Air Duct Cleaning

Duct Cleaning, Breath Easier

Everyone desires a clean home. Your heating and cooling should be something that you look at every 3 to 5 years. Dead skin, dust, and other debris builds up in your vents and circulate through your home and your familys lungs. The EPA says that the times it is more crucial to have your ducts cleaned is when there is mold present, if there is a vermin infestation or you see signs of rodents in ducts, or you see evidence of dust coming from the return vents.

An excerpt from the EPAs website:

“Biological air pollutants are found to some degree in every home, school, and workplace. Sources include outdoor air and human occupants who shed viruses and bacteria, animal occupants (insects and other arthropods, mammals) that shed allergens, and indoor surfaces and water reservoirs where fungi and bacteria can grow, such as humidifiers. A number of factors allow biological agents to grow and be released into the air. Especially important is high relative humidity, which encourages house dust mite populations to increase and allows fungal growth on damp surfaces. Mite and fungus contamination can be caused by flooding, continually damp carpet (which may occur when carpet is installed on poorly ventilated concrete floors), inadequate exhaust of bathrooms, or kitchen-generated moisture. Appliances such as humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and drip pans under cooling coils (as in refrigerators), support the growth of bacteria and fungi.

Components of mechanical heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may also serve as reservoirs or sites of microbial amplification. These include air intakes near potential sources of contamination such as standing water, organic debris or bird droppings, or integral parts of the mechanical system itself, such as various humidification systems, cooling coils, or condensate drain pans. Dust and debris may be deposited in the duct work or mixing boxes of the air handler.

Biological agents in indoor air are known to cause three types of human disease: infections, where pathogens invade human tissues; hypersensitivity diseases, where specific activation of the immune system causes disease; and toxicosis, where biologically produced chemical toxins cause direct toxic effects. In addition, exposure to conditions conducive to biological contamination (e.g., dampness, water damage) has been related to nonspecific upper and lower respiratory symptoms. Evidence is available that shows that some episodes of the group of nonspecific symptoms known as sick building syndrome may be related to microbial contamination in buildings.”

Why Chose Us

Mr Steam Carpet Cleaning uses the best equipment for the job every time. Air quality in your home can improve 2 to 5 times depending on the last time you had them cleaned. Dont take our word for it take a look at the before and after pictures.

Our 3 step process to making your home healthy and clean:
  • Call For An Appointment

Give us a call at +1 (503) 597-8326. We will answer all your questions and arrange an appointment to further discuss your specific cleaning needs.

  • Professional Cleaning

A professional will come to your home to help asses your cleaning needs. We let you know all the options with a written estimate, giving you the freedom to chose what works best for you before we start. From there we handle every aspect of the job so you don’t have to. Mr Steam Carpet Cleaning will give your home a new look, in just one day.

  • Follow Up

With the cleaning done and your home restored, we dont stop there. Customer happiness is our top priority so we follow up to make sure you are throughly satisfied.


Should I have My Air System Cleaned If the House Is New?

Surprisingly enough yes. Construction debris is very common to see in your ducts after your house is built. Small Particles can lodge themselves in your system such as drywall dust and sawdust both of which are harmful to breath in.