Air Duct Cleaning: Effective and Efficient

Duct Cleaning 

Duct Cleaning 

With the change of seasons, comes the changing of allergens in the air. And, when allergens are stirred up and affecting you more than normal, it’s easy to want to coop up inside and “rest.” While indoor air shields us from exposure to the elements, we are still exposed to indoor air pollutants -- especially if you haven’t cleaned your air ducts in a while!

 

If you have a major problem with your ductwork, such as a leak, you'll need to contact a professional as soon as possible. Leaky ducts can suck in dust, dirt, allergens, and other nasty materials from areas like basements, crawlspaces, or attics. In these situations, we urge you to simply call in the professionals! This is a job that requires very specific equipment (high powered vacuums, video equipment, etc) and a precise, well-trained method of breaking up the dirt and dust inside your ductwork.

 

Regular Maintenance

Leaky ducts or other problems aside, air ducts function most efficiently and effectively when they’re regularly maintained. However, it can be an extremely difficult job because of many hard-to-reach places and lack of equipment. Dusting off the air vents is part of the job, but if you’re having to dust them frequently -- it’s probably time to get inside the ducts for a thorough clean.

 

No matter what shape your ducts are in, calling in the professionals will ensure that your ducts aren’t circulating air full of allergen particles and other dust or dirt. Regular maintenance will also prevent further damage from occurring -- saving you time, energy, and money!

 

Contact Us

Contact your local cleaning and restoration company for details on air duct cleaning services. Gone are the days of sniffling, coughing, and taking allergy medicine! A professional cleaning company (like The Steam Team!) will gladly inspect and clean your air ducts, leaving your home’s air quality more clean, more pure than ever before. Contact us today!

It's Time to Clean the Air Ducts!

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin, Texas

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin, Texas

Have you ever considered cleaning the air ducts in your home? If not, consider this: according to the EPA, some studies indicate that we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors, and that the air in some homes and buildings is more polluted than the air outdoors. The young, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions, such as respiratory or cardiovascular disease, are most at risk.

 

The EPA advises that duct cleaning has not been shown to actually prevent health problems. However, if anyone in your household is suffering from allergies or any unexplained symptoms or illnesses, visually inspect your air ducts for mold growth. Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be easily accessible, so you’ll need to ask a service provider to check into it and show you the mold growth, if there is any. You can easily view air-return grills and ceiling vents yourself. Other reasons to clean your air ducts include infestation by insects or vermin, or an excessive amount of dust and debris, causing particles to be released when the system is running. Whatever the cause, be sure to address the root problem, or the issue will recur even after a thorough cleaning.  

 

Duct cleaning may also involve the use of biocides and sealants. A biocide kills bacteria and mold and prevents future growth, while a sealant prevents dust within the duct system from being released into the air. Both are chemical products and may involve adverse reactions. Educate yourself on the pros and cons. A service provider can accommodate your preference for avoiding use of either product.

 

A duct-cleaning service provider will also be able to clean certain heating and cooling components that should help your system run more efficiently. Cleaning of heating and cooling coils and drain pans, regular filter changes, and inspections of heating equipment should be part of your annual home maintenance routine.

 

If your air ducts are due for an inspection and/or cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team. Air duct cleaning is just one of the many services we provide!

 

The Best Time of the Year to Clean Your Floors

Janitorial Cleaning Downtown Austin

Janitorial Cleaning Downtown Austin

When you decide to have your floors professionally cleaned for the first time, it’s a big deal.  It means you’re ready to fully eradicate the germs, allergens, and dust mites around your home, and you know the professionals are the best ones for the job. Well done!

 

But now that you’re following through with a professional treatment, you’re bound to have questions! What kind of treatment should be used? Which areas of the house are priority? And most of all, when should the professionals come?

 

Don’t worry- The Steam Team has answers. Below, we’ll discuss a few deciding factors to consider when scheduling a professional cleaning.

 

How Are Your Allergies?

 

If there’s one thing carpets are good at, it’s holding in allergens and pet dander. If you’re prone to sneezing fits, itchy eyes, and other telltale allergy symptoms, we recommend having your floors cleaned after Thanksgiving. Allergens are insufferable this time of year.

 

With The Steam Team’s help, you can avoid a winter of runny noses!

 

How Heavy is the Foot Traffic?

 

With frequent family gatherings, Christmas parties, and other get togethers, the holidays typically bring on an excess amount of foot traffic. Whether it’s Grandpa’s trailing pipe smoke, or your sister’s puppy who’s not-so-housetrained, once the festivities are over, your carpet will need a touch of tender loving care.

 

What’s on the Calendar?

 

Timing is different for everybody. Are you having a guest staying for a while in February? Are you considering putting your house on the market in the spring? Thinking of your future timeline can help you pick the perfect time to clean the floors what will be most worth your while.


This holiday season, give your home the gift of freshly steam cleaned carpeting. Santa- we mean, The Steam Team insists!