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Asbestos Abatement with Ductwork Cleaning

Abatement of asbestos flooring, asbestos pipe insulation and asbestos glues are the most common asbestos items we handle. On occasion, we have abated asbestos that is directly in the ductwork/airstream of a building or home. Obviously, properly abating this asbestos should be made a priority by the owner and using a company company with expertise in cleaning ductwork systems and abating asbestos makes the most sense for this project. Examples of situations where we have completed ductwork cleaning ... more »

Where Does Asbestos Come From?

Where Does Asbestos Come From? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral located in metaphoric rock.  Asbestos was once referred to as the miracle mineral for its resistance to chemical attacks, durability, and heat resistance capabilities.  Asbestos often is blue, white, or brown in color and is typically found in a fibrous state.  Asbestos is found in several locations throughout the world including the United States.  In the United States, the most significant deposits of ... more »

Helpful Tips To Ensure A Successful Mold Remediation Project

Like asbestos removal, mold removal and remediation sounds scary but it doesn't have to be.  An experienced contractor with the proper equipment can perform the project safely and successfully.   Items to know when choosing a mold removal and remediation contractor in Wisconsin.   Mold removal and remediation in Wisconsin does not require a license to perform.  You want to make sure you choose a contractor with a strong and proven track record and one that has been ... more »

Things To Know That Will Take The Fear Out Of Having Your Asbestos Removed

Having your asbestos removed may sound scary but it doesn't have to be.  Working with an experienced and licensed abatement contractor that uses the proper equipment and protection can do the job safely and successfully.  Items to know when choosing an Asbestos Contractor in Wisconsin: Asbestos removal should only be completed by a licensed asbestos abatement company.  In Wisconsin, this            certification is received by the DHS (Department of Health ... more »

Improve Airflow When Upgrading Filters

With a strong focus on improving indoor quality in public buildings, schools, and the office place, filter upgrades have been a common component for system upgrades.  While installing MERV 13+ filters do catch more and smaller particulates, the denser filters also reduce airflow.  This airflow reduction will make air handlers and furnaces run harder, longer, and at the end of the day cost more to operate.  When combining air duct cleaning along with filter upgrades, you can help ... more »

Is There Asbestos in My Home?

The short answer is YES! Floor tiles, joint compounds, attic insulation, and duct insulation are some of the common areas you will find asbestos in your home.  Even in newer homes, (post 1980's) asbestos can be found in materials such as laminate flooring or vinyl floor coverings, adhesives, and even concrete.  Contrary to popular belief, there is not a ban on asbestos containing materials in the US, so even new homes do posses containing materials. Before moving forward with any ... more »

Put a Stop to Mold Growth in Your HVAC System

There are a variety of factors that contribute to mold growth in HVAC systems including high ambient humidity/dewpoint levels, indoor humidity levels, condensation, and lack of HVAC maintenance.  Here are some items to keep an eye on year round that will hopefully keep this problem from occurring in your work place or home.    High Interior Humidity: Humidity control tends to be the leading contributor to unwanted growth in your AHU's and associated ductwork.  Interior ... more »

Don't Let Your Lint Be The Flint!!

Most home owners are aware that keeping a clean lint trap inside your clothes dryer is very important for efficiency and safety, but some fail to realize that not everything is caught here and debris  does make its way downstream into the vent ductwork.  As this continues to build and even clog, this can single handedly become the greatest fire risk in your home or building. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each ... more »

Asbestos Hide & Seek

Along with the many visible to the eye asbestos containing building materials such as transite siding and panels, floor tile, plaster, HVAC duct wrap, acoustic ceiling tiles, etc., asbestos can be applied to some not so obvious places leading you to a good game of hide and seek.  A couple key materials that can fall into this category would be waterproofing, vapor barriers, and fire proofing.  Identifying these locations of hidden asbestos can save you thousands of unexpected costs by ... more »

HVAC Systems in Schools

https://dirtyductscleaning.com/images/DirtyDucts_IAQandPublicSchools.pdf Many school districts across the country have either fully returned or in the process of bringing their staff and students back into the buildings for in person education.  While this brings excitement to all, it also come with fear as its related to the current pandemic. While schools have developed extensive safe return school plans with protocols including physical distancing, assigning small cohorts, managing sched ... more »

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