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Today, an average person spends most of his or her time indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concentration of air pollutants indoors can be up to 70 times higher than in the surrounding outdoors. As such, indoor air quality is closely related to health. The number of people affected by various respiratory illnesses is on the rise, and nearly 28% of all people suffer from allergies. Studies show that for 1 in 6 cases, allergy symptoms can be significantly alleviated simply by improving quality of the air that people breathe. Considering the profound effects that air quality has on human immune systems, as many as half of all illnesses are either aggravated or directly caused by indoor air pollution.
Ducts, before and after cleaning
Poor indoor air quality is caused either by external or internal sources of contamination or by inadequate ventilation. Dirty air ducts can act both as a source of such air pollutants and the cause if obstructed air flow. Surprisingly, most homes in Ontario have air ducts full of dust and garbage from the moment they are built! While in some areas, such as the state of New York, a builder can loose their license for failing to clean ducts after completion of construction, such cleaning is not mandatory for builders in Ontario. Dust and debris from construction are almost always left behind, creating serious health hazards.
A furnace in a brand new home
Additional benefits of clean ducts include:
Energy Savings: increased air flow results in significant reduction of power consumption of motors and drives of your HVAC system. You breathe easier and enjoy a smaller hydro bill.
Increased productivity: poor indoor air quality can contribute to fatigue or restlessness, and can affect people’s productivity. As such, cleaning air ducts is especially important for businesses and educational facilities. Children are particularly affected by indoor air pollution because they breathe faster than adults.
Reduced fire hazard: garbage in ventilation vents, especially of dryer vents in laundry areas, may pose a fire hazard. Cleaning dryer vents reduces this risk.
Better health: For health care facilities, in addition to normal contaminants such as dust, lint, mold spores and fungi, an added problem is of viral and bacterial contamination. Clean air is, and by consequence, clean ducts, are of particular concern in operating rooms, intensive care units, pediatric wards and geriatric wards. Elderly people often suffer with breathing problems and polluted indoor air only intensifies their problems. The same holds true for asthmatics.
And if you would like to take cleanlines and health of your house even further, combine Duct Cleaning with our Carpet Cleaning service and save 10%!
Garbage found in a new house. Vents before and after cleaning
For over thirty years, Comfort Clean has been providing the finest duct cleaning services for restoration of indoor air quality. Our unique 10 step process is guaranteed to remove the sources of dust and contaminants from the premises of your home.
Our 10 Step Duct Cleaning Process:
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"Firstly, I was surprised to see a huge truck arriving at my home. Two years ago my house was cleaned by another company, and they came with a portable machine. They did not cut out any holes in the main duct, which I now realize is most important part of the cleaning. They just vacuumed the vents. I am so happy that I cleaned my duct with Comfort Duct Cleaning Company. Those guys really know their business."