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31 Dec 2018

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, October 2018

As a leader in the air duct cleaning industry, NADCA offers two certifications; the Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification and the Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification, credentials that are internationally recognized and known for showcasing an individual’s enhanced knowledge and skills related to HVAC system hygiene.

Congratulations to the following individuals who earned their Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification during the month of October:

Matthew Ahrens
SEMPRO, LLC dba DUCTZ of Miami Valley and Columbus
Springfield, OH USA

Leo Albinger
Air Duct Maintenance, Inc.
Bakerstown, PA USA

Jamie Baker
DUCTZ of the Upper Bay Region
Fallston, MD USA

Brennen Belanger
Air Busters Inc.
Windsor, ON CAN

Jacob Blockland
Servpro of Laporte & Porter Counties
Valparaiso, IN USA

David Breckenridge
Cool Zone Inc
Naples, FL USA

Rey David Castaneda
ServiceMaster Rapid Response
Dodge City, KS USA

Conner Conklin
Servpro of Laporte & Porter Counties
Valparaiso, IN USA

Wade Conley
Power Vac-BELFOR
Dartmouth, NS CAN

Ryan Crane
AdvantaClean of East Central Ohio
Newark, OH USA

Raul De La Torre
ServiceMaster Rapid Response
Dodge City, KS USA

Joe Ebright
Advanced Air Service Group
Aston, PA USA

Mike Galloway
Atlas Butler
Columbus, OH USA

Jim Grady
General Aire Systems
Darby, PA USA

Jon Grafton
Air Duct Maintenance, Inc.
Bakerstown, PA USA

Brandon Hector
PT Mechanical Group
Moorestown, NJ USA

James Heredia
Duct Detectives, Inc.
Orlando, FL USA

Scott Himes
Controlled Environment Technologies
York, PA USA

Henry Hodges
Power Vac America, Inc.
Houston, TX USA

Neil Hyson
Power Vac-BELFOR
Dartmouth, NS CAN

Chris Jones
Atlas Butler
Columbus, OH USA

Brent Levan
Comfort Temp Company
Gainesville, FL USA

Stacy Liedle
AdvantaClean of the Eastside
Kenmore, WA USA

George Logothetis
AMS Restoration
East Brunswick, NJ USA

Saul Lumbreras
DSI Holding
Downers Grove, IL USA

Shane MacRae
Reliance Home Comfort
Toronto, ON CAN

Shanoop Mada Valappil
SaniService LLC
Dubai, ARE

Dane Meier
Stanley Steemer St Louis
Maryland Heights, MO USA

Tim Miller
Mite-E-Ducts
Zionsville, IN USA

Andrew Mitchell
Professional Duct Cleaning
Swansea, MA USA

Jay Prakash Motghare
Nirmitee Robotics India Private Limited
Nagpur, IND

Christian Norton
AdvantaClean of East Central Ohio
Newark, OH USA

Jake Ohl
Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
Roanoke, VA USA

Nick Plano
Action Cooling & Heating, Inc.
Fort Myers, FL USA

Jeffrey Reedus
Coit Services of Kentuckiana
Louisville, KY USA

Mike Rivera
CLEAR Air, Inc.
Des Moines, IA USA

Santos Rodriguez
Action Cooling & Heating, Inc.
Fort Myers, FL USA

Robert Sage
Federal Maintenance Hawaii, Inc.
Honolulu, HI USA

Erik Sandoval
Air Ducts Done Right, Inc.
Darien, IL USA

Jason Schlosser
DUCTZ of the Upper Bay Region
Fallston, MD USA

Steve Schur
Central Home Services Corp. DBACenvacs
Scarsdale, NY USA

Paul Sharkey
Belfor
Quispamsis, NB CAN

Melanie Sieg
United Safety Services, Inc.
Carnegie, PA USA

Ryan Smith
Superior Air Duct Cleaning
New Brighton, PA USA

Chris Sullivan
Safety King, Inc.
Shelby Township, MI USA

Dijo Thomas
EPSCO LLC
Dubai, ARE

Cesar Vidaurri
ACL Facility Services, LLC
Pflugerville, TX USA

Angel Villalobos
DSI Holding
Downers Grove, IL USA

Taylor Westcott
Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC
Littleton, MA USA

Chris White
Advanced Air Service Group
Aston, PA USA

Joshua Wilkerson
Coit Services of Kentuckiana
Louisville, KY USA

Paul Wyble
Air Duct Maintenance, Inc.
Bakerstown, PA USA

Austin Yang
Alpine Specialty Cleaning Inc.
Mountlake Terrace, WA USA

Hayden York
Healthy Building Systems Aust Pty Ltd
Victoria Park, WA AUS

Congratulations to the following individuals who earned their Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification during the month of October:

Scott Hunt
PT Mechanical Group
Moorestown, NJ USA

Terry Lee III
United Safety Services, Inc.
Carnegie, PA USA

Dan L’Herbier
Air Duct Maintenance, Inc.
Bakerstown, PA USA

Angel Lopez
Duct Detectives, Inc.
Orlando, FL USA

Zachary Ortwine
Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning, LLC
Midlothian, VA USA

Rafael Rivera
PureAir Indoor Solutions
Margate, FL USA

Chris Schafer
K-tech Kleening Systems, Inc.
Schofield, WI USA

Justin Tarr
Daffy Ducts
Snellville, GA USA

Mark Zarzeczny
Advanced Clean Air Specialists, LLC
Philadelphia, PA USA

05 Dec 2018

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, September 2018

As a leader in the air duct cleaning industry, NADCA offers two certifications; the Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification and the Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification, credentials that are internationally recognized and known for showcasing an individual’s enhanced knowledge and skills related to HVAC system hygiene.

Congratulations to the following individuals who earned their Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification during the month of September:

Taylor Evans
Air Duct Services, a division of BMCA, Inc.
Braintree, MA USA

Richard Godinez
D.E.V. Industries, Inc.
West Covina, CA USA

Filipp Golikov
Top Notch Restoration
Wood Dale, IL USA

Steven Kee
Drying Solutions, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA USA

Christopher Moore
Boog Air Pty Ltd
Berrimah, NT AUS

Shagufa Parkar
EPSCO Delhi Pvt. Ltd.
New Delhi, IND

Tracy Pearsall
DUCT DOCTOR U.S.A. OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Jupiter, FL USA

Jeff Propps
American Air Purification LLC
Westerville, OH USA

Dr. Sri Ramchandra Rao Jami
Duct Cleaning Specialist LLC
Abu Dhabi, ARE

04 Nov 2018

How to Get Rid of Mice in Heating Ducts

Mice often use the dark corners of the home – from fireplaces to exhaust vents to attics – as their own personal transit system. Heating and cooling ducts form the core of this rodent highway. The critters take refuge in the ducts after pillaging your food supplies, posing an unsanitary threat to health. They can cause problems with smell when they die in the spaces. Prevent both instances from happening with time-tested trapping methods.

Steps:

Turn off your heating or central air conditioning system. Allow the heating grates to cool completely.

Remove all grates covering your heating vents. You may need a screwdriver to pry them off or remove screws.

Load snap traps, one for each heating vent in the home, with fragrant baits to stimulate the rodents’ keen sense of smell. Bacon, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit and peanut butter all serve this purpose well. Arm the traps according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Place one trap just inside each duct, sliding it up against the duct’s interior wall with the bait end touching the wall to form “T” shape. Putting traps inside the duct targets duct-dwelling mice specifically and keeps the traps out of reach of pets and small children. Use mouse droppings to determine paths followed by mice and place traps along the paths.

Replace all heating vent grates and run your heat as usual.

Check the traps for mice each morning. Look into the vent slats with a flashlight. If the trap holds a mouse, remove the grate and take the trap out of the duct. Wearing rubber gloves, remove the mouse and seal it in a plastic zipper storage bag. Dispose of the dead mouse and wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Continue to trap and dispose of mice until you’ve eliminated your home’s rodent population.

Block entry points to prevent the problem in the future. Check your roof and wall vents for gaps between the duct and the wall. Secure fine wire mesh over these gaps to prevent mice from entering the heating ducts. Do the same for other common entry points, such as gaps and holes around door and window frames, pipes, fireplaces, wall junctures and roof rafters.

Tip

Humane traps are available if you want to relocate the mice instead of killing them. They work like the traps one sets for raccoons and other animals, but are much smaller.

Warning

Avoid using poison traps to get rid of mice in your heating ducts. This control method does not kill on contact, leaving mice to die deep in the heating ducts or inside walls, where their carcasses emit extremely foul odors.

Suggestion

Once you catch all the mice inside your air ducts and the rest of the home, we suggest calling a company to clean and disinfect you air ducts. Visit our Business Rating section to easily locate a professional near you.

24 Oct 2018

What the Sears bankruptcy means for Sears home services

Though Sears is struggling, that doesn’t mean everything with a Sears name is in trouble.

Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will be closing another 142 Sears and Kmart stores by year-end, on top of 46 stores already slated to be shuttered.

But the Sears name applies to more than just the department stores.

Sears Home & Business Franchises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears so it is part of the company’s bankruptcy filing, but on a day-to-day basis the Columbus-based business operates separately with its own leaders, offices, IT, accounting, marketing, sales, etc.

“Given that we have the same name, there’s some consumer confusion,” said President Jeff Pepperney. “The services we provide aren’t being interrupted one bit. We’re freestanding from Sears.”

There are five service categories under the franchising business: Sears Carpet/Upholstery CleaningSears Air Duct CleaningSears Garage SolutionsSears Maid Services and Sears Handyman Solutions.

“People buy businesses from us because they’re leveraging that name, Sears. It drives consumer trust and commitment,” Pepperney said. “But we are family-owned businesses. Those families aren’t changing. They’re still out there, providing service.”

The 50-person corporate staff of Sears Home & Business Franchises has been based in the Polaris area since it was created 20 years ago and now oversees a franchise network of 140 franchisees overseeing 400 territories in the U.S.

Full article can be found here

17 Oct 2018

The Mars School District is continuing to address issues with their air quality.

In the latest letter to parents, Superintendent Dr. Wesley Shipley says duct work cleaning and additional testing have been recommended for Mars Elementary School after the most recent air quality testing was done.

Last month, complaints of a “musty smell” by students and staff promoted the district to order testing.

Detailed test information is available here.

28 Sep 2018
cheap priced duct cleaning

So you want to hire a cheap priced duct cleaning company

You believe all duct cleaning companies are the same?

It’s fall and it’s that time of the year again to consider maybe getting those air ducts cleaned before we are isolated inside our homes for the next four months. It’s a great idea however picking the wrong business can also be your worse mistake! The industry of air duct cleaning is unregulated in most states and all provinces. Which means that most business that offer a duct cleaning are not registered with NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association). So that leaves me to ask the following question where do they receive the proper training and safety guidelines to professionally clean your air ducts?

I’m sure you seen ads posted online from Kijiji, Craigslist, Google and Facebook community groups with an extremely tempting price. So who is behind these luring advertising’s? Well in almost every circumstance it’s an unqualified duct cleaner who prey’s upon the misinformed and naive consumer who believes all duct cleaning companies are the same.

How to stay protected and not make this mistake? Consumers should look to NADCA or visit our Business Rating section found only on DuctCleaning.org

To learn more about these unprofessional individuals who advertise relentlessly on Facebook groups Dishonest individuals offering duct cleaning on Facebook community groups

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26 Sep 2018

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, July 2018

As a leader in the air duct cleaning industry, NADCA offers two certifications; the Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification and the Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification, credentials that are internationally recognized and known for showcasing an individual’s enhanced knowledge and skills related to HVAC system hygiene.

Congratulations to the following individuals who earned their Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification during the month of July:

Halley Bernet
TDIndustries

Houston, TX USA

Jeremy Blair
Air Essentials, Inc.

Madison, AL USA

Eric Bryant
Stanley Steemer Indianapolis

Carmel, IN USA

Annette Clarke
Enviro Plus Duct Cleaning Ltd.

Brockville, ON CAN

Conrad David
Dave’s Duct Cleaning

Whitby, ON CAN

Miguel A. Diaz Moreno
HVAC Solutions, Inc.

Guaynabo, PR USA

Ronnie Diggs
Stanley Steemer Indianapolis

Carmel, IN USA

Jason Doyle
American Clean Air, Inc.

North Pembroke, MA USA

Jeremy Futrell
Studzinski dba Stanley Steemer, Inc
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Paducah, KY USA

Steve Garner
RestorePro Reconstruction

Raleigh, NC USA

Robert Goebel
Stanley Steemer

Flatwoods, KY USA

Mitchell Goodyear
Offshore Air and Refrigeration (OAR)

Lafayette, LA USA

David Hodges
Stanley Steemer of Roanoke

Salem, VA USA

Dennis Khuttan
Bay Air Flow

Pittsburg, CA USA

Dondre McCarter
Studzinski dba Stanley Steemer, Inc.

Paducah, KY USA

John McGraw Jr.
Stanley Steemer of Charlottesville

Ruckersville, VA USA

Randy Retort
Stanley Steemer of Charleston

Dunbar, WV USA

Pedro Rosario
Stanley Steemer

Hartford, CT USA

Tom Sharp
Stanley Steemer of Knoxville

Knoxville, TN USA

Alan Stringer
Stanley Steemer

Flatwoods, KY USA

William Tirado
Pride Air Conditioning & Appliance, Inc.

Pompano Beach, FL USA

Stephen White
SJ Services, Inc. dba Stanley Steemer

Leesburg, GA USA

Mohammed Yussuf
Zenith Advanced Cleaning Solutions

Ajman, ARE

02 Sep 2018

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders

MT. LAUREL, N.J. — As a leader in the air duct cleaning industry, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) offers two certifications; the Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification and the Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification — credentials that are internationally recognized and known for showcasing an individual’s enhanced knowledge and skills related to HVAC system hygiene. NADCA Congratulates the following individuals who earned their Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification during the month of August:

Stephen Alexander, Premier Disaster Restoration & Cleaning, Benton, Kentucky;
Jennifer Bhanji, Breathe Clean Alberta Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada;
Marc Daoust, Davinpro, Dorval, Quebec, Canada;
Edward Madden, Kountry Klean Air, Klamath Falls, Oregon;
Angel Moreno, AC-CR, Mount Pleasant, Texas;
Ryan Nuez, Dave’s Duct Cleaning, Whitby, Ontario, Canada;
Tonia Perrine, AdvantaClean of the Tri-State, Ashland, Kentucky;
Frank Saccente, Air Care of Central Florida, LLC, Orange City, Florida;
Ventura Armando Verdugo Avila; J&M Keystone Inc., Spring Valley, California; and
Joseph White, Mediclean, Atlanta.

Publication date: 8/31/2018

19 Aug 2018

Beware ‘Blow-and-go’ Scams

For their own peace of mind, home owners should get their heating an cooling systems cleaned by members of NADCA, who must comply with a strict Code of Ethics. Some homeowners have been taken by what’s known as “blow-and-go” air duct cleaning—but you don’t have to be. These companies charge what seems a nominal fee but do a very poor job. They may ask you to pay extra for unneeded services and even pretend to be members of NADCA.

Before you hire a business you should see their DC Rating score. visit here.