Top Tips for Keeping Your Air Ducts Clean

Have you recently had your air ducts cleaned? Are you scheduled to get this valuable service done in the near future? Either way, you might wonder, how you keep them clean after you’ve had them cleaned professionally? That is a good question and we can help. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

  • You should regularly change your filters, and if they get clogged change them even more.
  • You should use the air filter with the highest efficiency recommended by the HVAC system manufacturer.
  • Always replace and use all filters. Make sure no filters are missing.
  • Clean cooling coils and drain pans when you service your HVAC system.
  • Seal off the registers and do not operate your HVAC system when doing any type of construction that produces dust. Don’t open them back up until the dust has been cleaned.
  • Clean dust from surfaces regularly and vacuum regularly with a HEPA vacuum.
  • Make sure your air ducts are properly sealed to avoid more dust or moisture from entering them.

After you’ve had your ducts cleaned, it’s important to remember these tips and put them into practice. You should also take the time to keep your eyes on are the registers and intake vents. Keeping these clean will also help to keep your air ducts clean.

If you need a reputable air duct cleaning company to visit your Portland or Vancouver area home, then click here. Or call us at Better Air Northwest at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver and 503-208-8351 in Portland.

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Has Your Business Been Tested for Dust?

The allergy season is just about to get really nasty here in the Vancouver and Portland areas. Tress and plants are already in full bloom and making their presence felt for all those who suffer from allergies. For allergy sufferers, this can be a terrible time of year. Additionally, for anyone allergic to dust mites, dusty, dirty air is bad news any time of the year.

Although we don’t often give it too much thought, the air we breathe day in and day out is so important. We don’t have a lot of control over the air outside. That’s why we need to do all we can to keep the air we breathe inside as clean as possible. Thankfully, there are some measures we can take to improve our indoor air quality. That will help us ensure that the air we breathe each day is at least a little cleaner.

At Better Air Northwest we offer several services, including our Respirable Dust Testing. We use this test to determine the air quality at your place of business. We use specialized equipment to take a sample of your air duct system. We then send that sample to a lab for testing, in order to measure the contaminant level in your air.

If the air quality in your business is poor that can have a direct impact on the health of your workers. If the contaminant level is too high then we recommend getting your air ducts cleaned.

We also provide you with a better understanding of which type of filter is ideal for the building you work in. That will help you keep dust and pollen levels at a safe level.

If you want to learn more about this service, then click here. You can also contact us with any questions or to set up an appointment, by clicking here, or give us a call in Vancouver at 360-852-6212 and in Portland at 503-208-8351.

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Are Your Air Ducts Ready for Summer?

And just like that spring is pretty much over. Where did the time go, right? It seems like it was just Christmas. As summer approaches and all the fun activities that go with it, you might not really want to start thinking about the summer chores. But there are a few things that you should really take the time to address, like tending to your HVAC system.

For those lucky enough to have air conditioning, you know how valuable it is on those hot days in July and August when it’s hard to even go outside. That’s why now is a good time to make sure everything is in proper running order. You can start by contacting a heating and cooling professional in the area to service your air conditioning unit.

But the work doesn’t stop there. You should also take the time to have your air ducts inspected, cleaned, and if necessary, sealed. If your air ducts are dirty then your AC unit will have to work harder than normal, even if it has been recently serviced. That means you will pay higher energy costs and your AC unit will wear out faster. So take the time to get your air ducts cleaned before summer gets into full swing.

If you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a few years, then you should contact an experienced air duct cleaning company in Vancouver and get them cleaned. With cleaner air ducts you will almost certainly notice a better running AC unit. Click here to learn more. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today. Call 360-852-6212 in Vancouver and 503-208-8351 in Portland, or click here to contact us online.

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What Should I Expect When I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Have you scheduled your appointment for your air duct cleaning? If you have then maybe you’re wondering what’s actually going to happen when we come out to service your home. If you have questions we can answer, then please feel free to call us, or chat with us online.

We also have some helpful information for you right here. On the day of your service, our technicians will arrive in a vehicle clearly marked Better Air Northwest. Our friendly techs will greet you at your door with a smile and a can-do attitude. They will explain the process and what you can expect to see them doing.

They will wear booties when they enter your home, in order to protect your floors. They will also be sure to carefully work throughout your home so no damage occurs to your ducts or your furniture, or belongings. You can generally expect the job to take about 3-4 hours unless your home is very small or very large.

They will use the proper equipment in order to remove all the debris and keep it from polluting your home. And, when they are done, our technicians will show you visual results so you can see the difference between before and after.

As with any service, you want to be sure the company you hire gets the job done right. That’s why it’s best to contact a knowledgeable and experienced professional air duct cleaning company in the Vancouver and Portland area. If you’re ready to get your air ducts cleaned then call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here.

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Is Your Dryer Vent an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Washers and dryers are great inventions. Imagine having to wash all your clothes by hand and then hanging them out to dry in the Pacific Northwest. Drying clothes would take days. As long as your dryer is working properly you probably don’t give it much thought, but that could be dangerous.

Dryer vents are usually tucked away where you can’t see them. In many cases, they span for several feet or yards under your house until they reach the outer vent in your foundation. The problem is because they are out of sight they are out of mind. Why is that a problem? Because dryer vent fires happen every year to unsuspecting homeowners.

The good news is, these tragedies are really easy to prevent. You just need to get your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year. You should continue to clean and use your lint filter and be aware of any trouble signs. But you should also get your dryer vent cleaned.

In some cases, you can do this yourself, if the vent is very small. But in most cases, you need to contact a professional cleaning company that has the necessary equipment to get this job done right.

When you contact Better Air Northwest to clean your dryer vent you can expect a complete and thorough job. If you don’t know that last time your dryer vent was cleaned then contact us as soon as possible. Don’t let a dirty dryer vent cause a fire and damage your home. Click here or call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

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How To Choose the Right Air Duct Cleaning Company

As with any service, when you want to get your air ducts cleaned in Portland, Vancouver, or Beaverton you have a lot of choices. There are plenty of air duct cleaning companies in the area and they all make similar promises. After all, they all have the same purpose in mind. However, not all companies are equal.

There are some obvious cases when a company just wants to scam you, like all those companies promising to clean your ducts for $99 or less. There are several reputable companies in the area as well, but even those companies have differences. So how do you choose the right one? Here’s what you need to do: shop and compare.

Ask your company if they specialize in air duct cleaning. In other words, if they do a little bit of everything, like carpet cleaning, chimney sweeping, HVAC and duct cleaning, then chances are you won’t get the best service on your air ducts.

What kind of equipment do they use? You can’t clean your ducts with ordinary equipment. It requires specialized equipment design specifically for duct cleaning. if they don’t have the right equipment, go with someone else.

Does the company hire and train full-time employees, or do they use temp workers? If they use temps, then chances are they aren’t trained and they won’t do the job right. Lastly, will the company allow you to speak with the owner? If not, then they are likely hiding something.

When you contact an air duct cleaning company in the Vancouver and Portland areas you want to be sure you are getting the job done right, which is why it’s best to hire a trusted and knowledgeable professional air duct cleaning company. If you’re ready to schedule your air duct cleaning appointment then click here or call us 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

 

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What Makes Better Air Northwest the Top Air Duct Cleaner in Vancouver and Portland?

We love what we do and we’re proud of our work here at Better Air Northwest. We’ve been serving the greater Portland/Vancouver area for nearly 10 years and we’re excited to make a positive difference in our community every day. When you hire our company to clean your air ducts or dryer vent you will always get quality work and the job done right.

But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Listen to what some of our satisfied customers have to say.

Lee said: “Not a lot of words needed, Tony and crew did an outstanding job. I will use them again!”

Jesse And Emily Hamberger commented: “We were very impressed with not only the quality work done, but the incredible service and professionalism of the technicians! They clearly knew what they were doing…Better Air Northwest was thorough and had the necessary equipment to truly clean our vents, and to even repair some. Our home feels so much cleaner as a result.”

And Sharon Levin said: “Thrilled with the service provided by Rick and Christian. Professional, thorough, prompt and pleasant. I will recommend your company to my neighbors.”

As with any service, you want to be sure you are getting what you pay for, which is why it’s best to contact a trusted and knowledgeable professional air duct cleaning company. If you need air duct cleaning in the Vancouver and Portland area then click here, or call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

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Signs Your Air Duct Cleaner Is Trying to Scam You

We talk about air duct cleaning scams on a regular basis at Better Air Northwest. That’s because, unfortunately, there are several companies out there that are trying to rip people off. These shady companies hurt the air duct cleaning profession and make it harder for the legitimate companies to succeed.

Getting your air ducts is a valuable service that has many benefits. That’s why we discuss this topic often because we want you to know how to tell the difference between a shady company and a legitimate one.

The biggest tip-off that you’re dealing with a scam is the price. Everyone wants to get a good deal, but as is often the case, you get what you pay for. Any company that promises to clean your air ducts for $99 or less is trying to scam you. A quality air duct cleaning will typically cost at least $300 – $400, depending on the size of the location being serviced.

Another common scam that companies use is telling the customer they have mold. While some air ducts do end up with mold, this is often a scam. The company quotes you $99, but then the price jumps to $1,000 or more because they’ve found mold. Don’t fall for this trick.

A reputable company will give you a price and the price won’t change. They won’t have a problem showing you the results of their work, either. Don’t get fooled by one of these shady companies. Trust your air duct cleaning work to Better Air Northwest. Call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

One of the most common questions we hear at Better Air Northwest is how often should I get my air ducts cleaned? Of course, we could tell you the answer is once a month, just to pad our business. But that’s not really the case. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It really depends on your specific situation.

For residential air duct cleaning, typically once a year, or every two years is probably sufficient to keep your ducts functioning properly. However, if you have pets, live in a very dusty location, a or have people with allergies in the home, then getting your air ducts cleaned more often might be necessary. Living in a location with high humidity could also lead to dirty air ducts.

As for commercial or industrial ductwork, it might need cleaning every six months, depending on what kind of facility it is and what kind of work takes place there. For a manufacturing plant that produces a lot of airborne debris, dirt and dust can add up very fast, meaning more frequent cleanings are necessary.

So the best way to answer this question is to have your air ducts cleaned at least every two years. But if your home or work location is prone to any extraordinary situations that lead to worse conditions, then get your ducts cleaned more often.

No matter when you want your air ducts cleaned, Better Air Northwest will be there to get the job done right in the Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver area. So give us a call at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212, or click here to make an appointment online.

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Air Duct Cleaning With Honesty and Integrity

At Better Air Northwest, our specialty is obviously cleaning air ducts and dryer vents. We are experienced, reliable and hard-working, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. That’s why we believe our people make the difference to our company. It’s our people that make us what we are. We also recognize that our customers want to hire a company they can trust.

When we come to your home, we know you are placing your trust in us to treat your home with respect and get the job done right. We don’t ever want to do anything to betray that trust. That’s why integrity is one of our top values at Better Air Northwest. It starts by only hiring people we trust because we know our customers will be able to trust them as well.

Better Air Northwest is also a family-owned company and we believe that helps us stand out from the competition. If you need your air ducts cleaned or your dryer vent cleaned in Portland, Vancouver, or Beaverton, then please contact Better Air Northwest Today and let us show you how much integrity, honesty and quality mean to us.

If you want to know more about our team of quality professionals and how we can serve you, then click here to contact us online. Or, give us a call at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver. We provide our best work for every job we do because our integrity is something you can trust and rely on.

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