Atlantic Corp. offers residential and commercial air duct and dryer vent cleaning services to clients in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas as part of a mold remediation process or as a stand alone service. Air duct cleaning has been a constant companion since we started business because when mold is found in a home or crawl space very often it has also found its way into the HVAC system and duct work.
Our staff are certified Air System Cleaning Specialist by the National Association of Air Duct Cleaners (NADCA).
Air Duct Cleaning Process
Before we begin the air duct cleaning process of we connect a negative air pressure machine to your HVAC system. When we turn the machine on it pulls air out from your air ducts like a vacuum. This negative pressure helps ensure that we don’t contaminate your home while removing any debris and mold from your air ducts.
Next we methodically move through every air vent in the building forcing up to 200 lbs of compressed air through the vents using agitation rods that can snake as far as 100 feet through the ducts. The combination of agitation and positive and negative air pressure moves debris and any mold out of the duct work. As a part of the process we wash and sanitize all the vent registers.
After the ducts are thoroughly cleaned we clean and sanitize the HVAC unit itself including the evaporator coils, condensation pan, blower motor and interior housing.
The final step is to sanitize the entire duct system. If mold had been present an environmentally friendly biocide will be introduced to the system to kill any remaining mold spores.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Over time dryer vent lines will become clogged with lint and other debris if it is not periodically cleaned out it will hinder dryer performance, increase your utility bills and in the extreme could lead to a fire.
In a 2012 the National Fire Protection Organization reported:
In 2010, an estimated 16,800 reported U.S. non-confined or confined home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines resulted in 51 civilian deaths, 380 civilian injuries and $236 million in direct property damage.
Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires; washing machines 4%, and washer and dryer combinations accounted for 4%.
The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires was failure to clean (32%), followed by unclassified mechanical failure or malfunction (22%). Eight percent were caused by some type of electrical failure or malfunction
It is recommended that dryer vents are cleaned on an annual basis.