Cleaning my Atlanta Air Ducts

July 14th, 2014

In Atlanta, this is one of the best times to clean your air ducts. Most people have their windows open in the spring time in Atlanta. There is a great time of year between when it starts to warm up and when it is time to turn on the AC.

There is nothing better than saving money on utilities and getting fresh spring air at the same time. Unfortunately Atlanta has an extremely high pollen content especially when it comes to pollen from pine trees. Not only is pollen a big aggravator it is also terrible for carpet as well as air ducts in a home. Pollen is very sticky in nature. Even though your AC is not on when your windows are open in the spring time pollen is still making its way into your air ducts. Once it really starts to get hot outside and you fire up your ac unit for the year, all of the airborne dust that is circulating in your home will begin to stick to the layer of pollen that has been accumulated in the spring time. The layer of dust that has stuck to the thin layer of pollen will begin to create a textured surface that attracts more dust. Pollen is not your air ducts’ friend. Atlanta and the greater southeast United States has a need to get their air ducts cleaned more often just based upon the pollen content.

We would recommend you have your air ducts cleaned at least once every two years at a minimum. If you have special circumstances in your home like a resident with allergies or asthma we would obviously recommend cleaning more often. However, we recommend a cleaning every two years if you are in Atlanta.

Keep in mind the pollen content will vary greatly in your home based upon a number of different factors, such as: altitude, number of trees or plants near your home, and length of time windows are open during peak pollen times.

If you are looking for a air duct cleaning company in Atlanta, Daffy Ducts is a trusted air duct cleaning company in Atlanta that is top rated on many online review sites. Daffy Ducts Air Duct Cleaning has spent a great deal of time and money making sure that we are always improving our air duct cleaning service processes. We are always looking for new equipment that can improve our quality of air duct cleaning services. If you have any questions about air duct cleaning or need an air duct cleaning company call us today we will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Daffy Ducts air duct cleaners remove possums from air duct in Atlanta.

May 11th, 2010

Daffy Ducts air duct cleaners of Atlanta were called in to identify and resolve an issue with a very foul odor coming into a clients home. Upon inspection with state of the art video equipment the professionally trained staff found a family of possums that had died inside the ducts.The possums were removed and disposed of and Daffy Ducts technicians completed air duct cleaning services and then sanitized and disinfected the entire HVAC system to completely eliminate the odor for our customer in Pine Lake, GA a suburb of Atlanta Metro.The customer was happy that he called Daffy Ducts at 404-549-6777 to breath easier today.

How do you choose an air duct cleaning company in Atlanta, GA Georgia?

March 13th, 2010

To most people air duct cleaning in Atlanta, GA Georgia is an out of sight, out of mind type of service. Only when there are breathing and allergy issues or excessive dust and efficiency concerns do we even consider this type of work. So if you are here then you are obviously considering the service. Let me tell you what to look for and what to be careful of. We want to educate you whether you use us for your service or not.When searching for an air duct cleaning company in Atlanta you need to consider various things.

  1. Cleaning method
  2. Certifications
  3. Insurance (both General Liability and Workers Comp)
  4. Affiliations and accreditations such as BBB or Chamber of Commerce
  5. Do they have a website?
  6. How long have they been in business and can you verify that?
  7. Do they have any references/ratings/reviews?

This is just a small list of questions that can be asked of an air duct cleaning company in Atlanta, GA. I will give you a bit of information to give you a head start on your search so if you don’t choose us you can call around and feel like you are informed enough to make the right decision. Remember the cheapest isn’t always the best. Try to find some middle ground. Methods:

  • Rotobrush Air+Rotobrush Air+: portable equipment which consists of high powered portable vacuum and 35 foot hoses with rotating brushes. The hoses and brushes are fed through the air ducts from end to end. While the brush rotates the vacuum picks up debris immediately at the point of contact. The system also has triple HEPA filtration.
  • Portable Negative Air negative air equipment: This equipment is portable and a hole is cut into the furnace where a duct is attached to suck debris into the portable unit. Agitation equipment must be used from inside the house to break up debris to be pulled into the system. Be sure that patching is done properly where the hole is cut or you risk losing system efficiency. Also be sure that your duct cleaners actually used the agitation equipment and don’t just run the vacuum as this is not sufficient in itself.
  • Truck Mount Negative Air Truck mount: This method is almost identical to the portable negative air process. The truck has the most powerful vacuum but falls short when dealing with apartments and upstairs units. The longer the distance from the truck the less vacuum power you have.

CertificationsThere are several certifications and credentials that an air duct cleaning company can acquire. You want to be sure that at a minimum there has been proper training taken and that the technician is a certified air duct cleaning specialist. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) charges about $2000 per year for a membership and provides additional ongoing training and certification.

Affiliations and Accreditation:Is your contractor a member of a chamber of commerce? Are they accredited and rated by the Better Business Bureau? These things are very important as they lend to the trust factor of a company. You want to be sure that if something is not done right or more importantly is damaged then you have some sort of recourse. There are many small air duct cleaners out here who rely solely on having the lowest price. I don’t have to tell you that this is not always good. Daffy Ducts are members of multiple chambers and currently hold an A- rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Website:Websites are important. It allows you the customer to see that a company is established and has taken the time to provide clear and convenient information about the service and the company. If a company does not have a good website in these days and times I would steer clear. They have not taken the time to offer you information or worst yet, they do not want to be found. You can find out about Daffy Ducts air duct cleaning in Atlanta at our website.

Time in business:How long has your contractor been in business? Can you verify it?This is also important as it will tell you a level of experience that you are dealing with as well tell you that this is a lasting company that has provided enough valuable and satisfactory service to still be around. You can verify a company’s start date or when they were established by going to your Secretary of State’s website and doing a simple search. Visit http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/csearch.asp. Daffy Ducts was established in 2007 and has served over 1000 customers since then.

References/Ratings/Reviews:These are probably the best indicator of a company’s past performance because they are coming from real people and real experiences. No fluff, no marketing gimmicks. The more reviews the better. Even better are a large amount of reviews where a company still maintains a high average rating i.e. 4.67 out of 5 stars. You can view reviews for Daffy Ducts at Reviews

I hope this is helpful information. If you have any additional questions about Atlanta air duct cleaning feel free to contact us at 404-549-6777.

It’s Time to Turn on the Furnace!

January 7th, 2010

It’s that time of year again when we put on the flannel pajamas, pull out the sweaters and put the logs in the fire place. Many of us will (if you haven’t already) begin to turn on the furnaces in our homes. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and my mom would not let us turn the furnace on until November in an effort to save on utility costs Brrrr! When we did turn it on, we would always have a burning dusty smell. I never knew what caused that. I learned years later when I started Daffy Ducts Air Duct Cleaning in Atlanta, GA.

The smell is basically dust (which could also contain other contaminates i.e. dander, mold, and dust mites) burning in your system. Here’s what happens: the air ducts, furnace and coils build up an accumulation of dust over the years. This dust is redistributed through your homes. It’s taken in through your returns, run through the air handler and coils and then passed back into your home.

Consider these statistics.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) FACTS

-indoor air pollution is ranked among the top 5 environmental dangers to the public. (EPA)

-Children and the elderly are especially affected by polluted indoor air. (Department of Consumer Affairs)-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in indoor air can be 2 to 5 times greater than in outdoor air. (EPA)

-The levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air. (EPA)

-Most people spend 60% to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association & EPA)

-Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent. (energystar.gov)

-A buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21%. (EPA)

At Daffy Ducts air duct cleaning in Atlanta our trained technicians take great care in cleaning the air ducts and furnace and sanitizing and disinfecting the entire system and provide a before and after video inspection on every job. An optimum time to get air duct cleaning is when it is time to fire up that furnace. Air duct cleaning can help increase your system’s efficiency which will help with energy cost savings, reduce the amount of contaminates which can potentially affect your health, and reduce dust in your home.

To learn more about Daffy Ducts call 404-549-6777 or visit us on the web at http://www.DaffyDucts.com

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Daffy Ducts Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning company in Atlanta voted Best of Gwinnett

January 7th, 2010

Daffy Ducts air duct and dryer vent cleaning of Atlanta, GA has been voted Best of Gwinnett by consumers in the county. This award is only offered once per year by Gwinnett Magazine.

Best of Gwinnett air duct and dryer vent cleaning award
Daffy Ducts Best of Gwinnett for 2009 air duct and dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta, GA

With tens of thousands of votes in 2009 this is no small accomplishment. Daffy Ducts provides air duct and dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta Metro area including Gwinnett county areas such as Lilburn, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Suwanee, Loganville, Auburn and Braselton. They are in their 3rd year in business and are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating. Services start at just $99 in the Atlanta, GA metro area.

Air duct cleaning in Alpharetta GA

January 7th, 2010

Daffy Ducts air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning has been serving customers in the Alpharetta, GA area for the past 2 years. Daffy Ducts air duct cleaning in Alpharetta has received great reviews from the customers in Alpharetta, GA in the zip codes of 30004, 30005 and 30022. Dryer vent cleaning service is also offered to customers in Alpharetta, GA and if done on an annual basis can help to prevent fires that are caused by clogged dryer vents. You can reach Daffy Ducts air duct cleaning in Alpharetta Atlanta at 404-459-6777.Daffy Ducts Logo

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January 7th, 2010

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