HOW WE DO IT!
How we attach to your air ducts.
We dock hoses to the trunk lines of your system, both the supply trunk line and the return. In some systems we have to dock to the plenum of the air handler. But either way, we clean both the supply and the return branch runs and trunk lines of your system.
How we clean your dryer vents.
We clean dryer vents every day! We'll even do your dryer vent when we do your air handling system at a discount.
Many homes have long paths for dryer exhaust. This allows lint, pet hairs or other debris coming out of your laundry to actually fill the vent line to the point that air can no longer pass through it. This can simply be an inconveniece but can also be unsafe for your dryer and your home.
How we patch your system.
In order to do a thorough job we need to create accesses into the duct work. This can be to attach the general extractor hose, or to get brushes or aggitation tools where they need to go. Here are some pictures of what this all means. Most important to you, is how we secure the accesses so your system works as it should. Here is a picture of a place where we connected the general to, and patched using a metal patch, placing adequate numbers of screws on it's perimeter to ensure a proper seal. To ensure a proper seal we put tape around the opening.
How we clean your air ducts.
Meet the General. This is a machine that creates "negative air", in fact, this pulls 5,250 cubic feet of air per minute. Why do you care? This pulls the dirt out of your home and doesn't allow any of it to float in back up into your living area.
When working in a sensitive environment we use other negative air machines that are HEPA filtered to maximize cleaning.
How we clean your grates and registers.
The first thing we do is to remove the registers and vacuum them and the boots to the system. We use industrial strength HEPA vacuums with special tools to clean your registers. Our HEPA vacs have 5 filters designed to capture all dust particles. They will not allow dust back into the living environment.
We are careful not to peel paint or wallpaper, even if the registers or grates are painted in. We will score the edges so you will not be able to tell we've been there! We always replace them as we found them.
How we sanitize your system.
DO YOU WANT YOUR AIR DUCT SYSTEM SANITIZED OR TREATED WITH A GERMISTAT? THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
There are 2 types of chemicals typically used to control or kill mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria in duct work. Both use stabilized chlorine dioxide. The difference is the concentration of the chemical. The first, most commonly used by Mighty Duct, is EnviroCon. This is not a santizer but a control. The level of Chlorine Dioxide is 1%. This is used in duct cleaning and will kill 90-92% of the bacteria that it comes in contact with. Envricon will also eliminate odors caused from bacteria. Because of the lower “kill” level, Envricon is termed a bacteriostat, fungistat, and germistat. EnviroCon is available scented or unscented and can be used as a household cleaner to control mold mildew and wherever malodors exist. APPLICATION: Envricon is sprayed into the duct system via a fogging device and/or a spray bottle while air is passing through the system. It dries within 10 minutes, and actually eliminates 90-92% of any odor caused by bacteria that it comes in contact with.
The second type that we use is Oxine. Oxine is typically used when there is a visible problem in the duct work such as slime or sludge. This type of problem is usually caused by a high moisture content in the air duct system. Oxine is termed a sanitizer and has a bacteria kill rate of 100% where applied. The level of chlorine dioxide is 2%. APPLICATION: Oxine is also applied using both a fogger and a spray bottle while air is flowing through the air duct system. The time to dry is 1 hour. Residents of the building will be asked to vacate for a minimum of 1 hour while the application is in process. MSDS are available upon request.