Case 14- Oct 2012 requiring a variety of tools and equipment most important a camera.
A system with multiple problems, dead mouse in bathroom vent stuck between the damper took several approaches manual brushing and rotor brush unit High-powered negative air machine 5000 cfms.The camera also reveals dislocating gap connection around the boot area clearly see in the pictures. Without the camera it would be impossible to detect these problems, dead mouse lower left and connection gap.
Problem area bathroom Vent, Rotor brush vent line
Dislodge mouse and scrub all the dust and debris around the walls
Area cleaned out decomposing mouse removed. Powerful negative machine 5,250 CFM's
Cold air supply manual and rotor brush scrubbing picture on the right shows completely cleaned duct line. The importance use of a camera for clean verification.
Case Job 10: Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA.
Make Your Air Fit To Breathe!!
Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA:"Douglas Hall Project" FRESHX Air Duct Cleaning professionals found unusual debris inside air duct. Only by the use of high power negative air machine were we able to pull out pieces of Spanish tile fragments and chunks of cement. With all the scrubbing and removing of dust and debris, and the installation of new electrostatic filters at each furnace, now the staff and administrators can breathe fresh clean air.
Heavy accumulation of dust shown after air duct is cleaned out you can see the lining.
Only seeing is believing on the right-hand side you can see fragments of Spanish tile, cement and dust debris.
Clean results! Residential and commercial jobs require more than a small vacuum type canisters. Some will go as far as using their carpet cleaning machine with attachments and call themselves air duct cleaning professionals. FRESHX only uses the right type of equipment that fits each job and able to show you the before and after pictures.
16' box van fully equipped
FRESHX has a variety of different types of equipment right at each job site to insurer we use the right equipment and video camera necessary for a good clean job.
The competition will come in with one man crew a small vacuum canister with a one brush system. We over emphasizing the fact that with no camera to back you up your leaving it all up to chance the job was done correctly!
Without a camera to back you up all you have is bunch of promises and hopes that you've got the system clean! Before they get started ask to you want to see the Dirty and Clean results. In other words"before" and "after pictures"..... most of them won't be equipped to show you before or the end results.
" WHY"? Because they don't have the equipment necessary or don't want you to see the dirt they are leaving behind in the main supply trunk.
You have to ask yourself? How can any air duct cleaning company cleaning person see 100-200 feet into the duct line without a camera and see if all the debris is removed? To do a good job requires the right tools, right equipment, and a color camera. A camera will see if any problem areas exist. Perhaps some duct lines are destroyed by mice or still dirty.
No two jobs are the same and require different approaches. All air duct cleaning jobs require the use of a camera to assist the air duct cleaner to see the unclean or trouble areas. Also keeps the cleaning crew honest without excuses ensuring that the job has been done correctly.
The Choice is yours... you can pay for "the unseen job or pay for the difference you can see." Air Duct cleaning is an investment. Don't get taken by slick brochures and health scare tactics.
MOST LIKELY YOU WON'T SEE FRESHX IN FANCY BROCHURES OR IN THE YELLOW PAGES. MOST OF OUR BUSINESS COMES FROM WORD-OF-MOUTH, REFERRALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
FRESHX "NEWS"NOW CELEBRATING 38 YEARS IN THE CLEANING BUSINESS!
"Kalev Jon BetanCourt" a computer science degree Ohio University is now a new generation family member stepping up to keep up the tradition of quality workmanship and customer service, a long side his DAD John Major BetanCourt
FRESHX Air Duct cleaning CATH LAB remodeling Salinas Memorial hospital healthcare systems project Oct 2012
The right tools to reach where no man can. The right equipment eliminates apologies and excuses at the end of each job for commercial and residential air duct cleaning. With excellent results and accountability professionals trust FRESHX systematic cleaning! With FRESHX you get positive results not excuses!
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Call a FRESHX Professional and avoid poking anything inside your duct line until you've determined whether you have Flex ducting or hard ducting. Most flex duct-work has different types of plastic lining: low, med, heavy gauges and can easily puncture. If this happens you can contaminate your air with fiberglass particles. This is a health hazard. FRESHX can come to your home with a video camera and determined the problem areas.
Why is FRESHX The Clean Air People your best choice?
FRESHX uses a wide variety of the best air duct cleaning tools and equipment in the industry, “Why”? No two jobs are exactly the same requiring a different approach based upon the following criteria:
- Type of ductwork to be cleaned.
- Predominance of ductwork types: flex duct or hard ducting.
- Size of ductwork that affects-negative airflow and drop-off points.
The process of equipment selection for each job many times is different, the competition will want you to believe one piece of equipment fits all type of cleaning approach is far from the truth. There slick marketing brochures handed out to you during the presentation fall short in delivering the results and claims if inadequate equipment is used. We have included some of our cleaning equipment to help you familiarize yourself with the important of utilizing the right equipment necessary to deliver the right cleaning results. For example: Most of the competition uses 1500 CFM (cubic feet per minute) which is inadequate in pulling debris from the main trunk. The lowest drop point FRESHX uses is between 2500 and 5000 CFM which makes our negative air machine powerful to meet high required levels and standards of excellence in the air duct industry. Adequate CFM levels and capability of high-end performance equipment is considered one of the most important pieces of equipment in the air duct industry.
Air duct brushing systems are workhorses of Air Duct cleaning, but don't be fooled by outrageous claims about small canister type vacuum systems or systems that attach to their carpet cleaning machine give me a break. It's getting difficult for the consumer to separate the good the bad and ugly in so call air cleaning providers.
A brush system that will work well in a round duct may not completely clean a square or rectangular duct or even tear up low gauge plastic ducting exposing your family to fiberglass insulation that's wrapped around the outside of the flex ducting. Although tools and extension hose attached to a canister vacuum may be designed to extend the links of the branch falls short from cleaning the supply main trunk. Push and pull air pressure systems needs sufficient negative air pressure CFM's to be able to pull the debris from the main supply trunk.
The snakes and whips approach has become standard practice with specific types of ducts. Snakes and whips must be rated to operate correctly with the air compressor device selected. Some of the competition uses and only relies on these tools as the complete duct cleaning system. The true fact is any air sweeping tool or combination of tools is just one part of the entire system and never works as a standalone air duct cleaning system because so many duct systems are so different in how they are put together.
Many air duct cleaning operations do not provide the services, supervision, or management effort necessary to make cleaning excellence possible because they are aware that these ideals will add to their overhead or narrow their profit margin, and in an industry where most services are one time services it opens the door to scammers and fly-by-night operations. We pay our taxes workers compensation insurance/and carry over $2 million in liability insurance. All our personnel have gone through background checks and security clearance such ideals are cost-prohibitive for many companies that call themselves air duct cleaning companies.
Method and company knowledge understanding and right equipment that fits your needs does matter choose of Company with a long track record of satisfied customers that include many local hospitals health departments all have trusted FRESHX to get the job done right, FRESHX delivers results not excuse when it comes to air duct cleaning. Call the FRESHX PROS
Winter months are upon us, which means turning on the furnace. Not knowingly, for many it's a big surprise to find out rats and mice have chewed into the flex duct or invaded the crawl space. Before firing up your furnace have it serviced; once a year is a good idea. Each season we get many calls from consumers noticing a foul odor coming out of the heating vents caused by rodent droppings and urine. And with all the media news about the Haunta Virus that can be spread from infected mice to humans through air inhalation of their dried feces, the Haunta virus can be deadly. The rash of deaths from this disease in Yosemite National Park is enough to send chills up and down your back... Which leads to a QUESTION: how effective is duct cleaning at removing mice droppings on flex ducts or on hard ducting?
Avoid companies with small little vacuum canisters with a rotary brush this could cause a larger problem. These small little canister vacuums cannot clean out the main supply truck coming off each branch these small systems are not powerful enough at pulling out the debris from the main supply truck therefore it becomes loose and starts coming back out every time you turn your furnace causing greatercontamination of the living space.
FRESHX Powerful System Home and Commercial
FRESHX Air Duct Systems powerful and effective time proven systems that effectively remove debris from the branch and the main trunk all the way to the furnace.
FRESHX large vacuum system is attached to the furnace and in most cases left outside. Many of the competition rely on inexpensive small canister type systems with a small brush that rotates with very limited cleaning capability. If they're lucky they may be able to reach 10 or 25 feet at the most, trying to do the impossible and never able to clean out the main trunk.
Why do we know this?... we use one, found out that small canister type units are not adequate enough to use has a stand alone system. But is a great system to clean-out dryer vents and small branches but never a whole system. Why? not enough for negative/ vacuum power to suck up debris that is left in the main trunk area.
The competition seems to think it's sufficient enough in cleaning out 10- 25 feet since you won't be able to see the results in the main trunk and they're not willing to invest on equipment that would give them better results, these ideals would hurt their bottom line.
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"Rotobrush brush system" we use it to clean-out dryer vents not has a stand alone unit to clean out a home duct work system not enough power to pull the dust and debris out of the main supply duct!
Dryer Vent Cleaning System
We don't rely or use small canister type vacuums systems as a "standalone, do-it all" type to clean out your air duct system. Not all equipment or companies are created equal. FRESHX and BetanCourt cleaning services established in Aug 1974 have gained a reputation of quality workmanship in hospitals, as well as residential. Residents have trusted FRESHX for their cleaning needs. You get results not excuses when you call FRESHX.
By John M. BetanCourt
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Alert: Bite Switch Tactics
EPA put out scam Alert: Avoid “Dirty” duct cleaners
You get a flyer in the mail from a company offering to clean the air ducts at your home for only $99. Intrigued by the low price, you contact the company and set up an appointment.
When the company arrives at your house, the rep tries to sell you on a bunch of other services, including carpet cleaning or mold remediation, to improve the air quality inside your home. If you don't bite at these invoice-increasing items, he gives your ducts a cursory cleaning before moving on to the next mark somewhere in your area.
That lowball offer should have been a red flag to avoid that firm. A reputable company will charge $400 to $1,000 to clean the ducts in a typical 2,000-square-foot house, says the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). A quality job should take two pros, who'll use specialized tools, about 8 to 15 hours to complete.
Even more important to know is that there's no proof that cleaning ducts prevents health problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nor do studies conclusively show that dirty ducts increase levels of airborne particulates in a home. Still, there are times when you should get your ducts cleaned:
• Have the ductwork cleaned if it contains visible mold buildup or has debris coming out of supply registers, or if the ducts are infested with vermin. Check for problems by removing the registers and shining a flashlight into the ductwork.
• Consider having your ductwork professionally inspected if someone in your home is suffering from unexplained allergies or illness. Before you do that, however, a doctor should rule out other causes.
To find a reputable duct cleaner, get referrals from the company that services your furnace. You'll also find NADCA member contractors in your area on the association's www.nadca.com. Before you sign a contract, ask for evidence of contamination, including a lab report if mold is a concern. And be sure the company cleans the entire HVAC system, including the ducts, heat exchanger, and air handler.
After the work has been completed, insist on a thorough visual inspection—all components of the HVAC system should be free of visible dust and debris. A top-shelf pro might even use remote photography to show you the clean ducts.
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