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How often should you have your ductwork cleaned?

By |2018-12-28T23:13:32+00:00January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

One of the questions we at Hi Tech Duct Cleaning hear a lot is “how often should ductwork be cleaned anyway?”. It’s a good question, but as with many things in life, the answer is often “it depends”.   The average home will need to have it done every 3-5 years. That’s a safe estimate to ensure that your ductwork stays clean and that no problems like caked-on debris or mold have a chance to get a foothold in there over the years. However, some homes can reasonably go longer than that and some should have it done more often. [...]

5 Reasons Duct Cleaning is a Great Investment in Your Home & Family

By |2018-11-28T01:18:40+00:00December 7th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

When you think about investments you may picture stocks and bonds, which is a pretty narrow definition of the word ‘investment’. Or you may even picture more abstract investments,, such as investing in your health by joining a gym or investing in your family’s future by completing a degree or training course. But investing is really putting time, energy and money into something that pays off later. And your investment strategy should include your home. Although duct cleaning doesn’t often come to mind when people think about how to invest wisely in their future, we argue that it should. And [...]

Why You Need to Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned This Fall or Winter

By |2018-10-26T17:11:59+00:00November 2nd, 2018|dryer vents, duct cleaning|

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 fires linked to clogged dryer vents are reported each year, causing an average of 55 deaths, 380 injuries and nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in property damage. That’s a lot. Ask any firefighter you encounter and many of them will tell you to clean out your lint trap every chance you get because they’ve seen the consequences of not doing so first-hand. But did you know that it isn’t always just lint buildup that leads to dryer vent clogs? Over the years, Hi Tech Duct Cleaning has cleaned thousands [...]

Prep Your Home for Winter

By |2018-09-27T00:16:59+00:00October 5th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

Fall is upon us and winter will be here before you know it. Many of you are probably in the process of getting your home ready for the colder months, too. Let me guess. Your to-do list probably looks something like this, right? To-Do: Clean gutters Rake leaves Prep windows and doors Change the furnace filter in preparation for turning on your furnace While you’re prepping your home, don’t neglect your ductwork. In fact, add it to the list right now if you haven’t had the ductwork cleaned in a while (or ever). When you turn your furnace on for [...]

Mold – The Hidden Reason You Should Get Your Duct Work Cleaned

By |2018-08-23T00:31:05+00:00September 7th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

Let’s talk about mold for a minute, shall we? There are thousands of species of mold in the world, and horrifyingly, 12 of them are commonly found in homes. Homes just like yours with families just like yours living in them. However, that mold may have been there for years and you never realized, although you may very well have felt the effects. So how do you recognize whether or not there’s mold in your home? Some people, especially those with allergies, are more sensitive to mold than others. But given enough mold in an enclosed space, most people will [...]

Duct Cleaning: How to Tell the Difference Between the Good Guys & Scammers

By |2018-08-06T14:09:47+00:00August 6th, 2018|duct cleaning, scammers|

In recent years the air duct cleaning industry has gotten a bit of a bad reputation and now many homeowners wonder if the whole thing is a scam. Unfortunately there are some shady companies out there which have given the industry a bad name, so it’s understandable that people are concerned about spending hard-earned cash on this service.   However, we are here to reassure you that air duct cleaning is very much legitimate. It can help reduce allergies, keep your home a little cleaner by reducing dust, help everyone stay healthy by ridding the air of mold and bacteria, [...]

3 Signs That You Need Your DuctWork Cleaned

By |2018-06-25T15:14:09+00:00July 3rd, 2018|duct cleaning|

You’ve probably heard of air duct cleaning before and you may have even been considering getting it done in your home this year. But how do you know if you really need it or not? Is there a way to tell?   Each home is different, but here are 3 telltale signs that you should probably go ahead and schedule your duct cleaning appointment:   Sign #1 - No matter how many times you dust there’s still tons of dust everywhere Dust is a mixture of dead skin cells (I know, gross…), hair, pet hair, crumbs, lint, and the remnants [...]

Duct cleaning can help you save on your energy bill this summer!

By |2018-06-20T13:53:14+00:00June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

If you are like many Americans, the monthly electric bill can be a source of dismay. And perhaps you’ve already tried everything from unplugging devices and appliances to getting more energy efficient light bulbs, but would still like to see that bill do down a bit further. But have you examined the role your HVAC system plays in this yet? Probably not, but we can help. Many homes have not had their ductwork cleaned in many years or even since they were first built. If your home falls into that category, then know that dust and debris builds up in [...]

Springtime allergies driving you nuts? Try These 3 Things to Reduce Your Symptoms.

By |2018-05-08T13:56:26+00:00May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year again. The grass, trees, and flowers are starting to wake up and sprout new leaves and blooms. Although it’s beautiful and the warmer weather is a welcome change for most of us, spring can be a frustrating season for allergy sufferers. With this season comes increased pollen, mold, dander, and a myriad of other irritants that can make you want to buy stock in Kleenex and eye drops. Although there isn’t much anyone can do prevent these allergens altogether, you absolutely can decrease their presence in your home. Over time dust, pollen, mold, and pet [...]