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In Business Since 2000

Air Repair has 5 people on staff and we have been servicing the greater Northeast Ohio area for over 17 years.  We carry full business insurance. Hours are 9a-7p. We clean and sanitize all heating and cooling HVAC. We carry both residential and commercial Duct Vacs. 200lb compressed air with reverse and forward air blast assembly.  Inspection with camera. EPA registered sanitizer.

In Business Since 2000

Air Repair has 5 people on staff and we have been servicing the greater Northeast Ohio area for over 17 years.  We carry full business insurance. Hours are 9a-7p. We clean and sanitize all heating and cooling HVAC. We carry both residential and commercial Duct Vacs. 200lb compressed air with reverse and forward air blast assembly.  Inspection with camera. EPA registered sanitizer.

Check Out These Frequently Asked Questions about Chimney Cleaning

How often should I have my chimney swept?

This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don’t use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8″ of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system.  This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory-built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace.

My fireplace stinks, especially in the summer. What can I do?

The smell is due to creosote deposits in the chimney, a natural byproduct of wood burning. The odor is usually worse in the summer when the humidity is high and the air conditioner is turned on. A good sweeping will help but usually won’t solve the problem completely. There are commercial chimney deodorants that work pretty well, and many people have good results with baking soda or even kitty litter set in the fireplace. The real problem is the air being drawn down the chimney, a symptom of overall pressure problems in the house. Some make-up air should be introduced somewhere else in the house. A tight sealing, top mounted damper will also reduce this air flow coming down the chimney.

When I build a fire in my upstairs fireplace, I get smoke from the basement fireplace.

This has become quite a common problem in modern air tight houses where weather-proofing has sealed up the usual air infiltration routes. The fireplace in use exhausts household air until a negative pressure situation exists. If the house is fairly tight, the simplest route for makeup air to enter the structure is often the unused fireplace chimney. As air is drawn down this unused flue, it picks up smoke that is exiting nearby from the fireplace in use and delivers the smoke to the living area. The best solution is to provide makeup air to the house so the negative pressure problem no longer exists, thus eliminating not only the smoke problem, but also the potential for carbon monoxide to be drawn back down the furnace chimney. A secondary solution is to install a top mount damper on the fireplace that is used the least.

I heat with gas. Should this chimney be checked too?

Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces can also cause many problems with the average flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces. We suggest you check the areas on gas and carbon monoxide for more information.

How do I know if he really cleaned my chimney?

In the past, sweeps we’ve hired have always gone on the roof, checked the flashing, the mortar and all the workings of the chimney and then cleaned the chimney from the top of the house. Today, this sweep came in, looked into my fireplace from the bottom and said we don’t need it cleaned because he can still see the bricks. I asked to have it cleaned anyway. He then grabbed a wire brush and simply rubbed away any buildup from the main opening to the fireplace without even going up into the chimney to clean anything. Am I way off base, or did the sweep charge me without cleaning my chimney?

What’s safe to burn in the fireplace?

Only well-seasoned wood.

Check Out These Frequently Asked Questions about Air Duct Cleaning

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning refers to cleaning the inside of a ventilation system inside a home, office, commercial, or industrial building. There are several types of air ducts varying in size as well as materials used and span throughout the building, delivering heating and cooling, year-round.

Are there any health benefits that come from HVAC system cleaning?

HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to negatively affect health, such as mold, bacteria, fungi, and very small particulates of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered a top priority to improve indoor air quality.

Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Over time, molds, dust, dirt, dander and allergens gather in your HVAC system and continue to circulate. Cleaning your system will produce clean healthy air circulating inside your home or commercial building.  Besides breathing cleaner air, you will also save energy and have your AC system and furnace last longer with fewer breakdowns. Finally, reducing dirt and dust will help keep your home or building cleaner.

How often should I have my HVAC system cleaned?

The US Department of Energy recommends you check and or clean your blower motor and air conditioning coils once a year.

Dirti Ducts suggests cleaning your entire HVAC system air handler, evaporator coil, condenser coil, air ducts, and exhaust ducts and unit once every three to five years depending on how many inhabitants there are in the home including pets.

A home owner should also consider the following as you may want to have your air ducts cleaned more frequently if you have…

  • Smokers in the household
  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system
  • After home renovations or remodeling
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home

What does it cost to clean air ducts in house?

At Air Repair we don’t use gimmicks or “bait and switch” with our air duct cleaning costs. We have set rates on residential homes based on square footage and the number of air conditioning systems.

For commercial businesses we perform an onsite walk through after which we submit a bid to clean your HVAC system.

How long does it take to have ductwork cleaned?

The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system depends on many variables such as the size of the home, the number of systems, the extent of the contamination and the number of HVAC cleaners performing the job.

Air Repair is one of the most thorough and time efficient duct cleaning companies in the business. Because of the power of our equipment and the experience of our technicians we can get large amounts of work done quickly and efficiently.

Even so, your standard residential Air Duct Cleaning project will generally take between 3 to 6 hours to complete. Commercial projects can sometimes take several weeks to complete. Our customers appreciate our efficiency as it limits any inconvenience or down-time.

How skilled or trained is your HVAC cleaning staff?

All of our professional HVAC cleaners have had training that exceeds NADCA standards.

What is NADCA?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association was formed in 1989 to institute industry standards and credentialing programs for the HVAC industry.

The need for industry standards was addressed in 1992 with the adoption of performance-based standards that Air Repair works to not only meet, but also exceed.

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