Residential Duct Cleaning Services
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Improve the overall air quality and flow in your home with Advanced Air Quality.
Our thorough duct cleaning process helps get rid of dust and allergens allowing you to breathe easier. We recommend getting your ducts cleaned every three to five years, or if you’ve just completed renovations or moved into a new home.
Our uniformed and experienced technicians use a direct contact cleaning process to ensure a thorough cleaning.
All of our trucks are equipped with infrared video cameras. This allows us to show you both “before” and “after” video footage of your duct system.
At Advanced Air Quality we don’t just promise quality, we deliver. For more information, or for a free phone estimate, call (613) 831-9695 or toll free 1-866-273-9016.
When it comes to residential services… we deliver.
At Advanced Air Quality our President, Mark Wiles, and his family have been helping improve the air quality in homes throughout the Ottawa area since 1993. In addition to duct cleaning we also carry a selection of products, such as air filters and cleaners.
With state of the art equipment and a dedicated long-standing team, our business is based on quality work. A multi-award winning company, we maintain a consistent A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are also the proud recipient of the 2014 Top Choice Award and the 2014 Consumer Choice Award for duct cleaning.
High Powered Vacuum Trucks
Our vacuum is powered off of our truck engine. Our trucks are custom built for us in order to be the most powerful trucks in the industry.
Direct Contact Cleaning Devices
At Advanced Air Quality, we use a direct contact cleaning process. This is the most thorough cleaning process available. We don’t believe in only using air pressure or suction to eliminate all of the dust and debris in the system. Every inch of your ductwork is cleaned using these devices. The cleaning steps are listed below. Click any step for the full description.
Infrared Video Inspection
Our Advanced Air Quality vehicles are all equipped with infrared cameras and video monitors. We can show an accurate “before” and “after” of every job that we are on.
Step #1 Vacuum Truck Setup
We setup our vacuum hose and high pressure air line. The vacuum hose is run into the basement, and the air line is run upstairs to the farthest supply vent.
Step #2 Main Supply Plug-in
We plug our 8″ vacuum hose directly into the main supply ductwork after isolating the supply from the return. This creates a tremendous amount of suction on the entire supply system.
Step #3 Supply Vents Cleaned
After all of the supply vents are sealed with magnetic covers, we then go to each vent individually to clean them using 250 psi of air pressure.
Step #4 Main and Secondary Supply Ductwork Cleaned
All main supply ductwork is then cleaned using our direct contact cleaning process.
We have several different devices that can be utilized.
Step #5 Main Return Plug-in
Our suction is then moved onto the cold air return side of the ventilation system.
We then go upstairs and clean the return vents.
Step #6 Main and Secondary Return Ductwork Cleaned
Similar to Step 5, we clean the main and secondary return ductwork using our direct contact cleaning process.
Step #7 Furnace Fan Cleaned
After all of the ductwork is thoroughly cleaned, exterior of the heat exchangers and the furnace compartments.
Step #8 Air Conditioning Coil Cleaned
If your system is equipped with central air conditioning, we clean the A/C coil which is located in the plenum of your furnace, with high pressure air.
Asbestos Awareness & Identification
A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s. In homes built prior to 1975, asbestos is most commonly found as thermal insulation on basement boilers, pipes and duct work.
The following pictures are the most common places that asbestos can be found in your home.
What are the health risks of exposure?
Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause cancer and other diseases, such as:
- Asbestosis: A scarring of the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe
- Mesothelioma -A rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity
- Lung cancer -smoking can greatly increase this risk
There are no significant health risks if materials containing asbestos in your home are:
- Tightly bound in products and are in good condition
- Sealed behind walls and floorboards
- Isolated in an attic
- Left undisturbed
When undisturbed, asbestos poses no threat to homeowners. However, due to our direct contact cleaning process, during the duct cleaning, all asbestos must be professionally sealed or removed prior to our cleaning. Asbestos must be removed to avoid disturbing the material and letting particles begin to permeate the air.
Repair and Removal
Repair involves either sealing or covering asbestos material. Sealing (encapsulation) treats the material with a sealant that either binds the asbestos fibers together or coats the material so fibers are not released. Pipe, furnace, and boiler insulation can be repaired this way. Covering (enclosure) involves placing a protective wrap or jacket around the material that contains asbestos to prevent release of fibers. Only a professional trained to handle asbestos safely should undertake these repairs. Doing minor repairs yourself is not recommended; improper handling of asbestos materials creates more problems than it solves. If handled properly, asbestos can be prevented from ever causing a problem in your home.
If asbestos is found, hire a qualified asbestos removal specialist to get rid of it before beginning work. Avoid disturbing asbestos materials yourself. This increases the risk to your health and your family’s health. Check with your provincial and territorial workplace safety authorities to find out the qualifications or certifications needed in your area.