Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is a part of property maintenance and is mandatory for better health promotion and higher HVAC efficiency. Reduce your electricity bills and allergies with GCD Restoration’s Air Duct Cleaning Services with coverage for San Francisco and Bay Area.

HOW TO KNOW IT’S TIME FOR AIR DUCT CLEANING

The GDC Restoration team is an IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) collective of specialists. We provide full-property HVAC air duct cleaning.

Get your ventilation systems cleaned and disinfected and reduce indoor pollen counts and increase air quality for your residential or commercial property.

WHO BENEFITS FROM AIR DUCT CLEANING

Indoor air pollution is an issue which can be resolved in a short time-frame, provided it has been detected first. For an indoor air test and inspection you can turn to our Indoor Air Test page for more information on the topic of pure interior air importance for both businesses and residences alike.

The high percentage of carpeting on most floor surfaces is the main reason for a quick air vent clogging and the reduction of air quality and HVAC efficiency. This accumulation of dust, fibers and lint introduces an appropriate environment for mites, bacteria and mold growth which get re-introduced into the air by the disturbance of passing gasses.

As a part of our Better Health for San Fran Initiative, we aim to bring awareness about the dangers of filthy HVAC systems and ventilation. Dust being the main culprit for most allergies and skin irritation, our service aims to fully remove it from the air flow of your property, resulting in the increase of air circulation and the efficiency of your heating or cooling system.

HOW IS AIR DUCT CLEANING PERFORMED

Detection and diagnostics are the first step towards a healthier environment, so before we start, it’s important to get an idea about the contents of the air – as a part of our full service coverage, we perform an air quality test to see if there is any fungal growth in the vents.

The results of the test are sent to a laboratory and once the report comes in we provide several solutions to any problems that might have arisen.

On the basis of our analysis we will approach the issues at hand with an appropriate solution, whether that would be full dust removal or a whole-system wipe down.

A thing of high importance is to maintain high air quality.

The first thing we do is seal all vents in order to perform safe air duct cleaning without introducing any contaminants into the ambient environment.

DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE SYSTEM WE…

will create two access panels in order to reach and remove all dust. Proper cleaning hinges on the diligence of this process. How we continue depends entirely on the test of the Indoor Air Quality Test.

If there are toxic fumes and fungal growths, mold or mildew particles found into the air, we seal the house on a room by room basis as to contain the contamination.

When fungal spores are found into the air stream, it’s vital to take precaution and not disturb the fungus as to not introduce it into the current air stream of the house. A specialized, mechanized steam cleaner is used to eradicate any potential mycotoxins.

The high humidity in the Bay Area, it’s highly probable that there is an issue with the air duct system on your property.

LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL WITH AIR DUCT CLEANING

While breathing in dust is quite an unpleasant experience, getting an increasing higher electricity bill can be more than just unpleasant. If you have not had your air vents cleaned in the last 1 year, it’s highly likely that there is dust and lint build-up in the air intakes and all HVAC components.

This reduces air flow as it introduces more resistance, making your air conditioning work harder to achieve the same results. If this is the case, you will notice an increase in electricity consumption, without adding any additional appliances or changing your behavior in any way.

By getting a GCD Restoration Air Duct Cleaning appointment, your South San Francisco HVAC system will be fully cleaned. Not only will it provide fresh air once again, but also save you time and money, plus it will prolong the life of your Air Conditioning installation by 5 years.

For a consultation, do not hesitate to dial (650) 835 4447, 24/7.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD HVAC AIR DUCTS BE CLEANED

For South City residents an annual checkup is recommended. South San Francisco and Bay Area properties experiencing dry and humid periods, with both promoting bacterial growth in the air circulation of a property. The introduction of water into the air by ocean water evaporation, provides perfect breeding grounds for bacterial and fungal growths.

HOW LONG DOES AIR DUCT CLEANING USUALLY TAKE

Depending on the size of your property – a 3 bedroom house should take no more than 4 hours to properly clean. The time of task completion also depends on the air toxicology of the property, if there are any mycotoxins found then the process might take longer.

The time of completion will be determined based on preliminary tests done on the property, with 2 unique air samples and air duct fiber sample. The time of completion also depends if you want the following:

  • Fan Motors Cleaned
  • Heat Exchangers Dusted and Disinfected
  • Heating and Cooling Coils Cleaned
  • Grilles and Diffusers Sanitized

 

If you haven’t had your HVAC system cleaned in more than 2 years, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with our Indoor Air Test specialists to determine the appropriate actions.

SERVICES YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING AIR DUCT CLEANING

  • Interior Air Quality Test
  • Mold Removal and Remediation
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

AREAS AND DISTRICT COVERAGE

We now also cover the entirety of the South San Francisco area, with a full 5 district coverage, including but not limited to:

  • San Bruno;
  • Colma;
  • Brisbane;
  • Daly City;
  • Hillsborough;
  • Burlingame;
  • San Mateo;
  • Westlake;
  • Serramonte;
  • Visitation Valley.

Air duct cleaning is a comprehensive service which provides a whole HVAC system maintenance. It can also be a localized cleaning of a certain air duct, or it can even be a recommendation on improving the conditions of the HVAC system altogether.

All coverage starts with a preliminary survey which determines what is the best course of action, sometimes all you need is a surface clean, other times it’s a full cleaning.

Better airflow, less dust and smaller utility bills. The process of air duct cleaning requires full property quarantine so we limit the chance of contaminating the property with the contents of the air ducts.

Depending on the size of the installation and the last time it’s been serviced, we might be required to create access panels to be able to remove any dust and accumulated lint.

A partial cleaning will be no less than $100, the price of a full cleaning will depend on the size of the system and its condition. The way we at GCDRestoration.com price our service is based on a free, preliminary survey of the system and an indoor air quality test which provides us with vital information about the condition of your property.

Not always. There are cases where you can lower the contamination rate of a vent with a free tip from our team. Air duct cleaning is a major project which takes a couple of days and a hands-on approach from a specialized team, but we will not recommend it if it’s not necessary.

And since we value your time, we won’t be recommending a full clean unless it’s absolutely mandatory – this occurs in cases where there’s large lint build up and an increase in utility bills.

Remove carpeted flooring around air ducts and vents, clean pet hair more often, clean air duct grates more often. These tips are time-proven and provide easy, cheap solutions to an otherwise dangerous issue.

Dust in your air vent system is one of the biggest contributors to the increase in asthma cases and other respiratory issues akin to allergies.

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