Controlling viruses and bacteria in schools and universities has never been as crucial as it is now, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has undoubtedly put cleaning protocols very high on everyone’s priority list, especially when it comes to indoor air quality in schools and universities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division has stressed how important proper ventilation … [Read more...]
Importance of Proper HVAC Cleaning and Ventilation for COVID Safety in Schools & Universities
Even Kitchen Fires Can Damage Your HVAC System
What Smoke From Kitchen Fires Can Do to Your Heating and Cooling System Even the smoke from a small kitchen fire can carry particles into your vents. Here's why you should get your HVAC system decontaminated after a fire. Between 2011 and 2013, commercial kitchen fires caused an estimated $116 million of property damage. Though most of that damage was done to kitchen equipment, inventory, and the structure itself, … [Read more...]
How To Prevent Mold in Air Ducts
Keep Your Air Pathogen Free: How To Prevent Mold in Air Ducts Mold in an air duct system is more common than you think, yet this problem can be avoided with the right know-how. Here's how to prevent mold in air ducts... There is always mold around us in the air and on surfaces, but if mold is abundant in your home, it has the potential to cause serious health problems. Dirty air leads to millions of deaths per … [Read more...]
Duct Leakage. Does it really matter?
Increasing Energy Consumption in the United States To understand why reducing duct leakage, and therefore energy consumption, is important we need start by looking into our past. This graph provides a historical overview of the U.S. energy consumption, production, import and export over the last 60 years. As you can see, our consumption has almost tripled since the 1950’s. You will also notice our production has not … [Read more...]
Flu Season Is Here – What Can You Do to Maintain a Healthy Home?
While getting the annual flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent getting sick with the flu, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your home or office is as clean and healthy of an environment as possible. The following are some ways you can do your part to help slow the spread of germs this season. Keep Your Air Ducts Clean The windows in your home remain closed more during the flu season (and … [Read more...]
Start 2017 Clean with Five Resolutions for your Home
Ringing in the New Year is always an exciting time, and many of us mark the occasion by making new resolutions. We vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our homes? Your best year starts here with five resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean, and green place in the coming year. Streamline the stuff. Clearing your … [Read more...]
How is Air Duct Cleaning Done?
Have you ever wondered how our professionals clean the air ducts in your home or office to remove dust, debris, and other contaminants? At Blackmon Mooring, we clean both the supply ducts (where the air comes out) and the return ducts (where the air goes in) to ensure a thorough clean. Steps to Clean Air Ducts Step 1: A pre-inspection is performed to review the systems level of contamination to design the most … [Read more...]
Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?
My husband and I bought a fixer-upper a little over two years ago...and to my dismay, the process wasn't as glamorous as the TV shows make it look. It needed a pretty extensive facelift, including removing the popcorn from the ceilings, painting every room (and baseboard) and refinishing the hardwood floors. That was also around the time that I started learning more about air duct cleaning, and decided to hire our … [Read more...]
Benefits of Cleaning Your HVAC System
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports poor indoor air quality as one of the top five largest environmental threats to Americans today? Think of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home or business as the “lungs” of your property. We generate a lot of contaminants and air pollutants, such as animal dander, dust, and chemicals through everyday living. On … [Read more...]
How to Create a Happy, Healthy and Productive Workplace
Keeping your employees happy is essential for any business. Happy and healthy employees are often more productive and enjoy coming to work each day, which reflects well on your business. The last thing any business owner wants is for their employees to get sick as a result of allergens and other pollutants circulating throughout the workplace. Keeping the carpet, air ducts and furniture clean in your building is … [Read more...]
Discover the Benefits of Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned
As a home or business owner, you’ve likely heard about the importance of having your air ducts cleaned, whether from a media source, neighbor or local company. That being said, you’ve probably also questioned whether or not it’s as important as these sources say, and the extent to which you, your family and/or your employees will benefit from doing so. At Blackmon Mooring, we’re committed to educating our friends, … [Read more...]
Why You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Why is it important to clean the air ducts in your home or office? "If your ducts look dirty, they probably are" The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) offers this general rule of thumb as a simple way for home and business owners to determine whether their air ducts need to be inspected and cleaned by certified experts.¹ Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning Save Energy, Save Money Did you know that 25-40% … [Read more...]