SUBCONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT: Air Duct Maintenance, Inc.

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 Massaro Restoration Services is a unique business that requires the right subcontractors for the job 24/7.

One of our most trusted subcontractors is family owned and operated Air Duct Maintenance, Inc., established in 1996 by Kevin and Debbie L’Herbier.

Air Duct Maintenance, Inc. is a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and has certified Air System Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) on staff.

“We are specialists in duct cleaning,” says Kevin. “Our goal is to help people breathe clean air in their homes and businesses.”

With thoroughly vetted employees who undergo criminal background checks, drug screening, and physicals, Air Duct Maintenance is a subcontractor who understands the importance of confidence and trust when letting someone in their home or business.

That is exactly why they are called upon time after time to respond to the needs of our commercial and residential customers to sanitize and deodorize duct work following losses from fire, smoke and water. We also count on them to follow the protocol required for specialty cleaning projects, such as mold remediation.

Professionally cleaned and sanitized ductwork can reduce contaminants such as mold, fungi, pollen, bacteria, and dust particles known to trigger allergies, asthma and other health problems.Fleet

By reducing the contaminants in the ductwork, you are allowing the air that circulates throughout your home or business to be cleaner, and therefore, healthier.

All of us at Massaro Restoration want to thank Kevin and Debbie for their years of service and commitment to providing outstanding customer service and reliability.

Click on Air Duct Maintenance, inc. to learn more and schedule an appointment today to have your air ducts cleaned today.

 

Saving Money on Your Heating and Air Bills

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Many of our customers have had a variety of problems with the highest part of their house and also the most infrequently visited-their attic.

The bottom line is that inadequate roof ventilation can lead to many concerns including premature shingle failure, attic mold, and higher utility costs.

One of the first things to do is figure out the size of your attic space. Generally speaking you need 1 square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space.

Once you know the amount of ventilation needed you can achieve this by a combination of different types of installations including vent-a-ridge (at the peak), soffit venting, baffles, and roof vents including power vents.

Common mistakes that people make include installing the vents in the wrong locations, covering up soffit vents with insulation, and over ventilating. Another common mistake (a huge contributor to mold problems) is ventilating bathroom fans into the attic-they must go through the roof.

If you buy a power roof vent they typically come with a thermostat that will turn on/off based on temperature setting. Recommended temperature settings range from 90-110 degrees. What most people don’t realize is that these units should also have a humidistat (helpful if you live in an area with higher humidity levels) for moisture control. Humidistats are sold by the manufacturer for an additional cost and should be set around 75-80%.

Remember, properly ventilated attics will lead to cooler attic temperatures in the summer extending the life of your air conditioner since it will work less to cool your home. This will add extended life to your air conditioner and roof shingles.


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Article by Brian Reuss, Director breuss@MassaroRestoration.com