How to Know If Your Client Needs Duct Cleaning

By Dan Stradford, Chief Executive Officer Action Duct Cleaning Co., Inc. Altadena, CA (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN WESTERN HVACR MAGAZINE) Air conditioning and heating contractors often hear about duct cleaning companies offering their services but they may not be certain when a client actually need to get his system cleaned....

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How to Save Money Through Your Clothes Dryer

by Dan Stradford, CEO, Action Duct Cleaning Co., Inc. Altadena, CA (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN APARTMENT NEWS AND BUYERS GUIDE) “I don’t understand it,” Marie told her husband across the dinner table. “It’s taking two hours for the clothes to dry.” “OK,” he replied, “I’ll call the appliance company in...

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Silo Cleaning 101

Silos are towers or pits that can commonly be found at food manufacturing facilities.  These silos are typically used for bulk storage of items such grain, flour, cement, coal, woodchips and other products that require bulk storage. Silos come in many shapes and sizes. From 80 foot Cylindrical Silos...

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The Importance of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

Restaurants and food establishments are required to get their kitchen exhausts cleaned, due to the fact that over a period of time, grease builds up, because their kitchens are constantly being used.  Not getting their grease exhausts (hoods cleaned) can result in a fire. In 2013, International Code Council...

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Let Us Help You Prevent a Fire

According to, fire kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. This is quite frightening, but do not worry, some residential fires can be prevented with dryer duct cleaning. It is recommended that residential homes get their dryer ducts cleaned every year to two years. What are...

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Proper HVAC Cleaning Process

The HVAC cleaning process involves two key components: Breaking Contaminants Loose Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces within the heating and air conditioning system and ductwork. Examples...

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Dryer Duct Cleaning Helps Prevent Household Fires

Do you ever really think about dryer duct cleaning? Did you know that clothes dryers account for almost 12,000 fires that cause numerous deaths and injuries annually, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission? They also recommend that the interior of the dryer be cleaned periodically by a qualified service...

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Methods of Restaurant Duct Cleaning

There are two primary methods of duct cleaning for kitchen exhaust duct work: 1. scraping 2. pressure washing or steam cleaning The primary duct cleaning method used in California is scraping. This is the more economical duct cleaning method and is extremely effective when done thoroughly. We know of no...

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Duct Cleaning in Restaurants – How Often?

Duct cleaning is part of kitchen exhaust system maintenance. Different settings and uses will affect the frequency of restaurant duct cleaning needs. The most common restaurant duct cleaning  and exhaust system cleaning frequency is every three months. However, this can vary.  For instance, kitchen exhaust systems that need cleaning...

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