When your home or commercial space in Somerset County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, NJ, New York City or New Haven, CT, is compromised by fire, smoke, water or mold damage, you might be tempted to hire a “blow-and-go” repair company promising to complete the cleanup for a cost that sounds too good to be true. (It is.) Or you might even be tempted to tackle the job yourself. (Don’t.)
Problems caused by water, mold, fire and smoke damage are pervasive. If your air ducts are not cleaned thoroughly by an experienced restoration team, you risk additional damage to your property and, worst of all, could be allowing everyone who lives in, works in or visits the space to be exposed to serious health risks.
We can’t stress enough how important it is for a skilled, well-equipped restoration team to thoroughly assess the problem, develop a comprehensive cleanup plan and get to work as quickly as possible to clear the air and repair your home or commercial property in Somerset County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, NJ, New Haven, CT, or nearby to its pre-disaster condition.
Duct Dudes Is Your Remedy
At Duct Dudes, we’ve seen far too often how fire, smoke, flooding, burst pipes, sewer backups, furnace malfunctions and other catastrophes can wreak havoc on your air ducts. We have the highly trained technicians, superior tools and sophisticated equipment required to identify the problems created by mold, water, fire and smoke damage, eliminate threats and allow you to breathe easier—and reclaim your peace of mind.
We Will Clear the Air (Ducts)
Here’s why cleanup following fire damage is so important: Dust, debris and other materials in your air ducts are like sponges. They soak up the odors from the fire. You can’t get rid of the odors without getting rid of the source: the gunk in your air ducts. You also want to remove every speck of soot that settles in your duct system. If you don’t, when your heating or cooling system kicks on, the soot will spew out and coat everything in its path: curtains, furniture, walls, clothing, artwork and more. You’ll also breathe in airborne particles, which can aggravate asthma, allergies and other health conditions.
Duct Dudes tackles repair jobs in Somerset County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, NJ, New York City, and New Haven, CT, from the ground up—conducting a complete inspection so that nothing is overlooked. Then, we’ll share our remediation plan with you, answering any questions you might have. Finally, once we have your approval, we’ll get down to business to remove dust, smoke, soot and other potential problems from your home or commercial space. One of our primary missions is to eliminate smoke odors, soot and other debris from your HVAC system so that your ductwork operates at its very best.
These Dudes Know Where Fire Damage Can Hide
In addition to investigating how much damage the fire did to your air ducts, we’ll also fully explore whether any damage was done within the walls or ceilings, because these are common locations for return air ducts. At Duct Dudes, we have the best restoration plans for these issues as well as air duct damage caused by kitchen fires, fireplace fires, dryer vent fires and more. We’ll remove soot, smoke odors and any charred wood that will impact the smooth operation of your air duct system.
When the average person thinks about fire damage, they often forget about the mess that gets left behind by fire extinguishers. An extinguisher’s contents can cause breathing problems and skin irritation. At Duct Dudes, we’ve seen it all—and handled it all. We’ll clean up that mess in a jiffy.
We Can Do It Better, Cheaper With New Technology
Sometimes, we discover that your ductwork is burned so badly that we can’t remove soot and other debris as we normally would. In the past, burned ductwork and charred wood near ducts had to be completely removed to prevent stubborn odors from fouling up your indoor environment. This removal process is very expensive. Fortunately, we now use dry ice blasting whenever we can—an innovative process that effectively restores ductwork, eliminates odors and avoids more costly repair measures.
Prevent Unsanitary Problems From Floods, Water Damage
When water invades your home or business because of flooding, burst pipes, a sewer backup, a broken hot water heater or some other calamity, it’s essential to remove excess water from your air ducts as soon as possible. If you don’t, you run an extremely high risk of water and mold damage in your air duct system, which poses health threats for occupants of your home or business. When your sewer system backs up, you are confronted with even more health hazards from viruses, bacteria, fecal matter and more.
Trust the pros at Duct Dudes to assess every inch of your ductwork to identify just how extensive the water and mold damage is. We’ll examine everything, including the air handler, trunk lines, return lines, insulation and flex duct. We’ll be on the lookout for any waste, toilet paper and other debris that could wreak havoc on your ducts—and your health. Plus, we’ll make sure any seepage doesn’t compromise your electrical system.
We’ll use pumps or dehumidifiers to remove all water from your ductwork, drying everything out in preparation for our thorough cleaning and sanitizing services. You can rely on Duct Dudes to eliminate odors, debris, bacteria, viruses and other threats to your indoor environment.
When water or sewage finds its way into your air duct system, the dust and other material that has settled there becomes contaminated immediately. Plus, your air duct system is now the perfect environment for mold, bacteria and viruses to grow. You can’t solve this problem by simply cleaning up the water. You need trained air system cleaning services to remove not just the water, but sewage residue and other potentially hazardous materials. Our high quality sanitizing products eliminate more than odors. They’ll wipe out viruses, bacteria and other germs, too.
Clean Up After Furnace Malfunctions
When furnaces malfunction, they release soot into the air. The soot is then pulled into your ductwork and spread throughout your home or commercial space. It damages furniture, curtains, carpets, electronics and more. Plus, it poses serious breathing problems and other health risks.
Sometimes, the malfunction is the result of a faulty smoke pipe. Other times, a furnace malfunctions because the chimney is clogged by an animal’s nest or some other obstruction. Whatever the problem, Duct Dudes will get to the root of it—and fix it. We have the tools, experience and services to examine the extent of damage to your air ducts along with the skills and equipment to remedy the situation and restore your peace of mind.
Contact Duct Dudes Today!
Duct Dudes is the friendly, highly experienced team with the remediation expertise and top-of-the-line equipment you need to handle smoke damage, fire damage, mold damage and water damage issues related to your air ducts, dryer vents and indoor air quality. To learn more about Duct Dudes or to schedule a consultation for your home or business, call us at 732.899.0400 today or fill out our contact form.