Archive for October, 2014

Tools Used During Commercial Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

The employees, clients, customers, and/or tenants in your commercial building deserve to breathe clean air every day. That’s why the air filter in the return register of your ducts works with your commercial HVAC system, trapping particles so that you do not have to breathe them in every day. However, this filter may not be enough to give you the level of protection you need, failing to filter out every pollutant so that some dangerous particles may continue to circulate around your business.

If you own a commercial heating and air conditioning system, it’s vital to keep it maintained, not only for the comfort of the people in your building but for their health. Bacteria or mold may thrive in the ductwork of some buildings, and as spores circulate through the air your employees breathe those in, which could aggravate respiratory issues—and lead them to call in sick. Scheduling air duct cleaning with a technician experienced with commercial duct cleaning is one of the best ways to improve the conditions within your building. Let’s take a look at some of the tools used for commercial duct cleaning in St. Cloud.

First, technicians use a robotic camera to inspect your ducts. This helps them to detect any problem areas, but it can also let them know whether any areas of the ducts need to be sealed due to leaks and cracks. Once they have a good idea of the conditions within the ducts, they use professional-grade vacuums which create negative pressure within the ducts, thus knocking loose any dust clinging to the insides of the main air plenums and sucking it up through the vacuum hose. They also use brushes to safely and gently scrub off any remaining dirt and debris. They’ll target the register vents as well as any exhaust vents your property uses.

At Alpha Air Corporation, we’ll finish the job with an EPA-certified non-toxic sanitizing agent that will help us make sure your ducts are sanitized and ready for use. There is no chemical residue left behind and it can kill some remaining bacteria and stop mold growth.

Call Alpha Air Corporation for commercial duct cleaning in St. Cloud. We have over 30 years of experience serving our customers. Call Us Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS. 

Why Does Fire Restoration Require a Professional?

Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

After a fire, it’s tough to figure out what steps are most vital in getting your life back on track. You’re ultimate goal is getting back home and returning to the way things once were. But if you go about this too quickly without the help of an expert, you may risk your safety and your family’s health.

In many situations like these, friends and family come together to help pick up the pieces. But only a fire restoration specialist knows how to tackle all of the different types of residue left behind by smoke and ensure the safety of your living space. Here are some of the reasons you should call a fire restoration expert before returning home.

  • Duct Cleaning: One of the most important parts of your home to restore after a fire is the ducts. You breathe in the air that circulates through your ducts day in and day out. And someone who is not trained in fire restoration simply does not have the tools to examine every portion of the ductwork and keep your air free of soot and smoke deposits that may not be visible to the untrained eye.
  • Insurance: Some insurance companies require that you hire a technician trained in fire restoration with the proper certifications to assess the damages and make the necessary repairs. Though everything may appear normal, your home may be at risk for sudden damages later on.
  • Safety: When a fire hits your home, you’re in a hurry to get it cleaned up. This is understandable, as a homeowner in this situation is shaken up and ready to get back to normal as soon as possible. However, someone who is anxious to clean as quickly as possible likely will not follow the proper safety procedures to ensure all hazardous materials are cleaned up and no one in the home is harmed in the process.

A professional contractor can get you back on your feet as soon as possible, and, more importantly, they can ensure that your home is a safe place to inhabit when you return. At Alpha Air Corporation, our experts only use sanitizing agents with no health risks, so that there is no toxicity or chemical residue left behind after cleanup and odors are eliminated.

For expert fire restoration services performed by trained professionals in the greater Twin Cities area, Call Us Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS