Mister Chimney?s modern-day chimney sweeps aren?t just creating cleaner fireplaces with their arsenal of poles, brushes, and scrapers?they?re saving lives. Citing a 2006 report by the Department of Homeland Security, Mister Chimney reports that 73% of heating fires and 25% of residential blazes come from a buildup of creosote, a flammable tar formation formed from billowing smoke and smoldering resentment of the furnace. To augment its work on chimneys and wood stoves, to which its workers bring 25 years of experience, the company offers supplementary services that include repairs, construction, waterproofing, and vent cleaning.
Sam Tamimi keeps temperature-controlled air flowing through homes around the San Francisco Bay Area under the moniker of Latent Mechanical. Armed with a wrench and a whole lot of know-how, he can find his way around gravity furnaces, wall heaters, and forced-air systems. In addition, he possesses intimate knowledge of the hidden workings of air conditioners, and is fluent in the language spoken by the tiny elves that live inside window ACs.
The technicians at 1st American Air harness powerful vacuums, ultraviolet light, and electrostatic technology to improve one of the most natural and essential parts of human existence: breathing. Air-duct experts use high-tech devices such as shrinking machines to journey into the home?s hidden passageways to draw out dirt and dust, and they can install germicidal lights to preemptively ward off the growth of bacteria and viruses. Technicians also can purify air and thwart the dissemination of allergens by spritzing sanitizing agents into ducts or installing electrostatic filters that pluck unsuspecting dirt particles out of the air using magnetic charges.
Static electricity is generally considered a nuisance, causing hair to stand on end or clothes to cling awkwardly to the body. But for the team at USAir Duct and Carpet Cleaning, it's an effective pollutant-nabbing technique. The air-care experts outfit HVAC systems with electrostatic filters that attract airborne particles as they float past and hold them until the filter can be washed. Because the non-disposable filters just require regular cleanings, they can provide a lifetime of reuse, and their design includes an antimicrobial material that restricts the growth of mold and bacteria on the filter surface.
Electrostatic filtration is just one of USAir's many natural cleaning methods. Technicians install UV-light air purifiers on blowers, which break down the molecular bonds of viruses, germs, bacteria, and mold in order to eliminate them. A rotary scrubbing brush and 360-degree vacuum de-grime tile and grout while eschewing the soaps, acid-based formulas, and lectures on hygiene that can dull the tile surface.
Mountain Air Duct Services improves air quality by hunting out dust and dander in all of the crannies in which it hides, from the tufts of carpet to the hard-to-reach panels of air ducts and dryer vents. Experts arrive equipped with powerful vacuums to remove malevolent dirt, debris, and allergens the home's airways, which they can bolster against future infestation with UV lamps. Specially trained and certified cleaners purge carpets and upholstery with techniques catered to each type of fabric, scouring suede with a gentle wand and drying oriental rugs with the wind of one hand clapping. Armed with infrared cameras and hygrometers, the crews ferret out mold and water damage before sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting affected areas.
Mike Wood may be the president of the DunRite team, but he often personally travels to clients' homes to meet them and provide an estimate for their air-conditioner or furnace repairs. Wood, a former HVAC instructor who taught at two technical schools and a current contractor with 40 year's worth of experience, confidently diagnoses problems and provides a written estimate that he promises won't change half-way through the job.
Then, his technicians come out to repair HVAC systems from practically all brands, including Amana, Honeywell, Maytag, and York. They can also install new systems and devices that keep different rooms at different temperatures. The team will even repair systems that are 60 years old.