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ON DEMAND VIDEO TRAINING

Our new online training courses will guide you in your duct cleaning adventure! We have residential and commercial cleaning lessons for you to learn the inside secrets to duct cleaning and service.

COMMERCIAL TRAINING

Video 2: Commercial Air Systems

This video will discuss the different types of air systems commonly found in commercial properties.

• What are Commercial Air Systems?
• Heat Exchange 101
• Packaged Air Systems
• Split Air Systems
• Make-Up Air Systems
• Evaporative Coolers

Video 3: Commercial Ductwork

This video will discuss the different types of air ducts commonly found in commercial systems.

• Aluminum Ducts
• Mylar Ducts
• Steel Ducts
• Stilted Ducts
• Insulated Ducts
• Ductboard Ducts

Video 4: Commercial System Components

This video will discuss the different types of components you will find in commercial systems.

• Variable Air Volume Boxes
• Dampers
• Grilles
• Vents
• Registers
• Non-Removeable Vents and Grilles
• Diffusers

Video 5: Tools and Materials

This video will discuss the variety of tools and materials you will need to clean commercial ducts properly.

• Drills
• Shears
• Sheet Metal Patches
• Duct Sealant
• Correct Tape for Sealing Ducts
• Self-Tapping Screws
• Access Doors

Video 6: Access Holes

This video will discuss access holes. You will need to cut holes in commercial ducts to adequately clean them. This video gives you information on how and where to place access holes.

• Why access holes
• Accessing and Patching Metal Ducts
• Accessing and Patching Insulated Ducts
• Accessing and Duct Board Ducts
• Accessing Exterior Ducts
• Where to Place Access Holes
• Tips and Tricks

Video 7: Blueprints

This video will discuss the important topic of blueprints. You will most likely need to read blueprints to effectively clean a commercial duct and we go over the important items you need to know.

• What are Blueprints?
• The Scope of Work
• Index Sheet
• Page Notes
• Blueprint Legends
• Blueprint Symbols
• Scale Rulers
• Highlighted Blueprints
• Using Blueprints to Plan Cleaning Strategy

Video 8: Cleaning a Commercial Package System

This video will demonstrate, start to finish, how to clean a typical commercial system based on our experiences.

• Planning the Job
• Preparation
• Walk-In Air Handlers
• Open Plenums
• Work Hours Based on Client Schedule
• Cleaning Steps
• Lock Out/Tag Out Safety
• Strategic Cleaning
• Tips and Suggestions

Video 9: Cleaning a Commercial Split System

This video will demonstrate, start to finish, how to clean a typical commercial split system based on our experiences.

• Using Blueprints
• Blueprint terms
• Preparation
• Steps in Cleaning
• Outside Air Vents

Video 10: Commercial Dryers and Exhaust

This video will talks about the topic of commercial dryers (laundry cleaners, etc.) and exhaust systems.

• Businesses that Use Exhaust Systems
• Cleaning a Laundry Exhaust
• Cleaning a Hotel Laundry Exhaust
• Cleaning Bathroom Exhausts
• Exhaust Cleaning Tips

Video 11: The Business of Commercial Cleaning

This video will talks about the business of commercial cleaning.

• Who are Your Customers?
• Setting Your Shop Rate
• Subcontracting Opportunities
• Estimating Commercial Jobs
• Estimating Examples
• Terms and Conditions
• Walk-Thru Inspections
• Writing Quotes

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING

Residential Service Training
NOW AVAILABLE!

This video covers basic residential training.

• Starting the Job
• Upselling Products
• Pre-service Checklist
• Preparing for Cleaning
• Cleaning Grilles and Vents
• Negative Air Cleaning
• Contact Cleaning
• Dryer Duct Cleaning
• Air Handler
• Fogging, and More!

Video 01: The Business of Residential Duct Cleaning
NOW AVAILABLE!

• Market Research
• Target Marketing
• Business Structure, Permits, Licenses
• Marketing Ideas
• Pricing Your Service
• Menu Pricing
• Package Pricing
• Per-Opening Pricing
• Presentation Books
• And more…

Video 02: Residential Air Systems
(Coming 2022)

• How Residential Air Systems Work
• Residential Package Systems
• Residential Split Systems
• Residential Air Ducts
• Residential Grilles and Registers

Video 03: Contact Cleaning Vs. Negative Air Cleaning
(Coming 2022)

• How Negative Air Cleaning Works
• How Contact Cleaning Works
• Water Gauge (Suction)
• Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM)

Video 04: The TurboJet Family
(Coming 2022)

• The TurboJet Max
• The TurboJet Max II
• The TurboJet SuperMax
• What Are the Differences?
• TurboJet Parts
• Filters
• Accessories
• Control Panel
• Set-Up and Testing

Video 05: The DuctMaster
(Coming 2022)

• DuctMaster Parts
• Set-Up and Testing
• Control Panel
• Installing the Filters
• Electrical Set-Up
• How the DuctMaster Works

Video 06: The TruckMaster
(Coming 2022)

• The TruckMaster and Carpet Cleaning Equipment
• Seting-Up the TruckMaster
• The Dust Damper
• Remote Control
• Operating the TruckMaster
• The Control Panel

Video 07: The VentVac 4×4
(Coming 2022)

• VentVac Control Panel
• Power Settings
• Set-Up and Testing
• Filters
• Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit
•Cleaning a Dryer Vent

Video 08: The Cobra VI
(Coming 2022)

• Using with the TurboJets
• Control Panel
• Set-Up and Testing
• Remote Control

What is Indoor Air Quality?

A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort and a sense of health and well being. The qualities of good indoor air include:

  • Introduction and distribution of adequate ventilation air.
  • Control of airborne contaminants.
  • Maintenance of acceptable temperature and relative humidity.
  • Poor indoor air quality can cause problems and have serious consequences such as:
    • Increasing health problems such as cough, eye irritation, headache, and allergic reactions.
    • Reduced productivity due to discomfort & stress and increased absenteeism.
    • Accelerated deterioration of furnishings and equipment.
    • Strained relations between employees and employers or household inhabitants.

WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

For many years health authorities and governmental agencies have raised our awareness to the dangers of outdoor air pollution and have concentrated their efforts on finding ways to reduce pollutants generated by automobiles, factories, construction and mining. Over the past two decades scientist have been carefully examining the indoor air environment of our offices, factories and homes and they have found this environment to be even more hazardous to our health than outdoor air.

Indoor air contaminants can originate within the building or be drawn in from outdoors. Particulate matter can come from far away places like blowing desert sands & volcanic eruptions or from nearby sources such as pollinating trees, industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust, cleaning chemicals & pesticides. If these contaminant sources are not controlled, IAQ problems can arise. Statistics show that 1 out of 5 (50 million) Americans suffer from allergies caused by substances found in the home and office. Deaths related to asthma have risen 40% in the past two decades.

HOW YOUR OFFICE CAN MAKE YOU SICK!

When grouped together in a poorly ventilated area, office machines, furnishings and even the seemingly innocent supplies in your desk drawer can emit a combination of pollutants strong enough to make your head ache, eyes water and throat itch. Here are some prime office offenders and their possible effects:

  • Copying machines and electrical equipment
  • Cleaning supplies such as floor wax, carpet deodorizers and air fresheners
  • Cigarette smoke, new carpeting & furnishings, insulation and window coverings
  • Poorly maintained heating and cooling systems
  • Microbes such as mold and fungi

Prolonged exposure to dirty air can needlessly plague workers with skin irritations, respiratory problems and other chronic ailments. Radon or asbestos entering through cracked foundations or broken ceiling tiles can lead to cancer and other life threatening diseases. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who live in modern buildings come down with respiratory infections 45 percent more often than people in older structures.

What is the Air Duct Cleaning Process

For Professionals Contractors Only.

The following air duct cleaning steps are for a full service air duct cleaning. The process of air duct cleaning involves four steps:

1) Clean the furnace/air conditioner.
After testing the system for proper operation, we will disconnect the power before opening the unit for safety. Next, vacuum the interior surfaces of the Furnace/Air Conditioner. Then clean the cooling coils with a HEPA vacuum and a coil cleaner, and clean the blower unit.

Air-Care service tech cleaning home air system

2) Clean the supply and return registers and grills.
Remove wall, ceiling and floor registers. Then wash register with Dynamite cleaner and rinse.

3) Clean the supply and return ducts.
Clean all air ducts using powerful air duct cleaning equipment. Decontaminate cleaned ducts with Soot Set duct sealant, and Odor Kill Deodorizer.

4) Install electrostatic air filter and odor control products.
Install Solid Odor Kill in the return to control odors for up to 3 months.

IS MY BUILDING MAKING ME SICK?

The extent of sick-building syndrome and the degree to which offices are affected can be difficult to pin down. Doctors haven’t determined what concentration of office pollutants is necessary to cause illness or exactly how they make people sick. Symptoms such as headaches, weariness, nausea, malaise, sneezing, wheezing and rashes may be brought on by chemicals in cleaning supplies, insecticides, and even high concentrations of molds & bacteria caused by standing water or they could simply be signs of flu, allergies or depression.

More frequently the victims make the connection between workplace illnesses themselves, following a gradual accumulation of evidence and doctor bills. Once workers establish a possible link it may take several months of complaining before administrators acknowledge that there may indeed be a problem. Many workers worry that they will be branded troublemakers for pushing the clean air issue and feel that company management will think it’s just a lot of hysterics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

Studies have shown that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than outside air. Most disposable filters remove about 10% of these pollutants allowing 90% to enter the air system, even during the construction of a new home. The pollutants contain dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and much more. These materials collect in the furnace, air conditioner and duct surfaces, just as they do on the furniture and floor surfaces. The furniture and floor are cleaned regularly but the duct surfaces are hidden from view and can only be reached by specialized duct cleaning equipment. These pollutants can migrate out into the room again, or become a food source for mold and bacteria, which can thrive in this dark comfortable environment from high humidity or moisture from the air conditioner or humidifiers. Biological growth can release mold spores or toxins into the air system

How Can Mold Grow in a Duct System and What Problems Can It Cause?

Mold spores require a stable temperature, a food source and moisture to live and reproduce. Dust and dirt that go through the filter are a good food source. The furnace/air conditioner is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature, and moisture is available from humid conditions in the environment, the humidifier in the furnace or the cooling coils in an air conditioner. Live molds can release spores that will trigger allergic or asthmatic reactions, sometimes severe, in about 10% of the population. Mold both living and dead can produce toxins that may cause short term allergic reactions. Long term exposures to low levels of some mold toxins can result in permanent chemical sensitivity to common compounds in the environment.

What are the Sources of Air Duct Contamination?

All inside air was once outside air, so all of the dust, chemicals, pollen, insects and mold spores in the outside air can be pulled into the air system. People shed millions of tiny dead skin cells every hour. Cooking smoke, household insect sprays, personal care products are also a source of pollutants. Many construction materials, carpets, wood products and plastics give off pollutants as well. During construction or remodeling activities, many types of dust are produced and find their way into the duct work. If the duct components were stored outside prior to construction, they may have collected dust, rain water and even mold before they were installed in a system.

How Often Should I have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Once an air system is thoroughly cleaned, it should remain clean for 3 to 7 years if properly maintained and a high arrestance filter is installed. A standard disposable filter only stops about 10% of the airborne contaminates, allowing 90% of the dust in the room to flow back into the air system. To maintain protection against biological growth, an EPA registered biocide should be applied every 6 to 12 months by a qualified Duct Cleaning Professional.

Will a Dirty Air System Result in Higher Energy Costs?

Depending on the amount of contamination and its location, energy consumption could be increased. If the fan blades, evaporator coil or other control components of the system are heavily contaminated, the system may have to run much longer to cool or heat the occupied space, wasting a lot of energy.

What Does It Cost to Have a Whole Air System Cleaned?

This can depend on a lot of factors, such as the size of the home, the number of supply ducts, how long since the ducts were cleaned, etc. The whole system should be cleaned and a more efficient filter installed to keep the system clean longer. A competent duct cleaning company would not be able to do this for less than $200 for a small home or $800 for a large home.

How Should the Air System be Cleaned?

Air system cleaning is a simple four step process. To view the details of this process, please view our duct cleaning procedures page.

Which Parts of the Air System Should be Cleaned?

There are 3 major parts to an air system:

    1. The supply and return grills;
    2. The interior surfaces of the supply and return vents; and
    3. The furnace/air conditioner air handler.

All 3 components must be cleaned. If only one or two of the components are cleaned, the contaminates from the 3rd component will rapidly contaminate the ones that were cleaned.

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