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  WHY IS DRYER VENT CLEANING SO IMPORTANT? Did you know that most home fires caused by a clothes dryer are in the fall and winter months and peak in January? Also, did you know that dryer vent fires cause an estimated $35 million in property loss each year? On the other hand, did you know that 34% of the fires caused by a dryer vent could have been prevented by proper cleaning maintenance? This is staggering! When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? Not only does the vent cleaning prevent a potentially hazardous situation, it also increases the efficiency of the dryer itself. The lint and debris that collects in the clothes dryer duct causes your dryer to work harder and run longer. A clogged vent could contribute to high levels of carbon monoxide or even cause a fire. Here are tips from the  National Fire Protection Association  (www.nfpa.org): Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional. Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.Make sure y
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  Why Air Duct Cleaning? The air ducts in your home transport cooled and heated air throughout your house. Just like any other components of your HVAC system, air ducts require regular maintenance to ensure maximum efficiency. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends air duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years. However, there are many things to take into consideration to determine the length of time between your routine maintenance, such as; buildup of mold and other pollutants, having someone in the home with allergies or asthma, owning a dog or other pet with hair, living with a smoker, exterior weather conditions, construction or renovations and more! Any one of these may be taken into consideration for a more immediate air duct cleaning for the health of your home and family. Is Air Duct Cleaning Necessary? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. These particulates in the air recirculate throughout y
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  No Mess Left Behind... Does air duct cleaning leave a mess behind? It is a common  misconception  that air duct cleaning will distribute dust and debris throughout your home during the cleaning process. Consumers are concerned that their home, furniture, and contents in their home will be left covered in dust. This is  ONLY  the case when proper equipment is not used to complete the job.  Hygienic Air, Inc uses a push and pull method with power vacuum trucks and compressed air, which does not bring any dust into your home. Instead, the dust and debris is forced down the sub duct lines with 190 pounds of compressed air and back to the vacuum attached in your main trunk line then finally, out of your home.  On the contrary, other air duct cleaning companies use a vacuum with a brush attached to the end. This method pulls contaminates into your home where the vacuum is located. Reason for this outcome is the vacuum with a brush does not have very strong suction; therefore, when the brus
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  Air Filter Misconception... It is a misconception that changing your air filters regularly is a reason to not clean your air ducts. While changing your filters are an important step in your regular HVAC maintenance, they are not a “catch all.” Did you know…  On average, your air filter only stops 70% to 85% of contaminants from being re-circulated throughout your home.  So, what exactly does that mean?  Between cracks and crevasses, approximately 15% to 30% of dust, dirt, and debris is being pumped into your coils and supply assembly resulting in contaminants being re-distributed into your home. Additionally, your air filter fails at stopping contaminants in the case of the  Venturi effect .  Duct work is typically not one size fits all throughout your home.  It changes in size from large to small several times creating seams at each point of connection.  Any time there is a connection point in the duct work, there is an opportunity for air leakage.  As air passes quickly through you
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  Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning... With owning a home comes a lot of responsibility and one of the most commonly forgotten responsibilities is cleaning your dryer vent.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, over 15,000 structural fires occur each year as a result of a dryer fire. The National Fire Protection Association further states that the #1 cause of a dryer malfunction is not cleaning out the dryer vent, which accounts for 1/3 of all dryer fires. These statistics not only support the cause for dryer vent cleaning but are simply scary!  WARNING  signs it’s time to clean your dryer vent: Are you running your dryer multiple times? Do your clothes smell funny, like a burning smell? Does your laundry room feel like a sauna? Is your dryer hot to the touch? Do you have more lint build up than normal? Is the flow sense light on your dryer lit? The following can occur as a result of a clogged dryer vent: Fires Wear and tear on the dryer High utility bills Carbon monoxide poising