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Why One Size Air Duct Cleaning Pricing Does Not Fit All

Why One Size Air Duct Cleaning Pricing Does Not Fit All

Not All Air Duct Cleaning Pricing Is Created Equal.

One size fits all works great for some things, but air duct cleaning is definitely NOT one of them! Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re getting a great deal. For example, what if our property taxes were one size fits all, and you all of a sudden had to pay the same as your neighbor whose taxes are $1,000 more than yours? Would you think one size fits all is a good idea then? Would you want to trade utility bills with the guy down the street who has an entire additional floor to his home, which contains a home office, and master suite? I think not. Surely one cost fits all is a bad idea when it comes to things that have so many variables, such as our homes! That being said, the same is true for duct cleaning pricing.

A customer with a 3 bedroom ranch style home with 1,300 sq feet should not be charged the same duct cleaning pricing as the owner of a 5 bedroom 2 story colonial with 2,200 sq feet. For example, $350 may sound great to the guy in the 5 bedroom colonial – but at that rate, the owner of the ranch is getting ripped off. DRX knows that every home is different, and our customers have a variety of unique needs for their NJ air duct cleaning. That is why we offer a number of custom pricing options to fit YOUR individual needs, not the other guys. So leave the one size fits all to the novelty T- Shirts, and make sure you’re getting a FAIR price on your NJ air duct cleaning. Go with the pros at NJ’s most exclusive duct cleaning company, DRX! Call DRX Duct today at 908.755.2950 for duct cleaning in New Jersey.

The Facts About Air Duct Cleaning

The Facts About Air Duct Cleaning

Signs You May Need Air Duct Cleaning in New Jersey!

What are some signs that may indicate it’s time for an air duct cleaning? Check out these tips from DRX Duct Cleaning, the most exclusive duct cleaners in NJ. Here are some clues that you may be due for an air duct cleaning with us:

  • If you suspect, or can physically see mold, mildew, slime, or other growth.
  • Foul odors coming from your vents when you turn on your system.
  • When dust or cobwebs are blowing from the ductwork, or visible on the registers.
  • Frequent allergy flare-ups or general feelings of illness among members of your household.
  • If your home has fiberglass ductwork, which is more susceptible to harboring contaminants than sheet metal ductwork.
  • If your home has had any water damage.
  • If there is evidence of insect or rodent infestation.

Throughout the year, dust and other debris can accumulate in the ductwork of your home. Air ducts can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other growths which can be hazardous to your health. Having your air ducts cleaned regularly has been shown to reduce these types of buildup, which can, in turn, reduce allergy responses and feelings of illness related to poor indoor air quality. Clean ductwork can also increase the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC system.

It is also recommended that you

  • Change air filters regularly. (Every 3 months.)
  • Keep up with regularly scheduled annual maintenance and cleaning.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Ensure air intakes are properly located.

If it’s time for your home’s routine duct cleaning in NJ, schedule an appointment with the experts at DRX Duct Cleaning. We are proud members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and have been serving locations across NJ for over 10 years. Our staff has a combined 75 years experience in the industry, and we provide the best air duct cleaning service the greater NJ area has to offer. In addition, we guarantee an NADCA certified technician on site at every job every time.

For more information about our NJ duct cleaning process, questions about your air ducts, or to schedule an appointment for an NJ air duct cleaning, DRX Duct Cleaning at 908.755.2950.

Is The Indoor Air Quality In My Child’s School Safe?

Is The Indoor Air Quality In My Child's School Safe?

Find Out What You Can Do For Your Child’s Schools Indoor Air Quality.

Between before school care, after school care, clubs and sports activities, weekend programs, and other outside groups that may also use the school, most school buildings are in use at least 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Janitors can be seen hard at work mopping and sweeping floors etc, but what about the areas they can’t clean? With all the traffic in and out, you may wonder how they keep their air quality clean. Is there any system in place to assure you that the furnaces, air ducts, ventilators and AC units are cleaned regularly? How can you be sure your child is not breathing in potentially harmful particles in large amounts such as dust, mold etc, or that the same germs are not circulating over and over again? What about renovations? Have the floors been sanded in the gym recently? Were any old floors in the school torn out and replaced over the Summer? Have there been any additions onto the school? Those types of construction debris could be lurking in the system, too.

Have you noticed your child doesn’t feel well after coming home from school, or their asthma flares up while at school? Every child deserves a safe and healthy environment to learn in. They should not feel anxious that they may have an asthma attack or feel ill while trying to concentrate and learn.

So, what can you do about it? According to HEALTHYSCHOOLS.ORG, “There are 130,000 public and private schools enrolling 55 million children and employing 7 million adults…. The EPA reports that ½ of all schools have problems with indoor pollution. This contributes to rising asthma cases, absenteeism, concentration, and headaches…” School officials take these types of matters very seriously. Contact the school principal or superintendent and ask what is being done to maintain the indoor air quality at your child’s school. You may consider writing a letter or bringing your concerns to the PTA to address. These types of things will not be overlooked.

DRX Duct Cleaning has performed commercial air duct cleaning in schools across New Jersey. We have state of the art equipment, along with the necessary education and training to properly execute a cleaning on this scale. It is VITAL that an NADCA certified air duct cleaning company is chosen for this type of work! DRX Duct cleaning is not only an NADCA certified company, but we guarantee that an NADCA certified technician will always be on site. We have the knowledge necessary and experience where it counts to get the job done right. Call us today at 908.755.2950 to ensure your child’s schools indoor air quality is clean with air duct cleaning.

How Can I Prevent Mold Growth in My Home?

How Can I Prevent Mold Growth In My Home

Tips On How You Can Prevent Mold Growth.

There are many things you can do to reduce and prevent mold growth in your home. The best way to keep on top of things is through routine maintenance and cleaning. This way, in the event that something does happen, you will be more aware of when it happened, catch it before it gets out of hand, and possibly be able to pinpoint the root cause. Below are some suggestions on how to do this from your basement all the way to your attic.

• Many basements are damp and humid. This is an ideal environment for mold growth. Purchase a dehumidifier. Be sure to carefully follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning it, and remember to empty it daily.
• Add drain gutters to your drain pipes and make sure the water is diverted at least 5’ from the foundation of your home.
• Be sure your clothes dryer is properly vented. The dryer needs to be vented to the outside in order to properly control the amount of humidity in your laundry space.
• Seeing condensation on windows can be a clue of humid conditions in your home. The seal on the window could have been compromised, causing moisture to get inside. Should this be the case, it must be corrected ASAP.
• Examine your walls for wet streaks, spots, or stains. This could be an indication of a hidden leak which can lead to mold growth. Any wet spot should be thoroughly investigated.
• Use a flashlight to inspect underneath your kitchen and bathroom sink for leaky pipes. If you find any signs of leaking water, schedule your plumber to come out ASAP.
• Mold growth in bathrooms is very common. Be sure to turn on the exhaust fan, or open the window every time you shower. Be sure the exhaust fan is properly installed and venting outside your home, not into your attic.
• Keep floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture dry. If something does become wet, try to dry it out within 24 -48 hours. (This is the generally accepted time frame for mold growth after water intrusion.) Discard any furniture items that could not be dried.
• Use your kitchen exhaust fan to remove excess humidity created when cooking and washing dishes. Make sure your fan is properly installed to exhaust outside your home.
• On a low humidity day, open some windows and doors to allow fresh air to flow in.
• Roof leaks will leave stains on the ceilings and occasionally on walls. You may notice a dark spot or paint peeling. Do not simply paint over the stain. Uncover the cause and make the necessary repairs before it gets out of hand.
• Peek in your attic a few times a year just to be sure, even if you do not see any water marks on your ceiling.

Mold can also grow in your furnace and AC coils. Having your air ducts and coils cleaned every 2-3 years is a good idea to prevent any surprises. If you schedule a dryer vent cleaning with DRX at the same time as your air duct cleaning, you’ll also save money! We’ll also include free sanitizer. Call us today at 908.755.2950 for air duct cleaning NJ.

Do I Have To Clean My Hot Water and Furnace Chimney?

Every year around the time the temperatures begin to drop, we all start to think about getting our fireplace, wood stove and furnace chimney inspected and cleaned. There’s more than one chimney that we need to be aware of, though. The truth is, a clogged hot water or furnace chimney can be extremely dangerous. Properly venting any fuel burning appliance is something to take very seriously.

How To Check For Clogs

Do I have To Clean My Hot Water and Furnace Chimney?

Do I Have To Clean My Hot Water and Furnace Chimney? Find Out Below!

If heat is bellowing out from the bottom of the smoke pipe on your hot water heater, it can mean there is a clog in the flue to the roof. If it feels unusually hot, call in your heating professional right away.

Place your hand in front of the burner section of your furnace. The excessive heat felt in this area can also be an indicator of a problem in the chimney. Newer furnaces have updated safety mechanisms that shut down the furnace. However, blocked chimneys in older heaters can cause a buildup of carbon monoxide. This is a deadly gas that is colorless, and odorless. It is very dangerous.

Inspect at the ground level to be sure your chimney caps are intact. Over time, caps can rot and a decent gust of wind can even blow them away. This is an important part of the cooling system in a metal chimney. Additionally, it prevents animals from seeking shelter in its warmth and serves to keep the weather out. A cap on a masonry chimney will also prevent animals and keep the weather out.

If your furnace has a masonry chimney, it should also be checked. Water vapor is a by-product of the combustion of natural gas. This water vapor can saturate the masonry inside the chimney. Over time, the acids in the water can damage the mortar.

It’s a good idea to make checking and cleaning your water and furnace chimney a part of your routine home maintenance procedures. Call DRX Duct Cleaning at 908.755.2950 to set up your inspection and water or chimney cleaning today! And remember, if you suspect a problem with your hot water heater, call your plumber immediately. If you feel there may be an issue with your furnace, contact your HVAC professional. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality From Becoming a Nightmare

 

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality From Becoming a Nightmare

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality From Becoming A Nightmare With The Help Of DRX Duct!

DRX Duct Cleaning can help improve the indoor air quality of your new home with a full scope air duct cleaning. When purchasing an older home especially, hidden dangers can exist in the vents. In addition to dust, clogged ductwork may contain mold and bacteria that are hazardous to the health of you and your loved ones. It’s always a good idea to have the air ducts cleaned when moving into a new home. This way, you will know that any contaminants left behind by former occupants are gone, and you are breathing healthy, fresh air!

DRX Duct Cleaning has been in business for over 10 years proudly serving the greater NJ area. Our staff has combined over 75 years of experience in the air duct cleaning and HVAC industry. Additionally, not only are we NADCA members, but we guarantee an NADCA certified technician on site at every job, every time, no exceptions! For more information or to schedule an appointment with the most exclusive air duct cleaners in NJ, contact us at 908.755.2950 today.

How To Avoid Buying A House Of Horrors With Helpful Advice From DRX

How To Avoid Buying a House of Horrors with Helpful Advice From DRX

Avoid Purchasing a Home That Has a Lot of Problems By Following Our Advice!

Purchasing a home is a big decision and a major investment. It’s important to put a lot of thought and care into such a heavy decision. While there is no such thing as a perfect home, you’ll want to be sure your dream home isn’t actually a house of horrors before you sign on that dotted line.

When it comes to purchasing a house, many people are more concerned with surface aesthetics, rather than underlying issues. Oddly enough, a lot of people spend more time test driving the car they’re interested in than thoroughly inspecting the home they’re considering purchasing.

Walking through your dream home can be exciting. It can be tempting to start visualizing living in the home before the necessary precautions are taken to make sure it’s right for you. It is vital, however, for all potential homeowners to rely on logic, and not emotion when considering purchasing a home. This means you should not get emotionally attached before the home inspection is complete, and any major issues or red flags are eliminated.

Take our advice to avoid any upset. Once your residential home has passed inspection, and you’ve signed the paperwork, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to be sure you’re walking into a healthy living air environment. That’s where DRX Duct Cleaning, NJ’s most exclusive duct cleaners come in!

When you need affordable and high-quality duct cleaning in New Jersey, call the professionals at DRX Duct today at 908.755.2950 to schedule an appointment for fantastic duct cleaning for your home or business.

It’s almost time for Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is just around the corner. The weather is starting to warm up, and we’re driving

with our windows down, taking in all that fresh air…but what about the air inside our homes?

How can we improve our indoor air quality?

Now that the weather is getting nicer, it’s a great idea to pick an especially nice day, and

open all the windows in your home. Let the stale air out, and new fresh air in. (If you have

allergies to pollen, we suggest doing this on a day when the pollen count is low, of course.)

Letting fresh air in is a great way in improve your indoor air quality. Try leaving the windows

open for at least 4-5 hours if you’re able.

Also, now is a great time to get your air ducts cleaned! Removing dust, dirt, dander, pet

hair, construction debris, allergens, and other possible respiratory irritants from your HVAC

system will not only improve your indoor air quality, but also the efficiency of your HVAC

system. As air flows through your duct work, it first passes over any debris coating the inside of

the system. Removing these contaminants leaves you with cleaner air to breathe! Freeing your

duct work of buildup also allows the system not to have to work as hard to maintain your

desired temperature.

As always, make sure you change your air filter every 3-6 months. An overly clogged air

filter will choke out and burn out your system, leaving you with a hefty bill to pay.

Remembering to change the air filter may seem trivial, but it is in fact a vital step to maintaining

the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC system. Stay tuned to our blog for more information

on how you can improve your indoor air quality with simple home tips and tricks, proper

maintenance, routine servicing, and other helpful information!

Happy spring cleaning everyone!

Air Duct Cleaning NJ in Spring Cleaning Season

 

Comparing Duct Cleaning Companies?

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE A NADCA CERTIFIED COMPANY TO PERFORM  DUCT CLEANING???

-NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) sets the standards and codes for proper procedures in the duct cleaning industry. Choosing a company solely based on price & not their level of experience, training, and certifications could cost you much more in the end.

-A certified company represents honesty. We won’t bait and switch you on the price. The estimate you receive is the same price you’ll pay on the day of service.

-A certified technician will use the safest & most effective tools and methods to perform your air duct cleaning in accordance with the EPA. DRX DUCT never uses inferior equipment, products, or procedures not authorized by the EPA to perform our services.

-All certified technicians go through a strict training process and testing to ensure they have a proper understanding of the correct way to execute air duct cleaning procedures.

IN CONCLUSION …. Choosing a NADCA certified technician like the ones found at DRX DUCT LLC insures that you will receive a thorough cleaning, fair & transparent prices, and service preformed by a technician who is both thoroughly versed in his trade & using the proper equipment to service your air duct system. Call us now at 908-755-2950 or visit our website at www.njairduct.com for more information.

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