Archive for January, 2013

Minneapolis Air Duct Cleaning FAQ: What Causes Mold and How to Remove It?

Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Are you concerned about mold in your Minneapolis home? Here are some common causes of mold so that you can help prevent it. In addition to preventive maintenance, there are also some tips on how to remove mold from your home.

Does your home have enough ventilation? If there are known ventilation issues, they can exacerbate the spread of harmful microorganisms, such as mold and mildew. Installing whole-home fans or other devices may help during the winter when getting more natural ventilation is not an option.

Mold can also grow in air ducts, so make sure you have your ducts cleaned if you suspect mold growth inside the ductwork in your home. Mold spores can get distributed throughout your home and cause respiratory problems and other issues, such as damage to building materials.

If you have health concerns, such as chronic allergies, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned. Alpha Air offers mold remediation services in Minneapolis.

Call the Minneapolis air duct cleaning experts at Alpha Air if you have questions or concerns about mold growth or how to prevent it and eliminate it.

Minneapolis Duct Cleaning Tip: Getting Your Air Ducts Ready for Winter

Monday, January 7th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

When winter roles around here in Minnesota, most people just flip the switch on their heater and hope that it works well. Before you do that, taking a couple minutes to get your heating system and your ducts ready for winter use is probably a good idea. At Alpha Air, we provide complete duct cleaning in Minneapolis. With all of our experience and training, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick list of why you should get your ducts ready for the winter. If you need any help preparing your home’s ductwork for winter, call Alpha Air.

Schedule Professional Duct Inspection and Cleaning

Without actually getting up into your ducts, there’s really no way to know exactly what’s going on with them. When you schedule regular duct inspection and cleaning visits with Alpha Air, our professional technicians will visit your home and find out exactly what’s going on up there. We’ll be able to detect any leaks or mold build up that could be negatively impacting the air quality in your home. We also offer video camera duct inspection which allows us to get into areas of your ducts that might be unreachable.

Check Your Insulation

The insulation in your Minneapolis home is critical to the energy efficiency of your home. It might be a good idea to make sure that your duct’s insulation is in good working order as well.

Check Registers

Before you turn on your heater for the first time in your Minneapolis home, check the registers or ceiling vents of your heating system. If you notice cobwebs or dust collecting there, it most likely means that you need duct cleaning.

Benefits of Regular Duct Cleaning and Maintenance

During the winter here in Minneapolis, we shut up our homes tightly to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Because of that, the air quality in our homes can suffer because we just keep circulating the dirty air through our home. Having your ductwork cleaned is a great way to remove many of those contaminants from your air supply. As air moves through your ducts, it picks up and disturbs any skins cells, pet dander, insect dropping and other contaminants, as it moves by. With thorough duct cleaning from Alpha Air, we remove those contaminants from your ducts and, therefore, from your air supply.

When you need any kind of duct cleaning or duct inspection in Minneapolis, call Alpha Air.