Benefits to a Clean Air Duct

In the home, one of the best things to keep clean is one thing that you do not think about.  It is something that acts as the circulatory system of the home, and it is vital during the coldest winter months and the hottest summer months.  It is the duct system of your home.

The ducts of the home act as the air superhighway for the home.  It carries warm air from the furnace to all areas of the home and cool air from the air conditioner.  It can make life pleasant, but it can also make life difficult if they are allowed to get dirty.

Everyday contaminants are accumulating in your ducts.  These include dust mites, tobacco smoke, mold, chemicals, allergens, bacteria and animal dander.  As these are able to accumulate and grow, it creates situations where the overall health of a family can be compromised.  As a homeowner, there are many benefits to maintaining a clean duct system.

One of the simplest benefits is that clean ducts reduce the amount of dusting that you have to do.  As the duct system moves air through the home, the air is moved through filters that remove harmful allergens.  This simple process can reduce coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory conditions associated with dirty ducts.IMG_20140612_105122538

Clean ducts will also improve the air quality in your home.  Indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than the air outside.  Clean ducts can remove the allergens in the air in order to present a cleaner environment for you and your family.

Clean ducts will allow your furnace and HVAC system in your home to last longer and run more efficiently saving you money.  The issue with many different HVAC units is that they become clogged with dirt and debris if they are not cleaned regularly.  In order to drop your utility costs every month, take a moment and clean the parts of the ducts such as the fans and filters on a regular basis.  Your HVAC system will thank you by saving you money and giving you better quality air.

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Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

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Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

 

How to identify and respond to a Washing Machine leak

Finding and responding to leaks in household appliances, like washing machines can be a very tricky business.  Where the water is pooling might not be where the water is leaking from.  This is why the first important step is to make sure the washing machine is on level ground.  This will allow you to better locate the source of the water.

Once the leak has been fixed, and the washing machine is no longer leaking, then it is time to do water clean up.  You will want to handle this in several steps, but it can be done by you.  If you find that the job is too large or the damage might be too extensive, then it may be time to consider a mold specialist.Water Damage Clean Up

The first step in clean up is to remove the water from the immediate area.  It is very important that water is not allowed to sit for extended periods in the home.  Water can damage everything in the home.  They don’t call it the universal solvent for nothing.  Water can damage walls, carpets, furniture, metal in the home. You also run the increased risk of having mold develop and grow throughout your home.  If you have standing water, get rid of it immediately.

The best way to do the water clean up is to use a wet/dry vacuum and begin removing the water.  Collected water can simply be poured down a drain in a utility sink or in a bathroom.  Keep up with this task as a simply having 2-3” of water on the floor can yield a surprising number of gallons needing to be removed.  To assist with the wet/dry vac, it is okay to use dry towels to soak up water from carpets.  Any attempt to dry areas should include having a fan to give direct air flow drying the areas more efficiently, but also be using a dehumidifier in order to pull moisture from the area.  Keep a cycle of drying going in order to gain complete drying of the area.Proper water cleanup and mold removal equipment

If the attempts to dry the area are not working, then it is time to call a company that can assist in drying and saving the area.  The main emphasis for this immediate action is to prevent the growth of mold in the home.  Mold is a very dangerous and costly issue to have in your home.  If the water is not being dried, you will want to call a mold specialist as soon as possible to limit the potential damage that mold can have in your home.  The proper mold specialist can make all the difference in your ability to enjoy your home again.

 

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

We specialize in the following services:

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411