Ducts are the lungs of your house, and they softly breathe on you while you slumber peacefully. Let them breathe clean air on your silent, peaceful dreamer's face with this Groupon
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a whole-house air-duct cleaning with a furnace checkup ($219 value)
- $49 for a whole-house air-duct cleaning with a furnace checkup and dryer-vent cleaning ($279 value)
Dust Mites: Invisible Flesh-Eaters
Dust mites exist wherever humans do, eating our shed skin and making our eyes itchy. Read on for more about these tiny garbage disposals.
Dust mites are permanent houseguests, freeloading off of our dead skin cells and making themselves comfortable in our beds. Unlike a distant relative or a persistent vacuum salesman, they're hard to kick out since they're nearly impossible to see. Each mite measures about 1/80th of an inch, visible only under the lens of a microscope. Close up, they echo back to something prehistoric. Their eight legs are equipped with suckers and hooks and their thick bodies seem to be covered in armored plates. In fact, fossil evidence suggests that mites have been on earth for 400 million years, predating dinosaurs by more than 100 million years. And since that time, they've made themselves at home inside damp, dark spaces brimming with dead skin cells, their current favorite homes being carpets, duvets, and pillowcases. Humans make it easy for mites to find food, since we shed about 1.5 million skin flakes every hour.
Though our relationship with mites is partially symbiotic—they do dispose of our biological waste—mites also pose a health threat, especially to children. Their droppings can trigger asthmatic reactions in those with mite allergies, and their terrifying appearance can give any kid with a microscope a new reason to fear the boogeymen under the bed.
Mission Duct Cleaning
Mission Duct Cleaning's technicians take a methodical, thorough approach to every job. Ducts provide a lot of nooks and crannies for debris to hide in, but the Mission Duct team hunts it all down tactically. They start with the central air unit, be it furnace or air conditioner and vacuum it out thoroughly. Then, they remove and clean all grills and vent covers, unlocking passages into the house's inner labyrinth of vents. That's when they bust out the really specialized equipment: powerful air duct cleaning vaccuums and brushes, mounted on hoses longer that an anaconda snake and far less likely to gobble up any livestock.