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Air Systems Restoration, Inc. (ASR) provides many services to Property Owners, Building Managers, Heating & Air Conditioning companies, Fire/Flood Restoration companies, Schools, Medical Facilities and the General  Public. The varied services include Cleaning, Restoration, Inspection/Reporting on the state of HVAC systems and other types of Air Conveyance Systems such as the exhaust for Cloths Dryers, Building Exhaust systems such as (Bathroom and Detected Building Exhaust) and Welding Equipment Exhaust ductwork. Cleaning of Air Conveyance Systems promotes better air flow, lowers utility costs, improved indoor air quality, reduced fire hazarders  a cleaner living environment also adds benefits of reduction in dust on furniture, reduction or elimination of strong musty odors, reduction and some times elimination of allergy symptoms. We have also found equipment that is kept clean will last longer and break down less often. Below you will find a description of some of the services we offer and photos of debris, dust and suspect mold on vents and in the ductwork and on the HVAC and exhaust equipment...


Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is a misnomer and only provides the consumer with half of what they need and are asking for, cleaning only the ductwork is only cleaning half of the system. During any air convince system cleaning project the HVAC unit should also be cleaned to provide the Highest level of cleanliness and HVAC hygiene this is referred to as Source Removal. Air System Restoration believes in the cleaning & repair of the whole HVAC system and this is what should be performed within a building that has indoor air quality problems or concerns. The air conveyance system should be cleaned from the point where the air enters the system the (Return Grill, Fresh air intake) to the point where the air exits the system the (Supply Grill, Registers). The Return Grills/Vents or Registers, Return Ductwork, Supply Grills/Vents or Registers, the Filter housing, the Fan section housing/blades, the Heat Exchange, the A/C coil, Drain pan, Drain line and Internal Insulation should also be cleaned to a state of what is referred to as "visibly clean" meaning dose it look clean or is it still dirty. Excluding any adhered substance like paint, glue, stains, concrete/grout and other such non friable substances that will not and can not be removed by the application of brush and high pressure air directly to the surface that is to be cleaned...


A dirty 2x2 celing vent A dirty 2x2 celing vent   The vents on the left have a lot of dust and suspect mold growth on both the front and back sides of the vent, it has gone undetected for a long time. Removal for cleaning and disinfecting was needed in order to improve indoor air quality and reduce the complaints from occupants. On the right you can see the cleaned vents that will be reinstalled after the cleaning...   A clean 2x2 celing vent A clean 2x2 celing vent
A dirty damper   A clean damper  
Dirty return ductwork Dirty return ductwork   These photos are of  return ductwork in a 15 year old house with the filter at the air handler or furnace. You can see how the dust and debris has entered the vents and has built up over time in the system. This can cause a reduction in air flow and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cleaning this portion of the HVAC system is necessary whenever it is found to be visibly dirty. On the right you can see how the ductwork looks after cleaning...

 

  Clean return ductwork
Dirty return ductwork Clean return ductwork Clean return ductwork
A dirty AC coil A dirty AC coil   The air conditioning coil shown here is almost total impacted with dust, debris and suspect mold. The air flow through the coil has been greatly reduced by the buildup of debris on the surfaces of the coil. The added restriction caused higher utility bills, musty odors, hot spots or worm areas and increased allergy complaints from people entering the home. Cleaning of this coil solved all of the problems and improver the indoor air quality..

 

  A clean ac coil  
A dirty AC coil   A clean ac coil  
A dirty fan housing A dirty fan motor   The fan housing shown is covered in dust, debris and suspect mold. The debris is breaking off the wires and the fan housing and is being blown into the ductwork, out of the vents into the house. Cleaning the fan and fan housing will allow the fan to move more air through the system reducing the time it takes to heat and cool a structure and also reduce the power consumption...

 

  A clean fan housing A clean fan motor
Dirty fan blades Clean fan blades Clean fan motor close up
      Over time debris will build up in the supply ductwork and it will absorb other odors such as cigarette smoke, strong odors from cooking such as fish or from soot from fires. Cleaning the boots, register lines and main ductwork of the HVAC system will remove the suspect mold growth found on the dust and debris found in the supply, return and HVAC unit ductwork...      
       

    Key Benefits of Air Conveyance System

  • Reducing or Eliminating Odors: Mold and Bacteria can grow with in an HVAC systems in the areas that have excess moisture and are dirty, the build up of dust and debris can allow mold and mildew to grow and be the cause unpleasant musty odors. Cleaning in most cases will resolve this problems...
  • Reducing Equipment Breakdown/Loss of Records: HVAC systems run more efficiently and at lower operating cost when they are clean. If the air coming out of an HVAC system is contaminated with dust, dirt and other microbial contaminants valuable property can be damage or destroyed. Irreplaceable family photos and important records and other materials vital to your work or your operations could be lost...
  • Reducing Absenteeism: It has been reported that Respiratory tract infections account for much of employee absenteeism; dust and microbial contamination can be a contributor or even cause of these infections...

Inspection of HVAC/Exhaust systems

Inspection of HVAC or Exhaust System should be performed by a Certified Ventilation System Inspector (CVI) or qualified professional annually in most cases to insure the system or systems are in good condition and that the systems are working properly. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends inspection of the HVAC Return ductwork and A/C coils yearly in homes and commercial buildings. The Supply ductwork needs to be inspected every two years for visible signs of contamination or build up of debris. The supply ductwork in healthcare facilities and hospitals should be inspected more often as the importance of good indoor air quality in these areas are more important...

    Inspection tag at an access hatch Inside an inspection hatch     Exhaust duct very dirty.   Dampers behind a Exhaust vent Very Dirty duct

    Key Benefits

  • Reducing Cost: Inspection of equipment and components can identify problems or discrepancies in a system. Equipment failure do to aging parts can be reduced, further damage to building and its occupants can  be reduced...   
  • Reducing complaints from workers: Identifying problem areas and having a plan for reducing the "what if" factor is also helpful for the average building manager...
  • Reducing confusion and improving maintenance: Inspection of systems identify systems and components that have failed over time and are allowing cross contamination to enter the system...

Dryer/Exhaust systems also need to be cleaned.

Dryer duct or exhaust system ductwork cleaning can and should be performed every few years to ensure the equipment is working at peak performance. A gas or electric dryer can become a fire hazard if left for too long with out cleaning. ...

The front of commercial dryers Back of dryers in laundry mat Inside the dryer duct showing a hevy build up Inside the dryer duct showing after the cleaning Exhaust system after cleaning clean

    Key Benefits

  • Reducing cost and time: the dryer and the discharge pipe allow the hot air and moisture to exit the dryer in order to dry the clothes, in a clean system the dryer uses less electricity and dry the clothes faster...
  • Reducing loss or damage: A gas or electric dryer can become a fire hazard if allowed to become clogged. Running a dryer for too long with out cleaning can also cause damage to the cloth inside, added wear and tear...
  • Reducing the obstruction: Allows the dust to exit your house or building and not become an indoor air quality problem. High pressure allows dust to exit the dryer through the tiny cracks in the unit and in the pipe behind the dryer...

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       Augusta, Georgia (706) 651-1152 
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        4185-A Crosstowne Court
        Evans, Georgia 30809
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General Information: michael@air-systems-restoration.com
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