FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flood Waters are a Serious Health Threat to Homeowners
MEQUON DUCTZ owner, Neal Russo offers timely advice to
southeastern Wisconsin homeowners affected by flood damage
Mequon, WI, June 19, 2008 - According to early FEMA assessments, flooding from record June rainfall has caused millions of dollars of damage in southeastern Wisconsin. Neal Russo, owner of DUCTZ of metro Milwaukee, part of the nation's leading air duct cleaning business, is advising homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin on the serious health issues created by flood waters, which can cause microbial growth in the air duct work and create potentially dangerous indoor air quality levels. Duct work cleaning should be a part of the flood claims process, and is especially important if the family has a history of asthma, allergies or other breathing concerns.
Neal offers the following helpful tips on how to choose a qualified Indoor Air Quality contractor:
•· Make sure your contractor is an insured, certified technician, and a member in good standing with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) who follows NADCA-approved source removal techniques.
•· Ask your contractor to perform a camera or video inspection of your system before and after the cleaning process. You deserve visual proof that you got what you paid for.
•· Ask for an accurate written estimate before work is started to avoid any after-the-fact hidden charges.
•· A typical residential job should take between 3-5 hours: anything short of 3 hours reflects a poor job and may even leave your ducts in worse shape than before.
•· Make sure a high-efficiency, three stage HEPA collector with a final-stage filtration at .03 microns (1/300th the diameter of a human hair) is used, and that the vacuum be placed at selected points in the HVAC system to evacuate debris under negative pressure.
•· Ask if the equipment cleaned between jobs to prevent cross contamination.
•· Will the Main trunk areas be cleaned, air-washed, swept with forward and reversed high powered air, and power-brushed and or whipped to remove all visible dust and debris? If the main trunks are not mechanically agitated with brushes and whips, you've just wasted your money.
•· Be sure all the registers, grilles and diffusers are air-washed with high powered compressed air at 175 lbs. PSI
"Air duct systems function as the lungs of the home," explains Russo. "As indoor air professionals, it as our duty to go beyond HVAC reconditioning and restoration to look out for the overall well being of our customers," said Russo. "By following this advice, flood victims in Southeastern Wisconsin can avoid serious indoor air quality issues."
DUCTZ, the nation's largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning restoration business is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with over one hundred locations nationwide. From natural disasters and environmental emergencies to residential air duct cleaning, America depends on DUCTZ for indoor air quality. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. For more information, or to schedule service, call 877.DUCTZ.USA (877.382.8987) or visit online at www.ductz.com.
DUCTZ of Metro Milwaukee is fully prepared to respond to flood claims and meet residents' timely demands and needs. All jobs are performed by trained, experienced and certified technicians who follow according to NADCA cleaning standards.
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