Posts Tagged ‘Rochester’

How Does Mold Remediation Work?

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

Eliminating mold inside the ventilation system of a home takes more detailed and intensive work than simply locating spots of mold growth trying to wipe them away. Professional mold remediation addresses not only current issues with mold, but removal of the source of the growth as well as the ability of the mold to spread. If you trust mold remediation in Rochester, MN to amateurs who lack NADCA and IAQA certification, you will only receive a superficial remedy to the mold problems, which will return soon afterwards.

A company like Alpha Air Corporation with the proper certification, training, and experience will do a thorough job of protecting your household from the hazards of mold and their toxic spores. We are so confident in our mold remediation services that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our HVAC sanitizing work.

What is involved in mold remediation

There is no single process for mold remediation: it changes depending on the situation in a home and the amount of biological contamination the needs removal. The mold remediators will first assess the amount of mold they must deal with and its type, and then set to work eliminate them and the source of their growth.

The technicians will first remove the source of moisture that allowed for the mold to appear, such as ductwork leaks. After that, they will start with methods to destroy the mold and remove it. A common technique is to use dry fog that kills mold. The chemical used in this fog is approved by the EPA as safe for humans and pets. The inspectors will not use any toxic fungicides that could leave residue inside your ducts. These fungicides are not fully effective, either, since it’s important that the mold is not only killed, but all traced of it removed, since dead mold is still capable of causing health problems and reactions in people. Any successful mold remediation involves techniques that not only destroy the mold (dry fog, UV germicidal lights, damp vacuums) but also uses agitations equipment to scrub the mold material from the ductwork and sweep it away.

For some remediation jobs, sections of the ducts will need complete replacement to eliminate all trace of the mold. This is common if the mold developed as part of damage to the ventilation system.

During the process of mold remediation, the technicians use fans and take special care with filtration and ventilation so that the debris from the job, which contains dead mold and spores, will blow out of the house and not enter living spaces. The technicians will take all precautions to keep your home safe as they do their job.

It’s crucial that you only hire mold remediators with the proper certification from the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) and IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association).

Call the certified and highly qualified team at Alpha Air Corporation to handle your mold remediation needs in Rochester, MN.

Rochester MN Air Duct Cleaning FAQ: What Should I Do To Prepare For A Duct Cleaning?

Monday, February 11th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

If you have a forced air heating or air conditioning system then you rely heavily on the ducts in your home. The ducts are responsible for delivering the heated and cooled air to each of your rooms. At Alpha Air Corporation, we offer complete duct cleaning in Rochester MN. Getting your ducts cleaned on a regular basis offers huge benefits to homeowners everywhere. We often get asked how homeowners can prepare for duct cleaning services. Here are some of the things that you can do to get ready.

How to Prepare for Duct Cleaning in Rochester MN

When you’re getting your ducts cleaned you want them to get done as quickly as possible. Here are some things that you can do to expedite the process.

  • Clear a path – Try to remove any obstacles along the path from the front door to your main heating and air conditioning system. This will allow quick and efficient passage for your duct cleaning technicians.
  • Pets and kids – If you have pets or kids make sure that they aren’t anywhere near the duct cleaning technicians or equipment. The cleaning process involves using high powered vacuums that can scare children and pets. It’s also a safety concern to have young children near the work being done. If you have kids that have sensitive ears you may think about removing them from the house during the entire process.
  • Fire safety – Make sure that you direct your technician’s attention to the fire extinguisher in your home. They will likely bring one as well but they should know where yours is just in case.
  • Winter jackets – If you’re getting your ducts cleaned during the winter, make sure that you have blankets and jackets handy because the doors to your home will likely be getting opened and closed often.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning in Rochester MN

As the air travels through your ducts it picks up and carries any small particles that might be collecting there. Some of those particles can include common allergens like dust, pet dander, insect droppings and mold spores. During regular cleaning those contaminants will be vacuumed up and removed which can potentially improve the quality of air in your home.

For all your duct cleaning in Rochester, MN call the experts at Alpha Air! Contact Alpha Air Corporation today!