the lint trap and into the dryer vent. As the buildup increases, more and more heat is trapped in the vent. Unfortunately, lint is incredibly flammable and even a relatively low amount of heat can cause it to ignite, often resulting in devastating house fires.
2. There Are Warning Signs
Since you can’t see into your dryer vent, knowing when it’s time to schedule a cleaning can seem like a bit of a mystery. However, there are a few things you can watch for. When you run the dryer, check the temperature of the exterior. If it feels abnormally hot, you likely have a dirty vent that’s restricting air flow. Similarly, if your dryer is not getting your clothes as dry as it should, there may be a buildup of lint in the vent reducing its efficiency.
3. Cleaning Your Lint Trap Is Not Enough
Removing lint from the lint trap will help extend the time your dryer can go between cleanings, but it won’t keep you from needing one indefinitely. In fact, it’s best to schedule an annual inspection with an experienced vent cleaning professional. This way, you’ll stay on top of the buildup and have the chance to clean it out before the lint becomes a fire hazard.
If you’re concerned about your dryer’s performance or haven’t scheduled a dryer vent cleaning in more than a year, contact HomeSmart today. Their dedicated staff can help with all of your vent cleaning needs, from air duct sanitization to allergy relief.
When it’s time to clean your Air Ducts and Dryer Vents, make the Smart choice and call HomeSmart Cleaning Specialties.