Inevitably, the air duct of your HVAC system will become contaminated with airborne pollutants. Eventually, these pollutants will accumulate inside the ducts and affect the air quality of your home. Included among the possible contaminants are pet dander, bacteria, carbon monoxide, and dust mites.
These pollutants flow throughout the space, triggering allergies and irritating respiratory conditions. They are especially harmful to children and the elderly. Below you will find the top 5 benefits of air duct cleaning:
Safeguarding Against Illnesses
Family members afflicted with allergies can be adversely impacted by contaminated air ducts. As such, it is highly beneficial to create a healthy environment to prevent allergy triggers and keep other family members safe. The number of allergens can be considerably reduced through air duct cleaning.
Lowering Energy Use
Experts have estimated that the removal of a mere 4/10 of an inch of pollutants from the coils of cooling systems can lower energy consumption by as much as 21%. This could significantly reduce your utility costs.
Improving Air Quality
Air duct cleaning is vital to preserving healthy indoor air. The ducts are sometimes filled with rodent droppings, mildew, mold and other toxins. If the vents are not cleaned, these contaminants will ultimately be released into the living environment. Whether or not household members have allergies, they can potentially be afflicted with serious illnesses.
Extending the Durability and Lifespan of the System
It has been estimated by experts that 90 percent of central heating and cooling systems breakdown or otherwise malfunction because of improper maintenance. It costs thousands of dollars to totally replace a HVAC system. Additionally, it is quite costly to pay for labor and replacement parts to repair the system. Air duct cleaning can be incorporated into the regular maintenance routine of your system.
Removing Unpleasant Odors
Unpleasant odors around the home could be an indication of the presence of dust, mildew or mold in the air ducts. Candles or air fresheners will not eliminate this odor. However, removing odors is among the remarkable benefits of air duct cleaning.
It is highly recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association that your ducts should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years. However, other experts have suggested, depending on your particular situation, cleaning could be required every 2 to 5 years. The frequency of the cleaning will be contingent on factors like how often the system is used, where you are located and whether anyone in the home has asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions.
The benefits of air duct cleaning include creating a healthier and happier environment for family members. This should be done, as recommended, to prevent the negative effects of a contaminated system.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
Most homes still have some carpet, but here in Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding cities we see that more and more that people are putting in hard flooring such as tile, stone and even hardwood floors. These are great floors for lots of reasons, check out this article for 7 Benefits of Tile Flooring At Home.
Overtime dirt & grime can buildup in the hard to clean grout lines and can create a breading ground for bacteria. Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning provides a powerful and heated stone, tile & grout cleaning service that removes that dirt & grime. Also when you combine our cleaning process with a sanitizer it removes an average of 98.6% of common household allergens from your stone or tile floors. Dr. Chem-Dry is the Healthy Home Authority.
Watch this video to learn how our Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaning process works.
Rugs can be a beautiful addition to any room in your home, but they often are placed in high traffic areas. This makes maintaining them a challenge. The good news is that maintaining a rug can be easier than you think. See the illustration below to find out exactly what the expert technicians at Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning recommend. If you have more serious concerns about your rug(s) contact us today for a professional rug cleaning or free inspection.
Warning! Warning! If you are faint of heart and have a fear of dangerous creatures, nocturnal hunters, and/or unsightly stains, this infographic just not for you. If you would rather take a quiz about which famous person you are most like, no one will blame you. Such a choice would likely be far more pleasant.
If, however, you have a sense of adventure and a desire to clean up messes you find, read on.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
The weather is getting warmer and spring season is in full swing causing approximately 50 million Americans to sneeze and rub their eyes. To some the warmer time of year is a welcome change from the winter time in Arizona, but also a wide variety of allergens like pollen are in the air, which can find its way into your carpets and upholstery. Regular carpet cleaning and cleaning your tile, grout or stone helps keep your floors free from dust, dirt, allergens and even mold. Stay away from do-it-yourself carpet cleaners and steam cleaning which can over-wet your carpets and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. At Dr. Chem-Dry we use 80% less water than the average steam cleaner, leaving your carpets Drier, Cleaner and Healthier®. This is a vital part of keeping allergies at bay keeping you and your family from suffering with a running nose and itchy eyes. This way you can enjoy the warm weather and longer days. Here some other tips to help you keep your home healthier and allergy free!
Chem-Dry’s proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) Process uses carbonation along with our Green Certified, safe and non-toxic cleaning solution, The Natural® to clean your home’s carpet using 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning. During the cleaning millions of tiny bubbles are used to bring the dirt, grime and other particles to the surface. The dirt is then extracted out of your home your carpets and will dry in hours instead of days.
Our Hot Carbonating Extraction removes 98% of common household allergens from carpets and, when you add a sanitizer, 89% of airborne bacteria. No other carpet cleaning service can come close.
Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Chem-Dry’s best in industry process and our safe, non-toxic solutions. You’ll see why Dr. Chem-Dry is The Healthy Home Authority.
New Year’s resolutions are one of the more interesting cultural traditions. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday celebration rituals are much more than just gift-giving, parties and family meals. Often they are symolic celebrations of the past and a commitment for future celebrations. New Year’s celebrations are very different. We celebrate the previous year with an eye towards the coming year and with hopes and promises to make it a better year in some way or multiple ways. New Year’s resolutions can be more personal, too.
This infographic illustrates 5 of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Included are some additional strategies for executing those resolutions for those who want to make this year a happier, healthier, cleaner, and a year to remember.
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The secret to a clean home is a consistent schedule along with a good plan. Around the holiday season, even the best plans can go off course. With the addition of holiday meals, gift giving and gatherings, our daily routines might need to be changed up a bit.
Is it your turn to host the big holiday event this year? Whether it’s a Christmas eve party for all your extended family or a party for coworkers and friends, a clean home is definitely your first priority.
The list of things to do grows very quick. How do you prioritize things, like when to schedule a professional carpet cleaning or preparing rooms for overnight guests? Take a deep breath and know that we have your back. We’ve put together a helpful infographic that gives you a few simple strategies you can use in preparing you holiday party. This guide can help you pull off a great event, but more importantly, ensure you have wonderful holidays with family and friends.
Each year approximately 50 million people combat allergies, but did you know that it’s not just us that deal with these issues? Many people that own pets aren’t aware that 10% of dogs deal with seasonal allergies, and the percent is increasing each year. There are lots of things pet owners can do to reduce the risk of a pet having allergic reactions, such as; routine baths, foot soaks and bringing in professional carpet cleaners. The following infographic explains how we can help our pets stay allergy-free this Fall.
A quality rug is a great addition to any household. They’re durable, beautiful, and have some practical value too.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we know just how much good a decent rug could do for your home. If you’re wondering how getting a rug could benefit, here are four ways that it can be a boon for your house.
Think of your rugs as a shield for your hardwood floors. Rugs can protect your floors from all kinds of stains and scratches. An exposed floor can easily be riddled with various food and drinks stains. By setting a rug down it’ll keep your floors clean and make your house look more attractive. With all the different color and design varieties of rugs that are available, you can find a rug that matches the aesthetic of your home. Beautiful to behold AND practical? Rugs truly are the best of both worlds.
One major benefit of rugs is that they have heat retaining properties. Rugs and carpeting can act as great insulators! They can help you maintain the temperature of your rooms and save money on your heating bills. Insulation can also make your house quieter by buffering noise. A room without carpeting or rugs will often experience higher levels of echoing and noise reverberation.
Rugs can be a literal life-saver. They can add a protective layer of safety to your floors. They provide traction, which reduces the opportunity for slips and falls. In the event of an accident, having a rug on the floor will give you a cushion to soften the impact of your fall. If you have children in your home, getting rugs should be high on your baby-proofing to-do list.
Do you have visible signs of damage on your floors? Is there a large blemish on your wall? Do you have an empty space in your home that could use some kind of aesthetic flourish? Rugs are great for covering up damage flooring and making your house appear more put together. You can also hang them on the walls too as another way of decorating or masking imperfections on your walls.
To find out more about our area rug cleaning services, give Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning a call at 602-243-6379.