1Residential Carpet Cleaning
The process we use for cleaning is hot water extraction, frequently referred to as steam cleaning. The cleaning method itself is a hot water based extraction technique that removes dirt safely and gently as well as most stains.
A light vacuuming in the traffic areas is suggested but not mandatory. If necessary, the crew can pre-vacuum the area to be cleaned. Also, the equipment is vacuuming the entire time we are cleaning.
Usually the cleaning it will take about 20 minutes per room. This time can vary depending on the quantity of furniture to be moved, how soiled the carpets are and if there are any essential spot removal treatments to be done.
Yes we do. There are no extra charge to move furniture. We are skilfully trained to move your furniture. After the cleaning is completed, we will return it to its rightful place on protecting padding as necessary. We do recommend you remove items off of your furniture like electronics, plants and lamps. We will move most furniture that can be securely moved. There are some items we will not move, including: pianos, electronics, china cabinets, beds, dressers with mirrors, pool tables, etc.
Dry time is affected by humidity, temperature and air flow to the area. It can take anywhere between 8-24 hours for the carpet to totally dry, depending on the variables mention before. Using fans in rooms cleaned and by turning on your air conditioning or heating system, depending on the time of year can help speed up the drying time. It is important to leave the protective blocks under furniture legs and any paper used with upholstered items in place until the carpet and/or furniture is totally dry to avoid any discoloration. You may walk on your carpet directly after cleaning, but avoid wearing street shoes, as they may re-soil your carpet. We recommend wearing clean rubber soled shoes. Be particularly careful when walking from damp, carpeted areas on to non-carpeted areas to avoid slipping or sliding.
Though most stains that are removed from carpet do not reappear, some stains cannot be removed completely as the carpet fiber has been dyed by a certain substance such as pet urine or by red wine.
2Residential Duct Cleaning
1Clean Air is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) which sets standards for HVAC system cleaning. You can take a look at the standards we follow on their web site at: http://www.nadca.com.
Surprisingly enough, yes. Construction debris is one of the most common types of contamination that we find in air duct systems. Ducts should be sealed off during home renovations; but if they weren’t, dangerous fine particulates, such as drywall dust or sawdust, as well as other materials and debris may become lodged inside the ductwork.
The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system depends on many variables such as the size of the home, the number of systems, the extent of the contamination and the number of HVAC cleaners performing the job.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a diversity of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the ducts system and home should be considered as one component in an general plan to improve indoor air quality.
Frequency of cleaning depends on numerous aspects, not the least of which is the preference of the home owner. Some of the things that may lead a home owner to consider more frequent cleaning include:
- Smokers in the home.
- Pets that shed high quantities of hair and dander.
- Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
- Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a decrease in the quantity of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.
- After home renovations or remodeling.
- Before occupancy of a new home.
Some of the reasons are: Dirt and debris may collect in your HVAC system blocking ductwork and key components of the furnace, including the evaporator coil and blower. Accumulation of these contaminants in the system can limit airflow causing it to work harder and longer, thus expending more energy. By cleaning the entire ventilation system, you may see an growth in the energy efficacy of your system, which in some cases translates to lower utility bills. These cleanings may also prolong the life of your furnace or air conditioning system by decreasing wear and tear.
Research by the U.S. EPA has demonstrated that ventilation system cleaning may let systems to run more efficiently by eliminating debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, effective systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.