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15 Sep 2019

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, April 2019 – Aug 2019

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 April:

Joe Ackerley
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Chicago

Addison, IL USA

David Adams
Ductz of Charleston

Summerville, SC USA

Tim Adams
Standard Heating & AC

Minneapolis, MN USA

Mike Allred
Apex Restoration DKI

Tullahoma, TN USA

Jeremiah Anderson
Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration

Wheeling, WV USA

Jeron Anderson
ServiceMaster by A-Town/Hi-Tech

Abilene, TX USA

Jeff Andrews
Harris Clean Carpet Care LLC

Fredericksburg, VA USA

Korey Austin-Stewart
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Tulsa

Tulsa, OK USA

Shavon Barnard
Abatement Technologies

Suwanee, GA USA

Jake Basnett
Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC

Littleton, MA USA

Joseph Bishop
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Atlanta

Norcross, GA USA

Forrest Brackett
Seaboard General Construction

New Kent, VA USA

Jamison Brodjieski
K-tech Kleening Systems, Inc.

Schofield, WI USA

Kevin Brown
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Atlanta

Norcross, GA USA

Kelvin Bruce
Epsco Industrial Services

Mandaluyong, PHI

Glen Bryman
Duct Doctor USA of Nashville

Nashville, TN USA

Christine Burke
Aella Industries

Aston, PA USA

Oscar Carmona
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Les Clow
Mr. Duct Cleaner

Allen, TX USA

Brandon Corley
ServPro of Wilson County

Lebanon, TN USA

Barry Cryer
Star Air

Jarrell, TX USA

Michael Dighton
Americlean of Iowa, LLC

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

Rob Dixon
SERVPRO of Belle Meade

Nashville, TN USA

Ronald Earney
Langford’s Mechanical Services, Inc.

Rock Hill, SC USA

Dan Ethier
Ethier Sheet Metal

Timmins, ON CAN

William Fadely
Air Duct Cleaning & Services

Eagle River, AK USA

Tina Fields
Masters Carpet Cleaning, LLC

Evans, GA USA

Eric Fralix
J & J Heating and Cooling, LLC

Minor Hill, TN USA

Joseph Franklin
Franklin Air Quality Solutions
Wilmington, NC USA

Thomas Frey
Air Duct Cleaning Solutions LLC

Toms River, NJ USA

Jim Girdley
Rescue Duct, LLP
Greenwood, IN USA

Sergio Gonzalez
BMS CAT, Inc.
Haltom City, TX USA

Joseph Haas
ServPro of Wilson County

Lebanon, TN USA

Kevin Haas
Alpine Maintenance Group Inc.

Indianapolis, IN USA

Brian Hall
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Atlanta

Norcross, GA USA

Rod Hammond
Daffy Ducts

Snellville, GA USA

Stephen Harper
AdvantaClean of Ascension & Livingston

Gonzales, LA USA

Tim Harris
BMS CAT Nashville

Antioch, TN USA

Collin Hazelton
Steamatic of Western Wisconsin

Eau Claire, WI USA

Chandler Henry
TrueTech Services

Houston, TX USA

Wil Hodges
BMS CAT, Inc
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Haltom City, TX USA

Brennan Hrehoruk
EnviroCare Systems Limited Inc.

Newmarket, ON CAN

Jayson Hurtt
ServPro of Wilson County

Lebanon, TN USA

Karl Innocent
Air Duct Aseptics (A.D.A.)

Pompano Beach, FL USA

Jonathan Jeter
ServiceMaster by A-Town/Hi-Tech

Abilene, TX USA

Alex Jimenez
Coolex LLC

Southwest Ranches, FL USA

Gustavo Jimenez
BMS CAT Boston

Littleton, MA USA

Jeffery Joss
Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc

Westville, NJ USA

Rob Kelly
Ontario Duct Cleaning

Markham, ON CAN

Tucker Kimbrough
Servpro of Montgomery

Montgomery, AL USA

Josh Kingsley
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Robert Kirchofer
RJK Mechanical Contractors. LLC

Green Brook, NJ USA

Brandon Kirk
Planet Duct

Colorado Springs, CO USA

Christopher Lahman
Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration

Wheeling, WV USA

Sami Laine
DUCTZ North America, LLC

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Ernesto Landero
Solution Air Ventilation

Laval, QC CAN

Brett Lewallen
Steamatic of Western Wisconsin

Eau Claire, WI USA

Chris Lewis
First Call Cleaning and Restoration, Inc.

Burlington, NC USA

Jeff Lim
KB Federal Maintenance, Inc.

Great Neck, NY USA

Jason Linge
Superior Steam and Vac Ltd

Esquimalt, BC CAN

Tyler Littlefield
Diamond Air Conditioning

Cape Coral, FL USA

Jon Luedtke
Standard Heating & AC

Minneapolis, MN USA

Joshua Marer
Triad Mechanical

Loganville, GA USA

Brandon Martin
Premium Duct Cleaners, L.L.C.

Wheat Ridge, CO USA

David Maxwell
Breathe Easy Duct Cleaning Ltd

Taber, AB CAN

Andrew McDaniel
Ductz of N.E. St. Paul, Blaine and Fridley

Forest Lake, MN USA

Wayne McFadden
Alberta Home Services

Calgary, AB CAN

Chris McKee
Coit Cleaning and Restoration Services

Bedford Heights, OH USA

Bryon McNatt
Ductz of Greater Portland & Vancouver

Clackamas, OR USA

Armando Mendoza
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Tulsa

Tulsa, OK USA

Dave Naumcheff
Alpine Maintenance Group Inc.

Indianapolis, IN USA

Alyssa O’Dell
ABC Cleaning, Inc.

Oviedo, FL USA

Tino Ortiz
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Alexander Ortwine
Southeast Clean Air Solutions LLC

Henrico, VA USA

Emily Porter
Mediclean

Atlanta, GA USA

Jennaro Pullano
Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration

Wheeling, WV USA

Chad Richoz
LCS Kleen-Aire, Inc.

Springfield, MO USA

Michael Ricker
Always Honest Air

Fort Myers, FL USA

Chancy Rogers
Clean Air Services, Inc.

Beaumont, MS USA

Michael Sanfilippo
ATI Air Technology

Conway, NH USA

Chris Scanlan
Apex Restoration DKI

Tullahoma, TN USA

Byron Schramm
Midtown Of South Denver
Littleton, CO USA

Brian Schweitzer
Servpro Of South Tampa

Tampa, FL USA

Brian Scott
Ductz of Raleigh

Kenly, NC USA

Tim Scott
BMS CAT Washington DC

Elkridge, MD USA

Steven Serdinsky
Air Duct Cleaning Solutions LLC

Toms River, NJ USA

Todd Seward
AdvantaClean of Tampa

Tampa, FL USA

Glenn Sheaffer
Superior Heating & Air dba Superior’s Healthy Environments

Bluffton, SC USA

Troy Sommerdyk
Enviro Plus Duct Cleaning Ltd.

Brockville, ON CAN

Larry Stephens
Carolina Filters, Inc.

Sumter, SC USA

James Stephenson
Dream Steam

Des Moines, IA USA

Tom Sterling
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

William Stevens
SERVPRO of North Raleigh, Wake Forest, North Durham

Raleigh, NC USA

Scott Thomas
Dryer Vent Wizard International LLC

Farmington Hills, MI USA

Stan Valadzko
SV Professional Cleaning

Alexandria, VA USA

Nicholas VanOverbeke
Americlean of Iowa, LLC

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

Nathan Vasquez
Duct-Kleen

Crest Hill, IL USA

Sara Wakeman
DUCTZ of Greater Atlanta

Tyrone, GA USA

Earl Wallace
Ductz of Jackson & SW MS

Brookhaven, MS USA

Ryan Walther
Enviro-Air Cleaning

Hastings, MN USA

Jason Watson
Shane’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.

Winter Haven, FL USA

Keefer Wehmeyer
Americlean of Iowa, LLC

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

Jeff Wilson
1130128 BC Ltd

Nanaimo, BC CAN

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

Ali Ansari
Stanley Steemer of Greensboro

Greensboro, NC USA

James Arms
Brylin Inc. dba Stanley Steemer

Pottstown, PA USA

James Asbill
Ductz of Orange & Chatham County

Carrboro, NC USA

John Bently
Duct Cleaners’ Supply

New Richland, MN USA

Zebulon Boor
Stanley Steemer of Knoxville

Knoxville, TN USA

Kevin Brackens
TrueTech Services

Houston, TX USA

Joseph Burke
Advanced Air Service Group

Aston, PA USA

Rob Carey
Modern Power Vac Furnace Cleaning Ltd.

Edmonton, AB CAN

Jerry Dew Jr.
Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning, LLC

Midlothian, VA USA

Maximus Dobrev
Men With Ladders

Irvine, CA USA

Matthew Eaton
Zerorez of Atlanta

Norcross, GA USA

Sergio Gonzalez
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Michael Gwaltney
Servpro of Madison/Goodlettsville

Madison, TN USA

Scott Himes
Controlled Environment Technologies

York, PA USA

Ollie Johnson
J & J Heating and Cooling, LLC

Minor Hill, TN USA

Aaron Lawson
Servpro of Laporte & Porter Counties

Valparaiso, IN USA

David Macdonald
M&S Air Conditioning & Appliance Service of Central FL, LLC

Fruitland Park, FL USA

Kyle Macdonald
M&S Air Conditioning & Appliance Service of Central FL, LLC

Fruitland Park, FL USA

John McCarron
LaTello Brands LLC dba Doodlebugger’s Service Network

Pensacola, FL USA

Eric Milner
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Juan Pereira
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Michael Richey
Servpro of Alexander & Caldwell Counties

Lenoir, NC USA

Steven Seymour
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT San Antonio

San Antonio, TX USA

Tom Sharp
Stanley Steemer of Knoxville

Knoxville, TN USA

Jerome Tremblay
Le Groupe Environ/Air, Inc.

Quebec City, QC CAN

Josh Ward
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Austin

Round Rock, TX USA

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, May 2019

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. These credentials 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 May:

Syed Abusayeed
Advanced World Trading

Riyadh, SAB

David Bailey
S & S Enterprises, Inc DBA Stanley Steemer of NW Indiana

Crown Point, IN USA

Brett Brayman
Stanley Steemer – King Enterprises, Inc.

Saginaw, MI USA

Ron Cochran
S & S Enterprises, Inc DBA Stanley Steemer of NW Indiana

Crown Point, IN USA

Jonathan Cox
Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning, LLC

Midlothian, VA USA

Colby Craighead
Stanley Steemer

Parker, CO USA

Robert Croke
SelectPro,LLC

Norristown, PA USA

Roswell Cuarto
Experts Corner Cleaning Services

Al Nahda, Dubai, ARE

Jonathan Drum
Aire Serv of Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR USA

Andrew Friesen
Air Free Duct Cleaning, Inc.

Grimes, IA USA

Anthony Grandinetti
Action Cooling & Heating, Inc.

Fort Myers, FL USA

Shannon Gross
Stanley Steemer – King Enterprises, Inc.

Saginaw, MI USA

Derek Helman
Stanley Steemer of Knox-Licking

Newark, OH USA

Ken Hendrick|
Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

Montgomery, AL USA

Brandon Koch
Stanley Steemer of Northern Nevada

Reno, NV USA

Vincent Mariano
Bella Air

Pinon Hills, CA USA

Paul Montero
Healthy Home

Tampa, FL USA

Robbie Padua
Ductz of Greater Portland & Vancouver

Clackamas, OR USA

Alfred Panaccio
AC Perfected

Evesham, NJ USA

Philip Pasquince
Clean Air Duct Cleaning LLC

Brooksville, FL USA

Jeffery Phillips
Stanley Steemer – Beavercreek, OH

Beavercreek Township, OH USA

Harry Justine Quioc
Allied Builders Construction

Tamuning, GU USA

Mark Scalzitti
Master Kleen Cleaning and Restoration Inc.

Jeannette, PA USA

Christian Wilson
S & S Enterprises, Inc DBA Stanley Steemer of NW Indiana

Crown Point, IN USA

Jeff Wilson
1130128 BC Ltd DBA Modern Purair Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC CAN

Ryan Wood
Stanley Steemer – Gainesville Branch

Gainesville, VA USA

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

Sean Blaney
Stanley Steemer

Parker, CO USA

Zachary Sailsbury
Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning, LLC

Midlothian, VA USA

Matt Smith
Stanley Steemer of NW Michigan, Inc.

Traverse City, MI USA

Brandon VanderVlucht
Stanley Steemer of NW Michigan, Inc.

Traverse City, MI USA

Drew Walton
Stanley Steemer

Chandler, AZ USA

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, June 2019

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. These credentials 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 June:

Michele Argentieri
ControlSecurity Sistemi di Sicurezza Srl
Roma, ITA

Vito Cataldi
Sterimed SRL
Milano, ITA

Vincenzo De Donno
Sterimed SRL
Milano, ITA

Stefano Di Gesù
Sterimed SRL
Milano, ITA

Jose Dominguez
Greater Florida Ducts
Miami Shores, FL USA

Alek Falke
Triad Restoration Services
Dunedin, FL USA

Sergio Fessia
NTA Technical Solutions S.r.l.
Torino (TO), ITA

Mark Gerd
Coit Services of Colorado
Englewood, CO USA

Jesse Jones
TruClean Home Services
Lakeland, TN USA

Jitendra Kumar Shukla
Teyseer Contracting Company W.L.L
Doha, QAT

Federico Lamesta
NTA Technical Solutions S.r.l.
Torino (TO), ITA

John Msaddi
AirCare Environmental Services, Inc.
Canton, MA USA

James Murray
Providet Service Associates, Inc.
Millington, NJ USA

Brendon Oliveira
Restore Now
Orlando, FL USA

Giuseppe Opromolla
SA.GEST SRL
Sala Consilina, ITA

Andrea Pellegrini
O.S.I. S.R.L.
Isola del Liri (FR) ITA

Michael Powers
Eagle AC and Home Improvements
Shreveport, LA USA

Charles Raglin
Hunton Services
Houston, TX USA

Alexandre Regnier
Le Groupe Environ/Air, Inc.
Quebec City, QC CAN

Peter Sheldon
AdvantaClean of Greater Hartford
East Hartford, CT USA

Ryan Tevlin
AirCare Environmental Services, Inc.
Canton, MA USA

Jerome Tremblay
Le Groupe Environ/Air, Inc.
Quebec City, QC CAN

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, July 2019

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. These credentials 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:

Jeremy Collier
Holaday-Parks, Inc.
Fairbanks, AK USA

Rickson Iosia
AIRPRO Indoor Air Solutions
Honolulu, HI USA

Michael Johnson
Louis Berger
New York, NY USA

Robert Jones
Elevation Solar
Gilbert, AZ USA

Caleb Kinard
TJ & M Services Inc.
York, PA USA

Robert Lay
SERVPRO of Lakeland
Lakeland, FL USA

Denver Monn
AdvantaClean of Southwest Minneapolis
Hopkins, MN USA

Karel Pech
Dream Clean Cleaning & Restoration LLC
Vancleave, MS USA

Chris Pelino
Pure Ducts
Rochester Hills, MI USA

Lydia Silva Boschetti
Action Environmental
Bayamon, PR USA

Austin Vanhaitsma
Americlean, Inc.
Merrillville, IN USA

Egor Zudihin
Lone Star Pro Services
Houston, TX USA

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, August 2019

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. These credentials 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 August:

Thomas Aliff
Air Design Systems, Inc.
Pensacola, FL USA

Alexander Cargopoulos
The Healthy Home
Dubai, AR

Daniel Espinoza
Air Care Corp
San Fernado, PAN

Thadius Palmer
ABC Cleaning, Inc.
Oviedo, FL USA

Clea Pickins
Sani-Vac Service, Inc.
Warren, MI USA

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

Gabriel Belanger
Steamatic Metropolitain

Ville d’Anjou, QC CAN

Salvatore Cottone
Tecno Dit SNC di Cottone Salvatore

Borgo San Dalmazzo, ITA

Daniele Fraoni
Ambiente e Risorse SRL

Ploaghe, ITA

Alberto Gianardi
SO.GE.S.P.E. Srl

Vezzano Ligure, (SP) ITA

Michael Johnson
Louis Berger

New York, NY USA

Nicolae Purcel
Compagnone Impianti Srl

Fiumicino (RM), ITA

Michele Sciascia
Sitem S.R.L.

Cavallino (LE), ITA

30 Aug 2019

Suffolk comptroller investigating county’s handling of ‘sick building’ in Riverhead

Changes made to consultant’s report by county engineer supported DPW’s decision to allow Cornell Cooperative Extension staff to reoccupy the Griffing Avenue building last summer — only to move back out two months later

The county’s handling of air quality issues at the mostly vacant Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Riverhead, where employees were complaining of mystery illnesses for more than a year before being moved out, has the attention of Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy.

The chief engineer at the Suffolk County Department of Public Works dictated changes to an environmental consultant’s report about the building’s air quality, including adding a recommendation that employees could reoccupy the building. After the consultant’s amended final report was submitted to then-public works commissioner Gil Anderson last year, Anderson gave the all-clear for Cornell Cooperative Extension to move back into the building.

But employees began complaining again of the same issues and illnesses. By mid-October, Cornell Cooperative Extension offices were closed again. For a second time, its staff was subsequently moved to alternative worksites.

“I am very surprised that any arms-length outside entity would agree to have their final work product subject to the customer’s review and changes,” Kennedy said in an interview. He said his office will look into the air quality investigations and repairs at the Riverhead building and perhaps launch an audit into the project. “The county receives a significant amount of funding from the state through Cornell,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy says he’s looking at how the county spent more more than $100,000 trying to figure out why the building was making Cornell Cooperative Extension employees sick, before deciding last month to spend nearly half a million dollars to replace the rooftop HVAC units on the building. Relocating the employees and settling them into other worksites — twice — was likely a significant expense, he said.

The building, built about 18 years ago, has been largely vacant since June 1, 2018, following widespread reports of unexplained illnesses by Cornell Cooperative Extension staff beginning in March 2017 — the start of a series of gas leaks at the building that forced evacuations and investigations by town and county fire marshals. Employees complained of headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, chest pains, lightheadedness, mouth and throat irritations, burning, watery eyes, runny noses, metallic tastes and more, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.

DPW chief engineer Michael Monaghan edited a July 11, 2018 report from Enviroscience Consultants addressed to him and engineer Thomas Szumczyk. Monaghan’s edits were incorporated into a final report bearing the same date addressed to Anderson, according to the documents.

The DPW engineer made notes to the “Conclusions & Recommendations” section of the Enviroscience report directing edits that included deleting two of the consultant’s eight bullet-pointed recommendations to DPW, changing the language of another and adding a new bullet point. Each change was incorporated into the final report, which was addressed to the commissioner.

Monaghan’s edits are contained in a document provided by DPW in response to a to RiverheadLOCAL FOIL request bearing the filename “MJM Comments.” DPW confirmed that MJM are Monaghan’s initials and the comments were made by him

At the end of the “Conclusions & Recommendations” section, Monaghan added a note that read:

“ADD THE FOLLOWING BULLET: ‘EnviroScience observed no other detrimental environmental condition that would preclude re-occupancy of the facility.’

This sentence was added to the final report submitted to the commissioner, who in August gave the all-clear for Cornell Cooperative Extension to re-occupy the building.

In one note, Monaghan highlighted two bullet points and wrote “DELETE THIS BULLET” next to each, which originally read:
• “Enviroscience encourages the regular monitoring of conditions at these ceiling diffusers in the future to note any new microbial growth or other irregularities.”
• “Regular cleaning of the duct system to reduce potential for mold growth and airborne contaminants is recommended.”

Both bullet points were omitted from the final report submitted to the DPW commissioner.

For a third bullet point that read: “Regular maintenance and mechanical inspections of rooftop HVAC units from a reputable HVAC firm” Monaghan added a note that said, “Delete ‘regular’ and replace with ‘continued’.” The change was also incorporated into the final version of the report.

The county defended the changes through a DPW spokesperson.

DPW hired Enviroscience in the spring of 2018 to perform indoor air quality assessments in the building at a cost of $25,000, according to a county purchase order dated May 29, 2018 indicating the work was to be done as an “EMERGENCY!!!” per the commissioner’s direction.

Full article > https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/08/29/suffolk-comptroller-investigating-countys-handling-of-sick-building-in-riverhead/

23 Jul 2019

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, March 2019

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 March:

Steve Ault
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Gary Banks
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT San Antonio

San Antonio, TX USA

Allison Blakely
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Atlanta

Norcross, GA USA

Brian Choate
Choates HVAC

Cordova, TN USA

Les Clow
Mr. Duct Cleaner

Allen, TX USA

Roy Conditt
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK USA

Justin Cox
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Mike Diaz
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Austin

Round Rock, TX USA

Maximus Dobrev
Men With Ladders

Irvine, CA USA

Brent Dunn
Stanley Steemer of E-town, Inc.

Elizabethtown, KY USA

Jessica Dussan
Green Island Group

Bohemia, NY USA

Kelsey Eichman
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Tulsa

Tulsa, OK USA

Travis Fetters
BMS CAT, Inc.
Haltom City, TX USA

Deonta Gaines
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Austin

Round Rock, TX USA

Jeff Hammond
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT San Antonio

San Antonio, TX USA

Zach Harner
Proac Corporation

Mount Aetna, PA USA

Eduardo Hernandez
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Nathan Johnson
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Tulsa

Tulsa, OK USA

Mike Kunz
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Robert Lain
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Sam Mansir
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Craig Martin
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Chris Matthews
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Mark Miller
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Eric Milner
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

Mark Milstead
ServiceMaster of the Northern Neck

Tappahannock, VA USA

Rosalie Perreault
Solution Air Ventilation

Laval, QC CAN

Shane Pilkenton
Shane’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.

Winter Haven, FL USA

John Rodriguez
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT San Antonio

San Antonio, TX USA

Mohammad Shouib
Shan International Est.
Al Khobar, SAB

Angel Solivan
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Brian Stauffer
Proac Corporation

Mount Aetna, PA USA

Brian Stickel
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT San Antonio

San Antonio, TX USA

Josh Thompson
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK USA

Josh Ward
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Austin

Round Rock, TX USA

Jason Weaver
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK USA

Janel Wilkiewicz
BMS CAT, Inc.

Haltom City, TX USA

Jesse Zimmerman
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, TX USA

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

Peter Herrick
KMS Air Duct Cleaning

Minneapolis, MN USA

Lisa Mansur
KMS Air Duct Cleaning

Minneapolis, MN USA

09 Jun 2019

What do air ducts have to do with your health?

Do you have dirty ducts? When did you last look? And while regular cleaning of your ducts may be important for your homeowners insurance policy, what might your ducts have to do with your health?

Highly respected authorities on household air quality have studied the relationship between cleaning air ducts and your health. Years ago, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) investigated whether cleaning air ducts leads to healthier air quality in homes, and they concluded it didn’t.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted tests that showed, whether air ducts are clean or dirty, virtually the same concentration of dust can be found in the air. This is because dust and dirt tend to stick to the vents and filters, not blow through the air.

However, there are some situations that may give cause for concern. You might think that only old, unkempt farmhouses in rural areas make inviting homes for nasty rodents like rats. But we have seen exponential growth of rat populations in big cities. Homeowners need to make sure there are no compromised vents into the house. Rats, or even smaller pests like cockroaches, when living in your air ducts, can lead to pest-related contaminants that aggravate allergies, asthma, and sinus problems.

Fans that force air through your home can cause condensation inside the duct. Mold can multiply in these places, and then be distributed through the ducts to other rooms. Mold is a culprit in respiratory illness.

If you live in a house that is 50 years old or older, there’s a chance your ducts might be insulated with products containing asbestos. This is a serious problem, and you should call in the professionals and be prepared for a major disruption. Asbestos is associated with lung cancer.

Consider the case of a 33-year-old banker whose chest X-ray showed ominous nodules suggesting he was suffering from lung cancer. The patient refused further treatment on the premise that he was young, didn’t smoke, and his symptom was getting better, not worse.

The banker remained well for a year. But then he began to experience the same symptoms, complaining of fever, coughing, body aches and shortness of breath. An X-ray showed a recurrence of the conditions suggesting cancer. But after several weeks, his symptoms mysteriously vanished again.

This prompted his doctor to send the patient to Dr. Robert Rubin, an infectious disease expert at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Rubin noted that X-rays showed the lesions in the lungs were always in different locations, hardly what one would expect with a malignancy.

Dr. Rubin’s diagnosis was “Hypersensitivity Pneumonia.” But what was causing his symptoms and the disappearing lesions in the lung?

Hypersensitivity pneumonia occurs when the lungs become inflamed from dust laden with mold, fungi and spores. The most common culprit, thermophilic actinomycetes, which decomposes leaves, bark and plant materials. This is why farmers suffer from “farmer’s lung.” There’s also “wine grower’s lung” due to mouldy grapes, “crack lung” from heavy use of crack smoking, and “bird farmer’s lung” from feathers and bird droppings.

But bankers don’t harvest sugar cane, cure tobacco, work with wood dust, soybean feed, barley or mushrooms.

Dr. Rubin then became as much a detective as a doctor. He questioned the patient about humidifiers, his hobbies, and home heating system. Finally, he got a clue. The banker’s symptoms began when his bank moved into new office space. Rubin discovered the building’s ducts had been blown clean twice. It was on each of these occasions that the patient had developed symptoms and cancer-like lesions of his lungs.

But Rubin, still in detective mode, took swabs from the ducts, particularly from wet areas. The analysis showed the culture was loaded with actinomycetes.

But why didn’t other workers develop hypersensitivity pneumonia? Rubin believes it depends on the severity of exposure and a person’s genetic predisposition. Following cleaning of the ducts, the banker worked in the building for another four years without any more attacks.

Today I wonder how many doctors would put on work clothes and examine ducts? More likely, you will need to do your own detective work. Know when it’s worth disturbing your ducts, and when to just leave them be.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The column does not constitute medical advice and is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease. Please contact your doctor. The information provided is for informational purposes only and are the views solely of the author.

Source: https://torontosun.com/health/diet-fitness/0629-giffordjones

05 May 2019

Dozens of snakes found in resident’s air ducts

RICHLAND, Wash. — Dozens of snakes were found in a residential home in Richland after a routine HVAC maintenance procedure.

BF Power VAC recommends thorough duct cleaning within your home or business every three years.

They say although snakes are not common it is common to find rodents and debris that can cause recurring illnesses such as a cold.

To better prepare for summer, Owner Shawn Mattoon said a routine checkup can make the difference.

“Though most people see them as an unneeded expense it can save them in the long run”.

He said, “The cleaning that we do helps improve the efficiency and longevity of the equipment in their home and in their businesses.”

Experts say by routinely cleaning your HVAC system it can help shorten the life span of most viruses and bacteria that is recirculating around your residence.

30 Apr 2019

Fire severely damages duct cleaning truck in Windsor neighbourhood

Windsor police and fire officials are trying to determine exactly what caused a work truck to catch fire in Walkerville.

The incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday on Tuscarora Street between Parent Avenue and Langlois Avenue. Windsor Fire and Rescue said a duct-cleaning truck parked in the alley somehow caught fire. The rear of the vehicle was completely involved, though the truck’s cab sustained little or no damage.

The driver was working in the basement of the adjacent home when the fire broke out. He told BlackburnNewsWindsor.com he initially had no idea what was going on.

“I had no idea. I was working in the basement when someone knocked on the door,” he said. “I’ve worked here for three years and have never had this happen.”

Witnesses on scene said the driver jumped in the burning vehicle to move it away from the home, which suffered heat damage to the siding.

The fire was declared out within a half hour and there were no injuries reported.

Investigators were still on scene to speak with witnesses and determine exactly how the fire started. More information on this story will be passed along as it becomes available.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700 or Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477)

Source : here 

31 Mar 2019

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, February 2019

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 February:

Amelia Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Branden Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Gregory Barnes
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Steve Barrett
Salem Village Corp. dba AdvantaClean of the North Shore

Peabody, MA USA

Alessandro Batistini
Sell Condotte Srl
Collegno (TO), ITA

Chris Carroll
Stanley Steemer of Delmarva

Delmar, DE USA

Ussief Casey
Casey Mechanical Services

Orange, NJ USA

Diego Castillo-Juarez
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Ricardo Castillo-Juarez
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Rafael Castro
Stanley Steemer – Toms River, NJ

Toms River, NJ USA

Diego Chiarello
Euroservice S.r.l.
Palermo, PA ITA

Florin Ciobanu
Sell Condotte Srl

Collegno (TO), ITA

Luciano Defilippi
Sell Condotte Srl

Collegno (TO), ITA

Giovanni Delle Foglie
Pi-GROUP SRL

Corato (BA), ITA

Ethan Elliot
Stanley Steemer – Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC USA

Lauren Farrell
Stanley Steemer of Delmarva

Delmar, DE USA

Jonathan Ferguson
Stanley Steemer

Charlotte, NC USA

Alessandro Ferrari
AIRONE Società Cooperativa

Firenze, ITA

Valerio Fiocco
Firotek S.R.L.

Rome, ITA

Joe Franklin
Stanley Steemer of NW Michigan, Inc.

Traverse City, MI USA

Michael Furer
The Butlers & Air Quality Control Systems

Yorktown Heights, NY USA

Ruben Garcia
Chester Plumbing and Heating

Elko, NV USA

Chris Gearheart
Stanley Steemer of Charleston

Dunbar, WV USA

David Harley
AdvantaClean of Badgerland

Mequon, WI USA

James Koontz
Proac Corporation

Mount Aetna, PA USA

Jeremy Lewis
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Dublin, OH USA

Emanuel Christian Luongo
Sanarapida SRL

Roma, ITA

Daniele Maggi
Co.In.Tec. SRL

Ronco Briantino, MB ITA

Dan Mertins
Bauer Restoration, Inc.

Faribault, MN USA

Filippo Mesiano
Indoor Ambiente SRL

Roma, ITA

Corrado Milani
Ciana Srl

Roma, ITA

Tim O’Brien
Duct & Vent Cleaning of America, Inc.

Springfield, MA USA

Marco Pellegata
Cipiemme Srl

Bovisio Masciago (MB), ITA

Jasman Pinto
Crystal Line Cleaning and Environmental Services

Abu Dhabi, ARE

Nicolae Purcel
Compagnoni Impianti Srl

Fiumicino (RM), ITA

Kenneth Rodgers
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Dublin, OH USA

Nicusor Rogozan
Indoor Ambiente SRL

Roma,  ITA

Timothy Sanders
Harris Clean Carpet Care LLC

Fredericksburg, VA USA

Shahid Mohammad Sarfaraz
Al-Rezaiza General Contracting

Al-Khobar, SAB

Massimiliano Scaccia
MITSA SRL

Aprilia, Latina ITA

Samantha Sheppard
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Dublin, OH USA

Stefano Simonetti
So. Gest Impianti S.R.L.

Roma, ITA

Jeremy Smiton
Proac Corp.

Bethel, PA USA

Claudio Teti
Control Security Sistemi di Sicurezza Srl

Roma, ITA

Domenico Varricchio
DO.GI. HIGH TECH SRL

Napoli, ITA

Justin Welle
Kohmar Air Duct Cleaning LLC

Richmond, VA USA

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

Amelia Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Branden Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Alex Bierch
KMS Air Duct Cleaning
Minneapolis, MN USA

Eric Bryant
Stanley Steemer Indianapolis

Carmel, IN USA

Jeff Bryant
Stanley Steemer – Lexington

Lexington, KY USA

Jesse Dunn
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Dublin, OH USA

Stuart Farrell
Stanley Steemer of Delmarva

Delmar, DE USA

Bradley Hite
Stanley Steemer of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN USA

Samuel Isenbarger
Stanley Steemer International, Inc.

Dublin, OH USA

Ronald Martin
KMS Air Duct Cleaning

Minneapolis, MN USA

Matthew McGraw
Stanley Steemer of Charlottesville

Ruckersville, VA USA

John McGraw Jr.
Stanley Steemer of Charlottesville

Ruckersville, VA USA

David Mohler
Stanley Steemer of Roanoke

Salem, VA USA

Randy Retort
Stanley Steemer of Charleston

Dunbar, WV USA

Pedro Rosario
Stanley Steemer

Hartford, CT USA

Marek Staron
Stanley Steemer – Chicago, IL

Palatine, IL USA

Earl Thompson
C.C. & S.S. Inc. – Stanley Steemer

Tallahassee, FL USA

Derwin Turner
KMS Air Duct Cleaning

Minneapolis, MN USA

17 Feb 2019

Duct Cleaner possibly causes $40,000 in damage in Warren

A basement fire in a home on Willard Avenue Northeast caused about $40,000 in damage Tuesday morning, but the couple living there got out unharmed.

A ductwork-cleaning company was working in the basement near the furnace at the time the fire started. That is the area where the fire started, but Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the cause is still under investigation.

One of two duct-cleaning workers alerted the couple to evacuate, Nussle said.

Personnel with the Warren Fire Department and Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.

Firefighters from all three stations were in training at the Masonic Temple at East Market and Pine streets Northeast downtown when the 9 a.m. fire was reported. They scrambled to their trucks, which were parked nearby, and responded.

Thick smoke could be seen coming from the home, causing smoke damage to all three floors, but the fire damage was contained to the basement, which contained furniture, Nussle said.

Nussle said there was “significant smoke damage.”

Fearing that the fire had started to travel up a wall, firefighters removed part of a first-floor exterior wall in an attempt to find it, but none was found, Nussle said.

The couple told Nussle they had lived there 40 years.

Source: https://www.vindy.com/news/2019/feb/13/warren-basement-fire-causes-k-in-damage/

30 Jan 2019

NADCA Congratulates New Certification Holders, January 2019

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 January:

Erin Allen
Allen & Company Environmental Services

Fort Worth, TX USA

Amelia Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Branden Antes
Stanley Steemer Great Lakes Inc.

Byron Center, MI USA

Brandon Arvin
AdvantaClean of Southwest 
ChicagoLand
Chicago, IL USA

Gregory Barnes
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Gerard Begin
First Atlantic Restoration

Virginia Beach, VA USA

Ricardo Castillo-Juarez
Steamatic of Connecticut

North Haven, CT USA

Chris Downie
Bravo Electrical and HVAC

Botany, NSW AUS

Ben Graham
Angel Clean

Neosho, MO USA

Rachael Leviner
DSK PRO INC dba Servpro of North Knoxville

Heiskell, TN USA

Illya Unhuryan
Remediation Specialists

Hamilton, NJ USA

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

Rocco Belmonte
Sterimed SRL

Milano, ITA

Simone Bisoni
ALISEA S.R.L.
Mezzanino, (PV) ITA

Carmelo Coppola
Gravili SRL

Galatone, Lecce ITA

Giampaolo Ferrari
PIE Global Service S.r.l.

Calendasco, (PC) ITA

Andrea Manzi
Sell Condotte Srl

COLLEGNO, (TO) ITA

Roberto Molinari
Techno One S.r.l.

Paderno Dugnano, (MI) ITA

Federica Montanari
Techno One S.r.l.

Paderno Dugnano, (MI) ITA

Matteo Pirola
Air Klima SRL

Cene, Bergamo ITA

Giacomo Saliniti
Puliservice S.R.L.

Enna, (EN) ITA

Ivan Schincariol
Air Klima SRL

Cene, Bergamo ITA

Davide Sironi
Davide Sironi

Cerro Maggiore, (MI) ITA

Min Mihai Steorobelea
ALISEA S.R.L.

Mezzanino, (PV) ITA

Christopher Thome
Tampa Air Systems, Inc.

Tampa, FL USA

Massimo Vecchi
ALISEA S.R.L.

Mezzanino, (PV) ITA

01 Jan 2019

9 Furnace Maintenance Moves We All Forget That Raise Our Heating Bill

With winter roaring in at full speed, it’s time to brush up on your furnace maintenance skills. After all, you wouldn’t expect your car to run at top efficiency if you never change the oil, right?

Yet all too often, furnace maintenance gets shoved to the side as we crank the heat higher and higher, forcing this hard-working appliance to work harder than it has to. And that spells higher energy bills all around—and it’s bound to break sooner, too.

If the thought of a house with a broken furnace sends chills down your spine, follow these nine furnace maintenance tips so you can enjoy a lower gas bill this winter without walking around your house in a parka.

1. Change your filter

We’d be remiss to not state the obvious here, which is that your furnace filter needs regular attention.

“Make sure your filter is clean! This is a very simple and inexpensive way to help your HVAC system run more efficiently,” says Jeff Trucksa of K & J Heating and Cooling.

Your furnace filter should be changed at least once each season, but if you have pets, a lot of dust, or allergies, consider changing it every 30 to 60 days.

The first step in changing your filter is finding it, which can be more difficult than you might expect. It could be inside the cabinet of the furnace, between the furnace and the ductwork, or inside the ductwork itself. Turn off the furnace before you go hunting, and call your local HVAC company for help if you can’t find it.

Once you’ve located the filter, it’s as easy as sliding the old filter out and sliding the new filter in, using the markings on the filter to make sure it’s facing the right direction.

2. Keep return vents clear

There are actually two kinds of vents connected to your furnace: supply vents and return vents. Return vents pull air from inside your home and deliver it to the furnace, and supply vents blow that now-warm air back into your home.

“Do not block returns,” warns Trucksa. “Many people focus on not blocking vents, but if you block the returns you will starve the furnace for air and potentially overheat the furnace as well as not having even airflow throughout the house.”

There are a few ways to identify the return air vents if you’re not sure which ones they are. Return vents are usually larger than supply vents, they don’t have louvers to close them, and when your furnace is running, you won’t feel warm air from return vents.

Duct Cleaning
Duct Cleaning

3. Clean the ducts

It’s easy to overlook your home’s duct system—it is hidden, after all—but Nate Burlando, owner of Distinct Heating and Cooling, says it shouldn’t be ignored.

“Duct cleaning can improve your HVAC’s performance,” he explains. “Excess dust, mold, and pet dander can build up in your vents, preventing proper airflow.”

Having your ducts cleaned may be costly, but it might be worth it if you think you’re not getting enough from your furnace. While duct cleaning is not part of an annual furnace service, the HVAC specialist who does that check can let you know if yours needs to be cleaned.

4. Get a checkup

No matter how great you are at changing a filter, you should still have your furnace serviced by a professional at least once a year. According to Bell Bros. HVAC, up to 75% of no-heat calls made to heating and cooling companies are the direct result of ignoring regular maintenance. An expert can find issues that lessen efficiency, like faulty pilot lights. The pro will also keep an eye out for dangerous problems like a cracked heat exchanger, which can result in carbon monoxide leaking into your home.

Ceiling Fan
Ceiling Fan

5. Run your ceiling fans

Furnace maintenance is about how all your heating and cooling elements work together.

For instance, while you may think ceiling fans are only for the summer months, that’s not true. John Burkhardt of Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration says you should run them in the winter, too.

“Since hot air rises, running your ceiling fans in the reverse direction will push hot air from the ceiling down into the occupied space in your home,” he says.

Newer fans usually have a button on the motor housing that reverses the motor, while older models may require you to pull the cord until the direction switches. In the winter, your ceiling fan should be turning in a clockwise direction, so keep making adjustments until you see your blades moving in that direction.

6. Shut off those exhaust fans

While ceiling fans may be a good idea during the winter months, exhaust fans aren’t.

“If you have large attic fans or very strong exhaust fans like those typically in a bathroom or above a stove, they will remove heat from your house,” explains Larry Oglesby, HVAC expert at Remington College. “Don’t run them in the winter time.”

7. Seal up your attic

Since heat rises, a lot of the heat your furnace is putting out ends up in the attic—and eventually finds its way out through your roof. So sealing your attic and adding insulation to keep the heat out will make a big difference.

“The attic is where a lot of heat and energy gets lost,” explains Burlando. “Insulation can add a buffer, which will allow your internal temperature to regulate and maintain a comfortable level more easily.”

According to Energy Star, sealing your attic is not an easy task, and adding insulation can be tricky as well. If you’re a confident home-DIYer, you can attempt it, but it may be better (and more efficient) to call in the professionals for this job.

Humidifier
Humidifier

8. Run a humidifier

Running the furnace all winter can dry out your skin, but that’s not actually the reason we’re recommending you run a humidifier during the colder months.

According to Bolden Brothers Plumbing, Heating, and Air, dry air actually feels cooler than more humid air. That means you’re working your furnace harder by cranking it up, when a little humidity would have done the trick.

Your skin and your gas bill will thank you.

9. Invest in a smart thermostat

These things are more than just trendy gadgets.

“A smart thermostat will learn your schedule and adjust the temperature levels of your home to provide optimal comfort, while also saving on utility bills,” says Burlando. “No more extra energy spent heating an empty house or coming home to a freezing home.”