Air Duct Cleaning

A ttic Five Stars offers affordable Dryer Vent Cleaning in Los Angeles. We comprehend the significance of having an air duct system that works proficiently and safely.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Los Angeles, CA

flat rate includes cleaning from where the vent exhausts outside to where it connects to the back of the dryer (we do not clean inside the dryer itself and we cannot handle vents that exhaust out over 20ft from the ground)Very few people realize the importance of clothes dryer fire prevention. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting.

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How a Clothes Dryer Fire Occurs:

Lint accumulation and reduced airflow feed on each other to provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is a highly combustible material, which, interestingly enough, is one of the ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters. A number of dryer vent problems contribute to this.

A Growing Problem

Traditionally, most clothes dryers were in the basement. However, nowadays many newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and hall closets. These new locations mean dryers tend to be vented longer distances and vents are generally installed with sharp turns and bends to accommodate the structure of the home. As a result, dryer vents are harder to reach, and also create more places for lint to gather. The ideal solution is to have short, straight, dryer duct venting. However, a dryer vent booster, while not the ideal approach, can improve your dryer venting in cases where your venting is longer and/or has more bends than it should. In addition to creating a fire hazard, if the venting is too long and/or has two many bends, it will cause your dryer to take much longer than necessary to dry loads.

ENVIROCON

Source removal is defined as the physical removal of contaminants and debris from internal HVAC system surfaces. Complete HVAC system cleaning removes the contaminants that may contribute to mold and other microbiological growth. Cleani [Air Duct Sanitizing Maryland] ng can also reduce household dust, increase energy efficiency, increase equipment life expectancy, and improve overall indoor air quality and comfort.

It is not necessary to apply chemical products to achieve source removal within an HVAC system. However,applying appropriate cleaning compounds may enhance the cleaning process

EnviroCon is a Bacteriostat, Fungistat and Deodorizer. This product is EPA-registered for use in HVAC systems. EnviroCon is highly-effective in eliminating odor-causing microorganisms as well as those associated with mold, mildew and bacterial growth. An enhanced benefit of EnviroCon is its low toxicity and safety rating from the EPA. As a result, EnviroCon may be used in occupied spaces. It does not use any environmentally damaging propellants or flammable ingredients. Download MSDS Sheet

EnviroCon is a Bacteriostat, Fungistat and Deodorizer

Disinfectant: An agent that eliminates a specific species of infectious or other undesired microorganism, but not necessarily bacterial spores, in the inanimate environment only.2 Disinfectant products are often found to be effective against fungi and viruses as well as bacteria.

Fungicide: A substance that destroys fungi and yeast and/or fungal spores (on environmental surfaces) that may pose a threat to human health.

Fungistat: An agent that inhibits the growth of fungi of economic or aesthetic significance that are not considered to be human health related (on environmental surfaces). This agent has no fungicidal claim.

Bacteriostat: An agent similar to a fungistat in that it inhibits the growth of bacteria (on environmental surfaces) that is not considered to be human health related.

Algaestats: An agent similar to a fungistat in that it inhibits the growth of algae that is not considered to be human health related.

At this time, the EPA has not accepted any disinfectant, sanitizer or fungicidal products for use in the ductwork of HVAC systems. However, some of these products are accepted for use in other parts of HVAC systems.

Those products which have been accepted by the EPA for use in the ductwork of HVAC systems include the following claims:

Bacteriostatic Inhibits odor-causing bacteria and fungi Inhibits stain and damage-causing bacteria, fungi, and algae

Deodorizes Inhibits fungi and algae Cleaning (a non pesticidal activity; removal of contaminants)