Top Benefits of Getting Your Ducts Sealed

Have you ever walked by one of your outside doors in the winter and felt a cold draft on your feet seeping through the bottom of the door? It’s enough to give most people the chills and send shivers throughout your body. It might not seem like much, but that small draft can actually be a big problem.

Much like a drafty door, leaky air ducts can be a big issue and in most cases, you don’t even know the problem exists. The fact is, when you have leaky ducts you are losing air that is supposed to be going into your home, whether it’s cool or warm.

Furthermore, the polluted, dusty air from the outside can enter your air ducts and start to build up. That mess will eventually end up inside your home where you will breathe it in. thus, just like you would fix a drafty door, you should also fix your leaky air ducts.

Sealing your air ducts will provide you with cleaner air, a more comfortable living environment, and save you money on energy bills. Your HVAC system will also run more smoothly which keeps your home safer and saves you more money.

Getting your ducts sealed is a good idea no matter what time of year. If you need your air ducts sealed, then contact Better Air Northwest, an experienced and professional air duct cleaning company serving the Vancouver-Portland area. Click here to contact us or call us at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212.

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Portland/Vancouver Industrial Air Duct Cleaning

Safety is always one of the top priorities at any manufacturing plant or warehouse. However, while companies take careful measures to protect heir employees, there is one common area that they often forget: the air ducts.

Industrial air duct cleaning might not seem like a safety issue, but if your ducts are dirty then you and your employees are taking in polluted air day, after day, after day. That isn’t good for anyone.

A manufacturing or warehouse setting usually creates a lot of unpleasant pollutants, including mists, dust, smoke, and in some cases dangerous airborne chemicals. All of these nasty pollutants eventually get into the air ducts and pushed throughout the entire building.

They also build up in your ductwork and over time they can combine to create even dirtier air, which everyone gets exposed to. In some cases, depending on the different elements that are being collected, the buildup could end up being a fire hazard. Don’t let this happen at your warehouse, manufacturing plant or other industrial building.

With the right equipment and expertise we’ll clean your industrial air ducts properly, leaving your ducts clean and reducing the chance of a fire hazard, as well as making the air you breathe much cleaner.

If you need industrial air duct cleaning then please contact Better Air Northwest today by clicking here. You can also reach us in Portland and Beaverton by calling 503-208-8351 or in Vancouver at 360-852-6212. For our residential services click here.

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What Exactly is Anti-Microbial Sanitation?

You know that feeling you get when you do some really deep cleaning around your home? It almost feels like you could eat off the floor. Of course, you never would but you know the feeling. Having a super clean home just makes you feel better. The problem is, unless you cover every area in your home, including the ones you can’t see, then there could always be something else lurking.

That is often the problem with your air ducts. You can’t see them, but they are a big part of your home and they are often very dirty, as dust, pollutants, allergens and other debris builds up over time. Sometimes that can lead to some nasty smells and even mold. Even worse, sometimes animals get into your ductwork and end up dying there, leaving nasty bacteria, among other things.

If you’ve noticed something awful coming from your air vents, then you might have something nasty going on deep within your air ducts. That’s when it’s a good time to contact Better Air Northwest for a duct cleaning and an anti-microbial sanitation. This valuable service goes beyond the typical duct cleaning. We use specialized chemicals to rid your ducts of these contaminants and smells and not just cover them up.

First, we thoroughly clean your air ducts then we use these antimicrobial chemicals to clean the area and rid the problem. You can learn more about this deep cleaning by clicking here. If you have a nasty smell coming from your ductwork then give Better Air Northwest a call today and schedule your air duct cleaning and anti-microbial sanitation. In Vancouver call 360-852-6212 and in Portland call 503-208-8351. You can also contact us online by clicking here.

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In Need of Some Respirable Dust Testing?

Air quality is important in any environment, especially in a working environment where employers need to be aware of their employees’ health and well-being. There are plenty of methods to improve air quality in the workplace and some are better than others. However, how do you know if your efforts are really working? The key is to actually know how dirty or clean the air you’re breathing really is.

In order to test the air in your commercial or industrial location you need to do respirable dust testing. So what exactly is this and how does it work? The air is full of all kinds of dust particles that carry all kinds of substances. When we perform a respirable dust test we determine how clean or dirty the air you’re breathing at work really is.

When you hire Better Air Northwest to perform this service we’ll take a sample directly from your air ducts and send it to a lab to have it tested to determine the quality level of your air. We use a special filter designed specifically for respirable dust testing and contain it in sealed container to be tested at the lab. If the dust levels are too high then you should seriously consider getting your ducts clean.

If you want to determine the air quality in your office or commercial building then please contact Better Air Northwest today and schedule your respirable dust testing appointment now. Just call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here.

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Need Commercial Air Duct Cleaning?

Just about every homeowner could benefit from an air duct cleaning, at least every few years. People who have had hired us to perform this valuable service have discovered firsthand the many benefits of cleaner air ducts. Many of our customers report how they have personally experienced feeling healthier and that they enjoy having a cleaner home and fresher air to breathe.

Now imagine having that same result in your workplace. Many office and commercial buildings have massive ductwork systems in place, and they are just as likely, or more likely to get as dirty as the ductwork in your home. Every employer wants top productivity from their employees and no one likes losing workers to sick time.

That’s why it’s so important to get your commercial air ducts cleaned by Better Air Northwest. Your building will be cleaner and your employees will feel healthier. This will lead to less sick time and better productivity. At Better Air we are fully equipped to handle even the biggest jobs. Some of our previous commercial jobs include all Multnomah, Washington and Clark County office buildings, Vancouver School District buildings and Boeing-Gresham.

If you’re interested in commercial air duct cleaning in the greater Vancouver and Portland areas then please consider Better Air Northwest. You’ll be glad you did. You can call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver. Or, just click here to contact us online.

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Happy Customers Are Our Goal Every Time

At Better Air Northwest, we love to satisfy our customers. We take every job we do, no matter how big or small seriously. We want every customer to feel like they’ve been treated fairly and honestly. We want them to feel as though they have received quality work and a valuable service. When you hire Better Air Northwest to clean your air ducts or dryer vent, or for any other service we offer, we promise to do the job right to your satisfaction.

We are always happy to share when one of our customers shares the positive experience they had with Better Air Northwest. For example, Carol L. of Vancouver shared her experience on our website and had this to say. Better Air Northwest “showed up on time to my home and they were friendly and courteous. They took the time to explain the process and showed me the results. I suffer from allergies and I was so happy to get all that extra debris out of my home. I would recommend Better Air Northwest to anyone who needs to get their ducts cleaned.”

We hope you will contact us if you need your air ducts cleaned. We’ll treat you the same way we treat all of our customers and make sure you are satisfied with the work. Please contact us today at Better Air Northwest. You can call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to connect with us online. We are ready to serve you.

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Can I Clean My Dryer Vent Myself?

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. That means it will soon be time to get outside and start on some of those do-it-yourself projects around the house. There are all kinds of things to do and many of them are great to take on yourself. However, not all projects should be tackled by DIY-ers. For example, as you head outside, take a look at the opening of your dryer vent exit. They are usually found in your foundation.

If you notice a lot of lint buildup there is a good chance you need your dryer vent cleaned. This is one of those jobs that a lot of people like to try to do themselves. So let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of cleaning your own dryer vent.

You will most likely save money doing it yourself, but you will need to purchase a brush kit to do the job right, which will cost you something. If your dryer vent hose is short enough this should be an easy job. However, most houses these days are not built like they used to be. Many dryer vents are now very long and often extend for long distances before they reach their final exit.

Another problem that many people who try to clean their own vents run into is getting their brush kit stuck in the vent. This can lead to frustration, not to mention damage to your vent and the job unfinished. The clog can actually get even worse, which increases your risk of a fire. Sometimes, people then have to call a professional anyways to help get the brush out.

So, while there are some people with very short hoses that could likely do this job on their own, for most people calling a professional to begin with is a much smarter choice. You will save time, and often you’ll end up paying less than you would have if you end up getting your brush stuck trying to do it yourself.

So let Better Air Northwest clean your dryer vent for you. Just call us in Vancouver at 360-852-6212 and in Portland at 503-208-8351. You can also reach us online or leave us a message by clicking here.

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Don’t Be Fooled By a Fake Air Duct Cleaning Company

How many times have you seen one of those air duct cleaning flyers in the mail, or hung on your doorknob, that advertises a $99 special? Wouldn’t that be great if this valuable service really only cost $99? Well, as the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The fact is if you want your air duct cleaning done right, you are going to have to pay more than $99.

Plus, these $99 jobs are just a way for these shady air duct cleaning companies to get into your home. They don’t really plan on doing anything for $99, unless they quickly stick a vacuum hose in your vents and call it good. These discount offers are not legitimate. In most cases, the company doing the advertising will show up to your home and upon further inspection, will find several other problems, like mold.

However, they aren’t qualified to detect or treat mold and in reality they are probably making the whole thing up so they can scare you into paying for expensive services that you don’t need and that they will most likely not even perform. If you get one of these flyers or coupons don’t waste your time. These companies won’t do the work, and they will always jack up the price.

Getting a great deal is always nice, but in almost all cases, you get what you pay for. Therefore, if you’re looking for professional air duct cleaning done right, then give us a call at 503-208-8351 in Portland and at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver. You can also click here to contact us online.

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Top Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

So you want to know why you should get your air ducts cleaned and whether or not it’s really worth your time and money. Well, we have the answers for you. There are many benefits of getting your air ducts cleaned and together they make it more than worth it. So let’s review some of the top benefits of cleaner air ducts.

No one likes to dust. In fact, it has to be one of the most tedious chores of all time. When you get your air ducts cleaned you won’t have to dust nearly as often because you’ll have less dust in your home.

You’ll enjoy breathing cleaner air. When you get your air ducts cleaned the air you breathe on a regular basis will be cleaner and fresher. In other words, the air quality in your home will be greatly improved. That means you can breathe confidently knowing that you’re taking in a lot fewer contaminants.

Your HVAC system will work better and last longer, which will save you significantly. Not only will you not have to purchase or repair these items as often, but you will also save money every month on your energy bill because your HVAXC system will run more efficiently.

Add it al up and you can see that getting your air ducts cleaned offers many benefts that make it more than worth your while. Please contact Better Air Northwest today to schedule your next air duct cleaning. Call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to connect with us online.

 

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What Should I Ask My Air Duct Cleaning Company?

If you’re already convinced that it’s time to get your air ducts cleaned then all you have left to do is find the right company and schedule an appointment. So what kinds of things should you consider when you’re shopping for the right duct cleaning company? There are several things to keep in mind and you should also be prepared to ask a lot of questions. Consider these, among others?

  • How often should I get my ducts cleaned?
  • How much will it cost for a duct cleaning?
  • Do you have references?
  • Can I see what previous customers have to say about their experience?
  • How long will it take to clean my ducts?
  • What kind of equipment do you use to clean my ducts?
  • Will I be able to see the results?

Besides asking these questions take the time to do some research and see what else you can find out about the company on your own. Also, be sure to verify that the company you’re considering is in good standing with the BBB and other similar organizations. Make sure to verify that the company is insured and if they hold any necessary certifications and licenses.

There are many things to consider and ask your potential air duct cleaning company before going forward. When you hire Better Air Northwest to clean your air ducts or dryer vent you can rest assured that you are getting a quality service at a competitive price. Please call us today in Vancouver at 360-852-6212 and in Portland at 503-208-8351. You can also chat with us online or leave us a message by clicking here.

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