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Dead Animal in my Air Ducts – Chesterfield

Dead Animal in my Air Ducts – Chesterfield MO to St Louis MO

If you starting to smell something rotten coming from your Air Vents your probably not losing your mind.  We have had wives tell us they can’t take the smell whereas their husbands hardly notice it. I personally don’t get that because I guess I have a good smeller.

Well there is good news and bad news in regards to the dead animal/Mouse in your duct work.

The bad news is that the dead animal/mouse smell is going to get worse at least for the next few days while the animal starts to decompose.

The good news is that after awhile you won’t smell anything, but you still probably don’t want a decomposed dead animal/mouse in your duct work.

If your like most people the dead animal/mouse smell will drive you crazy.

Here is what you can do.   CALL US 314-608-5055 ask for Ed.

In the meantime you can  just cover the vents with plastic and tape it closed.

If the temperature is moderate turn off your heating/cooling system.

Make sure, I’m sure this won’t be hard, you have a pretty good idea which vents are the problems.  This will help us in finding the dead animal/mouse.

I hope you don’t find yourself with a rotten smell coming from your vents, but if you do call us at 314-608-5055

Ed Kulczycki

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Cleaning the Air St Louis MO

Cleaning the Air St Louis MO –   Are you noticing that you are having to dust a lot more often around your home?  Hopefully this post will give you some ideas on easier breathing and cutting down on the dusting.

If it’s on the floor it was in the air and some probably still is.  This an extreme case, but I’m sure you  may feel this way at times.  

If your like me, I’m sure you prefer the wood floor to the right.

We are in the Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning Business or cleaning the air business. We receive a lot calls from Mom’s saying they just dusted 2 days ago and it’s as if they never did.

So what can you do to cut down on the amount of dust in your house?  Cleaning the Air starts with the carpet.

We’re not just saying that because we are in the carpet and air duct cleaning business.  If you think of your carpet as one big filter then it will make more sense how you go about cleaning the air.  For example: What do you do when a filter gets full?  Well you clean it, so you can the most from it.

If you have hard wood floors you probably notice a lot of dust bunnies floating around on it, but if you have carpet it is not as noticeable, even though the dust is still there.  When the dust from the air lands on the carpet it gets filtered down into the carpet so you don’t notice it floating around your house like you would with hard wood floors.

Eventually the filter in your carpet gets full and vacuuming no longer does the job, so steam cleaning your carpet will help clean that filter so the carpet can start to do its job again – Cleaning the Air.

Another obvious area that will help in cleaning the air is air duct cleaning.  When you change the filter on your furnace what do you notice?  If you have a good filter it can look pretty gross.

So changing the filter on a regular basis is recommended especially when cleaning the air is important to you.  Put it on your calendar, if you have an Iphone there is a really cool app that will help with maintenance reminders for your home.  It’s called Home maintenance by pojosoft and costs about $5.00, but it’s worth it.

In addition to changing your filter, cleaning your air ducts will cut down on the amount of dust in your home.  A quick word of advice when choosing an air duct cleaning company.  If your looking for the cheapest service that is what you will get. Expect to pay between $300-$600.00 depending on the size of your home.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article on Cleaning the Air.

Ed Kulczycki

Mr Clean’s Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning
314-608-5055

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Indoor Air and Air Cleaners

Air Cleaners

Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. Usually the best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants, and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air. The ventilation method may, however, be limited by weather conditions or undesirable levels of contaminants contained in outdoor air. If these measures are insufficient, an air cleaning device may be useful. The following publications will provide information on different types of air cleaning devices and how they work.

Article taken from  http://www.epa.gov/iaq/aircleaners/index.html

Having your Air Ducts Cleaned is a great place to start then install your Air
Cleaners to keep the indoor air clean.

Ed Kulczycki

Mr Clean’s Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning

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Take Care of the Air You Breathe

How do you protect the air you breathe?  Would you like to learn more?

How about taking a cool tour through a virtual house, check out this cool link

from the EPA at http://www.epa.gov/iaq/iaqhouse.html

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Indoor Air Quality

Amount of Ventilation

If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Unless they are built with special mechanical means of ventilation, homes that are designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can “leak” into and out of the home may have higher pollutant levels than other homes. However, because some weather conditions can drastically reduce the amount of outdoor air that enters a home, pollutants can build up even in homes that are normally considered “leaky”.

How Does Outdoor Air Enter a House?

Outdoor air enters and leaves a house by: infiltration, natural ventilation, and mechanical ventilation. In a process known as infiltration, outdoor air flows into the house through openings, joints, and cracks in walls, floors, and ceilings, and around windows and doors. In natural ventilation, air moves through opened windows and doors. Air movement associated with infiltration and natural ventilation is caused by air temperature differences between indoors and outdoors and by wind. Finally, there are a number of mechanical ventilation devices, from outdoor-vented fans that intermittently remove air from a single room, such as bathrooms and kitchen, to air handling systems that use fans and duct work to continuously remove indoor air and distribute filtered and conditioned outdoor air to strategic points throughout the house. The rate at which outdoor air replaces indoor air is described as the air exchange rate. When there is little infiltration, natural ventilation, or mechanical ventilation, the air exchange rate is low and pollutant levels can increase.

Taken from http://www.epa.gov/iaq/ia-intro.html

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