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!

 

What's Hiding in Your Office Carpet?

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Keeping the carpet clean in your office is essential for the health your coworkers, clients, and of course yourself. Because we can’t see them, It’s easy to forget about the dust, allergens, and other creepy crawlies lurking in your carpet! But once your carpet begins to stain you’ll know something is wrong. Why wait for stains to appear, when it could already be time to call your local cleaning and restoration company! It’s important to have your carpet routinely cleaned by a professional at least occasionally, and here’s why:

The Importance of Keeping Carpet Clean

 

  1. Health Benefits

 

Carpet can harbor many indoor air pollutants and allergens that are harmful to our health. Dust, dander, lead, cockroach allergens, and many more materials could be found in our carpet at home and in the office. What’s worse, these particles are kicked up into the air as we walk or vacuum over our floor. You’re likely unsure about what exactly is lurking in your office carpet, so it’s best to have it steam cleaned on a regular basis. Doing so would be a favor to your health, as well as the health of your clients and coworkers.

 

 

  1. First Impressions

 

Undoubtedly, your clients take a thorough look around when they enter your office for the first time. They may notice your fancy leather chairs before they spot your carpet, but they will, at some point, find that stain you’ve been trying to hid beneath the trash can. Luckily, The Steam Team can help you win a few professionalism points by deep cleaning your carpet for you this quarter!

 

Steam cleaning brings results that you simply can’t beat! If your office is overdue for a deep, thorough carpet cleaning, or you need some help with a tricky stain, don’t hesitate to call The Steam today!