Monthly Archives: January 2014

Indoor Air Pollution?….

When you hear the words air pollution the first thing that usually comes to mind is some giant corporation continuously belching black clouds into the sky. Or maybe its that jacked up diesel truck next to you at the stop light that burns twice as much fuel as it needs when it accelerates and smokes you out. Whatever the image is that pops into your head it is probably not a picture of your furnace and duct system cycling dust, pet hair, dead skin cells, pollen, bacteria, and fungi throughout your house. But recent studies have shown that most times the level of pollution is often 10 times higher indoors than it is outdoors. Since a majority of your time is spent indoors shouldn’t cleaning up the air you breathe be a priority?

Just what exactly could be in your home?

You could have pounds of dust, animal hair and debris hidden away in your ceiling, underneath your floor, and inside your walls. 80% of the dust in your home is made up of dead skin cells and dander. Sounds pretty appetizing right? All of those contaminants constantly cycle through your homes HVAC system. Combine that with the moist environment that encompasses your ventilation system and soon bacteria, mold, and fungi begins to grow. This kind of buildup can cause your system to not run as efficiently costing you more money per year on your heating and cooling bill. In a report published by the U.S. EPA they ranked indoor air pollution as the highest risk to our health among all environmental problems.

So I should get my system cleaned then right?

Precisely! At B&F Power Vac we use source removal techniques that put your whole ventilation system under negative pressure. Using a high powered vacuum system we can successfully remove the debris in your home’s air duct system. With our specialized air duct cleaning tools we clean not only the registers, furnace components, and evaporator coils, but also the duct work that runs the entire length of your house. It is essentially a cleaning of the entire lung system of your home. Wouldn’t you rather be breathing clean air? Give us a call today and schedule your cleaning! We also offer free estimates in the Lewiston Clarkston Valley.